Professional Pilot Scholarships

2022 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarships – Apply Now!

Do you aspire to fly helicopters professionally? Our scholarship programme has changed the lives of a significant number of pilots since we launched the programme in 2012. We have awarded over £750,000 in training scholarships to dozens of trainee helicopter pilots.

Our previous scholarship winners have been extremely successful in their careers and many are now flying in onshore and offshore roles; Search and Rescue, Oil and Gas, HEMS, utility, as well as charter, instructing, examining and management pilot positions. This year, you could become one of them, and start your journey to a new and exciting career flying helicopters.

Janine Lythe, our 2017 CPL(H) Scholarship winner pictured with former Flight Instructor and FI(H) Scholarship winner Jop Dingemans. Jop is now a HEMS pilot and Janine is a first officer at Bristow.

Our scholarship programme is open to all our modular student pilots. To be eligible you must meet two criteria by 31st December 2020; you must have submitted your application and have completed your PPL(H) with Helicentre Aviation.

Once you have passed your PPL(H) skill test, you will be invited to participate in a three-stage selection process, which will now take place in early 2021 – this has been extended due to COVID-19. Previous applicants may re-apply.

We will be awarding two full scholarships and several part-funded sponsorships leading to employment:

  • One Fully-Funded Commercial Pilot Scholarship (value of up to £60,000)
  • One Flight Instructor Course Scholarship (value of £20,000) with a full-time position on completion
  • Multiple part-funded sponsorship opportunities for selected finalists

If you are passionate about a career flying helicopters, and you would like to be considered for a scholarship and employment with Helicentre Aviation, please register your interest and a member of our team will contact you to discuss the pre-entry criteria and invite you to visit us for an informal chat. Whatever role you aspire to fly, we can help you get your career off to a flying start.

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Download our 2022 Scholarship Application Form


We are proud to be partnered with Bristow Helicopters and have recently awarded a “Bristow” CPL(H) Scholarship; a fully funded the 35-hour CPL(H) modular flying course with mentorship from Bristow towards a career flying Oil and Gas. Congratulations to James Lee who was selected for this award. Register your interest to find out more.




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