Selection Process

Welcome to the dedicated site for this programme's selection process. Here you can find all the details & information regarding this programme as well as the online application form.

BA CityFlyer Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme and MPL Course

Thank you for entering the British Airways CityFlyer / FTEJerez Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme application website. Before you apply via the online application form shown below, we strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the Mentored scheme.

As this scheme will be conducted using the Multi-crew Pilots Licence (MPL) syllabus, we also suggest that you study the details of this licence. If having read the information provided you think you fit the initial profile, we invite you to apply online.

Good Luck,
BA CityFlyer & FTEJerez

Selection process information

Terms and conditions.

Welcome to the Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme and MPL course run in conjunction with BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways. I am Captain Steve Cook, Head of Flight Operations, charged by the airline to manage the training of flight deck crews.

This Mentored Scheme has been developed with our training partner, FTEJerez, to provide a source of quality preselected pilots to crew our Embraer aircraft. You will undertake training under the Multi-crew Pilots Licence (MPL) route to the right-hand seat of our aircraft. This course has been specifically designed to teach you all of the key elements necessary for you to successfully transition to a BA CityFlyer flight deck.

During your training in Jerez, your progress will be mentored throughout the course by the BA CityFlyer Liaison Pilot. As the final phase of this course, students will undergo an Embraer Type Rating course paid by the airline.

Selection for this cohort will follow the same format and battery of tests as in previous FTEJerez schemes. We are looking for up to 8 mentored pilots who will be offered positions on courses commencing training at Jerez in October and November 2018. This scheme is run on annual basis.

May I take this opportunity to wish you every success with your application and the selection process.

Steve Cook

Head of Flight Operations
BA CityFlyer

We are looking for high calibre, well-motivated individuals who are keen to be part of a team working for one of Europe’s most prestigious regional airlines.

To be eligible for this scheme you must have a minimum of 2 A-Level passes, Grade C or above (or equivalent), and have 5 GCSE passes including Maths, English and a Science subject at Grade C or above, as well as the right to live and work in the UK.

If successful, you will have to fund FTEJerez’s MPL programme.

The price for this course is GBP £ 90,100

The price is inclusive of the following:

  • Accommodation and Full Board
  • Full uniform (except shoes)
  • 1st attempt, ground and flying EASA exams
  • Renewal of the EASA Class One Medical
  • All training material
  • Landing and navigation fees
  • Free Internet access
  • No additional accommodation charge in the unlikely event of delay in training due to adverse weather
  • VAT

Throughout the training, the BA CityFlyer cadet’s performance will not only be monitored by FTEJerez’s training team, but there will also be an oversight by BA CityFlyer’s assigned Liaison Pilot.

If successful throughout the training at FTEJerez, no further selection will be required by BA CityFlyer and you will flow straight into an Embraer type rating course as a part of the MPL training.

Candidates will be able to apply between the 8th and 22th of June 2018 inclusive. Should you meet initial criteria you will be forwarded, via email, a series of questions that must be returned within the specified period.

Should your application be successful in progressing to the next phase you will be required to travel, at your own expense, to BA CityFlyer’s headquarters at Manchester. Currently, this one-day selection phase is expected to take place between the 2nd and the 6th of July 2018 inclusive.

The final element of the selection process will be a BA CityFlyer airline interview. This will, once again, take place in Manchester between 1st and 3rd August 2018

Throughout the selection process, you will be advised as to whether or not your application has been progressed to the next stage. However, due to the large number of applications, neither BA CityFlyer nor FTEJerez will be in a position to give individual detailed feedback on your performance.

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