Applications to the 2018 BA CityFlyer First Officer Placement Programme will open in July. Partnering with KURA Aviation, the First Officer Placement Programme is a work placement and funded training opportunity designed specifically for modular trained pilots which leads to the full time, permanent, role of First Officer.
Applicants must hold an EASA CPL/MEIR and have completed all of their training via the modular route.
The successful candidate will join BA CityFlyer in the salaried role of Fleet Technical Executive within the Flight Operations team. After a period of one year the candidate will progress to the role of Navigation, Weights and Performance Officer for a further year before completing KURA’s BESTPILOT™ programme and going onto Type and Line training on the Embraer 170/190 fleet, all paid for by BA CityFlyer.
“We are delighted to continue for now a third year with the First Officer Placement Programme in partnership with KURA,” said Steve Cook, Head of Flight Operations, BA CityFlyer.
“The preparation for an airline position that the programme delivers was demonstrated to myself as I recently had the opportunity to operate a flight with the first pilot to go through this programme and it was great to see him fulfilling his dream. Between KURA and the BA CityFlyer Flight Training team this demonstrated how the programme is able to deliver exceptionally well trained new First Officers.” Mr Cook continued.
The programme initially launched in 2015 and has successfully recruited 3 candidates into the programme to date. Matthew Senior, the first candidate to embark on the programme, is now a BA CityFlyer First Officer flying the Embraer 170/190 from London City airport.
“The placement programme offers so much more than a pilot job; it is an opportunity to become an integral part of the airline too. The training and progression offered by the programme, along with the KURA BESTPILOT™ training programme, more than prepared me for my current role as a First Officer and I am hopeful for further progression in my career with BA CityFlyer following this entry route.” said Mr Senior.
KURA Aviation’s CEO, Isobel Hall said, “We are delighted to be partnering with BA CityFlyer for the third year running to offer a unique programme that reflects the values that KURA and BA CityFlyer place on the skills and qualities that modular trained pilots bring to the industry.”
For further information visit Kura Aviation