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Pilot Cadet - B737NG




Employment - Permanent
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Minimum requirements

Total time
200 hours
PIC time
70 hours
Type rating
Not required (Training Provided)
Flight time notes
  • Cadets who have conducted a modular course need to have 100 hours as Pilot-in-Command (PIC), or 70 hours as PIC if completed during a course of integrated flying training as set out in Appendix 3 A, C & D to Part-FCL and AMC1 to Appendix 3 A, C & D.
Frozen ATPL, IR, ME
Lic. Authority
Class 1
ICAO ELP level
Covid-19 vaccination
Not specified
Visa sponsorship
Not provided

Additional requirements

  • Licence Type must have a valid EASA (CPL) Frozen ATPL (Air Transport Pilots License) - Please note UK CAA licences are no longer accepted
  • Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of Advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (AUPRT) in accordance with FCL.745.A.
  • Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of multi-crew co-operation (MCC) in accordance with AMC1 FCL.735.A.
  • Must have a flight school report


  • Applicants holding a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION OF APS MCC-TRAINING in accordance with AMC2 FCL.735.A Will be given preference during initial selection. Will be at a distinct advantage in the interview and assessment process.

Interview, screening and training section

Step 1
The selection procedure takes place in Dublin (Ireland) or any other training centres used by the airline. The day begins with an introduction to Ryanair and the recruitment team. Pilots can expect:
Step 2
Pre-simulator briefing
Step 3
Company presentation
Step 4
Simulator assessment in a B737-800 FTD 45 minutes as both pilot flying and PNF. Basic handling skills, CRM and flight management will be assessed
Step 5
English language test
Step 6
Technical assessment - 30 minutes assessing your technical knowledge on your current/previous aircraft type(s)
Step 7
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.
Step 8
Those who emerge successfully from the selection process will be offered a place on a type-rating course at one of our training centres.
Step 9
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.

Compensation and benefits


  • World Class Training
  • Industry Leading SOPs
  • Salary from Base Training
  • Job security Become part of one of the most successful airlines in the world
  • Structured Command Upgrade programme
  • Unrivalled career progression opportunities for LTC, TRE, TRI, SFI & Base Captain
  • The best and most stable roster in the business
  • Guaranteed days off
  • No planned overnights and rosters published 4 weeks in advance
  • Great base opportunities available at many locations across the network
  • Outstanding Earnings Potential
  • New modern fleet and the opportunity to fly the brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft including the new B737 8200

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