Ryanair visited Airways Aviation Academy’s headquarters in London Oxford Airport, United Kingdom, on Friday 7th of June 2019. Two members of the recruitment team, Colm Judge and Amie Latchford, as well as First Officer (FO) Maria Petterssen visited the school to inform the students about the new type rating programme offered by the airline.

The air carrier representatives arrived in the morning and had an informal meet with the students in the lounge area followed by a presentation in the classroom that was modified for the day. Petterssen shared her experience as an FO in Ryanair. After which, the recruiters presented the benefits, requirements and application procedure of the type rating programme. A Q&A session left the Ryanair representatives quite amazed. The day ended with a tour around the facility and students met with the Airways Aviation team.

The attendants included Airways students from the ground school and flying phase, as well as recent graduates of the academy. Students had been waiting for this day and now, said a student, “feel more confident in applying to Ryanair type rating programme.”

The event was part of the support Airways Aviation offers to its students from day one until they get employed. The academy has now put in place a new schedule in order to meet the needs of today’s market. This group of activities aim at introducing students to various pilots and gradually getting them in touch with airlines and the requirements of global employers. Ryanair’s visit supported that goal and students in the beginning of their training learned more about the life of a pilot, while cadets that have reached the application process stage found that the assessment details were a useful guide.