Airways Aviation has announced a new global scholarship programme to be launched in Paris on the first stop of the company's inaugural recruitment roadshow.
The scholarship programme will be rolled out over the next six months, visiting additional European and international locations where the impact of global pilot shortage is particularly acute. Current plans include visits to the UK and Australia as well as other cities across the Middle and Far East that fit Airways Aviation's existing footprint.
Following a significant recent increase in enquiries, the global programme will begin in Europe when aspiring pilots are invited to attend a special recruitment event in either Paris, Milan, Geneva, Prague or Nicosia in Cyprus. Attendees will learn more about what it takes to become an airline pilot, as well as being in with a chance of winning a scholarship that will see their pilot training part-funded by the aviation training specialists.
In total, six scholarships of €40,000 will be available, one of each of the cities visited on the roadshow, with a chance to win a further scholarship following the next Airways Aviation open day in Oxford, UK, on March 18th.
At each of the roadshow events, would-be airline pilots will be able to take an aptitude assessment, using the industry-standard COMPASS test. Once the test results are produced, only the top-scoring candidates will be invited to apply for the scholarship programme. Successful applicants will commence training on Airways Aviation's EASA Integrated course in the UK and Spain in the second half of 2017.
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