easyJet is one of Europe’s most successful airlines and has partnered with CTC Aviation for airline pilot training solutions since its first flights in 1995. Today CTC Aviation remains easyJet’s preferred provider of airline pilots.

The Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is at the leading edge of airline pilot training innovation and provides more opportunity than ever to launch an airline pilot career with Europe’s leading airline.

Selected by easyJet from day one, you will embark upon one of four training routes; each one will take you directly to the role of co-pilot on Airbus A320 aircraft, flying easyJet routes around Europe.

Read on and discover how you can become part of Generation easyJet.

Route 4 of the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme is designed to provide eligible CPL/MEIR holders with a relevant, advanced training programme, leading directly to a career as an easyJet co-pilot.

Successful candidates will be provided with a conditional offer of placement as an easyJet co-pilot and a place on CTC Aviation’s easyJet Airline Qualification Course (AQC) - an airline approved Multi-Crew Co-operation/Jet Orientation Course (MCC/JOC).

Delivered exclusively by CTC Aviation at our Crew Training Centre in Southampton (UK) on latest-generation flight simulation devices, the programme is designed to fully prepare pilots for easyJet multi-crew operations. Successful completion of training will result in a seamless transition into easyJet A320 type rating training and line flying.

Leg 1 Application and selection process

Airline Resourcing and Selection Centre – Dibden Manor, UK

A comprehensive selection process with CTC Aviation and easyJet.

1 day

Leg 2 Groundschool

Classroom and computer based

Crew Training Centre – Southampton, UK

This phase covers airline manuals and procedure; complex aircraft characteristics and flight path management; and the airline operating environment including flight planning, performance and an -analysis of ‘the typical flight’.

We will also introduce you to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), flight deck management, checklist usage and flight profiles.

2 Days

Leg 3 CRM

Classroom and computer based

Crew Training Centre – Southampton, UK

Foundation level airline Crew Resource Management course.

3 days

Leg 4 Multi-Crew Co-operation

Jet Simulator, Crew Training Centre – Southampton or London Gatwick, UK

5 x shared four-hour simulator sessions in our B737 or A320 jet simulator with the emphasis on multi-crew operation in a Line Orientated Flight Training (LOFT) environment.

5 days

Leg 5 Advanced Simulator Details

A series of 4-hour shared simulator details designed to develop key advanced handling skills, with further exercises dedicated to non-normal flight path management. This includes ‘Final Assessment’ which will assess your qualification for proceeding to easyJet A320 type-rating training.

4 Days

Completion of training to the required standard will allow you to progress to progress to Legs 6 and 7.

Leg 6 Aircraft Type Specific Training

Jet Simulator

CTC Aviation

Simulator and aircraft training including advanced UPRT.

Approximately 8 weeks

Leg 7 Line Flying


Line Orientated Experience (LOE) and Line Check. You will also complete Safety, Emergency and Procedures training (SEP)

Approximately 8 months


The funding required for Route 4 is £39,750 This comprises two instalments:

  • AQC Course – £9,750 (including 3 weeks self-catered accommodation)

  • Type Rating - £30,000 (paid on completion of AQC and prior to commencing type rating training)


Minimum requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age upon commencement of training
  • Have the unrestricted right to live and work in the EEA or Switzerland
  • Current EASA CPL/MEIR. In order to qualify for airline placement you will need to be prepared to transfer this to a UK issued EASA Licence ADD
  • Be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Produce a clear Criminal Record Check basic disclosure certificate before training can commence
  • Minimum height 5’ 2” (157cm) with maximum commensurate with Airbus flight deck requirements
  • Hold an EASA Class 1 medical without restrictions

Training Requirement:

  • First series CPL*
  • First series IR*
  • Ideally no more than three ATPL subjects passed at second attempt

*Successful applicants must have completed their basic flying training (including CPL/IR) within 36 months of their easyJet AQC course start date. For this reason, due to the time requirements of the 2 stage selection process, we are unable to accept applications from those who completed this training more than 33 months ago. If you have a non-UK issued EASA licence which will require converting to a UK issued license, the training must have been completed no later than 30 months ago. You will be required to bring along proof of dates to selection

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