Following nine months of training, ATP graduates are guaranteed a flight instructor position, to help them log the experience necessary to meet airline pilot hiring minimums. By joining the Envoy Cadet Program, ATP instructors work for Envoy, with access to travel benefits, health insurance, retirement and profit sharing plans. The Envoy Cadet Program offers career mentoring from experienced Envoy Air pilots and a more personalized interview experience upon completion of the private pilot license. After transitioning from ATP instructor to Envoy First Officer, pilots gain a competitive advantage in Envoy's rapid upgrade time of about two years. The new agreement means pilots will flow-through to American Airlines in just over six years. Nearly 60 percent of American's new hires since 2013 came from Envoy.