Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Virgin Australia Ab-Initio Pilot Cadet Program 2018

Following the success of our inaugural program in 2012, Virgin Australia continues to change the face of the Australian aviation landscape through the program in partnership with Flight Training Adelaide (FTA).
The Virgin Australia Pilot Cadet Program is a unique opportunity to play an integral role in shaping the evolution of this iconic brand, and to become a part of a dynamic company that genuinely believes and demonstrates our people are our greatest asset.
We seek candidates who are motivated and committed to excel through a challenging and demanding training program. Successful Cadet’s will demonstrate well established analytical skills, high attention to detail, well developed problem solving ability together with a commitment to achieving high results.
Commencing a career as a Commercial Pilot requires a high level of dedication and passion. In return for this you will be placed in a world class training program and will receive the benefits of training at an internationally recognised flight training school.
To assist you with the transition to a career as a Pilot, you will be assigned a mentor to provide you with guidance and advice. Your mentor has been selected from our highly experienced & high performing Pilot group.
Once you successfully complete the program, you can look forward to an exciting career as a pilot with the Virgin Australia team
 We recommend you review the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) prior to commencing an application to ensure you understand the requirements of the course and role of a Virgin Australia Pilot Cadet. 
Candidates are encouraged to research the Aviation industry, Virgin Australia and Flight Training Adelaide (FTA) websites to ensure you are appropriately prepared for the extensive interview and selection process.
This process involves:

  • An initial application submitted online via our Careers page
  • Short-listed candidates will be invited to record an application video
  • Candidates who meet the requirements will be invited to attend an Assessment Day. The Assessment Day will include various activities including group activities and one on one interviews
  • If your application is progressed from the Assessment Day you will be required to complete Flight Screening, including manipulation skills and spatial awareness
  • Successful candidates will be invited to complete psychometric and cognitive testing
  • Progressed candidates will be invited to attend a Panel Interview
  • Reference checks
  • Final management review of applicants
  • Medical assessment
  • ASIC application and eligibility confirmation
To apply, please click here

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