Our Airline Partnership

We are proud to collaborate with leading airlines to offer exceptional opportunities for our graduates and aspiring pilots. Our network includes leading airlines where our graduates excel and embark on remarkable careers in the aviation industry. Take a glimpse at our esteemed airline partners, the pinnacle of your future flight journey!

British Airways

Leading Edge Aviation is proud to announce its partnership with British Airways as a nominated training organisation for both the Whitetail Recruitment Programme and the Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway (SSP).

Under the Whitetail initiative, students enrolled in Leading Edge Aviation’s flight training programmes will have the unique opportunity to be ‘tagged’ by British Airways, marking them as potential future pilots for the airline. The SSP initiative gives aspiring aviators the opportunity to begin their flight training with a conditional job offer from British Airways.

This prestigious recognition sets the stage for successful students to embark on an exciting journey towards joining the ranks of British Airways’ Euroflyer, CityFlyer, and Mainline world-class flight crew. We are delighted to announce that, in the last 6 months, 33 graduates have successfully secured roles with British Airways EuroFlyer, CityFlyer, and Mainline.

“I cannot thank Leading Edge enough for helping me secure my dream job straight out of training!

The graduate services team provided comprehensive and individual support for all 4 stages of the selection process, giving me the tools, I needed to succeed.

I’m so excited to begin my career with British Airways!”

– James Shaw (LEAL Graduate)

Titan Airways

Titan Airways has selected Leading Edge Aviation as an official partner for their recruitment programme. This collaboration involves working with Leading Edge Aviation to recruit graduate pilots for an incredible journey with the airline.

The selected candidates will start their journey with Titan Airways in early 2024, benefitting from a clearly defined career path including the opportunity to fly an A330 in three years. This career pathway encompasses experiences across the wide range of flying offered by Titan Airways and its prestigious client base, offering fast-paced career advancement.

Airline Partnerships

Leading Edge Aviation has continued to build strong relationships with the industry with graduates now working in over 20 leading airlines such as Wizz Air, Jet2, TUI, Ryanair, and more. Our graduates benefit from relationships with Leading Airlines and our Airline Partners including British Airways, Titan Airways and EasyJet, as nominated providers for their various Recruitment Programmes. 

Leading Edge’s holistic pilot training “whole pilot” approach, which incorporates the core skills needed beyond flight training, has been crucial in creating well-rounded pilots equipped with all the skills to secure roles with leading airlines and become future captains.

Join us and discover the exceptional possibilities our partnerships unlock for your aviation dreams! Kick-start your journey today to becoming a First Officer with one of our partner airlines!

“Loganair have recently employed a handful of graduates from Leading Edge Aviation and we are impressed with the quality of candidates that the flight school produces.

They particularly focus on the core pilot competencies, that don’t just look at the students flying ability but also their soft skills.

I have had the recent privilege in being welcomed onsite and the training facilities provided are excellent, all staff and students provide a friendly environment, that makes this a great place to train.”

– Jordan Jennings (Flight Crew Recruiter & First Officer at Loganair)

LEAL Graduate Successes

From dreams to reality, our graduate pilots have secured roles working for a wide variety of airlines throughout the UK, Europe, and Asia operating both narrow- & wide-bodied aircraft. We are proud to announce that 136 of our graduates have secured roles with leading airlines in the last 6 months.

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