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This programme is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Europe

This programme is for individuals with the unrestricted right to live and work in Europe

Programme Type
Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL)


The Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL), or competency-based programme that is designed especially for easyJet. You will be selected and mentored by easyJet from the start of the programme. Your course includes aircraft-type-specific training on a full-flight simulator and is, followed by line training with easyJet. When you successfully complete the course, you will join easyJet as a co-pilot flying an Airbus A320 across Europe.

About CAE & easyJet

CAE has been delivering training equipment and services for easyJet pilots since 1995, in addition to developing professional pilots across its training network. In 2010, easyJet selected CAE as its launch partner for its Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) training programme. To date, CAE has trained and delivered more than 1,200 pilots through the easyJet MPL, Integrated ATPL and type-rating training programmes for the airline.

Course Outline

ATPL Phase: Theoretical Knowledge Training

  • Acquire the ATPL related theory knowledge across 14 subjects plus the new EASA subject KSA 100
  • Classroom led and computer-based training (CBT)

Duration: Approximately 750 hours
Location: Brussels, Madrid, Milan or Oxford


Phase 1: Core flight training

  • Learn how to fly solo in a single-engine piston aircraft
  • Aircraft and simulator training
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Learn how to fly using instruments on a multi-engine piston aircraft

Duration: Approximately 100 hours


Phase 2: Basic flight Training

  • Acquire the skills to operate as a member of a professional airline cockpit crew while increasing the level of IR proficiency, refine multi-crew operations and be introduced to jet aircraft handling and automation interface
  • Classroom and Flight Simulator Training in CAE’s latest technology Airbus A320 600XR FTD

Duration: Approximately 46 hours
Location: Milan, Gatwick or Manchester


Phase 3: Intermediate training

  • Refine proficiency of multi-crew operations in a high-performance, for transport category jet aircraft, in CAE A320 full flight simulator and gain proficiency of Airline SOPs and threat & error management (TEM) principles.

Duration: Approximately 76 hours
Location: Milan, Gatwick or Manchester


Phase 4: Advanced training

  • Consolidate your training experience with Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) scenarios and achieve proficiency in the Pilot competencies leading to the issuance of a Multi-Crew Pilot license and A320 type rating for easyJet.

Duration: Approximately 28 hours
Location: Milan, Gatwick or Manchester

Investment & Funding
MPL Cadet Programme
(incl. accommodation & ground transport)
MPL Cadet Programme
(excl. accommodation & ground transport)

What's Included?

  • All ground, simulator and flight training
  • Manuals and approval documentation for the purpose of the MPL Cadet Programme approval
  • All ATPL Training Theory Manuals and other training manuals, provided on a portable electronic device in digital format
  • All EASA Theoretical Examinations
  • CAE Fleet Standard Assurance
  • Accommodation and ground transport, where not excluded
  • Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Applicable VAT

What's not included?

  • Any travel other than mentioned above
  • EASA Class 1 Medical Initial & renewal
  • Insurance for Loss of Class 1 Medical

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Assessment & Selection

The joint CAE and easyJet selection process will proceed in 3 stages as follows:

Selection Stage 1: Online Application

CAE assessors will review all candidate applications to assess whether they successfully meet the criteria for Generation easyJet. Successful candidates through this stage will be invited to Oxford to complete an assessment day.

Selection Stage 2: Assessment Day

Applicants who successfully pass the first stage of the selection process screening will be invited to attend the next stage of the CAE selection, which will take place at CAE locations across Europe.

The assessment day will cover:

  • Computer-based Testing
  • Pilot aptitude, including hand/eye co-ordination, motor skills and spatial awareness
  • Academic, mathematical and technical capacity
  • A multiple-choice test of technical reasoning
  • A dynamic multi-task test

Selection Stage 3: Group Activity & Personal Interview

Stage 3 will include:

  • Team Group Exercises
  • Personal Interview
  • On successfully reaching the required standards, you will then be offered a position as an easyJet MPL cadet. Alternatively, you can still be offered ways to start your pilot training with the possibility to enter Generation easyJet after completion of your training.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be aged 18 or over to commence training (by course start date)
  • The right to live and work with unrestricted access across UK, EEA, EU or Switzerland
  • Passing grades in Maths, English & Science at high school level.
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Minimum height 5’ 2” (157cm) with maximum commensurate with Airbus flight deck requirements
  • Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 medical
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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. 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 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, 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?

Assessment for the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is free of charge.

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.

Registration is currently closed.

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