British Airways has unveiled its eagerly anticipated Newly Qualified Pilot Pathway (NQPP) programme, offering a gateway for recently qualified commercial pilots to embark on a career with the prestigious flag carrier.
The initiative seeks individuals who meet the airline’s stringent entry criteria, reflecting its commitment to maintaining the highest standards of aviation excellence. Prospective candidates for the NQPP programme must have completed comprehensive flying training and either possess a UK Part-FCL Licence or have initiated the licence application process with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).
In case the licence conversion is not started before December 31, 2022, the applicants who possess an EASA licence must complete it through the UK CAA. Likewise, after obtaining a UK Part-FCL licence, those holding an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) licence become eligible.
Emphasizing the importance of meeting minimum criteria, British Airways underscores that applicants failing to do so will not be considered and will face a six-month application embargo. Additionally, candidates are restricted to applying to only one airline within the british airways group bookings (comprising British Airways, Euroflyer, or Cityflyer) at any given time. Unsuccessful applicants must wait for the specified reapplication period before reapplying to any of the three airlines.
To qualify for the NQPP, candidates must meet rigorous standards, including an 85% ground school average with a maximum of three resits, successful completion of the first-series CPL & IR (Series 1, Attempt 1 or Series 1, Attempt 2), and completion of the Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) course.
Moreover, applicants must have engaged with no more than three training providers for ground school, CPL/IR, and APS MCC phases, and possess a UK CAA Class 1 medical certificate meeting British Airways’ medical criteria. Proficiency in English Language Proficiency (ELP) at ICAO Level 6 and a valid passport with at least 12 months before expiry, enabling unrestricted worldwide travel, are also prerequisites.
To apply for the position and to see a comprehensive list of each requirement, go to Careers at British Airways.