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Location London Gatwick

Every 90 seconds, a British Airways aircraft takes off from somewhere around the globe. Our pilots take millions of customers to hundreds of amazing international destinations every year, doing it in one of the most modern and fuel-efficient fleets of any airline in the world. Wherever they’re travelling to, our Captains and First Officers take great pride in creating unique experiences for our customers and extending a big British welcome to everyone who flies with us. It’s part of our identity as the nation’s flag carrier, and it’s what makes us different.

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Reference 7861 Closing date 1/7/2024 Brand BA Euroflyer Career area Pilots Contract type Permanent Full Time Location London Gatwick Download job description


Job Description

As the nation’s flag carrier, we take great pride in connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

It’s something we’ve been doing for over 100 years, ever since we launched the world’s first international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

This originality has been in our blood since day one. It’s the spirit we share with the people that fly with us, our partners, and our colleagues.

So, whether you are a reassuring voice on the end of a phone, a smile at the door, under a wing keeping the turbines spinning or landing us gently in far-flung places, a job at British Airways is yours to make.

We know great things can happen when you’re inspired to think big and bring your ambition to work every day, which is why, at British Airways the sky is never the limit.

BA Euroflyer, are inviting passionate, career focused experienced captains to join our London based team. BA Euroflyer is a subsidiary of British Airways based at London Gatwick.

So what is Euroflyer as a place to work….We are a small airline, whose focus is on creating a base that feels like family, for the family. Our network delivers mainly 2 sector days for our crew (with the occasional 4 sector day).  Our country’s creativity, diversity, style, wit and warmth are the same special qualities that make us who we are. Together as one team, one family, we’re connecting Britain with Europe & North Africa.  If you’re made of the same qualities as us, you could soon be part of the next chapter of our story.

Your goal will be to provide the very best flight experience possible. Wherever you are going, your flying will be world class. The life of a commercial pilot is exciting, and you’ll be challenged every day to perform to the highest standards, leading the team in the air and on the ground.  

Our fleet of 22 A320/A321 aircraft is growing, our routes are connecting our customers to destinations throughout Europe & North Africa, whilst offering the well known British Airways product, where the customer always comes first. We work hard to deliver the highest professional and safety standards, whilst celebrating and recognising when staff go the extra mile. In your first year as a Euroflyer commander, you can expect to earn around £130,000 based on flying 800 hours per year. Joining Euroflyer on a 12 year pay scale, it will only go up from there.

And there’s more…when joining Euroflyer, you join the British Airways master seniority list. You will be placed onto the same seniority list as a BA mainline pilot, so what benefits does this have for you? It means you have the same bidding rights as a mainline pilot. What you bid for is entirely up to you and how you want your career to develop, you have the ability to bid for different fleets and different seats! 

We allow you to develop your career further, with the possibility of training opportunities when they arise. Add to that, we have a whole host of leading industry benefits that we have listed below.

What we ask of you

Currently operating as a captain, in addition to:

  • Current UK issued Part-FCL or the ability to convert current state issued licence to a UK issued Part-FCL before date of joining.
  • UK issued Class 1 medical
  • Experience operating as a captain on a ZFTT qualifying aircraft with a current type rating - 1000 hrs PIC and 3500 hrs total time
  • Height between 1.57m (5’2”) and 1.91m (6’3”). Qualified pilots taller than 1.91m may submit an application but will be required to undergo a functionality check to confirm their ability to meet requirements of the seating positions in the BA Euroflyer fleet.
  • Good level of physical fitness
  • Spoken and written English ICAO level 6
  • Valid passport (minimum 12 months before expiry date)

What we can offer in return

  • Company funded conversion course/type rating
  • Medical and licence renewals paid by BA Euroflyer
  • Company pension scheme (up to 15% employer contribution)
  • Loss of Licence scheme on joining
  • Life insurance benefits
  • Health Insurance with AXA PPP
  • 30 days annual leave (15 days per season, 10 pro rated in season 1)
  • Eligible for extensive British Airways worldwide staff travel

Benefits

  • Unlimited discounted airfares for your friends and family
  • Discounts at selected car hire, hotels and retail stores
  • You can also sign up for a range of voluntary benefits such as private medical cover, dental and critical illness cover, Technology scheme, Cycle to Work and Electric car scheme.
  • Staff travel as soon as you join

#Candidates who were not successful at the assessment centre stage can now reapply for the pilot recruitment campaign after six months from their assessment date. This change is due to the updated assessment process, which excludes the psychometric test. Candidates who were not successful at the SIM stage must wait 12 months before reapplying for the pilot recruitment campaign.

##You may only apply to one airline within the British Airways family (British Airways, Euroflyer, or Cityflyer) at a time. If you are unsuccessful in one campaign, you will be unable to reapply to any of the three airlines within the British Airways family until the specified re-apply period has elapsed.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity at British Airways. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

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Inspired to fly

Our incredible and diverse team of pilots are driven by passion. Find out what it means to embark on a career in the skies with British Airways.

Success Profile

It takes something special to work for the nation's flag carrier. Here are some of the qualities we're looking for in a British Airways Pilot.

  • Responsible
  • Resilient
  • Committed
  • Customer orientated
  • Adaptable
  • Inspiring
Why british airways

Why British Airways?

Change is always in the air at British Airways. Our story is one of endless innovation and transformation, and our pilots play a huge part in helping us evolve. It’s not just that they’re flying some of the most technologically-advanced aircraft to an ever-expanding network of destinations around the world. We empower our colleagues to take ownership of their role, push original ideas forward and find new ways to help us serve our passengers – all while delivering the exceptional service that our customers expect.

We also recognise that every one of our pilots - from our newest Cadet to most experienced Captain - has had their own unique journey to the flightdeck. We celebrate these differences and always encourage our people to showcase their individual personalities and skills. However, we also understand what unites us; a pride to wear the iconic British Airways uniform, and a dedication to delivering excellence in everything we do. In return, we make sure our colleagues feel truly valued for who they are and what they contribute.

Career Path

  • Senior First Officer
  • Captain
  • Training Co-Pilot/Captain
  • Training Standards Captain
  • Management roles
  • Project work: Recruitment/ Training/Sustainability
  • Operational management
Lovjinder G.

British Airways is a diverse airline, and I've had the pleasure of working with many different people from all types of backgrounds. There are many perks to the job, from new challenges, to exploring the world but, particularly, being able to be involved in projects outside of the flight deck.

Lovjinder G.

Senior First Officer

Rewards & Benefits

Staff travel

Staff travel

You’ll get access to discounted ‘Hotline’ tickets for yourself, friends, and family from day one, along with unlimited standby and premium standby fares for you and your nominees and an Annual Bookable Concession on completion of six months of service.

Pension

Pension

We offer a market-leading defined contribution (DC) pension. Enrolled at 2% employee contributions and 7% employer with an option to increase.

Gymflex

Gymflex

We’ll pay the cost of an annual membership upfront, which will then be deducted from your pay over 12 months. Colleagues on a permanent contract will be eligible for this benefit after three months.

Flexible benefits

Flexible benefits

Choose from benefits including critical illness cover, childcare vouchers, cycle to work, additional life insurance cover, private medical insurance, dental plan, and healthcare cash plan.

Electric car scheme

Electric car scheme

Colleagues can access a brand new, fully maintained and insured electric car for a fixed monthly amount. Available through salary sacrifice offering tax and NI savings. You’ll be eligible for this benefit after 12 months.

Heathrow Express

Heathrow Express

Whether you are commuting to Heathrow or heading off on holiday, you’ll be entitled to buy Express Saver tickets with a 75% discount.

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