United Kingdom

The West Atlantic Cadet Scheme is a long standing and highly regarded pilot sponsorship/cadet programme. Cadet pilots are employed by West Atlantic and all live together in shared accommodation they cover many cadet duties whilst concurrently training for their ATPL ground studies, Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL), Instrument Rating (IR) and finally type training.

The West Atlantic sponsorship scheme is funded fully up front by West Atlantic Airlines. Once type rated and employed as a West Atlantic First Officer, the pilot then pays back 50% of their training costs.

We recommend reading what life is like as a Cadet Pilot on the West Atlantic Cadet Pilot Sponsorship Scheme

Pre-entry requirements for the Cadet Scheme

You must:
  • hold a current EASA Private Pilots Licence
  • hold a current class 1 medical
  • have a full, clean, EU driving licence with the rights to drive a motor vehicle in the UK
  • have the rights to live and work within the UK
Preferably you should:
  • hold a night rating
  • have 50 hours total time

Application Process

West Atlantic Cadet Scheme UK is currently closed  for applications.