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Flying Jobs for Low Hour Pilots


The employment market continues to be particularly challenging for newly qualified cadet pilots. In the financial year 2009-2010, 2611 professional flying licences were issued in the UK alone. According to the Civil Aviation Authority, since April 2005, a minimum of 2500 professional licences have been issued yearly up until the end of their current statistics in 2010. This means over 12,500 newly qualified pilots entered the market in those five years, in the middle of which was the biggest global economic depression since the 1930's bringing a period of bankruptcies and consolidation to commercial aviation across Europe.

In this section we aim to bring together all possible current opportunities to help you get that elusive first flying job. Be sure to visit our career services area to see how we can help you achieve this and make your application stand out from the rest.

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Please note that we are not a recruitment agency - we bring you potential flight deck jobs of interest together into one place. If you have any queries about a specific role, you should contact the airline or agency directly. All job details were correct at the time of posting but may since have changed or have been removed. Please do not apply if the company has closed the application process - a posting on this page does not guarantee that the job is still available.

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    Luxair recruiting First Officer's 24th August 2016
    Only hours requirement is 70 PIC and no type rating required. See our Luxair recruitment page.

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    Wizz Air recruiting cadets 23rd August 2016
    See our Wizz Air page for all the info. Min 300 hours.

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    BA Cityflyer Direct Entry First Officer's 20th August 2016
    Recruiting DEP's with only 500 hours required. Bonded type rating provided.
    See our new BACF recruitment page with details on renumeration and company profile.

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    Aer Lingus A320 low hours First Officers 18th August 2016
    Aer Lingus have just opened recruitment for Direct Entry First Officers.
    ***There is no hours requirment***
    Closing date 2nd September 2016.

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    Germania Non Rated F/O's 28th July 2016
    If not rated you are required to self fund type rating. Click below:

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    Ryanair Cadet Type Rating Scheme 25th July 2016
    If you meet the requirements you can pay to complete a 737-800 type rating with CAE and get a FO position with Ryanair. For more info, click below:

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    American Airlines / US Airways Non Rated F/O's 25th July 2016
    No rating required. Minimum age 23. See our American recruitment page.

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    Air Dolomiti First Officer's 3rd July 2016
    Just 300 hours required total flight time. No type rating required either.

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    Austrian recruit cadets / low hours onto their E-195 and Dash 8 Q400 22nd June 2016
    See our dedicated Austrian Airlines recruitment page for further info.

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    IndiGo massive recruitment 22 June 2016
    Recruiting all ranks, type rated and non rated and brand new ab-initio scheme. See our IndiGo page.

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    Kura Aviation recruit modular cadets for BA Cityflyer 11 June 2016
    Kura Aviation's BestPilot programme seeks to recruit modular cadets who have an EASA Commercial Pilot Licence and Multi-Engine Instrument Rating. You must have completed all of your training via the modular route.

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    Bassaka Air, Cambodia 31st May 2016
    Recruiting First Officers, only 400 hours required and a frozen ATPL (preferably EASA)

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    Jazz Aviation recruiting - no hour requirements 29th May 2016
    Jazz Avation, Canada operate on behalf of Air Canada Express. 
    Taking applications now for low houred pilots. 

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    Swiss open recruitment for Ab Initio Pilots 21st May 2016
    Swiss European Air Lines is currently looking for Ab Initio Pilots.

    Minimum requirements:
    • CH, EFTA or EU citizen (EU-25 states without restriction / Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia with Swiss branch C)
    • Minimum 20 years old and maximum 33th birthday on submission of the application
    • Height 1.60 m / max. 1.98 m
    • Vocational / minimum professional requirements for Swiss applicants:
      • Successfully completed at least. 3-year vocational training (apprenticeship) with certificate of apprenticeship / certification as federal certificate (EFZ).
      • Completed high school / high school, vocational high school, vocational school (FMS), computer science college (IMS) also fulfill our request conditions.
    • Vocational / minimum professional requirements for applicants of the EFTA / EU countries:
      • At least GCSE and successfully completed a minimum. 3-year vocational training (apprenticeship with a teaching diploma / certificate) as journeyman, IHK certificate.
      • Completed high school / high school, vocational high school, vocational school (FMS), computer science college (IMS) also fulfill our request conditions.
    • Language requirements at the time of application
      • German:
        • Applicants with parent or everyday language German: German Proof not required
        • All other applicants: All other applicants: proof of the corresponding certificate Goethe diploma or AKAD Language + Culture Test (see leaflet "Additional information and fact sheets") - at the time of application.
      • English
        • mother tongue or proof of level B2 (7), for example, Cambridge First Certificate A or B, see leaflet "Additional information and fact sheets" (will be collected at a later date)
    • Military service completed

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    Germania recruiting cadets at various German bases 16th May 2016
    Germania is currently looking for B737 Non Type Rated First officers at its German stations Bremen, Hamburg-Finkenwerder, Münster-Osnabrück and Frankfurt

