Aer Lingus has welcomed its newest group of recruits for the 2016 Cadet Pilot Training Programme. Twelve recruits were selected from more than 2,800 applicants.
Four of the new Aer Lingus pilot training recruits are female, which sees a rise on the 15pc average since the programme was re-introduced in 2011.
The cadets will begin a 14-month ground training course this January with FTEJerez. Aer Lingus will cover the costs of all training for its cadets, also covering meals and accommodation, as well as providing an allowance.
After their stint in Spain, the cadets will return to Dublin to complete further training, including an airline transition course and A320 Type Rating course. This will include technical knowledge and simulator training and examination.
Following successful completion of this course, the cadets will receive their wings and commence flying the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft.
“We wish our newest team members continued success as they embark on this exciting journey to become the next generation of Aer Lingus pilots and Captains,” said Mike Rutter, Chief Operating Officer with Aer Lingus.
Aer Lingus will be exhibiting at Pilot Careers Live Dublin on 27 February 2016. Join us there to find out more about a pilot career with Ireland’s flagship carrier. Tickets start from just €4.50, plus a small online booking fee.