Airways Aviation is offering potential aviators in Germany the chance to win a scholarship of €40,000 that will go towards their airline pilot training.

Romy Howatt, Founder and Shareholder of Airways Aviation, commented, “The world is in need of airline pilots and we understand that for many potential aviators, financial constraints make it difficult to pursue a career as a pilot. Following a significant increase in enquiries, we have spent the last few months recruiting aspiring pilots from all over Europe and have had a great response to our seven scholarship initiatives launched to date.

“Training to be a pilot is a complex, challenging and character-building learning experience, which is why our course syllabus not only covers the demanding technical requirements of pilot training, but also includes personal and professional development at every stage of the process.”

Interested applicants will need to register and complete an online application form before 16 November 2017, confirm they have had an EASA medical and indicate when they are looking to start their training.

Airways Aviation will then invite several candidates to its UK headquarters in Oxford to take the industry-standard COMPASS test, for which they will need to pay a €50 administration fee. Once the test results are received, the top-scoring candidates will be invited to complete a bespoke application form to apply for the scholarship programme.

The scholarship process will be rigorous, involving a written English test and a panel interview in Oxford. The successful applicants will be notified by the end of January 2018 with a view to starting their pilot training as early as March 2018.