GraduatesLooking to join the aviation industry
In this guide, we explain which pilot licence you will need to fly different types of aircraft, whether you want to fly professionally or recreationally. We cover everything from a Private Pilot Licence to the ATPL. We also explain what a ‘type rating’ is and when you’ll need one to fly.
To become a commercial pilot, you’ll need an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Training for this can take around two years and cost as much as £100,000. It’s therefore important to know all your options before you start applying for courses. We cover everything you need to know to get started.
A helicopter engineer is responsible for the maintenance and repair of helicopters. These roles are usually based at airports or flight service centres. You’ll need to be practical and have technical understanding. Our guide tells you everything you need to know about becoming a helicopter engineer.
There are a wide range of roles available in the aviation industry, from pilots to office workers. This guide will help you decide what role is for you. We explain what each job involves, the skills and qualifications you need, and how much you could expect to earn.
The job of passenger check-in officer is often also called ‘airline customer service agent’. The job requires excellent communication skills, patience, and the ability to cope with difficult situations in a calm and professional manner. Here’s everything you need to know about the role.
Air traffic controllers are responsible for the safe flight of aircraft and provide pilots with details on when and where they should land at an airport. They work in control centres or in control towers to track flights using radar and radio equipment and communicate instructions to pilots.
An airline pilot is responsible for flying passengers and cargo on long-haul or short-haul flights. There will usually be two pilots on board an aircraft; a captain and a supporting first officer. We fill you in on everything you need to know about becoming an airline pilot.
Cabin crew jobs involve a lot of hard work and commitment but the rewards can be excellent. The role is to provide a high standard of customer care, but equally, cabin crew are responsible for ensuring that all the passengers are safe and secure during a flight. Here’s everything you need to know.
A flight dispatcher or aviation scheduler is responsible for ensuring that aircraft are where they need to be at the right time. They work with pilots to decide on the most efficient routes and create flight plans. Here’s everything you need to know about becoming a flight dispatcher.
If you want to work at the cutting edge of technology, a career as an aviation engineer might be for you. Aircraft engineers apply scientific and technological principles to the research, development and design of aircraft and their components. Here’s everything you need to know.