CAE Women in Flight Scholarship Program

Encouraging women to pursue their dreams as professional pilots

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The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program encourages exceptional women to become professional pilots. CAE will provide financial support to aspiring female pilots by awarding five full scholarships, across its global training network.

How does the scholarship work?

Five CAE airline-mentored cadet training programs have been selected for this first edition of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship, and one scholarship will be granted per program.

Five candidates will each receive a fully paid scholarship to cover the entire cost of their cadet pilot training, including accommodation and travel, applicable to one of CAE’s participating airline-mentored cadet training programs. Upon successful completion of training, the selected candidates will either commence or have the opportunity to secure their first pilot job* and fly with one of the participating airlines. 

Applications for the scholarship close on April 1st, 2019

* subject to meeting airlines' conditions 

Who are the participating airlines?

The airlines participating in this first edition of the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program are:

Click to see the CAE airline-mentored cadet training program associated to each participating airline.

What does it mean to be a CAE Woman in Flight?

Scholarship recipients will become CAE ambassadors and role models, entrusted to share their passion for aviation to inspire the next generation of women to join the aviation industry. CAE will follow the scholarship recipients throughout their journey to the flightdeck and their first few years as a professional pilot; providing regular updates through social media, and sharing their experience at aerospace and women in aviation events that they will attend.

What does it take to become a CAE Woman in Flight?

This one-of-a-kind program is competitive, and we are looking for women who demonstrate leadership, involvement in their communities, team-work abilities, communication skills, perseverance, and who love the thought of being at the command of an aircraft!

Are you a future #CAEpilot? Are you interested in the #CAEWomeninFlight scholarship program? Apply today!

How do I apply?
Phase 1: Apply to a CAE airline-mentored cadet pilot training program

Before you can submit your CAE Women in Flight scholarship application, you must first apply to a cadet pilot training program open to applications for the CAE Women in Flight scholarship. To apply for a cadet pilot training program, please follow the steps listed below.

Step 1: Read the eligibility requirements

Read the eligibility requirements of the CAE airline-mentored cadet training program of your choice to validate if you are eligible to apply. Please note that you cannot apply to the scholarship if your profile doesn’t match the requirements of one of the cadet training programs listed below.

Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme

Visit the program page: www.cae.com/easyjet

  • Be aged 18 or over to commence training (by course start date)
  • The right to live and work with unrestricted access across United Kingdom (UK), European Economic Area (EEA), European Union (EU) or Switzerland
  • Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) Grade C or above including Maths, English & Science
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Minimum height 5’ 2” (157cm) with maximum commensurate with Airbus flight deck requirements
  • Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 medical

Please note, you are only able to sit one Generation EasyJet assessment at one Flight Training School within a 6 month period.

CityJet Climb High Mentored Cadet Programme

Visit the program page: www.cae.com/cityjet

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Entitled to reside and work in the European Union
  • Free from any criminal record
  • No piercings or tattoos
  • You must have no more than a PPL license or 100 hours of flying experience
  • Must obtain a UK CAA issued EASA Class 1 Medical Certificate prior to commencement*
  • Able to fund the full cost of the initial CAE training course
  • Fluent in the English language with the potential to qualify at ICAO level 6
  • In possession of the following minimum educational qualifications:

Ireland:

  • School Leaving Certificate with 6 subjects including mathematics, English and a science subject, with a minimum of D1 in higher mathematics, or B3 in Ordinary math’s, with a C3 or higher in 3 honour subjects.

Or

  • An Honour Degree above 3.0 or a pass or higher award in a higher degree such as MSc, MA, MPhil, DPhil, PhD, MBA.

United Kingdom:

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above, including English Language, Mathematics and a Science (single or double award), excluding General Studies.
  • Either 3 A-Levels at Grades BCC or above, excluding General Studies and Critical thinking.

Or

  • An Honours Degree above 3.0 or a pass or higher in a higher degree such as MSc, MA, MPhil, DPhil, PhD, MBA.

Other Countries:

Candidates must demonstrate that they can meet the equivalent of the minimum educational standard required of Irish educated candidates.

* Applicants who already possess a Class 1 Medical Certificate from an EASA member state besides the UK may start the course, but must move their Medical Records to the UK CAA before course completion. This is because their license will be issued by the UK CAA and EASA regulations require a pilot’s Medical Certificate and Medical Examination Records to be held by the same member state that issues the pilot’s license.

Please note: CityJet will be involved in the assessment process.

