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British Airways Cadet Programme

British Airways Cadet Programme



Entry Criteria for the MPL Route

To apply for the MPL British Airways Cadet Programme, you must meet the following requirements:


• After successful selection, be able to commence training in 2018
• Be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training
• Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs including Maths, English & Science grade C plus 112 UCAS points (2017 point system) or equivalent (academic and vocational qualifications accepted)**
• Candidates must be fluent in English (and if applicable have achieved ICAO Level 6 at training completion to be offered employment with British Airways) ***
• Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK*
• Hold a valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel
• Before commencing training you must have completed to the satisfactory standard, referencing and pre-employment checks and be compliant with the provision of satisfactory UK and international Criminal Record Checks
• Height between 5 ft 2 in (157 cm) and 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) height is accurately determined during the assessment process. Candidates who are taller than 6 ft 3 in may submit an application but may be required to undergo a functionality check.
• To be able to obtain and hold an EASA Class 1 Medical with no restrictions and meet British Airways medical criteria

Entry Criteria for the ATPL Route

To apply for the ATPL British Airways Cadet Programme, you must meet the following requirements:


• After successful selection, be able to commence training in 2018
• Be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training
• Hold a minimum of 5 GCSE's including Maths, English & Science grade C **
• Candidates must be fluent in English (and if applicable have achieved ICAO Level 6 at training completion to be offered employment with British Airways) ***
• Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK*
• Hold a valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel
• Before commencing training you must have completed to the satisfactory standard, referencing and pre-employment checks and be compliant with the provision of satisfactory UK and international Criminal Record Checks
• Height between 5 ft 2 in (157 cm) and 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) height is accurately determined during the assessment process. Candidates who are taller than 6 ft 3 in may submit an application but may be required to undergo a functionality check.
• To be able to obtain and hold an EASA Class 1 Medical with no restrictions and meet British Airways medical criteria

 

Don't meet the entry criteria? You may be eligible to apply for one of our other pilot career programs worldwide - applications are open all year round. Discover more and apply today.


*Please be aware that a work/study visa does not satisfy this requirement

 

**see naric.org.uk for international academic comparisons

 

*** For non-native English speakers, you will be required to present a certificate prior to training commencement demonstrating you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training.

Medical conditions

We are not permitted to ask – and you are not obliged to disclose – if you have any medical conditions (including psychological conditions) which may affect your selection and/or training to become a pilot. However please be advised that we are subject to regulation by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and will make reasonable adjustment to the selection process provided an applicant declares such disability in their application and is accompanied by legal certification of that fact. We are not authorised to make any reasonable adjustments to the flight training, line training or employment to accommodate medical conditions. This is due to a pilot's role and responsibilities in relation to safety.


Please visit the Civil Aviation Authority website for further information from on this subject.

 

If in doubt, we recommend you discuss your options with your doctor before commencing the selection process or a flight training program.

 

Selection

• Your online application will be screened by a member of the L3 selection team. There will be a series of eligibility questions including a BA Maths test as part of the initial screening process.

 

• You will be contacted by email by the L3 selection team to inform you whether your application has been successful.

 

• If successful, you will be invited to attend a two day selection event which will include aptitude testing, numerical and verbal reasoning, group exercise and a competency based interview. More details will be shared with each candidate when progressed to the assessment phase.

 

• Upon successful completion and shortlisting through the L3 selection process, you will be invited to a final stage airline assessment conducted by the British Airways Selection Team at British Airways Head Office, Waterside near London Heathrow.

 

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