The Qantas Group draws on nearly one hundred years of the highest standards of training to ensure that our pilots are some of the world’s best. And now we’re looking to the next generation.
Estimates suggest that 790,000 more pilots will be required globally over the next 20 years with around one third of them in the Asia Pacific region.
To help meet the increasing need for skilled aviators in one of the fastest growing global industries we are launching the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. The Academy is part of our plans to build a long-term talent pipeline not just for Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar, but for the industry more broadly.
As the national carrier we have a history of attracting the best and brightest to fly for us, so we’re hoping to see passionate men and women training with us at our new Academy.
The Academy will open its doors in Toowoomba in September. If you’re ready to start your career as a pilot, applications are now open.
FTA is a world-class training provider for the Australian aviation industry and some of the world’s leading airlines.
Since its founding in 1982, FTA has been focused on producing future airline captains, rather than simply training students to obtain a licence.
In partnership with the Qantas Group, FTA will offer a full range of services, including student selection, ab initio and advanced training courses, as well as management of accommodation facilities onsite at Toowoomba’s Wellcamp Airport.
FTA’s highly trained and committed staff will ensure that the training environment and content of the courses not only exceed student expectations, but will also contribute to the creation of a truly world-class pilot school.
The Academy Experience
The Qantas Group Pilot Academy aims to produce industry-ready pilots with a strong focus on safety and quality of training, delivered in an inclusive and supportive environment. Training will be facilitated by FTA with support from the Qantas Group to provide an outstanding student experience.
Academy students will be living and studying in Toowoomba. Purpose-built classroom facilities, student accommodation and hangar are being constructed. Students will have the opportunity to visit Qantas’ headquarters and Jet Base in Sydney to see the operational heart of the airline and meet leaders and experienced pilots from across the Qantas Group.
Mentoring and Career Planning
Students will have the option to join the Qantas Group Future Pilot Program which provides access to career development support and mentors. As part of the program, students will learn what it’s like to be a commercial airline pilot, the career paths available and how to achieve their career aspirations.
Whether students dream of one day flying on our international network, connecting communities in regional Australia or giving back to aviation through a career as an instructor, there are many options and the Qantas Group Future Pilot Program will assist students to better understand the pathways available to them.
Qantas Group Pilot Academy Alumni
Graduates can opt to join the Academy Alumni group and stay connected to both the Academy and Qantas Group. Members will have access to opportunities in the Qantas Group and can use it as an avenue to stay in touch with their peers.