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First Officers (Civilian) 2015Posting number : 18139 - 29/01/2015

  • Company : Airtanker
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We’re entering an exciting new phase in our development and we want you to join us for the journey. AirTanker was appointed in 2008 to provide the RAF with its new state-of-the-art military air transport and air-to-air refuelling capability. But in addition to our core programme we’re also an airline in our own right, operating a fleet of brand new A330-200 aircraft on civil charter to destinations around the globe.  

This year as part of our ambitious growth programme, we’re expanding the routes that we fly and the partners that we work with, through our new civil aircraft leasing business. Working with the world’s leading charter carriers across a host of long and short haul routes, we now have a number of exciting new openings for flight crew.  

Backed by some of the biggest names in aviation, we can offer a unique range of civil and military roles operating from our Oxfordshire hub and throughout the UK.  As part of a pioneering programme, we offer unparalleled career opportunities in a dynamic and fast paced environment.  

Joining AirTanker could be the best decision you ever make.   

Primary Job Purpose   

Reporting to the nominated aircraft commander to assist in the safe and efficient conduct of flights. In the event of the incapacitation of the Commander, the First Officer will assume command. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • In conjunction with the aircraft commander, assure the safety of the Aircraft and its contents     

  • Achieve and maintain high operating skills and technical/regulatory knowledge 

  • Demonstrate good operational discipline through adherence to ATrS Standard Operating Procedures. 

  • Make recommendations for the improvement of operational safety, efficiency,  policies and procedures 

  • Foster a team working style conducive to the development and maintenance of the highest standards of Crew Resource Management being an ambassador for ATrS and a role model for other ATrS crew.  


Knowledge and Experience  


  • Experienced pilot with Airbus type rating 

  • Demonstrable strong leadership potential, technical knowledge and ability. 

  • A flexible, positive approach in accordance with the ATrS Behavioural Competency Framework. 


  • A330 type rating 

  • ETOPS or Longhaul experience  

Additional Information  

Due to the nature of the organisation, all employees of AirTanker Services are required to be security cleared to SC level. If successful in your application we would support you with the SC process. As a guideline only, you would normally need to have been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years.  Further confirmation can be found on the National Security Vetting (NSV) website    

If you have not been a UK resident for the last 5 consecutive years, please be prepared to request an Overseas Criminal Records Check for these countries as you will be asked to provide this for referencing and security checks if you are successful.  

Please be advised that Assessment Days will be taking place throughout 2015.  

How to apply  

To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to  


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