Aer Lingus Mentored Cadet Pilot Programme 2017

Application process has now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Aer Lingus Careers

Essential criteria for applicaiton

  • 18 years of age on or before 1st January 2016
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Eligible to live and work permanently in the EU
  • Up-to-date unrestricted worldwide passport
  • Able to pass an airport security vetting procedure, including a five-year background check*
  • Two verifiable references
  • Able to obtain an EASA / IAA issued Class 1 Medical, including successfully passing a colour blindness test. Please refer to www.iaa.ie prior to application to ensure you can meet all medical requirements in line with eyesight/colour blindness limitations

*If you are a not an Irish citizen, you will require a current police disclosure certificate from your home country if successful

*If you have resided outside the Republic of Ireland for six months or more, you will also require a current police disclosure certificate from that country/countries

Minimum Educational criteria:

  • You must have passed your Leaving Certificate (6 subjects) or equivalent
  • You must have obtained C3 grades in English and Mathematics at ordinary level or D3 at higher level in the Leaving Certificate
  • You must also have a minimum of 2 higher level subjects with a minimum of C3 grades in the Leaving Certificate
    *Equivalent grades are as follows:
  • GCSE Maths and English must be minimum of grade C plus
  • 3 A Levels taken at A2 level in any subject with minimum grades C,C,D

Where the minimum Leaving Certificate or equivalent grades have not been met, you must have one of the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Level 7 third level (ordinary degree) in any discipline
  • Completed an aviation-related apprenticeship

Key competencies and skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong communicator who acts with integrity
  • Well-developed decision making skills
  • Technical aptitude
  • Strong team player with ability to build and maintain positive working relationships and demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability and motivation to achieve a consistently high level of performance

Next stages of the process

  • Extended closing date - all completed online application forms must be submitted by midnight (IST) on Monday 11th July 2016
  • No further applications will be accepted after that time
  • You will receive an email acknowledging that we have received your application.
  • Applications will be screened.
  • Candidates who progress through the screening will receive on-line assessments and will be given 72 hours to complete. It is in your best interest to complete the assessments as soon as possible. After this time the link will no longer be available.
  • Successful candidates at this point will receive another link for the next online assessment via e-mail.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the group assessment stage which will be held in Dublin between Monday 26th September 2016 and Friday 30th September 2016
  • Please note that you will be required to provide copies of your Leaving Certificate or equivalent (including any third level degree or aviation related apprenticeship) to verify that you meet the essential criteria at the group assessment centre stage in Dublin.
  • Candidates may also be asked to retake the online assessments during the assessment centre.
  • Part of the selection process involves passing a Class 1 and company medical.

Aer Lingus is an equal opportunities employer