    Minimum requirements:
    • Least 21 years old
    • General technical college or university
    • Valid pilot license CPL (IR) with ATPL theory issued by LBA
    • Valid IR Rating on Multi Engine Aircraft
    • Completed MCC training
    • Valid Class 1 medical certificate
    • Valid background check is advantageous
    • Valid EU passport without restrictions
    • Languages ​​German least ICAO Level 4
    • Languages ​​English least ICAO Level 4
    • Driving license B

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    BA Cityflyer open Cadet MPL scheme applications 16th May - 30th May
    BA Cityflyer have re-opened their cadet MPL scheme at FTE Jerez. 
    Only a two week window to apply for MPL courses starting in October and November 2016.
    If you complete the course to the required standard then you can expect to be assigned a type rating course on BA Cityflyer's E170/E190 fleet with no futher selection processes.

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    easyJet Swiss Cadet Pilots 8th May 2016
    Currently accepting applications from low hour pilots from candidates who have completed their training at one of easyJet's approved training organisations.

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    Ryanair Technical Services / Flight Operations Cadet Graduate Program 12th February 2016

    In 2016 Ryanair opened recruitment for a Cadet Graduate Program where the successful applicant joins the Flight Operations / Technical Services department for 12 months, before being recommended to CAE for a self sponsored Boeing 737 type rating and joining the airline as a First Officer.


    From the Ryanair recruitment website: 


    "This is a unique opportunity for two exceptional candidates to gain invaluable experience in understanding the operation of Ryanair’s Flight Operations and Technical Services departments and its development during a period of immense growth. Ryanair’s Flight Operations and Technical Services departments are responsible for all matters relating to flight crew Standards; Training; Performance Engineering; Reliability; Maintenance Programme; Avionics; Structures; Powerplant; Systems and Technical Records. The departments work closely with Boeing; Equipment Suppliers; Maintenance Organisations; Service Providers national aviation authorities and the EASA. 


    The successful candidate(s) will participate in Ryanair’s Technical Services/Flight Operations cadet graduate programme on a One Year Fixed Term Contract."

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    Climber A/S First Officers 15th January 2016
    The Danish airline, an SAS subsidary, are recruiting First Officers for their CRJ-900 fleet. Applicants require a frozen ATPL.

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    Scandinavian Airlines First Officers 14th January 2016
    SAS are recruiting First Officers. Low hour pilots are eligible to apply.
    The SAS website states: "As a pilot in SAS you will normally start your career as first officer on one of our short haul aircraft. Our diverse route net gives excellent opportunities to fly to airports throughout Europe from Norway in the north to Africa in the south. Most aircraft types fly network traffic combined with seasonal charter."

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    Eurowings A320 First Officers 27th November 2015
    Eurowings are recruiting First Officers for their A320 fleet. Low hour pilots are eligible to apply. A320 type rating with 200 hours and 500 hours on aircraft above 20T is preferred, but is not essential. German language is also preferred, but again not essential. Might be worth an application if you don't meet the preferred requirements.

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    GlobeAir Mustang Low Hour First Officers 27th November 2015
    GlobeAir are currently accepting applications from low hour pilots onto their Mustang Fleet. Applicants should be willing to self sponsor a C510 Type Rating. No language requirements.

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    Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Program 20th October 2015
    Jet2's Pilot Apprentice Program has reopened for applications.
    Successful candidates will complete an apprentice program, completing placements throughout the airlines various departments including operations, HR and finance. Upon completion, the candidate will be given a fully bonded type rating and become a First Officer with the airline.
    - Frozen ATPL
    - MCC & JOC
    - Class One Medical
    - Driving Licence
    - Able to relocate to Northern Base
 can provide both a Jet Orientation Course (JOC) , and tailored CV & Cover Letter for your application. Our previous customers have been invited to the interview stage.

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    Thomas Cook A320/330 & B757/767 First Officers 5th September 2015
    Requires a type rating but no minimum hours requirement to submit an application.
    • You will need to be in possession (or be prepared and able to obtain) a UK issued EASA ATPL with MCC or exemption
    • ICAO Level 6 English
    • EASA Class One medical – if medical records are not held in the UK, you must be able to transfer to a UK EASA Class One
    • A valid Airbus 320 or 330, Boeing 757 or 767 and current type rating 
    • A valid UK or EUEA passport with no restrictions on travel
    • Entitled to live and work in the UK indefinitely
    • Be able to obtain a UK DBS Certificate

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    Scoot Boeing 787 Dreamliner Second Officers 27th August 2015
    Recruiting cadets straight out of flight school onto the B787 as a Second Officer. Applicants require the right to work in Singapore but there are no minimum hour requirements.

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    Travel Service B737 First Officers 27th August 2015
    Recruiting low hour pilots for their Boeing 737 fleet. No hour or language requirements. Must be able to work in the EU and self sponsor a type rating & base training.

