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Direct Entry Pilots

Direct Entry Pilot Scheme

The Direct Entry Pilot Scheme is for experienced pilots who want to develop their careers with one of the most progressive international airlines in the business.

It takes just a quick glance at what we offer our flight crews to realise why this is one of the most sought after career opportunities within the commercial aviation sector.

Pilots joining British Airways become part of an operation characterised by a world class reputation for customer service and safety. We offer our pilots exciting career development prospects and more choice of fleet types and route networks, covering longhaul and shorthaul flying, than any other UK airline.


British Airways offers a competitive salary with additional allowances based upon the number of duty and flying hours that are achieved.

British Airways Retirement Plan (BARP) is the pension scheme for all new employees. This is a ‘contracted in’, defined contribution scheme. Additionally members of BARP will, subject to a qualifying period, qualify for Permanent Health Insurance.

All pilots are eligible for non contributory Loss of Licence scheme provided by the Company.

British Airways provides a non contributory Healthcare plan for all pilots.

British Airways offers extensive staff travel benefits to all employees and their eligible nominees.

The above information is advisory only and in no way supersedes the terms and conditions contained within any contract of employment subsequently offered by British Airways.