Graduate success

From first dreams to First Officer, 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 (including Airbus, Boeing, De Havilland, Embraer and Saab), Leading Edge pilots are flying the line all over the globe on a daily basis.

Our training programme is airline focused from day one, preparing our students to graduate with the highest level of technical ability and skills. Our alumni network is strong and growing fast, and we love staying in touch to see what our Leading Edge family are up to!

James Everett - Ryanair First Officer

“I am extremely lucky to have trained at Leading Edge Aviation. They have supported me during and after my training ad have helped me land my dream job!

The entire process from zero experience to now has been exceptionally valuable. The entire team go above and beyond to help you land your first airline job, whilst providing professional and punctual training.

I cannot thank them enough for all their help!”

Clementine Hughes - British Airways First Officer

Last year I achieved my dream of flying for British Airways based out of London Heathrow and I feel so lucky to have been given this opportunity!

I will always be grateful for all the support I received both during and after my time at Leading Edge and would recommend them to anyone looking for a fantastic career in aviation!

Paul Hodgetts - Wizz Air First Officer

I’m absolutely thrilled to start my flying career at Wizz Air, an opportunity I simply wouldn’t have had without the incredible support of Leading Edge!

From day one their student centric approach has been unfailing, helping me succeed through the whole training journey. Their Graduate Services program is outstanding, providing vital industry insight as well as invaluable assessment preparation.

At leading edge, it’s personal!”

James Shaw - British Airways First Officer

“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.”

Ashleigh Saunders - Tui Second Officer

“I feel incredibly lucky to have started my dream job and airline with TUI back in September 2023!

Finally getting to put everything into practice and learning the airline ways is extremely rewarding. Safe to say all the hard work over the years has been well worth it! Super grateful for all the amazing support from Leading Edge and my friends and family.”

Charlotte Cotterell - British Airways First Officer

“Last year I finally achieved my goal of flying the flag at British Airways!

I’d previously spent 2 amazing years flying for Ryanair based in Marrakesh. It’s been a tough couple of years for the industry post Covid but it’s great to see so many new flying opportunities opening!

I absolutely love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything different. Every day I get to see the world from a different perspective and I’m still so grateful for all the people that helped to get me here.”