F.I. Career Development

Fully Sponsored Programme


Welcome to this new Programme

Start your professional flying career as a Qualified Flight Instructor at one of Europe’s leading Flight Training Schools.

At FTEJerez our mission is to provide the industry with highly motivated and well-trained pilots with the knowledge, skills and attitude that will allow them to become future airline captains. To achieve this, it is essential to count on a team of skilled professionals committed to deliver flight instruction that will prepare the best airline cadets in the industry.

FTEJerez is now launching a programme designed to select, train, hire and develop our next generation of quality flight instructors.

It is undoubtedly a fantastic opportunity to start and accelerate a promising career in commercial aviation.

Selection & Candidate profile

Selection & Candidate profile

The application window for the FICD Programme will be open from the 11th June. Following submission of the application, suitable candidates will be invited to attend an interview.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in the EU and hold a current and valid EASA CPL, Class 1 medical and an English language proficiency of ICAO level 5.


Work in Southern Spain

What we offer

Successful candidates will commence fully sponsored FI rating course, either at FTEJerez or a selected training partner in the UK in late June, July and/or August. Regardless of training location for this rating, accommodation and all training fees will be covered by FTEJerez.

On completion of the rating, the successful candidate will be offered a permanent full time employment contract as an FI at FTEJerez. This offer of employment will include a comprehensive relocation package, personalised welfare & induction service and a competitive salary on the same benefits as a standard FTEJerez employee at the appropriate entry level as a single engine FI.

FTEJerez will expect a return of service of 3 years employment. During this time you will be encouraged and assisted to develop your professional qualifications, including sponsorship to achieve IRI and ME IR for suitable candidates.

HR Guide

To find out more about working at FTEJerez, you will find detailed info on our HR guide here. And for a taste of what Andalusia has to offer, enjoy the following video.

Which are the advantages?

Benefits of this programme

The FI Career Development Programme is a fantastic opportunity for CPL holders to further their flying career and experience, limiting the financial burdens and gaining experience at one of the Europe´s leading ATOs.

The Flight managers at FTEJerez who will train, supervise and support the selected candidates through their time in Jerez are without exception highly experienced pilots with many years in the ab initio training arena.

On completion of 3 year’s service successful candidates will be given the opportunity to complete their professional development (e.g. APS MCC) enabling them to apply to our partner Airlines for employment.

Also, living in Southern Spain is an amazing experience that will provide you with the opportunity of enjoying a high quality of life in an ideal climate with excellent local amenities, affordable leisure and low living costs.

Flight Instructor Career Development Programme

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