First Officer A320/321

October 31, 2022

First Officer A320/321

First Officer A320/321

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. Over the next few years we will be adding the new Airbus A321LR to our fleet, which will also provide you with the 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 includes a company pension contribution of 21%
Initially you will be operating A320/321 aircraft on our short-haul network. Over time you may have the opportunity to move onto our ever expanding A330/A321 LR Neo long-haul fleet

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
EASA Class 1 Medical certificate
Provide 2 verifiable references
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 value
A broad awareness of our customers’ 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
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 22nd Jan 2018
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 interview.
Following this selection process, a panel may be formed from which future vacancies will be filled.
Closing Date: Sunday 29th October 2017

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?
  • Are you 18 years of age or over?
  • Have you passed the English Language Proficiency Test, Level 4 or higher?
  • Do you hold a Current Class 1 Medical Certificate?
  • Can you provide a verifiable 5 year background/employment history?
  • Can you provide 2 verifiable references?
  • Is there anything that would prevent you passing our security clearance process?
  • 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)
  • Do you hold a valid EASA/European APTL?


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