Q. Can I apply now and defer my start date for a year in order to finish university or other commitments?
No, successful applicants do not have the option to defer a place on a training course for a year. The successful students must be available to commence training in the same year that they receive the offer of a place.
Q. How well do I need to speak English to apply?
The only specific English requirement is that you must have a secondary school English qualification equal to or exceeding a UK GCSE at grade C or higher. UK students take GCSE exams at age 16. Those who are not fluent in English may experience difficulties with the aptitude testing because it is conducted entirely in English.
Q. Is previous flight training experience or a PPL required?
No previous flying experience is necessary to apply.
Q. Must I already possess an EASA class 1 medical to apply?
No, but to enter training, a cadet pilot must hold a valid Class 1 medical certificate.
Q. I already have a CPL/IR or ATPL. Am I eligible to apply?
No. This programme is designed to identify students for an ab-initio training programme that must be completed in its entirety. Individuals already holding a CPL/IR or ATPL or those who have already completed any of the 14 ATPL theoretical knowledge examinations may not apply. Individuals who already have more than 200 flying hours cannot apply for this programme.
Q. Can I apply if I have previously applied for the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme
Candidates who were unsuccessful through previous phases of applications on the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme will be eligible to apply.
Q. How can I best prepare for the skills assessment for this programme?
CAE and easyJet have a strong preference for applicants whose natural aptitude, educational background and life experience have already prepared them for the rigours of the course so we do not recommend extensive preparation for the assessment. For those who have been out of school for a few years, however, it would be worth revising UK GCSE level mathematics and physics.
For this we recommend:
- Completion of our mental maths training module which is free for you to access. Simply register an account at our CAE Oxford Interactive Learning website. Once you are logged in, you can access the mental maths quiz here. Please note that this Online CBT will run on any platform that supports the Adobe Flash and Adobe Shockwave Plugins. Further details are available on our support page.
- Purchase CAE Oxford Interactive Learning's Essential Mathematics and Essential Physics computer-based training software on www.caeoxfordinteractive.com, or order by phone on +44 1865 844 290.
It should go without saying that applicants should learn as much about easyJet as they can by researching the company and becoming familiar with their ethos, values, bases, fleet, timeliness record, financial performance and management structure, etc.
Q. How much will it cost me to apply?
There is no fee required to submit the initial on-line application. In the event you are invited to attend for Stage 2 a fee of £160 will apply. If you are successfully selected to proceed to Stage 3 of the process, there will be an additional fee of £185.
Q. How will I be advised of my progress?
On completion of each stage of the selection process, CAE will advise all applicants by email whether they have been successful or unsuccessful. The successful group will then be advised of arrangements for the next stage.