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This is a key time to be joining BA Cityflyer as we Build a Better Cityflyer. We take huge pride in our past – but we’re looking to the future as an airline that loves embracing the best of modern Britain. Our country’s creativity, diversity, style, wit and warmth are the same special qualities that make us who we are. If you’re made of the same qualities as us, you could soon be part of the next chapter of our story.

For BA Cityflyer Pilots, the customer always comes first. Your goal will be to provide the very best flight experience bringing our business and leisure customers into the heart of London.

As the leading airline at London City, we operate into a variety of destinations throughout Europe and the UK with the opportunity to night stop as part of your roster. Operating the Embraer 190 primarily from London City Airport, with its high value and sophisticated customer base, we fly in and out of one of the world’s most challenging operating environments. Therefore, our pilots are required to maintain the highest professional standards.

The drive to provide industry defining standards of customer service in a demanding yet exciting environment is the aspiration we look for in our high calibre pilots.

Not only will you have the chance to further your career development within BA Cityflyer, but you will also have access to our competitive reward and benefits package. This includes core company paid benefits such as a Defined Contribution Pension Scheme, Life Assurance and Private Medical Cover, Cycle to Work and Company Car Leasing Scheme and of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefit of staff travel as soon as you join us.

With our commitment to sustainable employment we are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity at BA Cityflyer. 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. 

  • To be considered for our current vacancies you will need:

    • Current UK CAA Part-FCL licence (Frozen ATPL (A) or CPL (A) or MPL) Or ability to convert to a UK licence using CAA EASA transfer process route 3, 4, 5 or 6 (link below)
    • 85% ground school average with no more than three resits 
    • First-series CPL & IR pass (Series 1, Attempt 1 or Series 1, Attempt 2)
    • APS MCC 
      • To hold a UK CAA Class 1 medical and meet British Airways medical criteria
      • ELP ICAO Level 6
      • A valid passport (with minimum of 12 months before expiry date) allowing unrestricted worldwide travel

Supporting Documents required:

Pilots must have completed ALL elements of flight training before submitting an application. Please include your licence (or proof that you have submitted you licence application*), last 3 pages of your logbook, an APS MCC course completion certificate and your final course report from your ATO (or equivalent reports/ professional references, detailing each stage of your training, if you were modular) Please ensure this document includes your Ground School results (including number of resits, if any) and your CPL/IR results. If you do not have a similar document, please include the CAA documents which outline your ground school and flying results. If you have flight instructor experience please also include your instructor rating with details of your hours of instructing in the past 12 months.

*Pilots who are awaiting their licence and are successful in the process will remain in the hold pool until they are in possession of their licence.

Third Country CPL and ATPL licence conversion requirements from 1 January 2023 | Civil Aviation Authority (

Start date for this position will likely be February 2024.

Please read the job description for the full criteria.

Please note:

-Candidates who were not successful at initial screening, video interview, capacity testing or assessment centre stage can now reapply for the pilot recruitment campaign after 6 months from their most recent assessment date. This change is due to the updated assessment process. 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.


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