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How does our placement service work?

How does our placement service work?


If you choose our Integrated ATPL career program you will pass into our Airline Placement Pool (APP) upon successful completion of training to placement standard. Our graduate placement team facilitates opportunities for our pilot graduates. You may be required to attend further selection with the airline prior to then completing your airline type training. The funding requirement for the airline type training will vary depending upon the individual Airline Partner.

You may choose to apply for one of our very popular Airline Partner Career Programs. These can be either Integrated ATPL (Airline Transport Pilot License) or MPL (Multi-Crew Pilot License) career programs. This option entails being pre-selected by both L3 Airline Academy and an Airline Partner.

Whilst the selection for our Airline Partner programs is highly competitive, you will know from the very outset of your training, which Airline Partner you are destined to fly with upon completion of your training (subject to meeting the required L3 Airline Academy and Airline Partner standards throughout).


If you chose a modular route of training, you will receive the same high-quality, professional training as trainees enrolled upon on our Integrated ATPL & Airline Partner Career Programs.

Upon completion of your CPL/MEIR training course you may apply for your license and for your overall training performance to be reviewed by our training management team.

If successful, you will be invited to attend selection for our Airline Qualification Course (AQC).

Your training performance throughout all phases of training will then be reviewed by our Training Review Board (TRB). If you have achieved the required airline placement standard, you will be eligible to enter our APP or our pilot database and benefit from potential placement opportunities.

*Also relevant to our Integrated CPL/MEIR & Flight Instructor routes


Visit our Career Programs section for full details on how each route can lead to Airline Pilot employment.

"The placement process was a real positive of the course for me; it could not have progressed much smoother. Having been one of the main reasons I chose to train here – along with the opportunity to spend 9 months living and flying in New Zealand – it justified this decision immensely. I couldn't have asked for much more."

Tom E. – First Officer, British Airways