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British Airways calls for female applicants for pilot training

 November 21, 2013

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Male pilots outnumber female pilots by almost 18 to 1. But maybe British Airways' Future Pilot Programme can change that.

British Airways has more female pilots than any other carrier in the UK, however out of their 3,500 pilots only around 200 are female.

A survey of children carried out by British Airways of 650 children aged 6-12 years old showed that becoming a pilot is the second most popular career aspiration for young boys, yet isn’t a consideration for girls at all.

British Airways' Future Pilot Programme has been running for the last two years and is very popular with candidates. The programme has seen 5,000 applicants for less than one hundred places. The programme helps applicants to gain a place at an approved flight training school, with successful candidates landing a job as a British Airways pilot.

The Future Pilot Programme helps British Airways find the very best pilots by helping more people to train to become airline pilots for the first time. The three approved flight training schools involved are CTC Aviation Training, CAE Oxford Aviation Academy and Flight Training Europe in Jerez.

Details and aplications for British Airways Future Pilot Programme are available here.

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