The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme (Managed Path/UK Service Pilot) is an exciting career pathway for experienced, high calibre Qualified Service Pilots of the Army Air Corps, Royal Air Force, Royal Marines and Royal Navy who are within 2 years of their exit point.
The life of a British Airways Pilot is exciting and rewarding - you’ll fly one of the world's most modern fleet, to an array of destinations routes, long and short haul.
You will enjoy all the world-class training, invaluable experience, and career progression you would expect from a global premium airline.
This is the perfect opportunity for those who want to make the most of their skills and experience to join one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.
To apply please contact your Career Manager.
To apply, you'll need:
- Eligibility criteria for the British Airways Managed Path is contained in Tri-Service 2014 DIN 01-180 and we ask that you please read this Instruction
- A minimum of 1500 hours flying experience on any service aircraft.
- Able to obtain by your start date a UK issued EASA Flight Crew Licence
- EASA Class 1 flight crew medical
- Your height will need to be between 1.57m (5'2") and 1.91m (6'3") with weight in proportion to height (height is accurately determined during the assessment process). Qualified pilots who are taller than 1.91m may submit an application but will be required to undergo a functionality check to confirm their ability to meet the requirements of the seating positions in the British Airways fleet of aircraft
- A good level of physical fitness, and ability to satisfy the British Airways medical requirements
- ICAO Level 6 proficiency in English language
- A valid passport (with minimum of 12 months before expiry date) allowing unrestricted worldwide travel
- The unrestricted right to live and work in the UK
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.