Aeromexico Cadet Program

Visit the program page: www.cae.com/aeromexico here and discover more about this program here: https://aeromexicoformacion.com/carrera-de-piloto/

  • Must be born in Mexico and hold a Mexican citizenship
  • Be aged 18 or over
  • Have completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Have a valid passport
  • Be able to obtain a valid American tourist visa
  • Level of English: Intermediate
AirAsia Cadet Pilot Program

Visit the program page

  • Malaysian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Age above 17 years at the time of applications with the maximum age of 28
  • Minimum height of 163cm (5ft 4in)
  • Must have the following academic qualifications:
    • Secondary or High School graduate pre-requisites:
      • A grade of any “A” in English
      • A grade of any “A” in Mathematics
      • A grade of any “B” in Physics or any “A” in General Science
      • A grade of any “B" in any other two subjects;
  • OR
    • Diploma or Degree in Engineering/Science related discipline, pre-requisites:
      • GPA 3.0 and above;
      • SPM with a grade of “C” in any subjects, of which must include Mathematics, Science, and English and
      • A pass in Bahasa Malaysia.
  • Physically and mentally fit
  • Distant visual acuity with or without visual correction shall be 6/9 or better in each eye separately, and binocular visual acuity shall be 6/6 or better. Refractive error of not more that 4.5 diopters. Astigmatism of not more than 125D. Not colour blind. Final approval subject to Aviation Medical Doctor and Ophthalmologist assigned by AirAsia
  • Good command in English and Bahasa Malaysia both written and spoken
  • No criminal/accident record
Fifth operator

You can sign up to our CAE Women in Flight scholarship program updates to be notified when we announce the fifth operator and to be the first one to know about next year’s initiative.

Step 2: Apply to a cadet pilot training program

Are you eligible to apply to one of the cadet pilot training programs mentioned above? If you are, please follow the links below to apply. Once you have submitted your application, you must save the application number or the training request number in your files. You will be required to provide this number when you apply for the CAE Women in Flight scholarship.

Generation easyJet Pilot Training Program
  • Register/create a profile: https://cae.force.com/mycaetraining/ppregister . You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Login to the application portal and select “Generation easyJet” in the “please select a program” dropdown menu.
  • To begin your application, please select the “Create a new training request” link on the top right corner of the page.
  • Follow the steps and submit your application.
  • SAVE/REMEMBER your application/training request number. You will need this for the scholarship application.
CityJet Climb High Mentored Cadet Program
  • Register/create a profile: https://cae.force.com/mycaetraining/ppregister . You will receive a confirmation email.
  • Login to the application portal and select “CityJet” in the “please select a program” dropdown menu.
  • To begin your application, please select the “Create a new training request” link on the top right corner of the page.
  • Follow the steps and submit your application.
  • SAVE/REMEMBER your application/training request number. You will need this for the scholarship application.
Aeromexico Cadet Program

Please visit this page for more details about the program and how to apply: https://aeromexicoformacion.com/carrera-de-piloto/

AirAsia Cadet Pilot Program

Applications are currently closed for this program. Please visit our program page to subscribe to our program updates and be notified when applications will open next.

Fifth operator

You can sign up to our CAE Women in Flight scholarship program updates to be notified when we announce the fifth operator and to be the first one to know about next year’s initiative. 

Phase 2: Apply to the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program
  • Please select “CAE Women in Flight” in the “please select a program” dropdown menu.
  • To begin your application, please select the “Create a new training request” link on the top right corner of the page.
  • Complete all the required fields (Please see the “video submission” section below for more information about this step)
  • Enter your application number or training request number that was sent to you when you applied to one of the cadet pilot training programs open for the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program.
  • Click on the “next” button at the bottom of the page. This “next” button will submit your application and you will immediately receive a confirmation email validating that we have received your application. You will also see a page entitled “your documents” but no action is required from you here.
Video submission

We want to get to know you better! Please submit a 10 minutes maximum video of yourself.   

Guidelines

  • Answer all following questions available here.
  • Ask a friend/family member to film you or record yourself. You can use your phone or any camera.
  • Please make sure that you are filming in a well-light area so that we can see you well.
  • Be audible. We need to hear you well!
  • Answer all questions. Please read the questions out loud, and then answer them. You don’t need to answer them in the order provided in the document, you can switch it up, so long as you answer all questions.
  • Your video can last up to 10 minutes maximum or be shorter.
  • Be natural and be yourself. You can feel free to tell us more about yourself and talk about anything you’d like. You will not be rated negatively should you choose not to share more info. 
  • We’re happy for you to edit your video and be creative with the format/presentation of the video if you’d like, but it’s not a criteria that will have an impact on your application. 
  • Upload your video to youtube as a unlisted link.
  • Copy your video’s URL (link to your video) and paste in the “your video” field in your CAE Women in Flight scholarship application
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Q.    Is there a CAE Women in Flight scholarship application fee? If yes, how can I pay for it? 

