easyJet to underwrite loan funding for pilots


Following its announcement that it needs to hire 450 new pilots, easyJet has partnered with CTC Aviation on its pilot career programme. Applications are now being accepted for the CTC WINGS Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) programme in partnership with easyJet.

The pilot career programme provides aspiring pilots with little or no flying experience, the opportunity to join a full-time career programme leading directly to a job as an easyJet co-pilot. The airline will now also provide the opportunity for outstanding candidates to access underwritten bank loan funding. This means that all or part of their training loan (between £30,000, to £100,000) will be underwritten by the airline

CTC Aviation and easyJet are seeking the most able aspiring pilots who, if successful, will join an 18-month programme that will take them through CTC Aviation’s Crew Training Centres in the UK and NZ.

Focused on easyJet-specific multi-crew operations, aircraft type and the airline’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), the programme is designed to equip trainees for Airbus A320 type-rating training, line training and ultimately, a professional airline pilot career with easyJet.

Successful candidates will benefit from CTC Aviation’s ‘Training Sponsorship’1 and ‘Performance Protection’. In partnership with the British Women Pilots’ Association, easyJet will also underwrite the full training loan for six successful female candidates as part of their ‘Amy Johnson Flying Initiative’ – an opportunity available through CTC Aviation.

The airline is allowing those with predicted grades that meet the required entry criteria to submit an application, allowing those who have not yet completed their A-Level studies to apply. The grades must be achieved and the applicant 18 years of age to commence training.  The first successful candidates will begin their training during summer 2016. The programme also offers an opportunity to elect to complete a BSc Honours Degree in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice delivered by CTC Aviation in partnership with Middlesex University.

Applications are now open online via the CTC Aviation website; those who pass the screening process will be invited to join a technical assessment day with CTC Aviation, followed by a non-technical assessment day with CTC Aviation and easyJet, both held at CTC Aviation’s Airline Resourcing and Selection Centre – Dibden Manor (UK).

Find out more and apply at ctcaviation.com/easyJet. CTC Aviation will be hosting an airline pilot careers event at their Crew Training Centre – Southampton (UK) on 4 June 2016 – featuring guest speakers from easyJet. Register at ctcaviation.com/events.