Essay on Airlines: Airline Transport Pilot License and Training

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Cabin crew
Cabin crew does not require a degree, or HND/foundation degree, however most airlines do require you to have a GSCE of maths and English to a level C* or above. Studying one of the following may show the airlines you have a better understanding/knowledge for the job which may help you with your application:
Leisure and tourism management
Hospitality management
A postgraduate qualification is not required either.
Other BTEC and NVQ courses are available to take. Cabin crew has no apprenticeships, the only training you gain is once you apply with an airline, depending on which airline you apply with there will be a 6weeks training programme in which you will have to be successful in order to be accepted on the job.

*State which jobs require further experience and training
*Discuss progression within each sector –entry level jobs.
Flight crew
To start training as a pilot you require a minimum of 5 GSCE’s and 2 A-levels. The training or the job does not require you to have a postgraduate qualification or a degree. Qualifications which require you any knowledge of mathematics and physics is good to obtain as piloting requires a good understanding of these.
To work as an airline pilot, you require a ‘Frozen ATPL (Airline transport pilot license)’ qualification, the license is unfrozen once you have completed a certain number of hours flying and have obtained the correct experience.
The job required training before you can obtain your licence. Training can be achieved in two ways; you can either do an integrated course which is an intensive full time course of 18 months. This training programme scheme will provide students from 0 hours of training to the required hours so they can unfreeze their ATPL’s.
The second is a modular training scheme. Modular training is more for those students who can’t afford the integrated course which costs around£ 80-90,000. To carry out the modular training you require a private pilot license and have 150 flying hours before you start the flying aspect of the course. The job starts off as a co-pilot and you can progress on to being a first officer which is one of the high ranks of being a pilot.

Ticket desk agent
The job requires having a background of working as a customer service as the job will require you to have direct contact with passengers; you will also need a good mathematical and technical. Also you require a foreign language skill. The candidate should at least hold a high school diploma or GED, but a college diploma is more preferred. Verbal and communicational skills are also required by the job. Working as a ticket desk agent has a wide opportunity for you to advance and get promoted for jobs such as chief of the ticket office, passenger service agent, or station agent.
Reservations agent
A reservation agent requires a minimum age of 18 to 20. Because a reservation agent requires working directly with the customer a good background of customer service is required along with some good verbal and communication skills. Mathematical and technical experience and qualifications are also good to have as the job requires it.
No specific qualification is required however it is preferred if the candidate has a high school diploma or a GED or a college diploma.
Crew scheduling
Terminal control
Public relations
Customer service agent
Air traffic controller
For this job, a degree or a HND is not required as the job doesn’t require it, due to it no requiring any extra knowledge. However if you acquire a qualification in the numeracy or technical field this will be beneficial as the job does require that kind of knowledge. Ability to do the skill is more important than training for the job. Entry requirements also include a minimum of 5 GSCE’s to a grade C* or above including English and Maths.
Pre-entry experience will not be required as the company will provide all training needed, however