Wizz Air Integrated Airline Transport Pilot Licence

Wizz Air Cadet scheme

Wizz Air, a Hungarian-based European low-cost airline are offering ‘Integrated ATPL’ courses alongside CTC Aviation through their ‘Wings’ programme, to take budding pilots from zero to airline First Officer.  The courses are split in to three categories, we explain more about these below.

Wizz Air – Integrated ATPL

No previous flight experience required.

Wizz Air – Fast Track One

PPL(A) holders with a minimum of 154-hours logged flight experience (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR aircraft flight training)

Wizz Air – Fast Track Two

PPL(A) holders with a minimum of 154-hours logged flight experience (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR aircraft flight training) and passes in all 14 EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Exams.


Wizz Air Integrated ATPL

The Course

CTC WINGS in partnership with Wizz Air provides training for a flagship airline pilot career programme leading to an exciting flying career with Wizz Air on A320 series aircraft. The programme is characterised by an enhanced Sponsorship from Wizz Air.

The Wizz Air airline pilot career programme is designed to attract a diverse range of talented applicants aspiring to be co-pilots, captains and future airline managers.

The programme is characterised by high-quality training leading to a ‘frozen’ ATPL with A320 type rating. Sponsorship comprises a conditional offer of employment by Wizz Air PRIOR to commencement of training.

This is a truly unique and accessible airline pilot career programme which enables you to take to the skies and embark upon an unrivalled airline pilot career path with Wizz Air.

Sponsorship

  1. Fully mentored and supported CTC WINGS Programme from Wizz Air
  2. Employment will initially be as a as a co-pilot with Wizz Air on completion of aircraft Type training (Phase 2 Training)
  3. Conditional offer of employment from Wizz Air prior to commencement of Integrated ATPL training (Phase 1 Training)
  4. Access to bank loan funding**
  5. Provision of CTC WINGS ‘Performance Protection ’ from CTC Aviation
  6. Competitive fee structure with a simple phased payment profile
  7. Option to include a BSc (Honours) degree in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice from UK-based Middlesex University*
  8. Training on latest-generation EFIS and TAS equipped aircraft and simulators
  9. Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) i
  10. Training salary will be paid during A320 type and line training up to line check

*Subject to eligibility criteria **Subject to Bank lending criteria and assessed on an individual basis

How the course works

PHASE 1

Leg 1

  • Application and selection process
  • Airline Resourcing & Selection Centres at CTC Aviation UK and/or Wizz Air Operations Centre in Hungary/Romania/Poland
  • A comprehensive selection process with CTC Aviation and Wizz Air

Leg 2

  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
  • Classroom and iPad/computer-based in UK or NZ
  • Integrated use of Computer-Based Training (CBT) with self study and tutor-led instruction from some of the most inspirational instructors.
    • Approximately 26 weeks

Leg 3

  • Foundation flight training
  • Single-engine piston aircraft in NZ or USA
    • Approximately 24 weeks

Leg 4

  • Commercial & Instrument flight training
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Single-engine and multi-engine aircraft and simulator in NZ or USA and UK
    • Approximately 18 weeks

Leg 5

  • Multi-pilot flight training in UK
  • Airline Qualification Course (AQC) incorporating: Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) Certificate, Jet Operations (JOC) and UPRT
    • Approximately 4 weeks

PHASE 2

Leg 6

  • A320 type rating training in UK
  • Airbus A320 simulator and aircraft with CTC Aviation and Wizz Air
  • Employment confirmed with Wizz Air on Training Salary prior to commencement of training
    • Approximately 8 weeks

Leg 7

  • Wizz Air aircraft base, safety procedures and line training in CEE/Europe
  • Initial operating experience and training as a Wizz Air co-pilot
    • Approximately 12 weeks

Enrolment

  • Aged between 18 and 55
  • Have a valid passport with an unrestricted current right to live and work in the EU with an ability to travel unrestricted worldwide
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)**
  • Ability to produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure Certificate (or local equivalent) and pass Wizz Air referencing checks
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an EASA Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate prior to enrolment and pass the Wizz Air Health Services medical examination (prior to employment)
  • Current PPL(A) holders are eligible to apply (credit for 10 hours solo flight will be awarded)
  • Minimum height 1.54 , maximum height 1.93 m *

** For non-native English speakers, you will be required to present a certificate prior to training commencement demonstrating you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training.

