Cadet Airline Pilot Programs

  • Cadet Airline Pilot Programs

Obtaining a pilot cadetship with an airline is the most secure way of completing your flight training. The majority of cadet pilot mentored schemes are self funded, but the training is completed having virtually secured your first airline job. This significantly reduces the risk of spending in excess of £100,000 on flight training, only to never secure a flying job. The risk is not completely mitigated as you must still perform to the high standard required by your airline throughout your flight training in order to secure the job.

*** Due to Covid-19, many airlines have made existing pilots redundant. Some of those airlines have agreement whereby those pilots that have been made redundant will be recruited back into the airline first, before anyone else. Therefore most of the cadet pilot programs listed below are suspended and we have no anticipated date when most will be re-opened. ***

Hevilift Australia Cadet Pilot Program

Hevilift are accepting applications for their Cadet Pilot Program. We're still seeking info on how the program is funded.

Status: Open

Recruitment Expected: Open until 15th July 2020

Last Recruitment: New program

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MEA A330

MEA Cadet Pilot Programme

MEA are inviting applications for their Cadet Pilot Programme. The course is to be funded by the candidate and is expensive, but loans are available from MEA.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Regular cadet recruitment most years, sometimes multiple courses throughout the year.

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Condor Ab-Initio Pilot Program

Condor are recruiting prospective pilots for their Ab-Initio Pilot Program. The course is subsidised, but a significant proportion will need to be paid for by the student through instalments.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Annually since 2014

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Edelweiss A320 First Officers

Edelweiss Ab-Initio Cadet Pilots

Edelweiss are recruiting ab-initio cadet pilots for their partially sponsored ATPL training programme.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Unknown

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Kenya Airways Cadet Pilot Programme

Kenya Airways are recruiting Kenyan citizens for their Cadet Pilot Training Programme which we believe to be funded by the airline.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: New scheme

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Austrian Airlines cadet pilots

Austrian Airlines are recruiting for their cadet pilot programme. The course is fully funded by Austrian.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: 2018

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Etihad Airways Cadet Pilots

Etihad Airways are recruiting UAE Nationals for their cadet programme. Training costs are borne by the airline. The base will be Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Cadet programmes have run most years

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Air France Pilot Recruitment

Air France Cadet Pilots

Air France are recruiting for their cadet pilot programme, which is funded by Air France.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: N/A

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Iberia Part-Sponsored Cadet Programme

Iberia have latched a cadet programme with FTE Jerez where they will be fund 50% of the course costs.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: New scheme

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Aer Lingus Future Pilot Training Programme

Aer Lingus have launched their Future Pilot Training Programme which is a fully funded by the airline for prospective pilots with no experience.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: November 2018

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Luxair Pilot Recruitment

Luxair Cadet Programme

Luxair are inviting applications for their fully sponsored cadet program. No up front costs required, salary deduction when you commence employment.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: New programme

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Air Baltic Cadet Pilot Program

Air Baltic are offering a mentored pilot programme. The candidate, once selected by Air Baltic will join the company as a First Officer providing they successfully complete the course. The candidate funds the course.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Ongoing

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Cathay Dragon Cadet Programme

Cathay Dragon offer a fully sponsored cadet programme for Hong Kong permanent residents.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Ongoing

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Air Macau Cadet Program

Air Macau offers a cadet pilot program for Macau nationals which we understand is funded by the airline.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Unknown

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Qatar Airways Cadet Pilot Program

Qatar Airways are inviting applications for their Cadet Pilot Program (National Scholarship). Qatari Nationals are fully sponsored by the airline and other nationalities can self-sponsor the course.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: 2018

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Singapore Airlines Ab Initio Cadet Pilot Program

Singapore Airlines are inviting applications for their fully sponsored cadet program. After completion of your ATPL / MPL and your type rating training you will be bonded to the airline for seven years.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Ongoing

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GlobeAir AeronautX Cadet

Cadet programme which will result in you competing a type rating on GlobeAir's C510 once you have your frozen ATPL.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: 2018

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Air Greenland Ab-Initio Pilot Programme

Air Greenland are offering a Ab-Initio Cadet Programme.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: March 2018

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Saudia National Cadet Programme

Saudia have previously recruited cadets for their national cadet programme.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment:

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CityJet Climb High Mentored Cadet Programme

Cityjet run their cadet scheme with CAE. Full cost to be paid by cadet. Selection by Cityjet.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: June 2018

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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program – International Pathway

IndiGo self-sponsored cadet program - International Pathway through CAE.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Ongoing

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British Airways CityFlyer Pilot Recruitment

BA CityFlyer Cadet Pilot Programme

BACF run an MPL scheme through FTEJerez.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: Spring 2019

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Emirates National Cadet Program

Emirates run a fully funded cadet pilot scheme for UAE nationals. All other recruitment experienced flight crew only.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: 2018

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Cathay Pacific Cadet Programme

Cathay Pacific run their cadet pilot program in Flight Training Adelaide, Australia. The programme is fully sponsored and is currently only open to Hong Kong nationals only.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: 2018

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Wizz Air Cadet Pilot Program

Mentored cadet programme with L3 with job offer before training commences. Cost is €122,800 which includes an fATPL rather than an MPL. Cost can be reduced if you are eligible for one of their fast track programmes.

Status: Closed

Recruitment Expected: Unknown

Last Recruitment: July 2019

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