Pilot Careers

Aer Lingus opens 2024 sponsored pilot training

Aer Lingus pilots

Aer Lingus has just launched its fully sponsored 2024 Future Pilot Programme with FTE Jerez, the Spain-based Approved Training Organisation.

Captain Karl O’Neill, Chief Instructor ATO/Recruitment, said, “We are looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds to join our team.

“Aer Lingus has a proud tradition in pilot training and has been offering Future Pilot Training Programmes for almost sixty years. These programmes offer candidates a unique opportunity to join our expanding team as an Aer Lingus Pilot via this fully sponsored scheme.

“Whether you have just finished school/college or simply want to change career, this could be the right move for your future. Many of our pilots have joined us from other industries, and we urge you to consider doing the same.

“Successful applicants will complete 14 months of basic training in Jerez, Spain followed by a four-month transition course on the A320 Family of aircraft at the Aer Lingus Training Academy in Dublin.

“To secure a place on this course, you need to be highly motivated and must demonstrate the competencies required to become a commercial airline pilot. If successful, your journey towards becoming a pilot with Aer Lingus will begin in January 2024.

“I wish you every success with your application.”

The process:

  • All completed online application forms must be submitted by 17.00 GMT on Wednesday 16th August 2023.
  • Candidates who progress through the screening will receive on-line assessments and will be given 72 hours to complete.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the group assessment stage which will be held in Dublin between Monday 25th September and Friday 13 October 2023
  • Part of the selection process involves passing a Class 1 and a company medical

Apply here


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