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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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Updated December 2014
 
Air Asia A320 First Officers
Air Asia are recruiting First Officers for their Airbus fleet. Must be an Indian citizen and hold an Indian CPL/IR. Minimum off 200 hours required.
 
Jet2 Pilot Apprentice - Fully Bonded Type Rating
From the Jet2 website: "The Apprenticeship will begin at Leeds Bradford International Airport and our Commercial Office in Leeds, where you will undertake a planned schedule geared towards giving you maximum exposure to the full range of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays business areas. This includes Finance, Human Resources, Jet2holidays and Engineering. You will then support a wide range of Operational Teams, undertaking duties in Flight Planning, our new Training Centre in Bradford and the Crew rooms across our Northern bases.
 
On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, Jet2.com will provide you with a fully bonded Type Rating, and you will enter the world of commercial aviation as a Second Officer.
 
Successful candidates will already have a UK Frozen ATPL and Medical and a valid UK driving licence. Along with this, you will have completed an MCC and JOC course. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and experience of office IT systems. In addition, you must be flexible as we may require you to work from any of our Northern bases."
 
Flightdeckfriend.com can organise you a Jet Orientation Course at a leading UK CAA certified ATO. Need this or a tailored CV and Cover Letter? Email: services@flightdeckfriend.com
 
Primera Air Boeing 737 First Officer
Primera Air are looking to recruit 737 crew for 2015. Applicants require a type rating but do not require any time on type. Minimum 20 hours on a multi engine aircraft.
 
Flybe Dash 8 Q400 First Officers
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 Flightdeckfriend.com with a UK CAA approved ATO - email services@flightdeckfriend.com for the details.
 
Cessna 172 Survey Pilot
Skyviews are recruiting a C172 survey pilot for their operation based in Surrey, United Kingdom.
 
SunExpress B737 First Officers
Applicants require a ME/CPL & MCC and University Degree. No mention of minimum hours or type rating.
 
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.
 
Norwegian Air Shuttle 737 Cadet Pilots
NAS are currently accepting applications from non-rated cadet pilots. Must be willing to self sponsor a type rating. The application process requires a Cover Letter and CV. Make your application stand out with our tailored CV & Cover Letter service.
 
Wizz Air A320 Non Rated Cadet Pilots
Wizz Air have reopened their application page for cadet pilots to join their A320 fleet.
 
Susi Air C208 First Officers
Susi Air Indonesia are currently accepting low hour applications. Requires 250 hours total time and ICAO Level 5 English.
 
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.
 
Condor A320 Non Type Rated First Officers
Condor are recruiting low hour A320 First Officers. Require fluent German language skills however no minimum hour or type rating requirement.
 
Fiji Airways A330 Second Officer
Currently recruiting cadets for second officer positions on the A330. Requires 250 hours TT with 100 hours PIC. Closing 2nd May. Tailored CV & Cover Letter specifically for the position offered by Flightdeckfriend.com - click here for further details.
 
Flight Instructor - Go Fly Oxford
Go Fly Oxford, based at Hinton Airfield Oxfordshire are looking for a semi full time flying instructor. Applicants should email jobs@goflyoxford.co.uk
 
Flight Instructors ACS Aviation
ACS Aviation are recruiting flight instructors due to expansion. Bases include Perth, Glasgow and Cumbernauld. All applications considered. Contact: allan@acsaviation.com
 
F2000 LX Easy Business Jet First Officer
Zenon are looking for a First Officer for an established private jet company. No hour requirements and it says type rating considered on the aircraft which suggests it is not a requirement.
 
Aer Arann ATR First Officers
Currently recruiting ATR type rated First Officers for their Dublin, Cork and Shannon bases. No minimum hours requirement. Perhaps a possible opportunity to self fund a type rating in exchange for a job? 
 
Air Malta A320 First Officers

Air Malta are recruiting A320 rated First Officers. No other experience required. Requires Maltese language qualification.

 
CAE Fly Dubai 737NG Type Qualification Program
CAE have opened a 737NG Type Qualification Program for Fly Dubai. On completion of the type rating, the candidate has the opportunity to have an assessment for a First Officer position with Fly Dubai. Require a Frozen ATPL with 250+ hours total time.
 
