Jet Star Pilot Recruitment

Jet Star DHC 8 First Officers & Captains

Jet Star

At Jetstar we are adventurous achievers! We launched in New Zealand in 2005 flying Trans-Tasman services between Sydney and Christchurch, and now operate more than 50 weekly international return services between Australia and New Zealand. In 2009, New Zealand domestic operations were launched and Jetstar now accounts for up to 20% share of the domestic market.

The Jetstar New Zealand Regional operation was launched in December 2015 operating a fleet of Dash 8 Q300 aircraft.  We have injected increased capacity and more affordable fares into regional New Zealand, connecting its’ people to the rest of the world, through the innovation and can do attitude our highly skilled and valued employees.

A career as a Jetstar NZ Regional Pilot is rewarding, exciting and challenging. Our Captains and First Officers will be actively involved in our dynamic two crew turbo-prop RPT operation, taking control of some of the most sophisticated regional aircraft, with a focus on safety. Being passionate about your job will ensure you enjoy and long and fulfilling career with us.

To apply for the role of Captain, you will have or display

  • Hold, or be eligible to hold, an Australian or New Zealand Air Transport Pilot Licence (Australian ATPL is preferred – for international applicants, please see http://www.casa.gov.au/fcl/overbr.htm for licence information)
  • English Language Proficiency Level 6 on your Licence
  • Current endorsements for Instrument Approach 2D and 3D on a current Australian Instrument Rating – Multi Engine Aeroplane (New Zealand applicants will be required to convert their licence/ratings to an Australian Licence/Rating if successful)
  • Minimum experience of:
    • 4000 hours total aeronautical experience and
    • Minimum of 500 hours Pilot-In-Command (excluding ICUS) of fixed wing, multi-engine aircraft with a MTOW of 13,000kg or 1000 hours as a Co-Pilot in multi-engine turbine aircraft with a MTOW greater than 13,000kg
    • Dash 8 Experience highly desirable
  • CASA or CAANZ Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate
  • A current Australian or New Zealand passport, or NZ permanent residency with unrestricted working rights in New Zealand
  • Be willing and able to pass a Drug and Alcohol Test
  • An Australian Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and New Zealand AVSEC (effective 1st July 1997 under the Commonwealth Air Navigation Act, you are required to undertake extensive background and security checks, at your own expense, to establish your eligibility to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC))

To apply for the role of First Officer, you will have or display:

  • Hold, or be eligible to hold, an Australian or New Zealand Air Transport Pilot Licence OR Commercial Pilot Licence with passes in all ATPL Theory subjects (Australian ATPL/CPL and subjects is preferred – for international applicants, please see http://www.casa.gov.au/fcl/overbr.htm for licence information)
  • English Language Proficiency Level 6 on your Licence
  • Hold current endorsements for Instrument Approach 2D and 3D on a current Australian Instrument Rating – Multi Engine Aeroplane (New Zealand applicants will be required to convert their licence/ratings to an Australian Licence/Rating if successful)
  • Experience including;
    • 700 hours total flying time and
    • 250 hours or greater PIC of a multi-engine aeroplane (MEA) excluding ICUS, OR 250 hours or greater PIC of a single engine turbine aircraft greater than 3,400 MTOW OR 250 hours or greater as a co-pilot in a multi-engine turbine, multi-crew aircraft
  • CASA or CAANZ Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate
  • Be willing and able to pass a Drug and Alcohol Test
  • The ability to hold an Australian Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC) and New Zealand AVSEC (effective 1st July 1997 under the Commonwealth Air Navigation Act, you are required to undertake extensive background and security checks, at your own expense, to establish your eligibility to hold an Aviation Security Identification Card (ASIC))

Our ongoing training program is highly regarded throughout the aviation industry and is designed to develop our pilots to their full potential whilst ensuring our impeccable safety record is maintained.

In return for your hard work, Jetstar will offer you a diverse and attractive range of benefits, and a variety of career options arising from the complexity and specialisation of the various businesses. You will be supported to explore and develop both personally and professionally, from command upgrades to training and checking positions as well as opportunities to move into regulatory, compliance roles or management positions within Jetstar….. the sky is the limit!

Are you up for the challenge……apply now!

Jetstar is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we invite you to be part of an organisation that fosters a diverse workplace, supports many charities and environmental initiatives.