Titan Airways and VA Airline Training (VA) have launched a new Sponsored Cadet Programme which will provide a progressive entry pathway for cadet pilots (CPL/IR holders).

Applications are sought from qualified EASA CPL/IR trained pilots, irrespective of training path. However, the cadet programme offers pilots who have followed the modular training route to benefit from a sponsored pathway; the entry point being post MECPL/IR.

The programme incorporates VA’s Airline Pilot Standards Multi Crew Co-operation course (APS MCC), the newly Regulated Multi-pilot Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (MPA UPRT) and Type Rating training into one seamless programme – with Titan Airways covering the full cost of the programme.

The First Officer will sign a four-year training bond upon joining the airline as an employee. Trainees will also be asked to lodge a training deposit with Titan Airways ahead of their training with VA. The airline will then repay it over the pilot’s first 18-months of First Officer employment in addition to their salary.

The programme combines APS MCC with the newly Regulated MPA Advanced UPRT, followed immediately by Type Rating training.

VA recently announced a training alliance with Ultimate High Aviation (UHA), who will deliver the MPA Advanced UPRT element in a genuine, multi-crew environment. This will immediately follow VA’s industry-leading APS MCC.

This approach reinforces the foundations established in APS MCC during MPA UPRT. This should fully prepare the cadet for Type Rating which will also be delivered by VA.