Qualified Flying Instructor (EFT) (Ascent Flight Training)

Posting Date: 18 November 2019

Location: Lincolnshire, GB, NG34 8HB

Company: Babcock

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Location: RAF Cranwell
Contract: Permanent


The Qualified Flying Instructor within the Elementary Flying Training Programme will play a key role in the service delvery of this programme at RAF Cranwell and RAF Barkston Heath, as part of the overall UKMTS Programme.


To apply - please visit Ascents website directly via the following link HERE



Key Responsibilities

  • Instruct of relevant aspects of the syllabus for EFT, including the delivery of phase briefs, technical lessons, practical demonstrations and sorties (both live and synthetic)
  • Complete of Airborne CFS accredited training
  • Gain and maintain Endorsement of Competence on the aircraft type, from Central Flying School
  • Make recommendations to the EFT Chief Pilot for any courseware changes
  • Hold appropriate roles within the 3FTS Total Safety chain and attend the appropriate Total Safety meetings (both Air or Functional Safety related), following relevant training (for example Occurrence Manager or LEMSCO)
  • Uphold partnering behaviours and participate in events as required
  • Uphold adherence to the Health, Safety & Environmental Polices and Air Safety responsibilities


Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Previous military experience as a B1 or higher FW Qualified Flying Instructor, or civilian equivalent
  • Computer fluency to include Windows, Microsoft Office Suite and Explorer


  • Experience as a Military EFT QFI
  • Recent relevant Military Front Line experience
  • Upset Training or Aerobatics Rating



In return, we will provide you with a generous benefits package including the equivalent to 25 days annual leave, a Defined Contribution Pension plan, access to a range of flexible benefits, an Employee Assistance Programme, and Private Medical Insurance.



Our Values

One Ascent Team

Ability and evidence of being a role model of Ascent values:


  • Hours not days; days not weeks
  • Giving the best possible answer every time


  • Listening to everyone’s views
  • Professional & supportive to all our partners and colleagues


  • Total Safety: Airsafety, HSSE & Airworthiness
  • Immediate escalation of issues



Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence Security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

Conflicts of Interest

In order to discharge Ascent’s primary UKMFTS duty to the MOD to identify and avoid or mitigate conflicts of interest in conjunction with our activities as MOD’s Training Service Partner, Ascent must ensure that no employee or secondee working for Ascent is materially restricted by any conflict of interest when carrying out duties and functions on its behalf. Therefore, candidates who are currently working for or have been employed during the previous 2 years by organisations such as MOD, Babcock, Lockheed Martin or any related group entity or any organisation bidding into the UKMFTS contract should note that Ascent reserves the right to request further information in relation to that candidate’s current or previous employment history and/or take other appropriate steps to ensure Ascent’s full compliance with its primary obligation. Any concerns you have should be discussed with the Ascent HR representative prior to submitting of a Curriculum Vitae.


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To apply please visit Ascents website directly which can be found HERE.

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