Is it your dream to fly for British Airways?

Launch Your Dream Career with Leading Edge Aviation: Choose your Preferred Pathway to the Skies with British Airways

Leading Edge Aviation is proud to be working in partnership with British Airways as it expands its pilot recruitment, playing a key role in identifying and nurturing aspiring pilots for future employment with British Airways.

There are a number of different paths to a career with British Airways and Leading Edge Aviation is committed to empowering aspiring pilots with the skills, knowledge, and expertise required to excel and become future BA captains.


Step into the flightdeck of your dreams with Leading Edge Aviation as part of British Airways Self-Funded Programme.

Leading Edge Aviation is a selected partner for BA’s new Speedbird Self-Sponsored Pathway (SSP). Successful applicants will receive a conditional job offer from BA before they start their training with us.

Our industry leading training and ‘Whole Pilot’ approach gives you all the skills, knowledge and expertise you need to succeed. This unique programme offers you a direct path to the flightdeck of one of the world’s leading airlines.

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Leading Edge Aviation is an approved training organisation for the British Airways ‘Whitetail’ recruitment programme. Under this programme significant numbers of Leading Edge graduates have joined BA Euroflyer, BA Cityflyer and BA Mainline. British Airways are also ‘tagging’ students who are in training with us.

This opportunity is open to all Leading Edge LEAP integrated students.

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