We are delighted to announce that BA Cityflyer have appointed a successful First Officer Placement Programme candidate.
Our congratulations go to Matthew Senior who will soon begin the role as a salaried Navigation, Weights and Performance Officer for a two year period before progressing though our BESTPILOT programme and on to Type and Line training on the Embraer 170/190, all paid for by the airline.
Captain Dave Cox, BA Cityflyer’s Fleet Manager said, ‘Prior to his appointment, Matthew undertook a rigorous pilot selection process with Kura Aviation C.I.C before being presented to BA Cityflyer as one of four final candidates. The standard of all four was exceptionally high and they performed admirably at interview and in the workplace sample assessment. It is to Matthew’s enormous credit that he has been successful and we look forward to him joining the Company in December.’
The First Officer Placement Programme was launched in October and is a work placement and sponsored training opportunity for a modular trained pilot, designed to progress the successful applicant towards a full time, permanent role as a BA Cityflyer First Officer on the Embraer fleet.
Kura’s Managing Director, Isobel Hall added, “We know Matthew will make an outstanding contribution to Cityflyer’s operation and we look forward to working with him when he joins BESTPILOT as preparation for his role as a First Officer.”
Matthew’s Career History:
- 2004 – 2009: Lighting Designer, Music Industry
- 2006 – 2009: BSc (Hons) Lighting Technology
- 2006 – 2011: Modular Commercial Pilot Training
- 2011 – 2015: Aviation industry employment: Ramp Handler, Operations Controller, Flight Instructor, Flight Examiner.
- 2015 – 2017: BA Cityflyer First Officer Placement Programme
The next intake for this Programme is likely to be September 2017. To register your interest, please subscribe to our newsletter for all the latest news and announcements.