British Airways’ cadet training programme call for more female applicants

British Airways’ cadet training programme is in its third successful year and with just a week to go until applications close, the airline is appealing for more female applicants.

The airline’s ‘Future Pilot Programme’, an 18-month pilot training course, has proved extremely popular and has attracted around 5,000 applicants for less than one hundred places in its first two years.

The programme helps applicants to gain a place at an approved flight training school, with successful candidates landing a job as a British Airways pilot.

Competition is stiff, but for those who are successful, they will ultimately join our team of over 3,600 pilots in a rewarding and exhilarating career.

Sisters Aoife Duggan (27) and Cliodhna Duggan (35) from Dublin, are both British Airways pilots.

Aoife said: “It was my sister that inspired me to go into the industry, buying me flying lessons for my 18th birthday and I’ve never looked back. I encourage anyone with an interest in flying to go for it and apply.”

Cliodhna said: “Being a pilot is a really great career, I’ve been doing it for 13 years and I love the variety of the job. Going to work involves flying above the clouds, seeing the sun rise in spectacular locations, and having the opportunity to see the world. It’s also a very flexible industry with varied working hours, to accommodate and fit around your lifestyle.”

Applications can be made here — open until 26 November 2013.

We hope to run this programme annually, so if you can’t apply this year, we hope to hear from you in the near future.