CAE re-opens recruitment for easyJet pilot training programme

CAE and easyJet have re-opened the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme to recruit aspiring pilots over the next six months, also extending the programme to a wider pool of candidates in Europe.

Recruitment is open to cadets from all European countries to support easyJet’s bases in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain.

As well as the option to follow ground school classes in Oxford, UK, for the first time CAE will open Generation easyJet ground school classes in its Brussels (Belgium) and Madrid (Spain) aviation academy locations.

“We are proud to play a critical part in easyJet’s growth strategy by providing its next generation of pilots,” said Nick Leontidis, CAE’s group president, civil aviation training solutions. “By leveraging our extensive training network in Europe, we are able to offer the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme to a much larger pool of candidates across the continent.”

Flight training phases will continue to be served from Phoenix (Arizona) USA and Oxford, UK. Selected cadets will follow one of two training routes, either Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) or Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). On completion of training, the recruits will join operations as easyJet co-pilots.

“We are delighted to open our Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme once again,” said David Morgan, director of flight operations for easyJet. “easyJet values diversity and having a workforce that reflects our customer base, so we look forward to welcoming the next generation of aspiring pilots from across Europe to apply and pursue this rewarding career.”

“We offer our pilots a clear career path with the opportunity to develop from First Officer to Captain quicker than at other airlines,” Morgan continued, adding that it is an “exciting time” to join the airline as it continues to grow.

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