Airline-Sponsored Career Track
Demand for airline pilots and ATP graduates is soaring, with the "1500 hour rule" and retirements at the majors. Airlines have selected ATP as a preferred training provider to build their pilot pipelines with the best training in the fastest time frame possible.
Agreement with Republic Airlines
ATP has entered into an agreement with Republic Airlines in which Republic Airlines will conduct HR interviews and offer conditional offers of employment (COEs) to ATP students and instructors as early as the commercial phase of training in the Airline Career Pilot Program. Successful applicants will receive a COE, plus a guaranteed instructor job with ATP to build flight experience.
The conditions of the offer are that upon completion of the Airline Career Pilot Program, you continue to build flight experience as a flight instructor, until you reach 1500 hours of total time, receive ATP's recommendation, and complete the Regional Jet Standards Certification Program. Once these requirements are met, no further technical or HR interview will be required, as long there are no changes to your driving record / background check. You will simply report to Republic for new hire training in the 70-110 seat E170/175, the 74 seat Q400, or the E135/140/145.
The COEs are non-binding to the pilot, which means they do not obligate you to fly for Republic. If you later decide you want to fly for another airline, there will be no repercussions. But you get the advantage of a commitment from Republic to schedule you for a class date upon reaching minimums.
Seniority is Everything – Get there First with ATP
ATP is committed to your career success. This agreement with Republic Airlines is one more advantage only ATP can offer.
“In January of 2013, I was given an opportunity to interview with Republic Airlines. The process was straightforward and, thanks to those at ATP who helped in the time leading up to the interview, I felt prepared. In less than two weeks I had been given a conditional job offer from Republic.
My time training and instructing with ATP has proven to be among the most memorable and invaluable experiences in my life. The opportunities I received working with ATP have been boundless, from instructing across the country to successfully completing an interview with an airline. ATP has helped me to accomplish my goals as an aviator. To all of those who have helped guide me so far and so quickly into my career I wish to offer my gratitude and my thanks.”
— Justin D. Kaiser
ATP Graduate & Instructor
“I completed the Airline Career Pilot Program on February 22, 2013, and had the privilege of interviewing with Republic Airways for a First Officer position the very next day after graduating. I felt fully prepared for the interview, thanks to ATP and the resources available on PilotPool.com.
I received a conditional offer of employment from Republic, and will have the opportunity to join them as a First Officer upon reaching 1500 hours. I am certain I would not have received an offer like this with any other flight school, and am pleased to have received the Guaranteed Flight Instructor position with ATP which will allow me to reach 1500 hours. I am confident that training with ATP was the best career investment I could have made, and would like to thank everyone here who has helped me achieve my goals.”
— Tucker McLeish
ATP Graduate & Instructor
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