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Old 12th Aug 2019, 12:16
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Bristow Full Sponsorship


Great to see something like this again....
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 17:34
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Great to see.

Good luck to all and letís hope that Bristow choose wisely...
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 17:57
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Read the small print - only available to those who have done their PPL with helicentre I believe.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:16
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Where are you seeing that Paco? Canít see any small print on the website that would imply that a PPL is a prerequisite.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:16
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Originally Posted by paco View Post
Read the small print - only available to those who have done their PPL with helicentre I believe.
There's actually two schemes, one being a CPL "scholarship" available to a PPL student who is training with Helicentre, the other is a full ab-initio sponsored scheme.

Details here:
https://www.flyheli.co.uk/news/helic...h-scholarship/
and
https://www.flyheli.co.uk/news/helic...det-programme/
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:17
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Originally Posted by paco View Post
Read the small print - only available to those who have done their PPL with helicentre I believe.
Iím not so sure.

It doesnít look like a PPL(H) is a pre-requisite: https://www.flyheli.co.uk/bristow/
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:50
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So Iím guessing there is a shortage of inexperienced helicopter pilots in the UK?
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 18:52
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Shortage of all heli pilots, look at the same jobs being advertised time and time again
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 20:09
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This website:

https://www.pilotcareernews.com/heli...h-scholarship/

says:

Applicants for the 2019 Bristow CPL(H) Scholarship must have obtained their PPL(H) at Helicentre Aviation Academy.
but itís not a Helicentre or Bristow website so not entirely unlikely that itís incorrect
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 20:28
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Devil

So a bankrupt company is able to spend 100s of thousands of pounds sponsoring new pilots even though they never got any return on the last several sponsored cadets that they let go and there is no shortage of suitable qualified people out there. Something stinks in Bristow management.
Shareholders who lost everything should kick up a storm.

Bristow shareholders who lost everything must be delighted to hear this news. Especially when there are plenty of already fully qualified pilots around including the last batch of cadets that they never made any return out of.
Bristow low ethics really stink.
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Old 12th Aug 2019, 20:37
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As Variable Load says above, there are actually two schemes. Well three I think

A CPL sponsorship which does require a PPL(H) to apply - So its a small sponsorship from the PPL to the CPL for pilots on a modular course

There is the Bristow CPL Cadet scheme - The one advertised in that flyer above. The requirements are minimal and the application form asks if you have any previous flying experience

Finally, the Bristow Group LinkedIn page is also advertising an Instrument Rating sponsorship at Castle Air for those that have a CPL(H) already.

Good to see HP courses starting up again!!
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All this whilst they make yet more experienced type and instrument rated captains redundant in Australia.

Shameful behaviour.
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 07:11
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Shameful behaviour.
I am sure that young aspiring helicopter pilots would not agree with you. In my opinion it shows forward thinking which has been sadly lacking in the industry for some time.
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Originally Posted by Nescafe View Post
All this whilst they make yet more experienced type and instrument rated captains redundant in Australia.

Shameful behaviour.

They don't want experienced pilots that cost money . A way of clearing out older pilots
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Old 13th Aug 2019, 07:37
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They don't want experienced pilots that cost money . A way of clearing out older pilots
I believe theyíve taken on a few experienced guys over the last year. There are a lot of experienced applicants that canít stomach wearing 3 bars...

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Old 13th Aug 2019, 10:07
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And they claim EASA CPL (H) like happy end...
Must have been issued the crystal ball for post Brexit time

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Old 13th Aug 2019, 11:50
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Originally Posted by helicrazi View Post
Shortage of all heli pilots, look at the same jobs being advertised time and time again
Itís more a case of a shortage of decent T&Cs for those particular jobs.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 06:40
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Something "smells" in this....

I do not believe there's a "shortage" of pilots in Europe. What definitely exists is a shortage of type rated 139, 189, 175 pilots.

Iīm sure we all know pilots Multi-Engine rated with IR that are looking for a new position, only that they donīt have the "golden" type rating and cant afford to spend 50.000 to get a golden rating.

Bristow has been doing some career days invitations to pilots. I can say iīve been to one. (never got any feedback after) this "interview" was made in the same ATO installations where this IR ratting is to be done.

So thereīs a business of some type existing between Helicentre Aviation and Bristow.

With the amount of pilots out there there's no need for a helicopter company to sponsor IR rating. Unless this is only a big merchandise and free publicity action. Just think of how many pilots have seen this offer and how many hundreds will apply to it.......probably.....few or none will attend this sponsorship but iīm sure theyīll all get a special deal in getting they're IR with Helicentre Aviation ;-).

"There are no free lunch invitations"
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 07:03
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May be new approach to marketing too
All bells and whistles for only:
Four cadets will have their training fully sponsored to enable them to qualify as Commercial Helicopter Pilots. The cadets will also receive sponsorship of their Instrument Rating course enabling them to transition directly from training into employment with Bristow, flying offshore as first officers at one of the company’s UK bases. The programme will commence this autumn and will be delivered at Helicentre’s Midlands-based training centre.
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Old 14th Aug 2019, 07:37
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Trust the users of PPRuNe to find something negative about something like this
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