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Pilot Careers Live event this Saturday (13 July 2024)

Pilot Careers Live is returning to the Concorde Centre at Manchester Airport this Saturday, 13 July 2024.

For those interested in learning more about what is involved in training to become a commercial pilot, as well as learning about the various careers on offer, PCL offers a one-stop shop for aspiring pilots.

Flight academies from across Europe will be in attendance, providing an opportunity to learn about the training programmes they offer, alongside pilot shops, aviation organisations and pilot unions.

A number of airlines are also attending, including British Airways, easyJet, Emerald Airways, Loganair, Jet2 and TUI.

Alongside the main exhibition hall, seminars will run throughout the day. Speakers confirmed include:

British Airways

Hear first-hand what the British Airways recruitment team has to share about current recruitment and the different routes available to becoming a British Airways First Officer.


Join Loganair’s Flight Crew Recruiter, Jordan, as he delves into the new and improved recruitment process for the UK’s Largest Regional Airline. With details on opportunities for low-hour pilots and what you need to join the team, which was voted Best Domestic Airline of the Year in 2023, there will be something for pilots at all stages of their training and career.


Captain Kate West MBE will explain how the MPL programme works and why it is the preferred route to the flight-deck for easyJet. Kate will also provide an insight into how to choose a training organisation and perform at your best during the selection process.


An overview of the industry-leading Jet2.com Future Second Officer (FSO) development programme, from Jet2.com’s Future Pilot Programme Manager, Josh Raven. Josh will talk through the recently revamped 20-week scheme, and how this offers a fantastic opportunity for Frozen ATPL holders – a fast route to the Flight Deck at Jet2.com, the UK’s leading tour operator and 3rd largest airline.


Captain Mark Howarth, Head of Pilot Management at TUI, and MPL Cadets Hannah Herron and George Hicks, will give an insight into the TUI Airways MPL scheme which is now in its second year, as well as explaining what TUI Airways looks for in its First Officers.

The event is being held at Manchester Airport’s Concorde Centre and FTN is pleased to announce that its sister company, Airplan Flight Equipment, which is taking a pilot shop to the show, has secured a 25% discount on ticket prices. Simply click on the link below and enter discount code AFE25 at checkout.


Author: FTN Editor

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