easyJet has chosen CTC Aviation to select and train six exceptional female candidates to join easyJet through their CTC WINGS MPL.
In partnership with the British Women Pilots Association, easyJet will underwrite a training loan of up to £100,000 for each of the successful applicants as part of their 'Amy Johnson Flying Initiative'. This will form part of a longer term strategy by the airline to encourage female pilots into all ranks and positions by widening the pipeline of women who enter easyJet's pilot community.
The initiative is not limited to new-entrant pilots. easyJet has confirmed that they will also underwrite type rating loans for those women entering the role from other airlines. Support continues for all pilots as they progress through their flying career, but mentoring programmes will be enhanced for female pilots currently with the airline and there will be a greater focus on the development of leadership skills. This is designed to create a clear pathway for female Captains to progress to leadershp roles in training and base management.
Currently women make up six per cent of easyJet's new pilot intake and the airline plans to double this to 12% over the next two years. CTC Aviation will fully support this initiative through their existing and ever evolving engagement activities. A team of airline pilots careers advisers from CTC Aviation visits schools, colleges and universities throughout the year to encourage both young women and men to consider a career in aviation. Now, they will be joined by dedicated easyJet pilots to inspire, educate and recruit future generations.
easyJet and the British Women Pilots Association will join CTC Aviation at their Airline Pilot Careers Event on 30 April 2016 at the company's Crew Training Centre - Southampton (UK).