Careers

At HeliSpeed Academy, we continue to remain at the forefront of our industry, working with operators all over the world to create multiple career pathways for our students. We don’t just want our students to invest in training and getting their helicopter pilot license; we want to help them land their first job.

As a ‘low-hour pilot,’ finding that first job doesn’t come easy. Before getting your commercial pilot license (cpl), many helicopter operators will want to see you with more flying experience. At HeliSpeed Academy, we’ll sit down with you before you start your training and look at what type of pilot you want to be, and in what industry. Even if you don’t know the answer to that question at first, our team will work with you to design a programme that will take you down the pathway that’s right for you. You may want to ferry helicopters all over the world, work in the oil & gas offshore sector, fight forest fires or be part of the helicopter emergency medical services.

Whatever your dream is, the sky’s the limit and HeliSpeed Academy, Blackpool, will work with you to create a bespoke career pathway to your goals.

If you’d like to discuss your career with our team, get in touch.

Helicopter Chief Flight Instructor (CFI)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Chief Flight Instructor who is qualified as a Flight instructor to teach to CPL standard and must be acceptable to CAA to hold position of CFI
  • As the senior civil-qualified pilot at HA, providing professional advice on EASA/UK CAA-regulated civil flight operations
  • Reporting to higher management any factors likely to affect personnel or aviation safety
  • Ensuring that optimum manning of the ATO component is maintained, especially in respect of qualification, experience and recency, and available to meet the HA training standards
  • Complying with Policies and Procedures issued by the Company, including Company Department and General Procedures and any local instructions, if issued

Essential:

  • Require a minimum of EASA CPL (H) with FE (H), (PPL & CPL)
  • Candidates must be acceptable to the CAA and be able to hold Form 4
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Minimum 1,500 flight hours as a PIC and at least 700 flight hours as a flight instructor
  • Class 1 Medical certificate issued in accordance with EASA

Desirable:

  • Additional relevant qualifications such as IR (H) and FAA FI would be advantageous

Location: Blackpool

Salary: Subject to Experience

Helicopter Flight Instructors (Full / Part time)

Key Responsibilities:

  • Impart flying instructions as per the syllabus of a course
  • Maintain student records
  • Follow all safety procedures as per regulations and educate students on all aspects for safe conduct of flight training
  • Perform other duties assigned by CFI
  • Conduct Computer Based Training/Computer Aided Instruction/Synthetic training as required, including ground school lessons
  • Conduct other tasks related to the Training System as directed
  • Deliver training to ab-initio, refresher/Helispeed pilots
  • Assist the Chief Pilot in the development and maintenance of RW courseware
  • Complete other tasks related to RW training to the satisfaction of the Chief Pilot
  • Produce successful and highly motivated students who excel in the airborne arena
  • Assessment of all RW student pilots in accordance with the RW Assessment and Training Strategy

Essential:

  • CPL – H holder with FI and valid medical and ideally a instrument rating
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 1000 hours helicopter flight time and 250 hours airborne instructional experience

Desirable:

  • EASA ATPL (H) licence
  • Previous instructional experience of ab-initio training

Location: Blackpool

Salary: Subject to Experience

Helicopter Ground School/Theoretical Knowledge Instructors

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct required theoretical training for students in line with course modules-
  • Development/discipline of all Ground Instructors
  • Accountable for ensuring that the school is in compliance with the national regulatory requirements with regard to delivery of Theoretical Knowledge Training
  • Work with the Head of Training defining and monitoring the required quality and standard of training given by the Ground training staff
  • Ensuring Training policies and processes are suitable for task and regulatory requirements. Advising of Shortfalls and remedial requirements
  • Ensuring that there is an adequate number of suitably qualified Ground training staff available to undertake the required training task of the school
  • Communicating/promoting policies, procedures and standards throughout the Ground school
  • Ensuring all Ground Training Staff are suitably qualified and company standards checks completed
  • Ensuring that all Ground training documentation, manuals and courseware are fit for purpose and meet the requirements of the business

Essential:

  • Conducting ground school training in accordance with EASA course curriculum.
  • Ensuring Ground School subjects are taught IAW the approved flight syllabi,
  • Manage assigned students training within syllabus and the schedule.
  • Maintain accurate records of assigned students
  • Ensure assigned students are scheduled for stage checks, Knowledge tests;
  • Maintain currency in all procedures and regulations.
  • Contribute to the revision and updating of Course syllabi

Desirable:

  • Ability to work well in a highly structured environment
  • Team oriented
  • Result oriented
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and MS Outlook

Location: Blackpool

Salary: Subject to Experience