We have taken the time to research all the flying scholarships and pilot sponsorships that are currently avaliable in the UK.
You can find information of all currently avaliable flying scholarships and bursaries below.
British Airways have launched their first sponsored pilot scheme in a decade. The BA Future Pilot Programme aims to recruit and train up to 400 new pilots by 2016.
BA will recruit and train new pilots through one of three Flight Training Organisations (FTO) which include CTC Aviation, Oxford Aviation and Flight Training Europe.
Willing applicants will need to apply for the programme through one of these three FTOs. Each FTO will screen candidates before sending them BA HQ to participate in a final selection day.
Successful applicants will be offered a position as a First Officer with BA and will be sent to their chosen FTO for flight training.
Each recruit will need to secure a security bond to cover training costs which will be paid back from their salary once they are flying for BA.Click Here for more information.
Atlantic Airlines, the UK's largest independent cargo carrier, are recruiting cadets for their pilot sponsorship scheme. This excellent scheme funds current PPL holders through to a frozen ATPL, where the cadet will become a first officer with Atlantic Airlines. The cadet will pay back 50% of training costs from their salary once a fully qualified pilot.
This scheme is highly recommended as Atlantic Airlines are one of the few airlines sponsoring such a scheme today. As well as flying training, the scheme exposes the cadet to all aspects of the airline from operations to sweeping the hanger floor.
|Atlantic Airlines Cadet Scheme|
|Details||Sponsored pilot training for current PPL holders to a fully qualified pilot (frozen ATPL) working for Atlantic Airlines.|
|Further Info||Click Here for more info.|
|Application Form||Download Application Form Here|
CTC wings offers a world class sponsored pilot training programme. They are partenered with some of the top airlines including British Airways, Monarch, Thomson, Easyjet and others.
On completion of the course graduates can expect to be recruited by one of the partner airlines.
|CTC Wings Pilot Sponsorship|
|Details||Sponsored pilot training all the way to an airline pilot.|
|Intake||Applications are accepted most of the year.|
|Further Info||Visit CTC Wings for more info.|
The Glen Sewart trust offers PPL scholarships for 15-20 years olds. The trust was founded in the memory of Glen Steward who was a talented flying instructor.
|Glen Stewart Flying Scholarship|
|Details||Fully funded training towards a PPL.|
|Intake||Dependent on the funds raised by the trust.|
Every year the Guild of Air Pilots and Navigators award a number of scholarships and busaries for flying training. 2008 is no different and GUILD are accepting applications now for the following scholarships.
|Details||Full PPL scholarships avaliable for training in 2008.|
|Closing Date||9 April 2008|
|Further Info||Download an Application form here.|
The Air League awards a number of various flying scholarships each year.
|The Prince Phillip Flying Scholarship|
|Details||Provides full funding for to achieve a National Priave Pilots Licence (NPPL).|
|Air League Flying Scholarships|
|Details||Provides funding for between 12 and 15 hours of flying training towards the National Privare Pilots Licence (NPPL). 40-50 flying scholarships to be awarded this year.|
|Closing Date||Applications accepted beteen December and February.|
|Air League Flying Busaries|
|Details||Provides funding for between 5-8 hours of advanced flying training for current PPL holders.|
Click here for further information on all of the flying scholarships offered by the Air League.
The Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) offer a number of prestigous flying scholarships to Air Cadets each year.
|RAFA Flying Scholarships|
|Details||5 scholarships avaliable towards a NPPL. 1 for 35 hours and 4 for 12 hours.|
|Closing Date||31st January 2010.|
|Further Info||Download an Application form here|