JetBlue Airways has announced that applications for their pilot Gateways are now being accepted once again.
JetBlue’s industry-leading Gateways offer anyone with the talent and dream of flying a range of pathways into the industry, opening the door for more people to discover and define their own career path in aviation.
With seven distinct education and training paths for pilots and aircraft maintenance technicians, JetBlue’s industry-leading Gateways offer anyone with the talent and dream of flying a range of pathways into the industry, opening the door for more people to discover and define their own career path in aviation.
JetBlue is delighted to maintain its tradition as the airline with the longest-running pathway programs, creating hundreds of new-hire pilots for the airline, with 12 percent of last year’s new-hire pilots coming through one of the JetBlue Gateways.
“Whether you’ve never been in an aircraft flight deck or already have a few solo flights under your belt and are planning for your future as a commercial airline pilot, we know that there is no single route to a career in aviation, but we do believe there should be a path available for anyone with the aptitude and passion to pursue it.
Our Gateways offer multiple paths for those who’ve dreamed but never had the opportunity to pursue these highly-skilled careers in aviation,” said Robin Hayes, chief executive officer, JetBlue.
“Since 2008 our Gateway programs have been removing many barriers of entry that often ground talented individuals before their dreams can even take flight.
We are proud of our ability to extend opportunities to broader audiences and can’t wait to welcome the next generation of aviation professionals to JetBlue.”
External candidates can pick between two pilot development Gateways, each with its own set of opportunities to become a JetBlue first officer:
Gateway Select – With Gateway Select, competent individuals with the necessary abilities and aptitude, independent of prior flight experience, can secure a road to JetBlue first officer position.
Accepted candidates are mentored and guided throughout their lengthy and hands-on education and training with JetBlue and its partners. Gateway Select attempts to remove the uncertainty that keeps many people from pursuing this lucrative career by offering a conditional job offer at JetBlue based on completion of the program, qualifications, and required flight hours.
JetBlue’s ab initio Gateway Select program, which was introduced in 2016, has already begun to graduate highly skilled pilots, with more than 30 candidates joining JetBlue as first officers in the last year.
JetBlue’s Gateway Select Program applications and information can be found at jetbluegateways.com