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Job Details
Direct Entry Pilot Scheme

Ref UKLHR1218
Region UK - Heathrow
Location London - Heathrow

Job Description

Closing Date: 29th April 2011

The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme is for experienced high calibre pilots who want to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.

Principal Accountabilities

You will need:

* A current type rating on the Airbus A320 series, a full UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL(F) and a minimum of 500 hrs recent experience on type


* A current type rating on the Boeing 747-400, a full UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL and a minimum of 2000 flying hours to include 500 hours recent experience on the 747-400. Please note that a full type rating is required and 'cruise only' ratings are therefore not acceptable for this scheme

Please ensure you have these hours now, at the point of application. For your information recency is:- flown on one of the above type(s) within the last 12 months.

The Individual

* You will have a full UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL(F) applicable for A320
* You will have a full UK issued JAA/CAA ATPL applicable for 747-400
* You will need a first class flying record and a good level of physical fitness
* You will demonstrate evidence of leadership, intellect, resilience, reliability, adaptability, high personal standards, motivation and flexibility, together with well developed customer service skills and the ability to build strong working relationships
* You will be physically fit and in possession of a JAA/UK CAA Medical Licence (Class 1) and able to satisfy British Airways medical requirements. Please note that British Airways’ medical criteria for employment is of a higher standard than the CAA requirement
* Height 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
* You will have fluency in spoken and written English

Application Process

All applicants are required to answer the following questions, each within 250 words. Please prepare your answers in advance.

* What are the behaviours that demonstrate your motivation and commitment to your current employer and your customers?
* Give a recent example of when you have made an important decision. Consider the sources of information you used to make your decision, how you prioritised your actions and how you influenced others to implement your decision
* Give an example of when you have been involved in a major change in the work environment. How did you adapt to this and what did you learn?
* Explain the competitive threat facing British Airways at present. Describe how you, in the role of Flight Crew, can contribute to the overall success of the busines
Nota Bene the continuing requirement for Airbus rated crew for LHR shorthaul ops.
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