  • Applicants who fall outside of this range may still apply for the programme but will be required to undergo an ergonomic assessment in an aircraft and A320 simulator prior to being accepted onto the programme.

Education

You must have achieved the following academic achievements (or equivalent)

CEE

A High School Degree (normally achieved at age 18) with a good standard in Mathematics, Science and English language – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence

UK

5 GCSEs at grade C or above – including mathematics, science and English language and 3 GCE A levels at grade C or above – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence

Holders of EASA ATPL examination passes

Applicants will need to state whether they have obtained their ATPL examination passes either through an Integrated or modular approved ATO and supply copies of the pass certificates with results and a certificate of attendance from the ATO

Selection

  • Your application will be assessed by a member of the CTC Aviation selection team
  • You will be contacted by email by a member of the CTC Aviation selection team to inform you if your application has been successful
  • If successful, you will be invited to attend an initial CTC WINGS selection day at a selection centre in Dibden Manor, UK or at a Wizz Air base in either Bucharest or Warsaw
  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend a second selection day at either Dibden Manor UK or at a Wizz Air base with a final interview in Budapest,

CTC WINGS Whitetail Opportunities

  • Successful initial applicants not finally selected by Wizz Air but still meeting the minimum selection requirements for CTC WINGS Sponsorship from CTC Aviation, may be invited to enrol upon a ‘whitetail’ Integrated ATPL programme. This will result in a further opportunity to join a CTC Aviation Airline Partner as a co-pilot upon graduation through our Airline Placement Pool service.

To find out more about this opportunity and to apply, please follow this link.




Wizz Air – Fast Track One

CTC WINGS in partnership with Wizz Air provides training for a portfolio of airline pilot career programmes leading to an exciting flying career with Wizz Air on A320 series aircraft. All programme options are characterised by Sponsorship from Wizz Air supported by CTC Aviation.

Wizz Air airline pilot career programmes are designed to attract a diverse range of talented applicants aspiring to be co-pilots, captains and future airline managers. The latest two new ‘Fast-Track’ programme options have been designed for holders of a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with logged aircraft flight experience. They are characterised by high-quality training under EASA Modular regulations leading to a ‘frozen’ EASA ATPL with A320 type rating.

  • Option 1 – PPL(A) holders with a minimum of 154-hours logged flight experience (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR aircraft flight training)
  • Option 2 – PPL(A) holders with a minimum of 154-hours logged flight experience (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR aircraft flight training) and passes in all 14 EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

Sponsorship

  1. CTC WINGS airline pilot career programme in partnership with Wizz Air – Option 1
  2. Conditional offer of employment from Wizz Air after successful selection and prior to commencement of training
  3. Employment as a co-pilot (on a training salary) with Wizz Air at the commencement of A320 type rating training
  4. Provision of CTC WINGS ‘Performance Protection ’ from CTC Aviation
  5. Competitive fees with simple phased payment profiles
  6. Training on latest-generation EFIS and TAS equipped aircraft and simulators
  7. Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) included – 7 hours

Route Plan – Option 1

PHASE 1

Leg 1

  • Application and selection process
  • Airline Resourcing & Selection Centres at CTC Aviation UK and/or Wizz Air Operations Centre in Hungary/Romania/Poland
  • A comprehensive selection process with CTC Aviation and Wizz Air

Leg 2

  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge training
  • Classroom and iPad/computer-based in UK or NZ
  • Integrated use of Computer-Based Training (CBT) with self study and tutor-led instruction from some of the most inspirational instructors.
    • Approximately 26 weeks

Leg 3

  • Commercial (CPL) & Instrument (IR) Multi-engine Piston (MEP) flight training
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Multi-engine aircraft and simulator in USA and/or UK
    • Approximately 12 weeks

Leg 4

  • Multi-pilot flight training in UK
  • Airline Qualification Course (AQC) incorporating: Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) Certificate, Jet Operations (JOC) and UPRT
    • Approximately 4 weeks

