Spanish flight school FTEJerez has announced its first ATPL scholarships. The academy will sponsor the full price of an Airline First Officer Program (FTE’s integrated ATPL course) for two successful candidates.
FTE’s ATPL Scholarship is open to European and UK nationals who are available to commence ATPL training in 2022.
Selection of candidates will follow a similar format to that of an airline cadet program. The award will be based on academic merits and performance throughout the selection process.
In addition, the candidate’s family income will also be considered, as one of the main objectives of this scholarship is to support candidates to achieve their dream of becoming an airline pilot, regardless of their financial background.
The ATPL Scholarship will be launched on 29 November and applications will be accepted since then until 31 December.
The scholarship is designed to cover 100% of the fees of FTE’s Airline First Officer Program. This includes not only the course fees, but also full-board accommodation on the FTE Campus, all training materials, uniform, iPad (electronic flight book), renewal of the Class 1 medical and all landing, navigation and examination fees.
Successful candidates will only have to pay for their personal expenses and their travel to Jerez to commence training.
Oscar Sordo, FTEJerez CEO, said, “We are very excited to offer this opportunity to two motivated and deserving candidates, regardless of the ability to secure funding for their training.
“We also consider the scholarship as a fantastic landmark: Aviation is finally recovering following the pandemic and we are once again welcoming airline partners on campus seeking to recruit our graduates.
“In a way, this scholarship is a celebration of the industry returning to normality and of FTE’s leading position in the global aviation training arena”.