Gloucestershire airline academy launches recruitment drive

Skyborne is launching a new recruitment drive for multi-engine flight instructors to join its team at Gloucestershire Airport, after securing a string of prestigious airline partnerships.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Skyborne is launching a recruitment drive for UKCAA qualified multi-engine flight instructors to join its team in Gloucestershire.

Gloucestershire airline academy, Skyborne, is launching a new recruitment drive for UKCAA qualified multi-engine flight instructors to join its training academy at Gloucestershire Airport. 

Offering what it describes as an 'industry-leading' basic salary of £55,000 based on a 600-hour flight target; up to £10,000 annual bonus; a sign-on bonus of £1,000; not to mention £100,000 loss of licence cover, paid leave, private healthcare and even a relocation allowance, the package gives new recruits the opportunity to get 2024 off to a flying start. 

The recruitment drive follows Skyborne being selected as the official UK partner for British Airways' first Speedbird Pilot Academy — which offers fully funded training for up to 60 candidates each year — among other partnerships with prestigious airlines. 

Skyborne's managing director, Paul Fabian, said: 'In a heavily regulated industry, disrupting it isn’t easy, but at Skyborne we lead by challenging norms and through innovations in pilot selection, training delivery, funding solutions and customer excellence. 

'Five years on, Skyborne is going from strength to strength, recruiting record numbers of staff and trainees for our growing number of cadet programmes. These ME flight instructors will fuel the next stage of our development as we continue to redefine the airline industry and deliver world-class pilots.

'Our Gloucestershire base really does offer the whole package. With state-of-the-art facilities in a picturesque location combining the best of city and country life, it’s perfect for career instructors searching for a new family home.

'We’re seeking dynamic individuals who share our vision. As a flight instructor at Skyborne, you won’t just be teaching; you’ll be actively contributing to the evolution of pilot training, allowing you to head home each night knowing you’ve made a real difference.'

In addition to its Gloucestershire Airport base, Skyborne also operate from Vero Beach in Florida in the United States with a fleet that includes the very best training aircraft and flight simulators. 

Candidates must have a minimum of 500 hours flying time and 200 hours instructional time, as well as the right to live and work in the UK without restriction — and can apply via the Skyborne website. 

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