McGinley Aviation Low Hour B737 / A320 First Officers
McGinley aviation are advertising for Low Hour First Officers. Candidates require a type rating either the B737 or A320 and a 4 year degree.
 
Danish Air Transport First Officers

Danish Air Transport are accepting applications for First Officer positions for their mixed fleet. No minimum hours stated.

 
Brussels Airlines BAE146 / Avro RJ First Officer

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!

 
Flight Instructor, Line Up Aviation

Line up aviation are recruiting 2 flight instructors to be based at Coventry. Only flying requirement is to hold a CPL.

 
Helvetic Airways F100/A319 First Officers

Helvetic Airways are advertising for First Officers. No minumum hours or type rating required.

 

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.

 
British Airways CityFlyer First Officers

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 (EAT) First Officers

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 - 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.


Wizz Air Cadet Pilots

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.

E-mail us for the details.

 
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.

 
British Airways CityFlyer First Officers

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 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.

DHL / EAT Accepting Low Hour Pilot Applications

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 - 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 Flightdeckfriend.com's career services.

Ryanair - Boeing 737NG First Officers

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 hiring bush pilots - Malawi, Africa

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 hiring E190 First Officers

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.

Jet2 Pilot Apprentice - Low Hour Scheme

Jet2 are recruiting Pilot Apprentices. 18 months spent in the pilot support role, such as filing flight plans, and updating aircraft documents. Then provided with a bonded Type Rating with the company. Requires a frozen ATPL.



Low hour non rated 737 First Officers 

Non Type-rated 737NG First officers (Low hour) - Europe and Canada

Recruiting low hour 737NG First officers for a leading charter airline operating in Europe and Canada, paying a salary of up to £37,000 + Relocation package, offering excellent career development opportunities.

Type rating is paid for by the carrier.

Requirements :-

- Valid EASA/JAA ATPL or (f)ATPL
- Current CPL/IR or willing to renew at own cost
- Glass cockpit experience preferred
- MCC Course completion preferred

Please apply today by sending your CV to carl@candm.co.uk or call 0161 871 0397 to discuss further.


West Atlantic Cadet scheme

The West Atlantic sponsorship scheme is funded fully up front by West Atlantic Airlines. Once type rated and employed as a West Atlantic First Officer, the pilot then pays back 50% of their training costs.

iPilot Simulator Instructors - Accepting low hour pilots

iPilot are accepting applications for simulator instructors for their London, Doha, Prague and Dubai sims. Minimum requirement is a PPL. Could be a good way to help keep maintain some currency whilst bolstering the CV! 

Sun Express 737 First Officers - No minimum hour requirement

Sun Express are recruiting 737 First Officers. No type rating or minimum hour requirement. Ankara base. Must hold a University degree.

 

UK King Air Operator - No minimum hour requirement

CPL IR required with a King Air type rating. To apply for this role email your CV to carl@candm.co.uk

C & M Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Eurojet Citation Bravo First Officers - No minimum hour requirement

Eurojet are recruiting FO's for their Citation fleet based in Birmingham. No minimum hours required, however candidates are required to hold a type rating.

 

Malmo Aviation hiring First Officers

JAR CPL with frozen ATPL theory or JAR ATPL. 300 hr total time. Valid MCC or fulfil the requirement for multi crew. JAR Class 1 medical. Scandinavian language. Statement from Approved Flight Psychologist. Click here to start an application.

 

SAA hiring JAA/FAA instructors

They are looking for a person with a quality mindset, who is eager to learn and teach and that have the customer in focus. Required to hold a FAA or JAA flight instructors licence.
 

LGW (Operating on behalf of Air Berlin) Dash 8 First Officer - Accepting Low Hour Applications

LGW who operate on behalf of Air Berlin are recruiting low hour First Officers for their expanding Dash 8 fleet. 70 hours PIC required but a type rating is not needed to apply. German language skills required.

Condor A320 / B757 / B767 First Officers - Accepting Low Hour Applications

Condor are accepting applications for First Officer positions on various aircraft. No type rating or minimum hour requirement. Good knowledge of the German language is however required.

DHL/EAT A300 / B757 First Officers - Accepting Low Hour Applications

European Air Transport Leipzig GmbH, (EAT) is one of DHL' s airlines for Europe and parts of the Middle East and Northen Africa. Recruiting First Officers for its A300 / B757 fleet. Although professional flight experience is desired, applications from low hour pilots considered.

