CTC Announces Fully Sponsored Advanced Instructor Programme
Media Release: 1st June 2012
CTC Aviation Group Limited, one of the world’s leading airline training organisations, has launched an innovative, fully sponsored development programme for Flight Instructors.
The programme, believed to be the first of its kind in the industry, will select qualified Flight Instructors and sponsor successful candidates through an advanced development programme delivered by CTC to become a Multi Engine IRI and CRI. As part of the programme, the fully sponsored instructors will benefit from two years of flight instructor experience with CTC’s FTO division in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. On completion of the two years, CTC will offer the instructors continued employment, or - for those aspiring to become airline pilots - the option of airline placement through the company’s world-renowned ‘CTC Wings ATP’ (licensed pilot) route.
“Global airline training requirements will very shortly outstrip supply. CTC is being proactive to ensure the supply of well-trained instructors able to maintain the high standards we deliver for our ‘CTC Wings’ trainees. Our aim is to attract enthusiastic and dedicated instructors and develop their skills to an advanced level so that our trainees are assured of receiving the very best support through their training.
“We are mindful that many people’s ambition is to join an airline and we are in an unrivalled position with our airline connections and placement track record through ‘CTC Wings’, to be able to offer our instructors this unique route into airline employment.” said Martin Hunt, Operations Director for CTC Aviation Training (UK) Limited.
“We’d like to encourage applications from instructors with some experience, but more importantly, the we want people with the right attitude. For those who impress us through our selection process, we will provide full sponsorship and an attractive salary package for the duration of the two-year programme. We want to attract the very best to help us maintain our high standards of airline-focused training for our ab initio trainees.”
The fully sponsored advanced instructor development programme will be tailored to reflect the past experience of those selected, but could include -
• Multi-engine pilot rating
• Multi-engine instrument rating
• Instrument rating instructor training
• Class rating instructor training
CTC will also ensure that all of their sponsored instructors, in accordance with company policy, undertake CTC’s airline standard Type Rating Instructor (TRI) Core instructional skills course, which is delivered by the company’s highly qualified team of airline TRIs and TREs.
Captain Hunt explains - “We are committed to maintaining a strong airline focus throughout all stages of our ab initio training; whether through our ‘CTC Wings’ integrated ATPL/IR or MPL programmes or through “CTC Takeoff” our modular route. As well as attending a TRI Core course, we will offer our new instructors the opportunity to attend CTC’s revered Airline Qualification Course incorporating MCC, advanced handling skills and an airline Initial CRM programme. This programme further reinforces our ‘Vertically Integrated’, airline focused training philosophy where we employ airline disciplines wherever we can to ensure that our training delivery stands up to expectation.”
Along with the right drive and motivation, applicants need to posses the following as a minimum.
• Class 1 medical
• Unrestricted FI(A)
• Minimum 450 hours total time
• Minimum 150 IFR time
“We would like to encourage applications from instructors with more advanced qualifications also, but the key to this is that we attract individuals with the right attitude. We are determined to encourage talent and we hope that by removing the financial burden of self funding, we will do just that.”
The airline industry is predicting a need for around 460,000 new pilots over the next 18-20 years and CTC is stepping up its training activity to meet the demand being indicated by both current and prospective clients. The company has recently announced a contract to provide new pilots to Qatar Airways and more than 80 “CTC Wings” pilots have been placed by CTC with their Partner Airlines this year to date, with just under half of that figure going to easyJet and the remainder to Qatar, Monarch and Thomson Airways.
For more information and to apply, visit ctcaviation.com/career
Article created on: June 11 2012