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The latest low hour pilot jobs from around the globe

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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    Aer Lingus A320 First Officers 30th September 2015
    Aer Lingus are recruiting direct entry FOs and accepting applications from low hour pilots. No minimum hour requirements or type rating required to apply.

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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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    Eurowings A320 First Officers 30th August 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 30th August 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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    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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    Jet2 Pilot Apprentice Program 9th June 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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    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.

Volotea Boeing 717 Second Officers
Volotea are looking for seasonal Second Officers for their Boeing 717 fleet. Successful candiates can expect to fly 400-500 hours a year over a 9 month period Applicants who have up to 300 hours total time are required to be under 30 years old, applicants with 301-1000 hours TT up to 35 years old.
Skybus DHC6 First Officers
Skybus are recruiting for a seasonal position based at either Lands End or Newquay airports. No minimum hours hours required. Applicants are required to submit a CV - ensure your CV doesn't hold your career back by using our tailored CV services - click here for more information.
Jetairfly Abinito First Officers
Currently recruiting cadets. Require a frozen ATPL, be fluent in Dutch and have good French language skills. 
Blink C510 First Officers
Accepting applications for their Mustang Citation fleet. Low hour applicants considered. Requires a CV and cover letter. Ensure your application stands out, matching your attributes to their type of operation through our tailored CV and cover letter service.
PrivatAir First Officers
Currently accepting applications from abinitio candidates for their F2000 based in Geneva.
Jet Airways Traniee First Officer
No minimum hours or type rating requirement but must hold an Indian issued DGCA CPL, FRTO, IR/LR, RTR (A) and be fluent in Hindi.
Iberia Express Non Rated A320 First Officers
Iberia Express are recruiting non rated First Officers for it's A320 fleet. No hour requirement but does state that Spanish language proficiency is required.
Qatar Airways Low Hour Second Officers
Qatar Airways are recruiting low hour second officers for their expanding fleet. No nationality or hours restrictions. Must be no more than 30 years old.


Jet Time ATR72

Jet Time are reportedly recruiting for their ATR72 fleet. There are no minimum requirements.

Turkish Airlines Low Hour A320/B737 Pilots

Turkish airlines are advertising for B737 and A320 low hour pilots. Candiates must have flown the aircraft, but there is no hours requirement.

Sun Express - Low Hour Pilot

Sun Express continue to recruit low hour pilots for the Boeing 737. No minimum hour requirement.

MAF - Basic Entry Pilot

MAF are accepting applications from UK nationals for pilot operations across Africa. Requires 500 hours total time.

Vueling First Officers

Vueling are recruiting for their Airbus fleet. No minimum hour requirement however proficiency in the Spanish language is required.

Jet2 Ab-inito Second Officers

Jet2 are recruiting low how hour pilots for their 737 fleet. Candidates are required to self fund their type rating.

Aer Lingus First Officer

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

Flight instructor required based at Durham Tees Flight Training (Northen UK). Flight instructor rating is the only qualification that is stated as a requirement.

CityJet Cadet Pilot Programme

Applications are now being accepted for the self funded CityJet Cadet Pilot Programme through FTEJerez.

Dragon Air - Low Hour Cadets

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's career services.




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