You are required to pay the application fees associated to applying to the CAE Women in Flight scholarship participating airline-mentored cadet training program of your choice. 

Q.    What are the costs covered by the CAE Women in Flight scholarship? What’s included/not included?

Your full tuition and accommodations and travel fees are covered.

Q.    I’m not able to create a log in to apply, I’m having difficulties. Who can I contact? 

Please e-mail [email protected] and include your full name, the airline-mentored cadet training program you are applying to, and a general description of the problem. 

Q.   What supporting documents should I submit while applying?

Program specific document instructions are provided within the online application system and on the website of the airline cadet training program you are applying for. 

While applying to CAE Women in Flight Scholarship program, you must also submit your YouTube video. Instructions on how to apply for the scholarship are available on our website at www.cae.com/womeninflight. Please contact [email protected] should you have any additional questions.

Q.    When will the airline cadet training program begin? 

Program start dates are set by the airline-mentored cadet training programs, and not by CAE Women in Flight. Contact the airline-mentored cadet training program representative to know about the program start dates.

Q.    When are applications closing for the scholarship?

Application submission deadline is April 1st, 2019. 

Q.    I might miss the application deadline; can I have an extension?

Deadline extensions will not be permitted.

Q.    I made a mistake on my submitted application. Can I edit the information?

Only very limited edits can be made to your online application after it has been submitted. If you need to update other information, please contact [email protected] for assistance.

For changes to personal information login to your MYCAETRAININGPORTAL, select the training requests tab and proceed with your edits.

Q.    What is the status of my cadet training program application?

Many airline cadet training programs take several weeks to evaluate applications. The status of your application will be updated once the results of your assessments have been successful.

Q.    What is the status of my CAE Women in Flight scholarship application?

The status of your CAE Women in Flight scholarship application will be updated once your application to the cadet program has been assessed. If your application has been selected, CAE’s Women in Flight scholarship selection committee will contact you to advise on the next steps. 

To be noted – if you received an email advising that your application to the cadet training program is unsuccessful, your application to the CAE Women in Flight scholarship will no longer be considered.

Q.    I uploaded my video. Can you confirm that you have received it?

You will receive an e-mail confirmation once your application has been successfully submitted.

Q.    My address has changed since I submitted my application. Can I change update it?

Only very limited edits can be made to your online application after it has been submitted. You can edit your personal profile by logging in to your MyCAETrainingPortal and by selecting the profile tab.

Q.    I no longer wish to apply. Can I retract my application?

Yes, you may retract your application by e-mailing [email protected] to permanently delete your records.

Q.    How long is the selection process? 

The selection process will vary based on the airline-mentored cadet training program that you have applied to. Many programs take several weeks (approximately 3-6 months) to evaluate applications. A training advisor will notify you about the next available assessment dates once your application is deemed complete.

Q.   How and when will I know if I got selected as a CAE Women in Flight scholarship recipient?

 The CAE Women in Flight scholarship committee will contact you via e-mail or by telephone. The selection process can take several weeks (approximately 3-6 months). If you don’t receive an e-mail and you are still undergoing the assessment process of the CAE airline-mentored cadet training program to which you applied, you can assume that your CAE Women in Flight application is still being considered.

Q.   If my application is active with one of the programs, can I now apply to CAE Women in Flight?

Yes, you may apply to the CAE Women in Flight scholarship program. Read all the information on how to apply at www.cae.com/womeninflight and make sure you have your training request number/application number on hand.

Q.    If I began training recently in one of the 5 programs, am I eligible to apply to the scholarship and will I get refunded if I am selected?

No, you cannot apply if you are currently in training. The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program is geared towards new aspiring female pilots.

Q.    Will this program be open next year?

The CAE Women in Flight scholarship program is currently available for these five participating airlines (easyJet, CityJet, AeroMexico, AirAsia and a fifth operator*). 

*Will be announce in the next weeks.
Further announcement regarding next year’s participating airlines will be communicated in the future. You can subscribe to receive program updates to learn more about next year’s initiative at www.cae.com/womeninflight

Q.    How do I upload my video?

In order to upload your video in your application, you must upload your video as an “unlisted video” on YouTube and copy paste the link in the “video submission” field on the portal. 
 

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