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LONDON - British Airways is opening the application window for the second year of its fully funded Speedbird Pilot Academy cadet scheme on April 16 2024 citing "unprecedented response" for the programme in 2023.

British Airways continues its Speedbird Pilot Acadamy tuition support scheme. This follows an "unprecedented response" to its first year intake which saw more than 20,000 applications for just 100 places, British Airways said.

The Speedbird Pilot Academy initiative is aimed at levelling the playing field and making a career as a commercial airline pilot a realistic option for all, by removing the previously "prohibitive cost barrier" of individuals having to pay for their training themselves.

British Airways covers all training costs

"We’re incredibly proud to be able to open the door to a flying career to more people through this programme," British Airways Director of Flight Operations Simon Cheadle said. "We know from the overwhelming response and high standard of applications we had in the first year of Speedbird Pilot Academy, that there are a lot of talented people who just need a little bit of help to achieve their dream of becoming a commercial airline pilot."

Candidates will be able to apply for up to 100 places on the programme - that will see the approximate 100,000 GBP cost of their training covered entirely by the airline – through the British Airways careers site from April 16, 2024.
© | 10/04/2024 08:51

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