 

Jet Time First Officers - Accepting Low Hour Applications

Jet Time is accepting applications for pilots. Only requirement stated  is commercial pilot's licence.

Cathay Pacific Cadet Pilots

Second Officer recruitment split into the following three streams for zero hour pilots to over 1500 hours:​​

- Cadet Pilot Programme – a 61-week programme for applicants with low experience and no ICAO CPL. Permanent HKID card required.​

- Advanced Entry – a 32-week programme for applicants who possess an ICAO CPL and have in excess of 250 hours flight time in specified categories.
  
- Transition Training – a 5-week programme for applicants with an ICAO ATPL, with a minimum of 1500 hours total time, including 500 hours multi-engine time with a MTOW greater than 2000kg. See careers section for application help.



Eastern Skyjets - First Officers
​Eastern Skyjets are hiring pilots. While there are no minimums stated directly on their website, we have information which indicates they will hire low hour (F) ATPL candidates who are willing to pay to be rated on one of their aircraft types.

 

iPilot Sim Instructors

iPILOT are offering an exciting opportunity for people who are looking to share their passion of flying with their customers. They

are offering part time positions currently at London (Westfield), Doha, and Prague and Dubai. Minimum requirements are a PPL

(a) or extensive Flight Simulator Experience, great people and customers skills. Email your CV with covering letter to

ws@schleuter.biz - We can tailored you a CV and Cover Letter designed to get you the job!

 

Skybus - First Officers

A recent update on PPJN suggests that Skybus will be looking for up to 8 First Officers for the summer 2013 season. This may

well be worth an email with a CV and Cover letter to the company if you are a Low Hour pilot. According to

PPJN,  applications should be sent to the chief pilot Richard Ashby rashby@issg.co.uk - Check out our CV and Cover letter

section if you would like one tailored.

 

Internal easyJet First Officer Scheme

We have information regarding an internal scheme easyJet ran earlier this year and it is expected to continue running in future years. If you are in possession of CPL/IR, upon completion of 18 months of service with easyJet in any role (eg, cabin crew, ground ops), you may have the opportunity to be put through through the CTC Airline Qualification Course (AQC) and A320 Type Rating. You will then be offered a Flexi Contract position as a First Officer with easyJet with the option to apply for permanent FO contracts subject to availability and subject to acquiring over 500 hours flight time as a First Officer. Successful candidates pay £5,000 toward training costs, the rest is covered by a 3 year company bond. Check out our "Aviation Jobs" tab in our "Airline Pilot Jobs" section for relevant ground & cabin crew roles now available with easyjet.

 

Maldivian Air Taxi - First Officers

MAT accepting applications from low hour pilots in possession of a float rating and meeting certain educational requirements.
 

Danish Air Transport - First Officers 

DAT are accepting applications from low hour first officers.



FAI Rent a Jet - First Officers (f/m) on Falcon 900EX EASy + Global Express

Accepting applications on the above aircraft. No minimum hours requirement but does require a type rating.



SmartLynx - Accepting applications from low hour pilots for their A320 fleet 

Latvian operator SmartLynx accepting low hour applications for their A320 fleet. 200 hours with a CPL MR IR required. Email

your CV to cv@smart-lynx.com

 

MEA recruiting cadet pilots

Currently recruiting a mixture of CPL/IR & ab - initio cadets in conjunction with FTE Jerez. Must have Lebanese nationality.

Ryanair continue First Officer recruitment

Ryanair hiring First Officers. CPL/IR/MCC, Self funded B737 TR.

 

Vuelling A320 Low Hour Pilots - Spanish Speaking

Vueling are recruiting A320 pilots. Spanish Language is required. 

Benair accepting applications from low hour pilots - Bases in UK, Norway & Denmark

250 hours TT, company arranges type rating. Mail bruno@benair.com



West Air Low Hour Pilots - Namibia

200 hours total time required with a C210 rating.



Citilink (Garuda) Low Hour A320 Rated Pilots Jakarta Base

All nationalities and and licences accepted. Requirement is CPL/IR with A320 TR.

 

Aerologic 777 Second Officers

CPL/IR (frozen ATPL) issued by JAA state. German language proficiency required. LEJ base.

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