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Ryanair Sponsored Type Rating Programme

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Ryanair Careers
Ryanair are delighted to announce a new SPONSORED type-rating programme! A first for low cost airlines, cadets will no longer pay a course fee of €29,500, this is being replaced by a one off, up front €5k payment and a 5 year reducing bond. Cadets will be paid a salary from day 1 of LINE TRAINING!
The Ryanair Sponsored Cadet Programme structure is very similar to the previous fully-paid for up-front course:

Phase 1: Six-day introduction course

Phase 2: Ground Training

  • Computer-based training on systems and equipment

  • Instructor support for CBT (CAE Simfinity®)

  • Stand-up instruction on performance, weight and balance

  • Fixed-base simulator sessions

  • Flight management system sessions

  • Standard operating procedure training

  • Pre-examination

  • Written theoretical knowledge examination including results and evaluation

Phase 3: Simulator Training

  • 9 4-hour sessions per crew

  • 1 crew skills test session per crew

  • 1 preliminary simulator circuit training of 1 hour per trainee

4.Base and Line Training

  • After successful completion of the training qualification course, circuits will be flown on a Ryanair B737-800.

  • Line training will be provided by Ryanair from one of their many bases. The number of sectors varies with the experience level of the pilot. It is estimated that low-hours cadets will fly approximately 90 sectors per month.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • Valid EASA Frozen Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL)

  • Valid multi-engine instrument rating

  • Certificate of satisfactory completion of multi-crew co-operation (MCC) in accordance with AMC1 FCL.735.A.

  • Applicants holding a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF APS MCC-TRAINING in accordance with AMC2 FCL.735.A will be given preference during selection.

  • Flight crew license (theoretical ATPL with valid EASA CPL)

  • Valid EASA -FCL 3 Class 1 Medical

  • Technical knowledge and good level of English (Minimum required proficiency is Level 4)

  • Have the right to work freely within the European Union– applicants must be in possession of a EUROPEAN PASSPORT to proceed in the selection process, please note National ID cards cannot be accepted

  • FLIGHT SCHOOL REPORT signed by your Flight School’s HOT (Head of Training). This applies to both Integrated and Modular students. This MUST contain ALL ATPL results (detailing any repeats), CPL & MEIR series passes, and information relating to your performance throughout training.

* Note: Pilots who currently do not have an MCC certificate or pilots who need refresher training due to lack of flight time, APS MCC courses are available and recommended.

Selection Criteria:
  • The selection procedure takes place in Dublin (Ireland). The day begins with an introduction to Ryanair and the recruitment team. Pilots can expect:

  • Pre-simulator briefing

  • Simulator assessment in a B737-800 simulator – 45 minutes as both pilot flying and PNF. Basic handling skills, CRM and flight management will be assessed

  • English language test

  • Technical assessment – 30 minutes assessing your technical knowledge on your current/previous aircraft type(s)

  • Personnel interview – Approximately 30 minutes to convince Ryanair of your suitability to join the team, and to prove that you are the sort of person who will thrive in an environment where hard work and effort are rewarded.

  • Those who emerge successfully from the selection process will be offered a place on a type-rating course at CAE Center Amsterdam or at East Midlands Training Center.

  • Within 7 working days after the selection day, applicants will be contacted by phone or e-mail with their assessment results, be it positive or negative.

Training Start Dates

  • Courses start weekly throughout the year for suitable candidates

Find out more about this opportunity and apply online – CAE

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