L3 Commercial Training Solutions’ Airline Academy (L3 Airline Academy) is working with airline partner British Airways to offer its cadets the opportunity to be pre-selected for a British Airways First Officer position while still completing their airline pilot career program.

The opportunity is currently exclusive to L3 Airline Academy’s Integrated Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) trainees. Cadets who train via this route and meet the required standard can take part in an initial assessment with British Airways following the completion of ATPL Theoretical Knowledge examinations, which take place over the first six months of training. Those cadets who are successful through the initial assessment will be invited to an interview and simulator assessment toward the end of their training.

The highest-performing candidates will receive a conditional offer to join British Airways as a First Officer on its Airbus fleet at London Gatwick and London Heathrow airports upon completion of their training with L3 Airline Academy.

“We are very excited to be working with British Airways to bring more high-quality cadet pilots to the airline in 2018 and provide unrivalled airline pilot placement opportunities for our graduates,” said Anthony Petteford, VP and Principal of L3 Airline Academy.

Naida Sehovic, Pilot Recruitment Manager at British Airways, added, “British Airways continues to require the highest-calibre candidates for its modern fleet, and this opportunity will enable more enthusiastic and capable trainee pilots to realise their ambition to join an airline that seeks to be the most admired across the world.”