Oxford, United Kingdom, 14 September 2019: International Aviation training organization, Airways Aviation launched the new scholarship at its Airline Pilot Careers Day in the General Headquarters, London Oxford Airport, UK, as part of the company’s drive to encourage more and more students to consider a career as a pilot.
Held at the company’s purpose-built training academy in Oxford, the Airways Aviation Pilot Careers Day offered a unique opportunity for prospective pilots and their families to tour the facilities and experience first-hand what it would be like to train for one of the most rewarding careers available. Attendees were the first to hear about how aspiring pilots could win up to £15,000 towards the price of a full-time EASA pilot training course.
Despite the industry’s clear demand, the percentage of pilots globally is still surprisingly low. The pilot shortage is real and airlines around the world are under pressure. Airways Aviation wants to bridge the gap and is once again proving its commitment to creating opportunities and reducing barriers to entering the pilot profession.
Romy Hawatt, Founder and Owner of Airways Aviation says: “We believe there is an untapped market of talented men & women out there who, for whatever reason, have not considered pilot training as a possibility for them. The launch of our new pilot training scholarship is the first, important step towards supporting more men & women to consider a career as a pilot, where a significant barrier to entry has been financial, not aptitude.”
Applicants for the scholarship will need to register their interest and complete a short online application form before the Mid of March 2020. Airways Aviation will then invite those candidates whose application meets the initial selection criteria to its Oxford headquarters or any other AA location (Spain, Montenegro, Dubai or India) to take the industry-standard COMPASS test. Once the test results are assessed, the top-scoring candidates will be invited to continue the process, with a presentation and panel interview at Oxford as the final stage.
For more details regarding the scholarship, click here.