Posted on: 03 September 2015 by Mark Howells
Aer Lingus has once again chosen FTEJerez as its selected flight training school for the airline’s 2016 cadet pilot training programme.
Oscar Sordo, CEO of FTEJerez , explained, “FTEJerez and Aer Lingus have worked closely together since FTEJerez moved from Prestwick to Spain in 1999. We are delighted with the airline’s decision to further expand on this relationship by entrusting us with the training of their next generation of pilots.”
Previously, Aer Lingus has part-funded the programme – which recommenced with FTEJerez in 2012 after a gap of 11 years – but this year the airline has announced it will subsidise the entire cost for each successful candidate.
“This ensures even greater accessibility to what is a very exciting career opportunity,” commented Eamon Kierans, manager of training & standards and flight operations, Aer Lingus. “Aer Lingus has a unique and proud history of cadet pilot training spanning over five decades. Throughout this time, these training programmes have provided the opportunity to many people to pursue their dreams of becoming airline pilots. Our highly successful schemes ensure that there are excellent airline pilot opportunities for those with the necessary qualities and ambition.”
Since 2012, nearly 50 cadets have trained at FTEJerez through the Aer Lingus programme. Most have now completed their training and are operating as first officers on the Irish carrier’s Airbus A320 fleet.
The closing date for receipt of completed online application forms is 17:00 on 13th September, 2015. Shortlisted candidates will progress to the group assessment stage which will be held in Dublin between 28 September and 9 October, 2015.