10 NOVEMBER 2014


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Article from BTNews 10 NOVEMBER 2014

Pilot recruitment

Airline ab initio pilot training organisation CTC Aviation, based at Bournemouth Airport, has signed an exclusive training partnership with Virgin Atlantic Airways which will hopefully produce six pilots a year into the future. 

Virgin points out that its current recruitment programme, taking experienced pilots and those qualified privately and retraining them to the airline’s standard and for a CAA type rating will continue. 

CTC will provide selection and training services for both the inaugural and subsequent Virgin Atlantic ‘Future Flyers’ airline pilot career programmes under the regulations of the Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL).  Virgin sees the scheme as an opportunity to offer young people a self-funding opportunity of a piloting profession. 

CTC said that the fully-sponsored programme with Virgin Atlantic had “been both designed and uniquely funded in such a way so as to make it accessible to a wide range of talented applicants, thus enabling genuine diversity and opportunity within a broader community of aspiring pilots”.

The six chosen candidates must pay a £109,000 bond to CTC, which will be repaid to them when they start work.  Virgin said it would act as a guarantor for loans to some trainees to encourage applicants from lower income backgrounds.  www.ctcwings.com

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