Air France reopens sponsored cadet pilot programme

Suspended since the COVID pandemic, the Air France cadet pilot programme is set to reopen with new recruitments by the end of the year. Online applications opened on 15 October 2022 and close on 20 November 2022.

At the end of a rigorous selection process, candidates will receive a comprehensive training programme financed entirely by Air France. They will join an Air France-approved training school for a 24-month theoretical and practical flight training course. Candidates who successfully pass the various stages will join Air France or its subsidiary Transavia as First Officers.

The cadet pilot programme is open to candidates without any previous flight experience. It is designed to inspire professional vocations among candidates from all backgrounds and to promote diversity. Air France says that 13% cadets in the 2019 programme were female, versus 9% of female pilots at the company, and the carrier wants to use the cadet programme to encourage women to access technical professions in its commitment to equal employment opportunities.

With a ramp up of activity in the postpandemic era, Air France has steadily resumed the recruitment of qualified pilots in 2021. At the beginning of the year, 300 newly recruited pilots joined the company, to be supplemented with an additional 100 new pilots by end of this year.

Candidates can apply using the link below. Submission close on 20 November 2022.



Author: FTN Editor

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