To help meet the increasing need for skilled aviators in one of the fastest growing global industries, Qantas is launching the Qantas Group Pilot Academy. The Academy is part of Qantas’ plans to build a long-term talent pipeline not just for Qantas, QantasLink and Jetstar, but for the industry more broadly. The first student intake is due in September 2019.
Qantas has approved Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) as the training provider for the Toowoomba site. FTA is a world-class training provider for the Australian aviation industry and some of the world’s leading airlines. FTA Queensland in association with Qantas Group Pilot Academy, plan to recruit staff from the surrounding areas where possible, to fill vacancies for this new business initiative. Thus supporting the existing local workforce and infrastructure in Toowoomba and surrounding areas. Advertising various vacancies is the first step in this undertaking.
Qantas has also announced that Mackay has been selected as the preferred location for the second Qantas Pilot Group Academy site. Qantas will now work with Mackay Regional Council, Mackay Airport and the Queensland Government to further progress the proposal for this site.