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UK pilots’ association helping Monarch pilots find work

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has negotiated new job opportunities for former Monarch pilots.

The union has been supporting the flight crew who woke up to discover they were out of a job when the business had collapsed two weeks ago.

BALPA staff and reps were in contact with several airlines after the news broke to identify any recruitment opportunities available. That has resulted in 30 companies coming forward with over 100 opportunities.

As well as seven training days to prepare pilots for interviews, the association has organised a ‘Flight Crew Futures’ event at Gatwick, which will see more than 16 exhibitors attend and has already had more than 600 registrations from pilots.

BALPA Head of Membership and Career Service, Wendy Pursey, said:

“It’s only been two weeks since Monarch’s insolvency but since then we’ve been working hard to ensure there are ample opportunities for our members in Monarch.

“The news of the company’s collapse has been devastating for many, especially for those employees of Monarch, some of whom have spent most of their careers with the airline.

“By hosting training to prepare pilots for interview, as well as our Flight Crew Futures recruitment event, we’re hoping we can get as many of those pilots back into work as soon as possible.”

The Flight Crew Futures event will take place at Gatwick on 17th October and is free to BALPA members.