Iberia have launched a training partnership with FTE Jerez.
Effectively this is a mentored scheme and there is no guarantee of a job at the end, although if you successfully pass the course and there are First Officer positions available then no further selection is applicable and you will be offered a place on a A320 type rating with Iberia, which you will have to pay for too!
This is from Iberia Head of Training:
Welcome to the Iberia AFOP, a mentored airline pilot programme and ATPL course run in collaboration with FTEJerez. I am Jorge Vilar García-Talavera, Head of Training at Iberia and charged by the airline to assist with the hiring and training of its flight deck crews.
This Mentored Scheme has been developed with our training partner, FTEJerez, to provide a source of quality preselected pilots to crew our aircraft. You will undertake training under the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) route to the right-hand seat of our aircraft. The course has been specifically designed to teach you all of the key elements necessary for you to successfully transition to an Iberia flight deck.
During your training in Jerez, your progress will be mentored throughout the course by an Iberia Liaison Pilot. As the final phase of this course, students will undergo an A320 Type Rating course.
Selection will follow the standard format and battery of tests FTEJerez conducts for other airline mentored schemes. The top ten candidates will be offered positions on courses commencing training at Jerez in February and March 2018.
The prospects within the airline for pilot progression are excellent and the routes we fly are both challenging and rewarding.
May I take this opportunity to wish you every success with your application and the selection process.
We are looking for high calibre, well-motivated individuals who are keen to be part of a team working for one of Europe’s most well-established airlines.
To be eligible for this scheme you must hold third level qualifications (University Degree), speak Spanish at a native/ICAO 6 level and have at least a B2 English proficiency.
Course and Costs:
If successful, you will have to fund the ‘Airline First Officer Programme’, FTE’s renowned integrated ATPL course. The price for the AFOP is 117,000€, including VAT.
The candidate will also have to fund an Airbus 320 Type Rating (provided by Iberia’s TR supplier).
The total price for the AFOP is inclusive of the following:
- Accommodation and Full Board whilst undergoing training at FTEJerez
- Full uniform (except shoes)
- 1st attempt, ground and flying EASA exams
- Renewal of the EASA Class One Medical
- All training material
- Landing and navigation fees
- Free Internet access
- No additional accommodation charge in the unlikely event of delay in training due to adverse weather
Please bear in mind the course start dates (February and March 2018) when considering the funds you will require in time to commence training.
Throughout the training, the Iberia cadet’s performance will not only be monitored by FTE’s training team, but there will also be an oversight by Iberia’s assigned Liaison Pilot.
If successful throughout the training at FTEJerez and First Officer positions available, no further selection will be required by Iberia and you will flow straight onto the A320 type rating course.