After graduating from Oxford Aviation Academy (July 2011), which I followed through the Dutch EPST, I decided to apply with German Wings. After successfully completing the selection process in Germany I was hired by the Lufthansa Group.
Because of changes to the pension age in Lufthansa I have remained in the hold pool and so have decided to look elsewhere for a position as a First Officer.
I have tried to find work as a pilot outside Europe, travelling to South America to search for work.
In the last few years I kept working in the aviation industry but as a ‘flight trainer’ and demo pilot for an international company who design and produce unmanned aircraft systems. In the mean time I was on the ‘waiting list’ for German Wings. I applied for every flying job possible, but unfortunately with not enough hours.
Thanks to Kura I regained faith in getting an airline job. During the BESTPILOT training I learned the most import differences between a pilot and a professional airline pilot.
Thanks to the professional teachers and great lessons I got a fast track course in interview training and my non-technical skills.
A few months after I finished, Ryanair called me for an interview and thanks to Kura I was fully prepared! I still can’t believe that I am really going to fly and finding the dream job that I always wanted.
I would like to thank the whole Kura team for their honest, helpful and professional approach during, and after the course.