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Criteria

We’re offering two routes Multi Pilots Licence (MPL) and a full Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL), both of which will be fully self-funded, the entry criteria to both routes are:

  • Be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training.
  • GCSE Maths, English and Science excluding General studies and Critical Thinking, grade C and above plus 112 UCAS points according to the 2017 UCAS point system or equivalent (academic and vocational qualifications accepted). For international academic comparisons, see: naric.org.uk
  • You must be fluent in English (and if applicable have achieved ICAO Level 6 on completion of training). 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.
  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK (Please note that a work/study visa does not satisfy this requirement).
  • Hold a valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel.
  • Your height must be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.90m (6'3"). Height is accurately determined during the assessment process. Candidates who are taller than 1.90m 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.
  • 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.
  • Be at least 17 years of age to apply and 18 years of age to start training.
  • GCSE Maths, English & Science grade C and above. For international academic comparisons, see: naric.org.uk
  • Candidates must be fluent in English (and if applicable have achieved ICAO Level 6 on completion of training to be offered employment). 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.
  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK (Please note that a work/study visa does not satisfy this requirement).
  • Hold a valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel.
  • Your height must be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.90m (6'3"). Height is accurately determined during the assessment process. Candidates who are taller than 1.90m 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.
  • 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.

Potential Costs

This is a fully self-funded programme, for further details about the costs involved please visit the L3 Airline Academy website.

Selection

The initial application process will consist of a situational judgement test and a numerical test. If you pass these elements to the required standard you will then be invited to submit a full application for review.

If your application is successful at this stage, you will be invited to attend a two day selection event at L3 Airline Academy Resourcing and Selection Centre which will include aptitude testing, numerical and verbal reasoning, group exercise and a competency based interview. There’s a selection fee payable at time of booking for the L3 assessment event which is £295.00 (Inc. VAT) and is payable via PayPal. The selection fee is a contribution towards L3 CTS' overall cost of running the selection. There is no further charge for selection but you are responsible for any travel and accommodation costs incurred.

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

Pre-Employment Checks

As a company our number one priority is to maintain the safety and security of our people and our customers. The requirement to do thorough pre-employment checks on all new joiners is essential. We have specific regulatory requirements that apply to these checks as we are an aviation business and these may feel quite complex and time consuming.

For airside roles we need to do a full 5 year pre-employment check, this includes education, ALL jobs and gaps of 28 days, or more, along with documentary evidence.

It is important that you provide us with accurate, and in-depth information as any discrepancies will cause delay and may affect your start date.

You will also need to apply for a Criminal Records Check (CRC,) as well as an overseas CRC if you have lived overseas in the last 5 years. If an overseas criminal record certificate is over 10 weeks old but you have not returned to the country of issue it is valid, if you have revisited the country during this period it is no longer valid.

Typically the CRC will take two weeks to be issued, the overseas CRC will vary from country to country. The Pre-employment checks for airside will typically take around 16 weeks, the time will vary depending on the number of jobs, or gaps we have to check, and validate.

We realise this sounds quite complex but we will work with you, and our 3rd Party suppliers to make sure the process is as seamless as possible.

Your help with the process is vital, and would be much appreciated.

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