Jetstar launches cadet pilot training programme in Singapore

Low fares carrier, Jetstar, has announced the launch of its Cadet Pilot Training Programme in Singapore to support its needs. 

For a start, it’s looking to pick up to 30 Singaporeans or regional applicants for the 18-month programme, which starts in March next year. 

Jetstar said candidates need not have flying experience but must meet its requirements for aptitude, quality and safety. 

The carrier also plans to launch a six-month Advanced Cadet Programme in February, designed to help non-commercial pilots get their commercial flying licence. 

There will be around 40 places available on this programme. 

The training will be conducted in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. 

Jetstar Asia Chief Executive Officer, Chong Phit Lian, said these programmes would play a critical role in securing an additional source of trained pilots to support the carrier's growth aspirations, particularly in Asia over the next few years. 

The programme is a result of a partnership between Jetstar and Oxford Aviation Academy. 

In support of the new partnership, the academy is establishing a dedicated Ground Training Centre in Singapore.