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January 15

Jumbo jet’s new home gives hope to post-coronavirus future pilots

Trustee Katy Lee recently appeared on Sky News to highlight the plight of our colleagues who have lost their job as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

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December 23

Debunking stereotypes: “Pilots are rich anyway, why do they need a charity?”

The COVID-19 pandemic has left some pilots with debts reaching upwards of £100,000, with minimal governmental support for the aviation industry.

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October 27

Government CyberFirst Ad Featuring a Pilot Sparks Outrage

A new advert by the UK Government has caused uproar within the aviation community. The advert pictured a female pilot with the words "Naomi's next job could be in cyber. (she just doesn't know it yet)", echoing an advert which was criticised at the beginning of the month for similar reasons.

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October 1

How To Donate

Now that we have our charity number from the Charity Commission we are able to accept monetary as well as other donations. 

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September 11

Newsletter 2 Published

We're very pleased to announce our latest newsletter.  Don't forget to subscribe using the link at the bottom of the page if you'd like to be kept up to date.

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September 5

Charity Status

PilotsTogether hit an important milestone this week. On September 2, 2020 we were awarded official charity status by the Charity Commission for England and Wales.

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April 14

New Website Online

Welcome to the new PilotsTogether website!  This is a real work in progress as it has been put together in an incredibly short time.  Please bare with us whilst we add content and functionality.

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November 3

COVID-19 Pilot Stress Response

The ANZ Peer Assistance Network produced a useful guide for pilots on how to deal with the stress from Covid-19 and other factors. This is equally applicable to being made redundant.

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November 3

Covid-19 Wellbeing Guide

BALPA have published a useful guide to maintaining your health and wellbeing during this pandemic.  The advice contained within is of equal use to those of us made redundant.  Some of the relevant passages are reproduced here.

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November 2

No degree? Think again

Many pilots would not have completed a degree, instead going directly to flight school or the military rather than the now ‘traditional’ route of attending University. However, the fact that you studied to achieve your ATPL gives you the same degree standing despite it is not being referred to as a degree.

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September 18

So you’ve been made redundant, now what?

Imagine a time when you may be able to reflect on this whole crisis and say what a crazy and hugely challenging time it was for you and your family but you all somehow got through it and became stronger and much wiser for it!

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September 8

Rebuild your working world

Millions of you have had your working lives or education put on hold or turned upside down by the COVID-19 pandemic. No matter who you are, or where you’re from, EY recruiters are here to help.

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August 29

Recognising that you have a variety of skills

It is key to remember that you have a variety of non-technical skills that many employers value. You must give thought to what these skills might be, and you can reflect upon previous careers, jobs, or outside interests that you may be involved in.

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August 29

Registering with Agencies

Some employment agencies recognise that pilots have a specific skill set that is transferable, both within and outside of aviation.

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August 29

Claiming the cost of Training

If you require additional training to prepare for future job interview & assessments, ensure you follow the correct process to give yourself the best chance of claiming funding via the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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August 29

Your First Steps

To best prepare yourself for roles within and outside of aviation it is crucial to start now. This will help ensure you are at the front of the queue when it comes to taking advantage of any positions that may become available.

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