L3Harris Airline Academy

Next steps after your education

So, you've just graduated from university or finally completed 6-years of school. You've invested time and energy into ensuring that your next plan of action is full of opportunities and open doors. But at times, it's choosing which one to explore that can be one of our biggest challenges yet.

How do you decide what to do next?

For many school leavers or graduates, adjusting to life after school or university is difficult. As you return to familiar routines or spend hours contemplating your perfect career, it's easy to feel like life has become a pressure cooker that's running out of time.

But at L3Harris, we want to stress that this is entirely normal. Here, we'll discuss the measures you can take to ease off the pressure and why becoming a pilot is a brilliant next step.

Deciding what to do next is no mean feat, especially when up until now you’ve been reliant on educational institutions to guide you along the pathway.

We’ll help you soar to success in your next adventure by breaking things down into four simple steps:

Concentrate on what you're passionate about

Everyone's dream is to have a job that they not only genuinely like, but love. To ensure this happens, focus on what motivates you and brings you happiness. You can also try remembering what fascinated you as a child to go back to your roots.

Ask yourself what type of person you are

Evaluating your skill sets can help point you in the right direction. For example, do you have a good understanding of maths and physics? Are you a team-player and natural-born leader? Can you stay calm in difficult situations?

Do your research

When embarking on a career hunt, research is your best friend. Try checking out FAQ pages and corporate resource hubs for all the stats and facts that will confirm you're making a sensible choice.

Don’t panic

And finally, don't panic; this takes time and consideration, and you're not alone on this journey on this journey.

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Why a pilot's life is worth discovering

Taking your 9-5 to the skies is full of adventure and curiosity. Not only will it offer you freedom, but becoming a pilot will guarantee you stability and jumbo-sized opportunities for the future, such as:

  • The ability to build lifelong friendships
  • Support from renowned trainers & an expert graduate placement team to secure your Co-Pilot role
  • The chance to work anywhere in the world
  • Receive recognition, career progression and a good Return of Investment (ROI)

Explore our case studies and find out about people just like you who have changed their lives with an L3Harris qualification.

Get in touch today and start your journey!

Do you have any questions about starting your pilot training journey at L3Harris Airline Academy? Please send us a message and our Airline Pilot Careers Advice Team will be happy to assist.


Integrated ATPL

Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) courses are designed to take you from little to no flying experience to fully qualified airline pilot in approximately 72 weeks. On successful completion, you will graduate with a frozen ATPL issued by the UKCAA or EASA.

UKCAA Integrated ATPL

Modular ATPL

If you're keen for more flexibility, then our Modular ATPL programme may be the route for you. It offers a range of flight school courses to complete in segments, allowing you to work alongside your studies to fund course fees. Our Modular courses are as follows:

  • Private Pilot Licence (PPL)
  • Hours Building
  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge (Classroom-Based)
  • ATPL Theory Course (E-Learning)
  • Multi-Engine Piston Class Rating (MEP) Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) & Instrument Rating (IR)
  • Airline Pilot Standard (APS) Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC)
Modular ATPL

University and pilot training combined

Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) courses are designed to take you from little to no flying experience to fully qualified airline pilot in approximately 72 weeks. On successful completion, you will graduate with a frozen ATPL issued by the UKCAA or EASA.

BSc (Hons) Aviation - Pilot Programme

We prepare you for life as a pilot

The Airline Standard Assurance Pathway (ASAP) has been designed to provide a level of reassurance throughout training and after you graduate that L3Harris is doing all it can do to help you qualify as a commercial pilot and find employment. You will be given the opportunity to opt-in to ASAP when you apply for Integrated ATPL training. With ASAP you have access to additional training above and beyond course syllabus should you require it and the Graduate Placement Pool.

Becoming a pilot is highly rewarding — after all, who wouldn’t say yes to an office in the sky? Although it’s a considerable investment, you can expect to enjoy an attractive salary, starting from £22,000 to £28,000 per annum.

How much do pilots earn in the UK?

Funding the qualification

At L3Harris Airline Academy, we recognise that pilot training is a large investment. But the cutting-edge facilities and industry-leading training are what puts us on the map.

All of our training courses are self-funded by either finance, savings, or loans. While we're unable to offer any pilot training financial advice, we do suggest that potential candidates speak with their families, banks, or independent lenders for guidance.

Learn from the best, unlock opportunity and soar to success with L3Harris today.

Pilot training costs and how to fund it

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Take your first step towards becoming an airline pilot and come along to one of our upcoming Open Day events!

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