Skyborne launches ‘Flying Start’ initiative

Skyborne Airline Academy is giving prospective cadets a ‘Flying Start’ by temporarily waiving selection fees for all EASA/UK CAA Integrated and Combined Modular ATPL applicants.

Until the end of July 2020, prospective trainees seriously considering a career as an airline pilot will be able to complete Skyborne’s online psychometric and aptitude tests and video interview assessment for free, saving £250.

Lee Woodward, Chief Executive Officer, Skyborne, says: “For those passionate about aviation, our Skyborne ‘Flying Start’ initiative removes selection fees for Integrated and Modular ATPL programmes for the next two months. 

“The restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 lockdown have given many of us more time at home to think about the future and consider new career opportunities. The aviation industry is incredibly resilient, offering a career with long-term prospects. At Skyborne, successful applicants can start their pilot training within six months.” 

Candidates applying to Skyborne will complete the first stage of selection consisting of online psychometric, numeracy and aptitude assessments, designed to test their cognitive skills and suitability for the role of an airline pilot. The second phase consists of video interview and additional assessment to test non-technical skills and better understand each applicant’s personality, experience and innate ability.

As reported previously, Skyborne recently launched its Skills Continuation Training policy in response to the short-term challenges COVID-19 could present to airline placement. From April 2020, all graduates of the academy’s EASA/UKCAA Integrated and Combined Modular ATPL programmes will receive 12 months of free simulator time, assessment preparation training and IR revalidation should an airline placement not be secured during the first year after graduation.

Author: FTN Editor

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