BRITISH Airways will expend £6million a 12 months to enhance range amongst its pilots.
The airline is stumping up £100,000 each and every for the schooling prices of 60 new candidates a calendar year from lower-profits backgrounds.
Candidates will no for a longer time will need A-stages or a degree and will not have to be ready to fork out for the training themselves.
Simon Cheadle, BA’s director of flight ops, claimed: “We’re encouraging any individual from lessen socio-financial groups to accomplish their aspiration of becoming a pilot.”
Only 6 per cent of business pilots are women.
Hannah Vaughan, 32, a BA senior 1st officer, said: “Funding pilot instruction opens the position up to any individual.”
She added: “My buddies are all talking about it. It is superb we all have this opportunity.”
Student Priyesh, 17, has done get the job done experience at BA.
He stated of flying: “It’s all I want to do.”