Thank you for showing an interest in becoming a Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice.

The scheme has been running for over six years, and has been enormously successful in recruiting high quality, low hour pilots into the Airline. Some of our first Pilot Apprentices will now be approaching promotion to Command, having built their hours and worked their way through the Command Development Programme.

Key to the Pilot Apprentice scheme is the belief that a full understanding of the Business is a huge advantage to new pilots embarking on a career with Jet2.com. To this end, our Apprentices spend a great deal of time learning about all aspects of the Company before embarking on their flying training. The benefit of this approach means that not only do our Apprentices understand the complex nature of our successful business, but can help impart this knowledge to the aircrew community.

Candidates should demonstrate that they are keen to commit to Jet2.com, and embrace the ethos and principles of the Company. We are looking for people with strong inter-personal skills, who can demonstrate initiative and work as part of a team. Take some time to learn about our Company online, and if you feel you can make a positive contribution, we would very much like to hear from you.

Iain Low
Aircrew Manager

A view from the inside – a Pilot Apprentice’s insight

Prior to landing my dream job on the pilot apprentice scheme at Jet2.com, I had completed an integrated course at Oxford aviation academy (now CAE) in November 2011. This involved passing 14 ATPL exams, gaining a CPL/IR and completing a MCC and JOC course on the B737-400.
In 2016 after successfully passing the selection process for the Pilot Apprenticeship, I received the good news and I was offered a place on the scheme...


New wave of Pilot Apprentices join Jet2.com

We are delighted to welcome the latest wave of Pilot Apprentices to the company. The ten new starters will spend the next 12 months learning all about Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, starting with Cabin Crew training so that they can find out everything about one of the most fundamental areas of our business – looking after…

Apprenticeships Now Open!

We are now accepting applications for our next intake of Pilot Apprentices.

These exciting opportunities are geared towards preparing and developing your skills in order to take the next steps for your Type Rating and beyond.

Your year as a Pilot Apprentice

A year spent as a Pilot Apprentice with Jet2.com is full of challenging but interesting elements which combine to provide you with an unrivalled insight into how our business functions, in order to take people on holiday. Whilst you learn new skills and develop lasting relationships across all of our Teams, you will gain a true understanding of how our business works and the way we come together as One Team for the benefit of our Customers.

The scheme gives you a great understanding of the "bigger picture" Operations of the Airline industry. You learn things that will stay with you throughout your career as a pilot and will help mould you into a great Commander. Even in this early stage of my flying career, I already find myself explaining certain areas of the day to day operations of the company to experienced captains. - Matt
Spending time with and getting to know everyone else's roles during the Apprenticeship - from Check in, Boarding, Ground Handling, Crewing and Operations to Cabin Crew - has really broadened my understanding of the day to day operations of the airline. - Aaron
A fantastic scheme that allows you to explore the company and really get to know the people you will be working with. An opportunity for Ab-Initio Pilots who have very little experience of Airline Operation - it really boosts your confidence when you walk through the door ready for your first flight!

I wouldn't want to start a flying career straight out of flying school without doing this first - invaluable. - Louise
Spending time in the Engineering hangar at Leeds was a particular highlight of the apprenticeship for me. We managed to get our hands dirty and worked alongside the Engineers which was a great experience! We also got to walk around the aircraft in slow time and look at the aircraft from a technical point of view which was a great learning experience and something most pilots don't get the chance to do." - Kris

Latest - Pilot Apprentice Mentoring Scheme

As the Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice scheme continues to grow, we are pleased to confirm the introduction of a Pilot Apprentice Mentoring scheme, which started in January 2017.

This development will further enhance the level of support available to Pilot Apprentices, adding access to valuable insight and experience. All mentors for this scheme will be former Pilot Apprentices able to provide first hand advice and understanding drawn from their own experiences.

As a Pilot Apprentice you will be able to gain practical advice from those who have experienced a similar journey through this scheme, empowering you to make decisions up to and including your Type Rating. In turn, becoming a Mentor yourself will allow you the opportunity to make an impact and impart value knowledge whilst developing your own leadership, coaching and communication skills.

Minimum requirements

Here is a reminder of what you need in order to apply:

  •  Valid UK issued EASA Pilots Licence (or the ability to convert to EASA)
  • Valid UK issued EASA Class 1 Medical (or the ability to convert to EASA)
  • Completed a Jet Orientation Course (JOC) and Multi-Crew Co-operation course (MCC)
  • Strong ATPL results and Training record
  • Hold a valid Multi-Engine Instrument rating
  • The unrestricted right to work in the EU
  • English Language proficiency – minimum level 4




What if I don’t yet have a Pilots Licence?

If you are new to the world of Aviation or have decided on a career as a Pilot but have not started your initial Flight Training yet, you may find the advice and guidance on the link below helpful.

There are a number of pathways open to you and making a decision on the best option for your individual circumstances can be difficult. In this useful guide we highlight the key elements to consider as you navigate through the wealth of information available and embark on a challenging but rewarding career!