Theory, Flight And Simulator Instructors

Patria is a workplace where you build common security. At Patria, ordinary people solve extraordinary challenges. When it comes to critical operations on land, sea and air, expertise is vital. Quality is in people – in each and every one of us. You make the difference. 

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Do you want to join us in providing the best pilot training in the world?
 Patria Pilot Training has recently been awarded several significant contracts for international airlines and would now like to offer employment for theoretical and simulator instructors in Finland and flight instructors in Spain. Now is the time to pursue an exceptionally promising, custom built career for instructors and be part of our success story.
 Do not hesitate to contact us through this application. We have several career opportunities to offer and we can even tailor one for you. We are looking for full-time employees, but part-time or as a freelancers suits as well. We will offer you a level of compensation very competitive with those of other operators. You can be part of an unparalleled experience in aviation.
As a result of our continued worldwide growth, we are looking for experienced Instructors to join our Flight school team.

 Core duties will involve, but not be limited to: 

  • To teach EASA ATPL/MPL training  
  • To monitor and report student progress  
  • To provide guidance and support to individual student  
  • To maintain course records

Essential skills and experience: 

  • Excellent pedagogical skills and experience of EASA ATPL/MPL training  
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact well with students 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
  • Ability to work smoothly with various cultures and in English language
  • Customer orientated attitude with polite and friendly manners 
  • Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office solutions and similar software

Theoretical training at Tampere-Pirkkala (EFTP) and at Helsinki-Vantaa (EFHK) in Finland

  • Theoretical instruction for ATPL/MPL professional pilot training programs. For additional information please contact Training Manager Mr. Juhani Haapamäki

Flight training at Cordoba (LEBA) in Spain

  • Single pilot, single engine piston flight instruction with DA40 (G1000) fleet (FI, IRI, FIFI). For additional information please contact Spain Chief Flight Instructor Mr. Harri Pottonen

Simulator training at Tampere-Pirkkala (EFTP) and at Helsinki-Vantaa (EFHK) in Finland

  • Multi pilot, simulator instruction (MCCI, SFI, SFE, TRI, TRE). For additional information please contact Multi-pilot Chief Flight Instructor, Mr. Vesa Kaartinen

Qualification and educational background: 

  • For Theory instructor positions:
    • Background in aviation (e.g airline pilot, degree in aeronautical engineering etc.)
    • Strong theoretical knowledge in the theory subjects included in professional pilot training (e.g. ATPL subjects, A320 type theory, Multi-Crew Cooperation etc.)
    • Previous experience in classroom instruction is considered as an advantage
  • For FI, IRI and CRI instructor positions:
    • CPL(A) or ATPL(A) with relevant instructor rating (valid or expired) 
    • Ideally more than 200h experience as flight instructor.
  • For MCCI, SFI and TRI simulator instructor positions:
    • Airbus A320 type rating (valid or expired)
    • Relevant instructor rating is preferred (valid or expired)
    • We also accept applications without prior instructor experience

We offer you attractive and competitive salary, benefits and conditions as well as career opportunities within Patria Group.

We process your data confidentially. The person selected for the position needs to pass a security clearance and a drug test.

Recruitment is open until 30.6.2023, but we are process the applications also during recruitment.

Why Patria?

Securing society: we are proud to advance national and international security. It requires a responsible attitude and excellence that guarantees reliability in all conditions.

You have an impact: at Patria, you have an impact in the contents of your work, career development, your clients’ and the whole company's success. You can be as good as you can ever be.

Focus on the essential: do what you love and see the results of your work. You are crucial to us. We want you to be well and live a full life.

A great bunch of people: we work in innovative and energetic teams where smiling is allowed. We believe that the best results are achieved in a good atmosphere.

Operations is responsible for production and supply chain consisting of four production lines: Airframe & Structure Operations, Engine, Component & Training Operations, Land Operations and System & Integration Operations.

We process your data confidentially. The person selected for the position needs to pass a security clearance and a drug test.

Application period starts: 2023-04-13 07:00Application period ends: 2023-12-31 23:59