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Overview

Aer Lingus is excited to announce the launch of its 2016 Cadet Pilot Training Programme.

This is an exceptional opportunity to train and qualify as a commercial pilot, and could be your starting point for a rewarding career with us.

To ensure that we can select the very best candidates for our Cadet Pilot Training Programme we are committing to funding the training required to qualify the successful candidates to fly our A320 aircraft on our short haul network.

We will also provide a structured mentoring programme over the duration of the programme. This will involve regular contact with our Cadet Liaison Pilot, who will oversee your progress and provide advice and guidance throughout the training.

As a prospective Aer Lingus trainee pilot you should have a technical aptitude and display maturity, commitment, flexibility, motivation and a willingness to accept responsibility. Excellent communication, interpersonal, problem-solving and teamwork skills are essential qualities combined with a good appreciation of our guests’ expectations.

To qualify to fly a commercial aircraft, such as the Airbus A320, you have to undergo a challenging and intensive training programme.

Training Location :

The training will take place at Flight Training Europe in Jerez, Spain. Opportunities for travel home during the programme will be limited.

The Programme :

The initial training programme in FTE, will lead to the granting of a Commercial Pilots Licence with Multi Engine Instrument Rating. It is a very intensive programme and involves a significant amount of additional study. Time off from the programme is limited to set times during the programme. These will be outlined at a later stage in the recruitment process. The training programme will commence in January 2016.

The Duration :

The training programme takes approximately 14 months to complete and consists of a number of phases, involving classroom study and flight training.

Post Qualification from Flight Training :

When you have qualified from the flight school you will be scheduled for the Airbus A320 type rating programme. The timing of these programmes will be subject to pilot crewing demands. The programme comprises of computer based training and simulator exercises, to ensure you have a high standard of proficiency to qualify you to fly the aircraft.

Bases :

We have pilots located at a number of bases in Ireland. When qualified, you may be offered a position at any one of our bases.

Career Prospects :

In Aer Lingus, we encourage development and progression in everyone’s career.
You will start your career on the A320 flying across Europe to our many destinations.

During your career, there may be opportunities to move on to our longhaul fleet operating on our transatlantic network.

There are also opportunities to become an Instructor as your experience develops or to work on projects within Flight Operations. Ultimately, as an Aer Lingus pilot you will have the opportunity to achieve promotion to Captain.

We hope this information has been helpful, and wish you every success with your application.