Cadet Scheme

October 31, 2022

Cadet Scheme

Cadet Scheme

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 open for applications.

Please Complete the current application forms :

Cadet Scheme Application Form
Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Applications will only be accepted via email to by 29th July 2016

Successful applications will be notified by email on or before 8th August 2016

Please Note: Telephone enquiries will NOT be accepted due to the volume of applicants

The Cadet Scheme is aimed at PPL holders who, if selected, are employed by West Atlantic and sponsored through their CPL/IR/MCC and type rating training. If you already hold a commercial licence you are not eligible for this scheme. If you wish to apply as a direct entry pilot, please check the West Atlantic website for recruitment information

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