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

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

Programme Type
Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL)


The Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) is a competency-based training 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 flight training device, and full flight simulators. It is followed by Base and 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

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

Duration: Approximately 950 hours
Location: Brussels, Madrid, or London Gatwick


Phase 1: Core flight training

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

Duration: Approximately 100 hours


Phase 2: Basic flight Training

  • Get the skills you need to be a member of a professional airline cockpit crew
  • Increase your Instrument Rating skills, further improve your multi-crew operations and be introduced to training on a jet aircraft.
  • Classroom and Flight Simulator Training on CAE’s latest technology Airbus A320 600XR FTD / 7000XF (Fixed based and Full Flight synthetic training devices)

Duration: Approximately 46 hours
Location: Milan, London Gatwick


Phase 3: Intermediate training

  • Fly in a multi-crew operation in a high-performance, for transport category, jet aircraft CAE A320 fixed base/full flight simulator
  • Learn the easyJet Airline SOPs and threat & error management (TEM) principles.

Duration: Approximately 76 hours
Location: Milan, London Gatwick


Phase 4: Advanced training

  • Bring together all of your training experience with Line Oriented Flight Training (LOFT) scenarios and build expertise in pilot competencies
  • Get your Multi-Crew Pilot license and A320 type rating for easyJet.

Duration: Approximately 28 hours
Location: Milan, London Gatwick

Investment & Funding
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
  • All EASA or UKCAA Theory Exams
  • CAE Fleet Standard Assurance
  • Advanced Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Applicable VAT
  • Flight Bag
  • Travel to and from fair weather training location for core phase

What's not included?

  • Any travel other than mentioned above in "What's Included"
  • Class 1 Medical Initial & renewal
  • Insurance for Loss of Class 1 Medical
  • Accommodation during training with easyJet (Base & Line Training)
  • Meals at any training location

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Assessment & Selection

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

Selection Stage 1: Online Application

The CAE assessment team will review all candidate applications and check whether they successfully meet the entry requirements for Generation easyJet. Successful candidates through this stage will be invited to begin the Pilot Aptitude Testing.

Selection Stage 2: ADAPT Test

Applicants who successfully pass the first stage of the selection process will be invited to attend the next stage of the CAE selection, which will take place virtually or at a CAE location in 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
  • If you meet the level required you will then be offered a position as an easyJet MPL cadet.
  • Alternatively, you could still be offered ways to start your pilot training with the possibility to enter Generation easyJet after completion of your training.


* Depending on your nationality you might also need to pass a Versant English test

Eligibility Requirements
  • Be aged 18 or over by your course start date
  • Have the right to live and work with unrestricted access across UK, EEA, EU or Switzerland
  • Provide official certificates that demonstrate you have passed the High School/Secondary School exams for Maths / English / any Science, along with 2 other subjects.
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Minimum height 5’ 2” (157cm) with maximum commensurate with Airbus flight deck requirements
  • Able to obtain a 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 cadets must be able 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?

You do not need previous flying experience to apply.

Q. Must I already possess an EASA class 1 medical to apply?

No, but to start 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 cadets 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 also cannot apply for this programme.

Q. Can I apply if I have previously applied for the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme

If you were not successful in previous phases of application for the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme you can apply again.

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 course so we do not recommend extensive preparation for the assessment. If you have been out of education for a few years, it would be worth revising mathematics and physics.

For this we recommend:

  • Complete the 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.

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.

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