British Airways launches a new program called Speedbird Pilot Academy which fully supports the cost of training a pilotthe amount of 100,000 English pounds depending on the airline.
Every year, 60 candidates will be selectedthe objective being to have a better diversity within crews with pilots from all social classes. “We hope that by removing the high costs associated with pilot training for applicants, people from all communities will be encouraged to apply“, explains British Airways. Successful recruits will also see their accommodation and food costs covered during their 16 month training periodmaking it the only air program that removes all associated costs for the future pilot.
Applications for the program can now be submitted via the British Airways careers website. The next training course will begin early next year and, upon completion of the course, recruits will secure a full-time employed pilot role with British Airways.
In the program Speedbird Pilot Academythe UK’s flag carrier is working closely with Fantasy Wings, the UK’s leading organization for diversity in aviation and a member of the British Airways Better World Community Fund, to promote the program to young people from Black, Asian and Asian backgrounds. from ethnic minorities, other communities across the country and young women in the aviation industry.