Future Pilot Programme Aer Lingus Ireland

April 28, 2018




Aer Lingus Recruitment

2018 Aer Lingus Future Pilot Training Programme

Are you interested in becoming a commercial pilot and growing your career in our 4 star Airline? 
Applications are currently being invited for the Future Pilot Programme within the Flight Operations Department. 
In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, we offer you the opportunity to grow your career with one of Ireland’s most iconic brands. Take a look below!

Essential Criteria:

  • 18 years of age on or before 1st January 2018

  • 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*

  • Provide two verifiable references

  • Be 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

  • Possess and be able to demonstrate the key competencies and skills outlined below

*If you are a non Irish Citizen, you will need to be in possession of a current police disclosure certificate from your home country. If you have lived outside the Republic of Ireland for more than 6 months you will also be required to hold a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries 

Minimum Education Requirement: 

  • 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 ofH5 grades in the Leaving Certificate

*Equivalent grades are as follows:
GCSE Mathematics 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

  • Strong communicator who acts with integrity

  • Flexibility and a willingness to work unsociable hours

  • Well-developed decision making skills

  • Technical aptitude

  • 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 Stage of the Process:

  1. All completed online application forms must be submitted by 17.00 GMT on Sunday 13th May 2018

  2. No further applications will be accepted after that time

  3. You will receive an email acknowledging that we have received your application

  4. Applications will be screened

  5. Candidates who progress through the screening will receive a number of 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

  6. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the assessment centre stage which will be held in Dublin between Monday 16th July 2018 to Friday 27th July 2018

  7. 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 assessment stage in Dublin

  8. Candidates may also be asked to retake the online assessments during the assessment centre

  9. Part of the selection process involves passing a Class 1 and company medical

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