Skyborne Airline Academy is a global modern airline training academy based at Gloucestershire Airport in the United Kingdom, with an academy also situated in Vero Beach, Florida, United States. Established by industry experts, Skyborne brings a fresh approach to airline pilot training.
It is our vision to create a training environment where the highest standard of teaching, safety and relevant airline-style training is maintained, and interactive learning is encouraged. As a company our passion is our people, both back office and front-line staff along with our trainees and stakeholders. We strive to recruit exceptional talent to join the Skyborne family to continue to bring this vision to life. We are surrounded by extraordinary people… could you be next?
Gloucestershire Airport, Gloucestershire. GL51 6SR, UKFull-time
Let’s face it, we spend a high percentage of our time at work so enjoying the cameradery of likeminded people to deliver great results matters to us.
From our unique educational approach to our world-class facilities, we’re radically redefining every aspect of pilot training. We’re fully committed to maintaining a dynamic, engaging and welcoming environment to get the best from all pilots who train with us, and staff who work with us.
We provide a supportive working culture with an open-door policy. The management team are extremely ‘hands on’ and approachable, and actively encourage open two-way conversations.
We understand everyone is unique and believe in creating an environment where we can truly be ourselves, embrace different perspectives and give everyone the chance to think in new and creative ways. What we all have in common is our energy and passion for our roles while working together as one team.
We have a vastly experienced, hand-picked team of the very best talent in the industry to provide best-in-class training and service delivery, in every department.
Skyborne is more than just a flight school, it is a family working towards the same goal making for an un-rivalled learning and working environment.
Supporting our staff and trainees with their mental well-being is top on our list of priorities. We work with Red Umbrella Academies to provide an online mental health platform to provide additional expert support specifically for trainees. We also have dedicated members of staff at our centres who have been trained by Red Umbrella to be Mental Health First Aiders, providing support when its most needed. All employees have access to an Employee Assistance Programme too.
Skyborne is at its best when our employees have a balanced and productive lifestyle. Our benefits include an enhanced pension using salary sacrifice to make this as cost effective as possible for employees, private medical insurance, life assurance and generous leave entitlement. We actively encourage using this time to reset the clock.
We are serious about what we do. We all achieve a real buzz from seeing our trainees achieve their dream careers. We care, and that includes our colleagues who we recognise are vital to us being the very best we can be collectively and individually.
We aim to look after our employees. We do this in the workplace by offering a state-of-the-art facility with safe operations being the highest priority and through our work by developing those who want to develop themselves with a genuine commitment to well-being. Our culture is high performing and aspirational, so we ask that you are too. As an employee of Skyborne, you are recognised and respected. Building through innovation our elite group of employees hold our vision and values near and dear to their hearts. We empower and engage our employees with inclusivity.
It really is a fascinating place to work and if you aren’t already into aviation, once you are here you will be!
We will provide the tools to help you develop and achieve your career goals through continuous learning and support, with countless opportunities.
We believe that when you enjoy work, you deliver your best. Our supportive management team and the collaborative work ethic around Skyborne ensures trust is achieved.
We encourage our staff to share ideas and take a hands on approach to deliver excellence at all times. People produce the best products so we recruit the best people.
We empower our employees to think differently. Innovating to grow and evolve to be the very best at what we do individually and as a Team.
We develop resilience and agility to empower our people to embrace change expand their knowledge and learn from those around them.
You’ve made it to this page, which means you could be looking for your next step to enhance your career and experience in Aviation. We’re thrilled you are considering Skyborne. If you think you’ve got what it takes and a role excites you, we’d love to hear from you. There is nothing to lose and potentially a huge amount to gain.
Once you apply, your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment team.
As a global organisation with personnel all over the world, our recruitment process for each role may vary depending on the vacancy and where it is based.
Generally speaking, our Recruitment team like to have an informal chat with you first to discuss the role and find out a little but more about you. The second stage will be an onsite interview with the recruiting line manager and members of the team, where we hope you can get a good feel for our culture.
We understand that interviews can be nerve-racking so we aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible, allowing you to enjoy getting to know us as much as we will enjoy getting to know you.
We strive to make quick decisions, so you are not left waiting. At the end of each interview, we will let you know what to expect next along with timescales, and will offer feedback if you are unsuccessful.
As co-founder and CEO of Skyborne, Lee oversees every aspect of the business, ensuring we deliver the very best user experience and final outcome for all trainees and customers.
With three decades of experience in the airline industry as a pilot with British Airways and a former shareholder and director of CTC Aviation group and current Training Captain, Lee brings a level of unrivalled expertise to the role.
He aims to take his wealth of experience and work with directors and managers of the world’s leading airlines to offer a range of programmes for pilots, cabin crew and future managers.
Tom is most renowned for his role in transnational education, being awarded an honorary doctorate for his services to education by Middlesex University in 2001 and Columbia College, USA in 2005. He continues to invest in and quietly support the commercial sector and artists alike as he has done for over 20 years.
Tom has worked on over 100 albums as an engineer, producer and musician, and has been involved with educating and training well over 60,000 students over 35 years. Since the sale of SAE Institute, Tom has been instrumental in the creation of Skyborne Airline Academy.
During his time in this role, Paul ensured the safety, compliance and efficiency of the airline’s operations, managing and strategically allocating resources to maximise operational performance.
Earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at Bond University in Australia, Paul has previously held the roles of Chief Operations Officer at Air Malta and Vice President – Network Control at Emirates, where he was responsible for safe and compliant ground and air operations.
As Managing Director in the UK, he leads the management team and ensures trainees receive the highest quality pilot training experience. He is also responsible for driving the growth and future success of the business.
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