The airline will fund 50% of the course fees
Iberia has announced a new cadet programme, Iberia Cadetes, that aims to train the airline’s future pilots. Iberia launches this new programme to select and train only the most qualified candidates. For the training of the airline’s future pilots, FTEJerez has been once again selected by Iberia, becoming the first ATO to deliver pilot training for the Iberia Cadetes programme.
Following a rigorous selection process, Iberia and FTEJerez will select candidates for a training programme designed for those with little or no previous flying experience. This programme follows an integrated pathway that will allow successful candidates to obtain an EASA ATPL licence with one of Europe’s leading flight training academies.
In addition, Iberia will fund 50% of the programme’s fees, interest free, in an effort to promote the job of an airline pilot amongst the younger generations by supporting them to fund their training.
Once the cadets complete their training course at FTEJerez, they will be given the opportunity to join the companies of the Iberia Group and, this way, they will be able to repay Iberia’s student loan once they start earning a salary as a newly qualified First Officer.
Following the launch of the Iberia Cadetes programme, Oscar Sordo, FTE’s CEO, commented that “we are extremely proud of the fact that Iberia continues to entrust us with the training of their future generation of pilots. This is definitely a recognition of our track record in the industry and further strengthens the relationship we have with Iberia since we started working together back in 2017”.
Francisco Javier González Castillo, Iberia Head of Training, stated: “We have the uttermost confidence in that the training delivered by FTEJerez for the Iberia Cadetes programme is a guarantee of success and we will closely work with the people who join this project so that, from the very beginning, we can instil Iberia’s values.”
Selection of the first 20 cadets will take place during the next 3 months, with the first batch of selected candidates joining FTE’s training programme in November. Candidates interested in applying may find out more, check the entry requirements and submit an online application until the 6th of September at www.ftejerez.com/iberia.