Skyborne is a global modern airline training academy based at Vero Beach, Florida, with an academy also situated at Gloucestershire Airport in the United Kingdom. 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 students 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?
Vero Beach Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32960, USAFull-time
Let’s face it, we spend a high percentage of our time at work so enjoying the comradery 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.
Our commitment to the professionalism of our training means we look for a certain type of employee. People who have a real desire to make a difference in their work, people who want to be proud of what they do and enjoy the satisfaction from doing a great job.
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 unrivalled learning and working environment.
Supporting our staff and students with their mental wellbeing 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 students. We also have dedicated members of staff at our centers 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 benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision. We provide a 401k option that matches up to 5%. Our ‘Paid Time Off’ affords our employees the ability to step away from work for up to 18 days a year. 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 students achieve their dream careers. We care, and that includes our colleagues who we recognize 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 wellbeing. Our culture is high performing and aspirational, so we ask that you are too. As an employee of Skyborne, you are recognized 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 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 will provide the tools to help you develop and achieve your career goals through continuous learning and support, with countless opportunities.
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 develop resilience and agility to empower our people to embrace change expand their knowledge and learn from those around them.
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.
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.
We care, work hard, and support each other. There is an energy and positivity that comes with this. So if this sounds like the type of place you’d relish working at, 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. Please either apply for a ‘latest vacancy’ or send us your resume and we will bear you in mind for a suitable position.
Your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment team and if successful at this stage, we will get in touch.
As a global organisation with personnel all over the world, our recruitment process for each role may take a variety of forms depending on where the recruiting team is based. Generally speaking, we like to meet people over Teams initially to ensure the ‘fit‘ is there for both parties. This is usually with our Recruitment team, then a second interview on site with the line manager. We aim to achieve the best out of you at interview and for you to get a glimpse of the culture and people you would be working with.
We aim 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 students 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 programs for pilots, cabin crew and future managers.
As co-founder and COO of Skyborne, Ian is responsible for overseeing all aspects of our operations and is the Accountable Manager.
As a former pilot for Monarch and British Airways, Ian has first-hand industry experience to accompany his director-level roles at training academies Airways Aviation and CAE, including the oversight and operation of Integrated, Modular and MPL training programs around the world involving numerous regulators. Ian brings a wealth of unrivalled experience to the role.
Ian is dedicated to ensuring we deliver excellence across all fields of our operations, whilst at the same time ensuring safety is the key priority.
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.
Ed also served as a US Navy pilot in Vietnam flying the Douglas A-4 Skyhawk followed by service in the Navy Reserve flying the LTV A-7E Corsair and recruited for the US Naval Academy, retiring at the rank of Commander.
Ed is responsible for the execution of FAA Part 141 approved training, Skyborne’s airline pathway programs with leading US airlines, plus Private, Instrument, Commercial and Instructor courses.
Ed has significant experience in commercial pilot training with invaluable knowledge to help grow a culture of professionalism and a structured approach amongst the team.
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