Just 3% of commercial pilots are women but Virgin Australia is doing its bit to right the imbalance, aiming for an equal male/female intake in its 2018 Pilot Cadetship program.
“In what’s typically a male dominated area of the industry, we’re encouraging more females to consider aviation as a career and apply for this program,” said Virgin Australia Group Executive People, Lucinda Gemmell.
“Globally, just 3% per cent of pilots are women.
“Our previous pilot cadetships have had up to 50% females so we’re confident we can reach this target this year.”
NB: We have asked Virgin for the current male/female pilot split across its workforce.