CTC Aviation shares details of ‘Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme’

CTC Aviation and easyJet have launched a new pilot training and placement programme – the ‘Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme’.

Building on the ATO’s MPL partnership with the airline, the programme includes the existing MPL route and also provides two additional easyJet-focused training routes; the easyJet MPL Upgrade and the easyJet Integrated ATPL. Focused on easyJet-specific multi-crew operations, aircraft type and the airline’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), the trainer says the programme is designed to equip trainees for Airbus A320 type-rating training, line training and ultimately, a professional airline pilot career with easyJet. Applications are now open via the CTC Aviation website – ctcaviation.com/easyJet. Outstanding applicants will have the opportunity to apply for all or part of a training loan to be underwritten by the airline.

Applicants to the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme who successfully complete a selection process with CTC Aviation and easyJet will now join one of three training routes, determined by performance in selection and training; and academic qualifications:

CTC WINGS MPL in partnership with easyJet

Selected and mentored by easyJet from day one, trainees will train through CTC Aviation’s Crew Training Centres in the UK and New Zealand or USA and directly to the role of co-pilot on Airbus A320 aircraft, flying easyJet routes across Europe.

CTC WINGS easyJet MPL Upgrade

For those who perform to an excellent standard in selection but are initially not offered a place on the CTC WINGS MPL in partnership with easyJet, the easyJet MPL upgrade provides a further opportunity to join the MPL route. Candidates will be invited to enrol upon the CTC WINGS Integrated ATPL route and, following completion of ‘Ground School’, the highest performing trainees will be selected to upgrade and continue their training along the easyJet MPL route and will move seamlessly into easyJet operations as a co-pilot upon graduation.

CTC WINGS easyJet Integrated ATPL

This route provides a further opportunity to join easyJet for those who successfully complete selection and commence CTC WINGS Integrated ATPL training, but are not shortlisted to upgrade to MPL on completion of ‘Ground School’, or do not hold the academic qualifications required for the MPL route. Trainees will continue on the Integrated ATPL route tailored to easyJet A320 aircraft and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) before launching an exciting flying career as an easyJet co-pilot on completion of A320 type rating and line training.

Trainees on the programme will have access to CTC WINGS Training Sponsorship, CTC WINGS ‘Performance Protection’ and most significantly, an offer of placement as an easyJet co-pilot on completion of training. Furthermore, outstanding applicants will have the opportunity to apply for all or part of a training loan to be underwritten by the airline. In partnership with the British Women Pilots’ Association, easyJet will also underwrite a full training loan for six successful female candidates who are selected to join the MPL route as part of their ‘Amy Johnson Flying Initiative’ – an opportunity exclusively available through CTC Aviation.

Philip Smallwood, Head of Pilot Resource for easyJet commented, “At easyJet we are focused on identifying the highest-calibre of pilots and providing them with fantastic career opportunities. We offer our pilots a clear career path from their very first line flight, with the opportunity to progress from First Officer to Captain much quicker than other carriers.

“We are now also focused on investing in the training of more pilots than ever before to support our future growth. We have selected CTC Aviation to deliver the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme and we are confident that they will find the quality and quantity of pilots we require to maintain our position as Europe’s leading airline.

“This is a first-of- its-kind initiative at the leading edge of innovative pilot training and recruitment. We are excited to welcome the next generation of future easyJet co-pilots through the programme over the coming months.”

Applications for the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme are now open. Discover more and apply today at ctcaviation.com/easyJet.