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.
Air Malta are recruiting A320 rated First Officers. No other experience required. Requires Maltese language qualification.
Brussels Airlines are recruiting First Officers on a 9 month contract for their BAE146 fleet. No line experience required, minimum of 250 hours total time. States that a rating on the type is required, however perhaps it could be completed on after receiving a job offer? Might be worth an application!
Line up aviation are recruiting 2 flight instructors to be based at Coventry. Only flying requirement is to hold a CPL.
Helvetic Airways are advertising for First Officers. No minumum hours or type rating required.
Jet Time are reportedly recruiting for their ATR72 fleet. There are no minimum requirements.
Turkish airlines are advertising for B737 and A320 low hour pilots. Candiates must have flown the aircraft, but there is no hours requirement.
British Airways Cityflyer have re-opened First Officer recruitment. No type rating required, 500 hours total time needed. Type rating is paid for by the company.
DHL continue to recruit for their A300 and B757 Fleet. Start date on website advertised as January 2014. PPJN suggests they have recently recruited FO's and may expand the fleet. No type rating or minimum hours required. Tailored Cover Letters available.
Sun Express continue to recruit low hour pilots for the Boeing 737. No minimum hour requirement.
MAF are accepting applications from UK nationals for pilot operations across Africa. Requires 500 hours total time.
Wizz Air are recruiting low hour cadet pilots for their A320 fleet. Minimum of 200 hours required. No type rating requred. Candidates must have completed a Jet Orientatoin Course (JOC), which can be organised by Flightdeckfriend.com for £2160.
Vueling are recruiting for their Airbus fleet. No minimum hour requirement however proficiency in the Spanish language is required.
Jet2 are recruiting low how hour pilots for their 737 fleet. Candidates are required to self fund their type rating.
British Airways Cityflyer First Officer recruitment. No type rating required, 500 hours total time needed. Type rating is paid for with a 2 year bond.
Aer Lingus are recruiting First Officer for their Airbus fleet. Low hour pilots are eligible to apply. Type rating costs have traditionally been met by the airline.
Flight instructor required based at Durham Tees Flight Training (Northen UK). Flight instructor rating is the only qualification that is stated as a requirement.
Applications are now being accepted for the self funded CityJet Cadet Pilot Programme through FTEJerez.
European Air Transport (DHL) continue to accept low hour applications for their A300 & B757 fleet. Prior commercial experience and knowledge of the german language is desirable but not a requirement.
Dragon Air are accepting applications from low hour cadets through their Pre-Qualified Cadet Programme (PQC). Although preference is given to Hong Kong Identity holders, it is not a requirement. Requires a one page CV. Tailoring for this is available through Flightdeckfriend.com's career services.
Ryanair continue to recruit low hour cadets. It is however expected that they will not be accepting any more CV's from April 2013 until further notice. Any interviews that take place will be from the pool of CV's they currently have.
Nyassa Air Taxi currently hiring for two vacancies. Requirements are: CPL, IF-rating - 400 hours PIC - min age 24 years
Additional advantages: - Ratings on any of the below aircraft - Bush experience
Pilots required for operation of PA28, PA32, GA8. Click the link above for more details about this great opportunity!
LGW who operate on behalf of Air Berlin are recruiting low hour First Officers for their expanding E190 fleet. 70 hours PIC required but a type rating is not needed to apply. German language skills required.
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.