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    Lan Chile A320 First Officers 27th August 2015
    Lan Chile are currently accepting applications from low hour pilots for a position as a First Officer on their A320 fleet. Applicants require fluent Spanish but no minimum hour requirements stated.

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    Desert Air Alaska DC-3 & CV-240 First Officers 22nd August 2015
    A great opportunity for low hour pilots who have an FAA licence.
    • 300 hours minimum flight time
    • Multi engine rating
    • FAA Commercial instrument rating
    • Tail wheel endorsement
    • Mandatory pre-hire drug testing & criminal history background clearance required
    • Must either be a US citizen or have the legal right to work and live in US

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    Fiji Airways A330 Second Officer 21st August 2015



    • Fiji Commercial Pilot License or Foreign CPL (CAAF Approved);

    • Unrestricted Instrument Rating;

    • Light Twin Engine Fixed Wing Aircraft

      endorsement (non-centreline thrust);

    • Minimum of 250 hours allowable flying


    • Passes in all ATPL Theory Examinations;

    • Pass in Basic Gas Turbine Theory

      (maybe exempted for CASA ATPL Theory


    • Fiji Citizen, holding a current Fiji Passport

      for the past 5 years. 

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    Luxair Non Rated Low Hour First Officers 19th August 2015
    Luxair are accepting spontaneous applications from low hour, non type rated pilots with no language requirements.

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    EAT (DHL) Non Rated Low Hour First Officers 28th July 2015
    DHL continue to recruit for their A300 and B757 Fleet. Applicants to not require a type rating and there is no hour requirement. Pilots are based in Leipzig, Germany. Applicants require a Cover Letter.

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    BA Cityflyer recruiting Direct Entry First Officer's 20th August 2016
    Recruiting DEP's with only 500 hours required. Bonded type rating provided.
    See our new BACF recruitment page with details on renumeration and company profile.

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    Wizz Air Non Rated A320 Cadet First Officers 9th June 2015
    Reduced hour requirement!
    Wizz Air continue to accept applications for A320 cadets. Candidates require 300 hours flight time and a Jet Orientation Course. ME/IR should be valid for at least 3 months on application.

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    Ryanair Cadet Pilots 7th June 2015
    Continuing to recruit low hour First Officers onto the Boeing 737.

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    Air Asia A320 First Officers (India) 5th June 2015
    • Must hold a valid Indian CPL/IR with an unrestricted class one medical certificate;
    • A minimum of 200 hours total flying time;
    • English language fluency (written and verbal comprehension); must be at least equal to ICAO English level 4;
    • Must be an Indian citizen;
    • A320 type rating would be advantageous.

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    Bulgaria Air E190 First Officers 4th June 2015

    Bulgaria Air announces vacant positions for Embraer 190 first officers


    The candidates shall meet the following requirements:

    - possess current EASA CPL(A) including RTO and IR(A)/MEA;

    - possess EASA Class I medical certificate;

    - have passed successfully ATPL- theoryandexamasperPart FCL 1.285;

    - hold a certificatefor a satisfactory completion of MCC-course;

    - have successfully passed ICAO Level 4 requirements for English proficiency;

    - valid Embraer 190 type rating is an advantage;

    - Bulgarian language proficiency is an advantage.

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    Condor A320 / B757 First Officers 22nd May 2015
    Condor are recruting A320 and B757 First Officers. No type rating or minimum hours requirement. Fluent German required.

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    Diamond Executive Aviation 17th April 2015
    DEA are looking for a MEP/CPL/IR qualified pilot. No minimim hour requirement. They are looking for the following additional skills:
    • Networking (LAN/WAN/VSAT)?

    • Software configuration?

    • Physical IT hardware assembly?

    • Radio propagation?

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    Cathay Pacific Second Officers 12th March 2015
    Cathay Pacific continue to accept applications from low hour cadets for long haul Second Officer Positions.

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    Fly Dubai Boeing 737 Cadet Pilots 23rd February 2015
    Fly Dubai have teamed up with Emirates-CAE Flight Training to take on cadet pilots.

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    Danish Air Transport (DAT) First Officers 22nd February 2015
    Danish Air Transport are accepting applications for First Officer positions for their mixed fleet. No minimum hours stated.

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    Transavia Boeing 737NG First Officers 22nd February 2015
    Currently accepting applications from low hour pilots.

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    Dash 8 Q400 First Officers 22nd February 2015
    Flybe are recruiting experienced and low hour First Officers for their Dash 8 fleet. Low hour pilots require a at least a 90% ATPL theory average. Will recruit from both integrated and modular flight training backgrounds. Flybe also requires applicants to have completed a Jet Orientation Course (JOC). Such a course can be organised by with a UK CAA approved ATO - email  for the details.

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    TNT Airways First Officer 22nd February 2015
    TNT Airways continue to accept online applications for medium and long haul positions with no type rating requirement or minimum hours specification. Fleet includes B737/777/747.

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