Leg 5

  • A320 type rating training in UK
  • Airbus A320 simulator and aircraft with CTC Aviation and Wizz Air
  • Employment confirmed with Wizz Air on Training Salary prior to commencement of training
    • Approximately 8 weeks

Leg 6

  • Wizz Air aircraft base, safety procedures and line training in CEE/Europe
  • Initial operating experience and training as a Wizz Air co-pilot
    • Approximately 12 weeks
 Enrolment
  • Aged between 18 and 55
  • Have a valid passport with an unrestricted current right to live and work in the EU with an ability to travel unrestricted worldwide
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)**
  • Ability to produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure Certificate (or local equivalent) and pass Wizz Air referencing checks
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an EASA Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate prior to commencing training and pass the Wizz Air Health Services medical examination (prior to employment)
  • Hold a current PPL(A) issued by an ICAO Annex 1 member state
  • Meet current EASA Night Qualification requirements – 5 hours total time at night, including 3 hours dual, 1 hour cross-country with 5 solo landings (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR flight training)
  • A minimum of 154 hours of logged flight experience in an aircraft (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR flight training) with no less than 25 hours dual and 100 hours Pilot in Command (PIC)
  • Meet EASA CPL Qualifying Cross Country requirements = Minimum of 300 NM with 2 intermediate airfield stops
  • Minimum height 5” (1.54 m), maximum height 6’4” (1.93 m) *
  • Applicants who fall outside of this range may still apply for the programme but will be required to undergo an ergonomic assessment in an aircraft and A320 simulator prior to being accepted onto the programme.

** For non-native English speakers, you will be required to present a certificate prior to training commencement demonstrating you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training.

Education

You must have achieved the following academic achievements (or equivalent)

CEE

A High School Degree (normally achieved at age 18) with a good standard in Mathematics, Science and English language – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence

UK

5 GCSEs at grade C or above – including mathematics, science and English language and 3 GCE A levels at grade C or above – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence Holders of EASA ATPL examination passes Applicants will need to state whether they have obtained their ATPL examination passes either through an Integrated or modular approved ATO and supply copies of the pass certificates with results and a certificate of attendance from the ATO

Selection

  • Your application will be assessed by a member of the CTC Aviation selection team
  • You will be contacted by email by a member of the CTC Aviation selection team to inform you if your application has been successful
  • If successful, you will be invited to attend an initial CTC WINGS selection day at a selection centre in Dibden Manor, UK or at a Wizz Air base in either Bucharest or Warsaw
  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend a second selection day at either Dibden Manor, UK or at a Wizz Air base with a final interview in Budapest.

More information and APPLY NOW




Wizz Air – Fast Track Two

CTC WINGS in partnership with Wizz Air provides training for a portfolio of airline pilot career programmes leading to an exciting flying career with Wizz Air on A320 series aircraft. All programme options are characterised by Sponsorship from Wizz Air supported by CTC Aviation.

Wizz Air airline pilot career programmes are designed to attract a diverse range of talented applicants aspiring to be co-pilots, captains and future airline managers. The latest two new ‘Fast-Track’ programme options have been designed for holders of a Private Pilot Licence (PPL) with logged aircraft flight experience. They are characterised by high-quality training under EASA Modular regulations leading to a ‘frozen’ EASA ATPL with A320 type rating.

  • Option 1 – PPL(A) holders with a minimum of 154-hours logged flight experience (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR aircraft flight training)
  • Option 2 – PPL(A) holders with a minimum of 154-hours logged flight experience (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR aircraft flight training) and passes in all 14 EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge Examinations

Sponsorship

  1. CTC WINGS airline pilot career programme in partnership with Wizz Air – Option 2
  2. Conditional offer of employment from Wizz Air after successful selection and prior to commencement of training
  3. Employment as a co-pilot (on a training salary) with Wizz Air at the commencement of A320 type rating training
  4. Provision of CTC WINGS ‘Performance Protection ’ from CTC Aviation
  5. Competitive fees with simple phased payment profiles
  6. Training on latest-generation EFIS and TAS equipped aircraft and simulators
  7. Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) included – 7 hours

