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Aer Lingus
Location: Europe (non-UK)
Job type: Permanent
Aircraft type: Airbus, A320 Family (A318, A319, A320, A321), A330
Contact: recruitment
Sector: Flight Crew
Category: First Officer Jobs

Aer Lingus Recruitment

Permanent Direct Entry First Officer 2018/19


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 are growing rapidly. We are offering YOU a fantastic opportunity to join us for an exciting and rewarding career, flying our modern Airbus A320/321 and A330 aircraft from our bases in Ireland to over 80 destinations Worldwide. In 2019, we will be adding 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 25th February 2019

  • 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 click apply and follow the link.

  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: 28th December 2018


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