TUI Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) Cadet Programme is now accepting applications


Luton, GB, LU2 9NQ

Workplace:  Onsite

Type of contract:  Permanent

Working time:  37.5

Job ID:  124348

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business.  Within TUI Group, TUI Airline regroups all airline activities across UK, Nordics, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Morocco, France, and the Dutch Antilles.  Flight Operations is a function within our airline organisation responsible for the safe and efficient operation of our airline.  The Flight Operations function operates as a multi-disciplinary team of experts driving efficiency and innovation.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our TUI Airline Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) Cadet Programme, where over a 19-month period you will complete your initial flying training, and eventually fly the Boeing 737 as a Cadet Pilot from one of our UK bases. With no previous flying experience necessary, you’ll complete our MPL programme, which has been developed by TUI Airline, and you will be instructed by TUI Airline trainers throughout the course. The course will start in September 2024.

About the job

As an MPL Cadet Pilot you will: 

  • Have a genuine passion for aviation with a clear understanding of the TUI strategy and values (Trusted, Unique, Inspiring)
  • Have the mental capacity, drive and motivation to fully commit to your training for the duration of the course
  • Be resilient with the ability to manage stress effectively
  • Be a great team player and natural leader with excellent communication skills
  • Have a proven ability to make the right decision in any given scenario
  • With excellent customer service skills, you’ll demonstrate a desire to deliver a great experience for our customers on every flight and ensure everyone sees us as the Best-Loved Holiday Company

What we are looking for

  • At least 18 years of age on or before 1st September 2024
  • Have at least five GCSEs including Maths, English and a Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Combined Science). Maths must be at grade B/6 or above and the other at grade C/4 or above, or equivalent qualifications
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written) to the standard of ICAO Level 4
  • Eligible to live and work indefinitely in the UK without additional approvals (visa sponsorship cannot be given for this role)
  • A valid passport which permits unrestricted worldwide travel
  • At least 1.58m (5ft 2in) tall
  • Able to swim at least 25m
  • Able to meet the requirements for the issue of a CAA Class 1 medical
  • Before commencing training, complete referencing and pre-employment checks required for the issue of an airport security ID
  • If you already hold a PPL, you must not have more than 100 hours (total time) or hold any additional ratings such as a night rating, instrument rating or instructor rating.
  • Only candidates who have not previously attempted an ATPL Exam (regardless of the result) are eligible to apply

The MPL Cadet Programme includes the following:

  • All course training costs
  • All training and licence fees
  • Initial Class One Medical and subsequent renewals
  • Accommodation as detailed in FAQs
  • Uniform
  • ATPL theory exam fees
  • All required equipment such as manuals, iPad etc.

Cadets will be liable for: 

  • Personal travel
  • Food and personal living expenses

At TUI, we know people are as diverse as the destinations we send our customers to. We love to see your uniqueness shine through and inspire the future of travel.  If you would like to read more about what Diversity & Inclusion means to us simply visit our Smile page Click here

At TUI, we’re ambitious to become the leader within the travel industry and to achieve this we’re looking to build a capable, creative team who want to be a part of accomplishing that goal.  We never stop looking ahead, seeking new ways to delight our customers and grow our business.

Our ambition is to truly enhance our operation, our customer – and colleague – experience, and focus on our digitalisation agenda.  We’re building a better, stronger, and more efficient airline for the future.

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