Aer Lingus, Ireland’s only four star airline is looking for future pilots from diverse backgrounds to meet our projected expansion plans. Aer Lingus will continue a long tradition of training ab-initio pilots with a fully sponsored and mentored Future Pilot Training Programme commencing in Autumn 2019.

Essential criteria for application:

  • 18 years of age on or before 1st January 2019
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Eligible to live and work permanently in the EU
  • Up-to-date unrestricted worldwide passport
  • Able to pass an airport security vetting procedure, including a five-year background check*
  • Two verifiable references
  • Able to obtain an EASA / IAA issued Class 1 Medical, including successfully passing a colour blindness test. Please refer to www.iaa.ie prior to application to ensure you can meet all medical requirements in line with eyesight/colour blindness limitations

*If you are a not an Irish citizen, you will require a current police disclosure certificate from your home country if successful

*If you have resided outside the Republic of Ireland for six months or more, you will also require a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries

Minimum Educational criteria:

  • You must have passed your Leaving Certificate (6 subjects) or equivalent
  • You must have obtained O5 grades in English and Mathematics at ordinary level or H6 at higher level in the Leaving Certificate
  • You must also have a minimum of 2 higher level subjects with a minimum of H5 grades in the Leaving Certificate
    *Equivalent grades are as follows:
  • GCSE Maths and English must be minimum of grade C plus
    3 A Levels taken at A2 level in any subject with minimum grades C,C,D
    Where the minimum Leaving Certificate or equivalent grades have not been met, you must have one of the following qualifications:

    • A minimum of a Level 7 third level (ordinary degree) in any discipline
    • Completed an aviation-related apprenticeship

Key competencies and skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to work unsociable hours at times
  • Strong communicator who acts with integrity
  • Well-developed decision making skills
  • Technical awareness
  • Strong team player with ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and motivation to achieve a consistently high level of performance

Next stages of the process:

All completed online application forms must be submitted by 16.00 GMT on Monday 8th July 2019

  • No further applications will be accepted after that time
  • You will receive an email acknowledging that we have received your application
  • Applications will be screened
  • Candidates who progress through the screening will receive on-line assessments and will be given 72 hours to complete. It is in your best interest to complete the assessments as soon as possible. After this time the link will no longer be available
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the group assessment stage which will be held in Dublin between Monday 9th September and Friday 20th September 2019
  • Please note that you will be required to provide copies of your Leaving Certificate or equivalent (including any third level degree or aviation related apprenticeship) to verify that you meet the essential criteria at the group assessment centre stage in Dublin
  • Candidates may also be asked to retake the online assessments during the assessment centre
  • Part of the selection process involves passing a Class 1 and a company medical

Aer Lingus is an equal opportunities employer

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