Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme

Generation easyJet MPL Pilot Training Programme

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Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme

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How much will this cost me?

The Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is a programme that takes successful candidates from zero-flight hours to Airline Pilot. At the moment, two routes are offered, the first route is a Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL) which costs £100,500 and the second route is the more traditional Frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence f(ATPL) route which will cost £125,900.  There are a number of funding options available, these are discussed below.

What is the programme?

The programme that easyJet offer through both Oxford and CTC Aviation, offers a number of routes, the first route is an MPL route. The MPL is a competency based programme that is designed especially for easyJet. Applicants are selected and mentored by easyJet throughout the 78 week course that includes aircraft type specific training, followed by line training with easyJet. Upon successful completion of the course, the easyJet MPL programme guarantees a position as a first officer at easyJet, flying an Airbus A320 across Europe.

The second route is for those who may have been unsuccessful or not enrolled on the easyJet MPL scheme from the beginning, they may be offered the opportunity to be ‘tagged’ by easyJet and began the integrated ATPL course. At the end of the course, easyJet may take an option to add more cadets to their ranks, in which case the student would be ‘upgraded’ to the MPL course and will from that point on have the same experience as the above option one students.


How the programme is structured:

The following details explain a rough outline of the course structure which is dependant on the route you may take as described above. The two training providers may offer slight difference with the structure of the course so for more detailed information on each specific course please visit the training centre directly.

Section 1

Application and selection process

1 day assessment followed by a shortlist process. Highest performing candidates will be invited to easyJet for a non-technical assessment day.

  • 2 days

Section 2

MPL/ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training

Classroom and iPad/computer-based UK or NZ

  • Approximately 26 weeks

Section 3

Aircraft flight training

Single-engine piston aircraft NZ/UK or USA dependant on training provider.

This is the flight training element of the core phase of the MPL syllabus that sets MPL apart from a traditional flight training programme.

  • Approximately 22 weeks

Section 4

Multi-pilot flight training

A320 Jet simulator UK

Experiencing a multi-pilot environment for the first time, you’ll be introduced to the Airbus A320 and jet operations for your instrument flight training using easyJet’s SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

An Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course covers Threat and Error Management training (TEM) and your Basic phase concludes with Line Orientated Flight Training (LOFT) and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

  • Approximately 11 weeks

Section 5

Aircraft type specific training

A320 Jet simulator UK

  • Approximately 7 weeks

Section 6

Aircraft type specific training

A320 Jet simulator and A320 aircraft UK – with CTC Aviation or Oxford Aviation and easyJet

The Advanced Phase in MPL is akin to type rating training. easyJet’s full airline SOPs are incorporated and you will learn to handle more complex system failures and emergencies in readiness for your Licence Skills Test (LST).

  • Approximately 4 weeks

Section 7

easyJet training

Line Flying UK and Europe with easyJet Line Orientated Experience (LOE) and Line Check. You will also complete Safety, Emergency and Procedures training.

  • Approximately 10 weeks

Upon commencement of co-pilot flying with easyJet, you will continue to gain Line Oriented Experience (LOE) which will conclude with a final ‘line check’ with an easyJet training Captain.


What you will need to apply:

In order to be considered for the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme you must meet the following requirements: (Please note that these requirements may be slightly different between providers, below is CAE Oxford Aviation requirements)

  • Be aged 18+
  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the UK, EU or Switzerland
  • For MPL upgrade opportunities, you will have to hold 2/3 A-Levels at grades C or above (or equivalent and excluding general studies and critical thinking)
  • Please note: Without A-Levels, a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) Grade C or above, including Maths, Science and English language, will still enable you to have the opportunity of entering Generation easyJet.
  • Have no more than 85 hours powered flight experience
  • Possess or be capable of obtaining a valid Class 1 Pilot Medical Certificate without restrictions before the commencement of training
  • Be fluent in English, both written and verbal
  • Please note: This will be determined through a review of the online application and your performance at the advanced stages of the selection process.
  • Produce a clear CRC (Criminal Record Check) basic disclosure certificate before training can commence
  • Minimum height 5’ 2” (157cm)
  • The programme is only open to new applications
  • No one in training is eligible to apply

Financing the course:

CAE Oxford Aviation:

You will be eligible to apply for a BBVA Bank Loan to cover the cost of your course however this will be subject to approval and will require a UK property as security, read more here. CAE Oxford Aviation Academy is also a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider. A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning.

CTC Aviation:

Particularly outstanding students may have an opportunity to have their training loan underwritten by easyJet, otherwise funding can be secured via BBVA or through career development loans, please see above.

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