20 September 2023

CAE USA INC | Instructor

Benson, GBR, United Kingdom


Role and Responsibilities

Join our team of experienced Chinook Simulator Instructors at RAF Benson. You’ll be responsible for training of students of varying levels of experience from aircraft type conversion through to teaching and mentoring crews across the full spectrum of the aircraft’s capabilities . This will include techniques and tactics within immersive realistic environmental and operational scenarios, day and night.

On occasion, you may also need to operate the IOS/TCC on aircraft types for which you’re not qualified, undertake CBT/CAI instruction in the ground school to support. You may also qualify as an instrument rating examiner in order to conduct tests within the simulator environment.

We’re looking for experienced ex-military QWIs / QHTIs with recent Chinook Mk6 (ideally) or Mk4 instructional experience to join our team, who demonstrate good communication , leadership, and teamwork skills. CAE can offer the training needed to take you from Q WI/QHTI to become a Qualified Synthetic Helicopter Instructor able to provide instruction across the full spectrum of Chinook training output . We’re ideally looking for full time employees, but we may be able to consider part time opportunities in some cases, and we’re keen to talk to you even if it’s for future career moves.

Y ou’ll be working with like-minded colleagues all excited to be able to provide continued support to – and give back to – colleagues and ex-colleagues in the military. Join our team and help us continue to improve, evolve, and modernise our training facility.

What are we looking for?

We’re looking for Chinook qualified QWI / QHTI

Excellent leadership, teaching, and communication skills

A willingness to enhance and develop their instructional qualifications in order to become a QSHI

What else is needed?

Right to work in the UK

Ability to obtain, or hold current UK security clearance


RAF Benson, Oxfordshire

CAE offers:

Private health insurance

Healthcare cash plan

Employee stock purchase plan

Pension scheme

Flexible vacation policy

Flexitime scheme

Electric Car & Cycle to Work schemes

Life Assurance

About us

With over 10,000 employees located in 35 countries, CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defence and security, and healthcare markets. To learn more: www.cae.com

Security requirements

You must be able to obtain or transfer SC clearance (likely to require 5 years of UK residency). You may also be able to transfer non-UK security clearance from overseas.

Position Type


CAE thanks all applicants for their interest. However, only those whose background and experience match the requirements of the role will be contacted.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At CAE, everyone is welcome to contribute to our success. With no exception.

As captured in our overarching value “One CAE”, we’re proud to work as one passionate, boundaryless and inclusive team.

At CAE, all employees are welcome regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, neurodiversity or age.

The masculine form may be used in this job description solely for ease of reading, but refers to men, women and the gender diverse.

At CAE, we equip people in critical roles with the expertise and solutions to create a safer world. As a technology company, we digitalize the physical world, deploying simulation training and critical operations support solutions. Above all else, we empower pilots, airlines, defence and security forces, and healthcare practitioners to perform at their best every day and when the stakes are the highest. Around the globe, we’re everywhere customers need us to be with more than 13,000 employees in more than 200 sites and training locations in over 40 countries. CAE represents 75 years of industry firsts—the highest-fidelity flight and mission simulators, surgical manikins, and personalized training programs powered by artificial intelligence. We’re investing our time and resources into building the next generation of cutting-edge, digitally immersive training and critical operations solutions while keeping positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact at the core of our mission. Today and tomorrow, we’ll make sure our customers are ready for the moments that matter.


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