Thank you for showing an interest in Jet2.com and our Pilot Apprentice scheme.

The scheme is unique in that you will spend time learning about our successful business before embarking on your flying training. We believe that a full understanding of our Company is a huge advantage to new Pilots embarking on a career with Jet2.com. We invest in developing your knowledge and relationship with the whole company and believe that Pilot Apprentices are our future Captains, Trainers and Managers.

You will spend time at both our commercial and operational headquarters in Leeds to see what it takes to deliver an award-winning customer experience. Over the course of the programme, we will organise simulator, in-person and virtual training sessions to develop your skills and understanding of our business. Training and working as Cabin Crew will help you see how we operate onboard and equips you to deliver our VIP customer service. You will also spend time in the crew room at one of our bases supporting the management team in all aspects of the operation. The whole experience puts you in the enviable position of understanding the complex nature of our successful Airline and holiday business.

As well as excellent technical and flying ability, candidates should demonstrate that they are keen to commit to Jet2.com and embrace the ethos and values of our Company. We are looking for people with strong interpersonal and customer service skills, who can demonstrate initiative and work as part of one team. Flexibility is key as we may ask you to be located at any one of our bases during your time as a Pilot Apprentice and/or work in different business areas. Take some time to learn about our Company online and understand how we create memories for our customers. If you feel you can make a positive contribution, we would very much like to hear from you.

Rob Clark
Aircrew Manager

Highlights of the Scheme

• A unique route to the flight deck in the UK’s top leisure airline. Don’t take our word for it, take a look at our collection of awards

• A distinct focus on personal and professional development at the start of your flying career in a supportive environment

• Spend time hearing about and meeting the other departments across the business that make Jet2.com & Jet2Holidays such an award-winning Airline and Tour Operator

• Qualify as Cabin Crew to gain a valuable insight into how we deliver safety onboard and our VIP Customer Service

• The opportunity to be based at one of Jet.com’s fantastic UK bases and help support the daily operation

• Training opportunities including a Jet2.com Jet Orientation Course (JOC) and the opportunity to ‘jump-seat’ to a variety of destinations on our fantastic route network


Jet2.com and Jet2holidays named Which? Travel Brand of the Year

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have been named Travel Brand of the Year 2022 at this year’s Which? Travel Awards, in recognition of the way that the companies have treated customers, both during the pandemic as well as now that international travel has reopened. This years’ Which? Awards recognises the brands who are championing consumers by consistently offering outstanding products, as well as helping households across the UK make their money…

Pilot Apprentice Recruitment is LIVE!

We are now accepting applications for our next intake of Pilot Apprentices - this window for application will be live until 1 July 2022.

Your time as a Pilot Apprentice

The months 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

Highlights of working for Jet2.com

• We’re an award-winning Airline and Tour Operator – the Which? Travel brand of the year and a top-rated Airline for customer satisfaction

• Fantastic, varied flying to over 70 destinations including large international hubs, far-flung Greek islands as well as winter destinations such as Chambéry and Innsbruck

• Merit-based career development. Our time to Command is excellent and there are several opportunities to develop your skills and experience in a secondary role alongside your flying

• A great Pilot lifestyle

To find out more about our values and to see what working here is like, click the link below

Minimum requirements

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

  • Valid UK issued Pilot’s Licence (fATPL)
  • Valid UK issued Class 1 Medical – minimum of 6 months validity when joining
  • Completed an APS MCC course, or a Jet Orientation Course (JOC) & Multi-Crew Co-operation course (MCC)
  • Strong ATPL results and Training record
  • Have successfully completed a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK
  • English Language proficiency – minimum level 5




What are we looking for in a Pilot Apprentice?

Aside from meeting our minimum requirements, technical ability is vital as well as a laser-eyed focus on safety. You should also be able to demonstrate your passion for aviation and tell us how you stay current
Customer orientation. We win awards for our customer service, and we want you to help contribute to our success. You should put the customer at the heart of everything we do
Resilient and team oriented. You should have the ability to work independently and thrive in a team
Flexible and can-do attitude - No two days are the same, so flexibility is key. You could be based at any of our bases and be asked to support any team within the business. This helps the business as well as your own development
Commitment to the scheme and demonstration of Jet2.com’s ethos and Company values
A desire to be fully immersed in the business and to make the most of this unique opportunity