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Joining Thomson Airways as a Pilot you will provide a safe and enjoyable in flight experience for all our customers. It’s an important part of our culture that we all contribute to ensuring our customer expectations are not only met, but exceeded. We see the journey as very much part of our customer’s holiday, we expect our pilots to embrace the customer focused culture and go the extra smile to ensure our cabin service is the envy of our competitors.

Thomson Airways is part of the TUI Group and is the world’s leading leisure travel group. Right now, we are building an international customer facing team that will deliver a consistent, contemporary service to every single customer from all of our European countries. Joining us will not only provide you with opportunities to you to grow your career, but you will also get the benefits of being part of an exciting multi-cultural and united team.

What you will be doing

You will be operating as a Pilot on either the B737 or B757/67 and will be type frozen for 3 years after which you will be permitted to bid off the fleet to one of our other fleets, including the B787 Dreamliner You’ll enjoy working with people, be a skilled communicator, have excellent customer service skills with a proven ability to make the right decision in any given scenario, taking into account all the circumstances and the needs of everyone involved. We would also expect you to have a clear understanding of the Thomson Airways values and strategy. With a genuine passion for aviation you’ll demonstrate a desire to achieve a flying career in a role that whilst is mentally and physically demanding is extremely rewarding!

What we are looking for

  • EASA ATPL with IR; If license is issued by a non-UK state, be willing and able to transfer to a UK issued EASA license prior to joining Thomson Airways
  • A current EASA Class 1 medical ;
  • Hold a valid 10 year EU or UK passport that permits worldwide travel without restrictions – min 6 months validity
  • A minimum of 1,500 hours of which 500 must be on a twin turbo propeller aircraft, a military aircraft or a multiengine jet
  • Entitled to live and work indefinitely in the UK
  • If medical records are not held by the UK CAA, be willing and able to transfer medical records to UK to permit the issue of a UK issued EASA license
  • Level 4 English with the ability to upgrade to Level 6
  • Willing to reside within 1 hour of nominated base
  • Able to work on a flying program which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365days of the year
  • At least 1.58m tall
  • Able to swim 25 meters

Working within TUI group

Thomson Airways is the UK’s third largest airline with 61 aircraft operating to over 73 destinations in 20 countries. Thomson Airways was the first airline in the UK to take delivery of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and has recently embarkedon an ambitious five year plan to become the world’s best holiday airline.

Help to make our customers smile and in return you’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary, the option to join a contributory pension scheme with current employer contributions of 10%, Life Assurance cover, and you will receive Private Health Insurance.

There are childcare vouchers, shopping discounts, holiday offers and great rates on late notice flights, accommodation & cruises.

This position is a permanent Part Paid Year Contract which means full time working between May and October (peak period) and 2 weeks on / 2 weeks off from October through until May. Salary is spread equally across 12 months and salaries will be reduced by £7,000 per annum for the first 3 years of employment to pay for type rating and training
costs.

This working pattern will be in place for a maximum of 5 years after which the option is open to transfer to Full Time
Working.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please log on to www.tuitraveljobsuk.co.uk where you will be required to log-in and provide personal details along with completing an application form.

Should you be successful at the first stage of screening you will be invited to a full day Assessment Centre where you will take part in a number of Group & Individual activities.

The Assessment Centre will be between the 28th September and the 2nd October in East Midlands and positions will commence in January 2016.

Successful candidates after the Assessment Centre will be invited to complete a SIM session between the 5th and 8th October.

Vacancies for the B757 will be at BHX,GLA,LGW,LTN,MAN
And for the B737 BHX,CWL,EMA,LGW,MAN,NCL