Route Plan – Option 2

PHASE 1

Leg 1

  • Application and selection process
  • Airline Resourcing & Selection Centres at CTC Aviation UK and/or Wizz Air Operations Centre in Hungary/Romania/Poland
  • A comprehensive selection process with CTC Aviation and Wizz Air

Leg 2

  • Commercial (CPL) & Instrument (IR) Multi-engine Piston (MEP) flight training
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
  • Multi-engine aircraft and simulator in USA and/or UK
    • Approximately 12 weeks

Leg 3

  • Multi-pilot flight training in UK
  • Airline Qualification Course (AQC) incorporating: Multi-Crew Co-operation (MCC) Certificate, Jet Operations (JOC) and UPRT
    • Approximately 4 weeks

Leg 4

  • A320 type rating training in UK
  • Airbus A320 simulator and aircraft with CTC Aviation and Wizz Air
  • Employment confirmed with Wizz Air on Training Salary prior to commencement of training
    • Approximately 8 weeks

Leg 5

  • Wizz Air aircraft base, safety procedures and line training in CEE/Europe
  • Initial operating experience and training as a Wizz Air co-pilot
    • Approximately 12 weeks

Enrolment

  • Aged between 18 and 55
  • Have a valid passport with an unrestricted current right to live and work in the EU with an ability to travel unrestricted worldwide
  • If non-native English language origin – demonstrate competence in the English language (verbal and written) during selection and achieve ICAO level 5 prior to completion of CPL/MEP/IR skills tests
  • Ability to produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure Certificate (or local equivalent) and pass Wizz Air referencing checks
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an EASA Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate prior to commencing training and pass the Wizz Air Health Services medical examination (prior to employment)
  • Hold a current PPL(A) issued by an ICAO Annex 1 member state
  • Meet current EASA Night Qualification requirements – 5 hours total time including 3 dual, 1 hour cross-country with 5 solo landings (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR flight training)
  • A minimum of 154 hours of logged flight experience in an aircraft (must be achieved prior to the commencement of CPL/MEP/IR flight training) with no less than 25 hours dual and 100 hours Pilot in Command (PIC)
  • Meet EASA CPL Qualifying Cross Country requirements = Minimum of 300 NM with 2 intermediate airfield stops
  • Have achieved passes in all 14 EASA ATPL Theoretical Knowledge examinations
  • Minimum height 1.54 m, maximum height 1.93 m *
  • Applicants who fall outside of this range may still apply for the programme but will be required to undergo an ergonomic assessment in an aircraft and A320 simulator prior to being accepted onto the programme.

** For non-native English speakers, you will be required to present a certificate prior to training commencement demonstrating you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training.

Education

You must have achieved the following academic achievements (or equivalent)

CEE

A High School Degree (normally achieved at age 18) with a good standard in Mathematics, Science and English language – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence

UK

5 GCSEs at grade C or above – including mathematics, science and English language and 3 GCE A levels at grade C or above – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence

Holders of EASA ATPL examination passes

Applicants will need to state whether they have obtained their ATPL examination passes either through an Integrated or modular approved ATO and supply copies of the pass certificates with results and a certificate of attendance from the ATO

Application process

  • Check whether the application ‘window’ is open above
  • Click on the ‘apply now’ button
  • Complete your Wizz Air application and click ‘submit’
  • You will receive an auto-response to acknowledge receipt of your application

Selection

  • Your application will be assessed by a member of the CTC Aviation selection team
  • You will be contacted by email by a member of the CTC Aviation selection team to inform you if your application has been successful
  • If successful, you will be invited to attend an initial CTC WINGS selection day at a selection centre in Dibden Manor, UK or at a Wizz Air base in either Bucharest or Warsaw
  • Shortlisted applicants may be invited to attend a second selection day at either Dibden Manor UK or at a Wizz Air base with a final interview in Budapest.

More information and APPLY NOW


For more information on what CTC have to offer and Wizz Air, please follow the links below:

CTC Aviation

Wizz Air

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