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Direct Entry First Officer 2020

Vacancy Details

Location: Dublin
Region: Republic of Ireland
Job Type: Pilot (Direct Entry)
Category: In the Air
Closing Date: 11/07/2019
Date Posted: 11/01/2019
Reference: 5018


Role name: Permanent Direct Entry First Officer 2020
Department name: Flight Operations

Is your career ready for take off with Aer Lingus?
Our largest ever Pilot Recruitment Drive

Aer Lingus is Ireland’s only 4 Star Airline and is growing rapidly. We are offering YOU a fantastic opportunity to join us for an exciting and rewarding career, flying our modern Airbus A320 family and A330 aircraft from our bases in Ireland to over 80 destinations Worldwide. In 2019, we added the new Airbus A321NEO LR to our fleet, which will also provide you with an opportunity to fly across the Atlantic to our destinations in Canada and North America on the longest-range, single-aisle aircraft in the World.
If you want to become part of a diverse team who are passionate about our guests, brand and our service and ultimately want to get the opportunity to apply for pilot in command roles, why wait? Apply today and make the best decision in your career to-date.

We offer a very competitive package, which currently includes an incremental starting salary and excellent additional benefits.

Competitive Remuneration Package
Airbus type rated Pilots start on a package of approximately
*This includes average variable flight associated pay of approximately €18,000
Non Airbus type rated pilots have a reduced package for the first year of approximately
*This includes average variable flight associated pay of approximately €18,000
This does not include a company pension contribution of 21%

Initially you will be operating our A320 Family Aircraft on our European Network. Over time you may have the opportunity to fly long-haul on our New A321 NEO LR and A330 Aircraft.

Applicants must be able to meet the following criteria:

Essential Criteria:
A valid EASA issued ATPL (or frozen ATPL)
A current ME/IR
MCC qualification or exemption
EASA Class 1 Medical certificate
Provide 2 verifiable references
Valid English Language Proficiency level 5 or higher
Permanently eligible to live and work in the EU with an unrestricted worldwide passport.
Able to pass a strict airport security vetting procedure
Possession and demonstration of the key competencies outlined below

Key Competencies include:
Highly motivated and keen to take responsibility and accountability
Strong leadership potential with well developed teamwork skills
Excellent communication skills - fluent in English, spoken and written
Proven Interpersonal skills that fit with the Aer Lingus values
A broad awareness of our guest’s expectations
Flexible and adaptable with an enthusiastic and positive attitude to change
An understanding of a pilot’s influence on commercial priorities
A Safety focus consistent with our ‘Just Culture’ model

Desirable Criteria:
Applicants who hold a current Airbus type-rating (A320/A330/A340/A350/A380)
Multi-crew commercial experience or 500 hours

Recruitment Process:
Apply on line with your Curriculum Vitae
On-Line psychometric assessments       
Assessment centres commencing in Dublin 13th January 2020
Final selection, reference checks and medical
Full and accurate reference information will be sought as part of the selection process

To apply for this exciting opportunity:
Applicants must apply online via the Aer Lingus careers website

1. Applicants must attach an updated C.V to the application form and indicate clearly their current notice period
2. Applicants must specify on their C.V the exact licence, rating and hours on type they currently hold

Please note that if you do not supply this information on your C.V you will not be considered due to the high volume of applications that we will receive.

Please note that if the volume of candidates meeting all essential criteria is high, Aer Lingus will then take desirable criteria into account. This means that even if you meet all essential criteria, you may not be invited to assessment.
Following this selection process, a panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled.

Closing Date: Thursday 7th November 2019


In order to apply for this vacancy, you must be able to supply the required answers to the following questions:

  • Are you eligible to live and work in EU without restriction?
  • Do you hold a valid EEA passport allowing unrestricted worldwide travel?
  • Will you be 18 years of age on 1st September 2019?
  • Have you passed the English Language Proficiency Test, Level 4 or higher?
  • Do you hold a current Class 1 EASA Medical Certificate?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in Ireland?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence in the UK which is not spent?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • Are you able & prepared to work shifts, unsociable hours, weekends and holidays?
  • Are you able/prepared to spend time away from base overnight and time on call?
  • Are you prepared to adhere to strict grooming, appearance and conduct standards?
  • Can you confirm no tattoos/piercing would be visible when in Aer Lingus uniform?
  • Are you prepared to complete a medical questionnaire & medical examination?
  • Have you been convicted of a criminal offence (ref Criminal Justice Act 2016)

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