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I found some schools guaranteeing 100% pass rates and 100% job placement rates? Is this true?

Graduating with an FAA certificate after remedial training 5 times simply means you will not sustain any dispatcher job, IF you get hired, which you shouldn’t. Knowledgeable airlines looking for dispatcher graduates know this is marketing nonsense and is likely misrepresentation at the least. Finding a job as a bus dispatcher 2 years after graduation […]

Reading about Sheffield school is very exciting. Would attending your school increase my job chances?

Graduating with an FAA certifcate and diploma with the Sheffield name attached to it is a plus at most airlines. They know you earned your license. See our airline tesitmonials. Over 300 airlines on airline list provided to students.

Am I guaranteed a job following graduation?

No. Airline hiring cycles are too variable and dependent upon world events and the economy. However, by attending and graduating from Sheffield, you are making yourself more attractive to airlines when they do hire. 

Do airlines visit Sheffield for interviewing students?

Yes, but mostly, initial interviews are by phone.

I’ve noticed many schools offer no job location assistance or claim to, but many graduates complain that their school provides little actual assistance. Do you offer anything better?

Sheffield was the first school to offer our graduates job assistance. As far as job placement goes, we assist our students/graduates by allowing them access to our “jobs” page with a unique User ID and password. This allows our students and graduates to see some of the airlines who are hiring dispatchers. Students can also […]

Is this a profession that I can advance in?

Yes. Whether moving into more international operational control, chief dispatcher position, supervisor, training, or upper operational control center management/planning/logistics, etc..there are a variety of ways to move up. Most tend to be satisfied with gaining experience and therefore, salary, but there are always other options. Some move into other aviation positions such as the FAA […]

Has Sheffield helped graduates of other schools find employment?

Yes, but only after they graduated from our school. We have had numerous graduates from other schools attend our course after suffering through difficult times during airline training. You can find a few examples within our testimonials as well as in conversations with airline industry personnel. Read Job Advancement below for a very telling testimonial!!

Is it true that many graduates from certain schools lose their jobs quickly?

In addition to many individual cases, there have been cases in which an airline will hire a group of graduates from a nearby school; however, most ended up failing their initial airline training and thus, lost their jobs. Sheffield not only wants you to find a job, but keep it. To do this, we provide […]

How does the job market look?

A high number of jobs have been consistently posted for the past 5 years or more. Whether the hiring is at it’s peak or slows down, Sheffield School will assist you as we have always assisted our students and graduates for the past 60 years. The slowdown of last year has not affected our operations […]

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    Good afternoon Eric, I wanted to reach out to let you know that training at (airline) is in full swing and I couldn’t be happier that I chose Sheffield. My classmates, while very smart, definitely had subpar training and that has been very evident. I have waited to write a full scale review of the […] Attending Sheffield School benefits airline new hires in preparation for airline training
    “While touring my company’s dispatch department before I had my license our OCC manager pointed out that 7 of the 10 dispatchers on shift had come from Sheffield. The overall consensus was that Sheffield grads were able to hit the ground running as they were better prepared.” K.O. Sidebar K.O.
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is a highly recognized and respected organization throughout the airline industry. They only produce the highest quality of graduate…” P.W. Sidebar PW
    “I entered my profession, with more knowledge and information than dispatchers who have been practicing their craft for more than ten years. Not only has Sheffield provided a top notch education, but they have also instilled in me the confidence to succeed.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ – Student Testimonial
    “Their reputation of excellence amongst the industry is second to none. Sheffield School of Aeronautics should be seen as the standard of how it can be done and how it should be done. I was hired at a major airline with no dispatch experience.” A.Z. Sidebar AZ
    “I wanted to tell you I got the job offer from Expressjet, and start next month! I think a couple others from class were hired as well. It just shows the Sheffield reputation when I see graduates from other schools complaining that they can’t get an interview – I wasn’t even back home to Minneapolis […] Dan Gustafson
    “Being that half my new hire class dropped out over the course of training, I can confidently say that Sheffield helped to prepare me for the real world.” GT – abridged testimonial – school selection matters
    “This school came highly recommended by multiple past students and EVEN OTHERS FROM OTHER SCHOOLS. Reputation is fantastic from multiple companies that I have worked for.” A. – September 2020
    “Going to Sheffield prepared me for the real world challenges of Aircraft Dispatching. I certainly believe that the method Sheffield used is one not only for success in a real world career, but also one that prepares students to correctly dispatch aircraft.” T.Z. Sidebar TZ
    “As a graduate of Sheffield School of Aeronautics I am a firm believer that I received the most thorough and well thought out aircraft dispatcher training available. I owe my position in the industry to Sheffield School of Aeronautics.” BF Sidebar BF
    “After receiving my certificate, I joined a class of 4 experienced dispatchers for Part 121 initial training. Without experience, my preparation at Sheffield enabled me to become active at the same time after the initial training.” PR PR
    “now that I’ve been in an indoctrination class with students from other schools, I know I made the right choice with Sheffield.”   Kindest regards,  A.R.  All schools are created equal?! yeah…sure ;)
    “These men represented the highest caliber of professionalism and integrity. The education I received from these gentleman has afforded me to be gainfully employed while having the opportunity to use the education received, all over this country, and more than a few others.” WG sidebar wg
    “As a graduate of the aircraft dispatcher program at the Sheffield School of Aeronautics…My training was intense and thorough and furnished me with the requisite skills for performing my current job as a Flight Dispatch Supervisor.” N.S. Sidebar NS
    “Sheffield School of Aeronautics is known worldwide for its quality training and has been recommended to me by our national airline Swiss International Airlines. Whenever I mention the name ‘Sheffield’ it rings a bell in people’s ears.” IW IW
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