Pilot Recruitment

Fly for the World's Favourite Airline!

Ryanair is Europe’s favourite low fares airline, operating more than 1,600 daily flights (over 500,000 per year) from 68 bases, across 1,600 low fare routes, connecting 186 destinations in 30 countries and operating a fleet of 300 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Ryanair has recently announced firm orders for a further 175 new Boeing aircraft, which will be delivered between 2014 and 2018. Ryanair currently has a team of more than 9,000 highly skilled professionals, will carry over 81.5 million passengers this year and has an outstanding 29-year safety record.


Current Vacancies:

Direct Entry Captains and First Officers - Contract and Permanent roles

Cadet Programme


Captains and First Officers B737NG Type Rated and non-rated positions
Due to the addition of new aircraft to the Ryanair fleet over the coming 5 years we are currently recruiting for a limited number of Direct Entry Rated / Non Rated Captain and First Officer positions in advance of our 2015 summer season. There are a number of contract options available; we are seeking Captains and First Officers for direct employment with Ryanair, contract positions and employee positions with other agencies.

What’s on offer?

  • Outstanding Earnings Potential (including guaranteed min. hours for contractors)
  • The best roster in the business; stable 5 on 4 off pattern
  • No planned overnights and rosters published 4 weeks in advance
  • Unrivalled career progression – new aircraft and bases create opportunities for promotion to Captain, LTC, TRE, Base Captain, etc.
  • Job security – permanent and contract positions available in one of the most successful airlines in the world.
  • New modern fleet – our fleet consists entirely of next generation Boeing 737-800s with an average age of five years.
  • Great basing opportunities across the network – vacancies this year in Italy, Greece, Poland and Morocco plus many more for summer 2015.

For details of Direct Entry requirements please check on the links below:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – B737 300-900 TYPE RATED DIRECT ENTRY CAPTAIN

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – B737 300-900 TYPE RATED DIRECT ENTRY FIRST OFFICER

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: DIRECT ENTRY NON - TYPE RATED CAPTAIN

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: DIRECT ENTRY NON - TYPE RATED FIRST OFFICER

Should you meet these requirements please send your application to pilotrecruitment@ryanair.com 

PLEASE NOTE THIS LINK IS NOT TO BE USED BY CADETS.

 

Cadet Recruitment

Due to the addition of new aircraft to the Ryanair fleet over the next few years, we are currently inviting applications for the cadet programme through CAE.

If you hold a JAR/EASA Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), have completed the theoretical knowledge for the ATPL (A) licence, hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of an MCC course, have a valid multi-engine instrument rating and hold a valid EU passport you can register your interest online at CAE https://pilot.cae.com/Programs/Ryanair.aspx?prog=6).

For details of Cadet Entry requirements please click on the link below:

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - CADET

Should you meet these requirements and wish to register your interest, please apply by clicking on the following link: https://pilot.cae.com/Programs/Ryanair.aspx?prog=6

Please note that Ryanair is an equal opportunities employer. Applications for employment or contract cadet positions can only be made through the channels detailed on this website. Applicants who canvass (by phone, direct contact or through existing employees) will be disqualified. Please note that due to the high volume of assessments, Ryanair operates a policy of not providing reasons or explanations to unsuccessful applicants after assessment.

 

Pilot Profile:

Patrik is a Type Rating Instructor/Type Rating Examiner and a Line Training Captain.

patrik
"I joined Ryanair in 2003 as a cadet with a total time of 200 hours. After completing my type rating and line training I moved to our base in Bergamo, Italy. I really enjoyed living in Italy but when the opportunity arose to become a Synthetic Flight Instructor (SFI) at our simulator training center at East Midlands Airport I immediately applied for the position.

I spent 2 years as an SFI before I had the minimum hours to be considered for a command. The command course was hard work but you are really being prepared for your command from day one in a very well structured way. My experience as an SFI also proved a major advantage during the course.

After upgrading and achieving 500 PIC hours on type I applied for a Type Rating Examiner (TRE) position. I am now a Type Rating Instructor/Type Rating Examiner and a Line Training Captain. Even though I'm a TRE I prefer training over checking since it allows me to get more involved with students and teach. Ryanair has a very large Training function with more than 2000 pilots each doing recurrent simulator training and checking every 6 months and we also train hundreds of new crew every year including Cadets and direct entry pilots giving a huge variety of training and checking."
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – B737 300-900 TYPE RATED DIRECT ENTRY CAPTAIN
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – B737 300-900 TYPE RATED DIRECT ENTRY CAPTAIN

OPERATOR CONVERSION COURSE

1

Do you have the right to work in EU?
(Valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU)

2

Date of Birth – (Not over 65)

3

Licence Type – a) EASA Part FCL b) JAR FCL c) National Licence compliant with ICAO standards
Note: c) Will require IAA validation – (Some national licences will not be accepted by the IAA).

4

Validity of Licence – (Must be valid. Applies to JAR-FCL and National Licences.)

5

Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid Class 1 medical.

6

Minimum 3,500 hours total flying time

7

Minimum of 2,000 hours on a Multi-crew, Multi-engine aircraft weighing in excess of 30,000kg MTOW with an established airline

8

Minimum of 800 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) on a Multi-crew, Multi-engine jet aircraft weighing in excess of 30,000kg. (No PIC hours on Turboprop aircraft shall be considered).

9

Minimum 500 hours PIC on the B737-300 to 900 series

10

Applicant must have the B737 300-900 type rating listed on the Licence.

11

For JAA & EASA licence holders the application must be made within 36 months of the most recent B737 300-900 “Valid Until” date specified in Section XII “Certificate of Revalidation”.

12

English Language Proficiency Rating of 4, 5 or 6. (Written proficiency at Operator level).

Should you meet these requirements and wish to register your interest, please send your application topilotrecruitment@ryanair.com 
 
If you don’t fully meet these requirements you may qualify in one of the other categories.
Please see below.
 
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – B737 300-900 TYPE RATED DIRECT ENTRY FIRST OFFICER 
 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS – B737 300-900 TYPE RATED DIRECT ENTRY FIRST OFFICER

OPERATOR CONVERSION COURSE

1

Do you have the right to work in EU? 
(Valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU)

2

Date of Birth – (Not over 65)

3

Licence Type – a) EASA Part FCL b) JAR FCL c) National Licence compliant with ICAO standards
Note: c) Will require IAA validation – (Some national licences will not be accepted by the IAA).

4

Validity of Licence – (Must be valid. Applies to JAR-FCL and National Licences.)

5

Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid Class 1 medical.

6

Minimum 1,200 hours total flying time

7

Minimum of 1000 hours on CS25* Type Aircraft

8

Minimum 800 hours on the B737-300 to 900 series

9

Applicant must have the B737 300-900 type rating listed on the Licence.

10

For JAA & EASA licence holders the application must be made within 36 months of the most recent B737 300-900 “Valid Until” date specified in Section XII “Certificate of Revalidation”.

11

English Language Proficiency Rating of 4, 5 or 6. (Written proficiency at Operator level).

* CS-25 Certification Specifications applicable to turbine powered Large Aeroplanes. An aeroplane of more than 5700 kg (12500 pounds) maximum certificated take-off weight.

Should you meet these requirements and wish to register your interest, please send your application to: pilotrecruitment@ryanair.com 

If you don’t fully meet these requirements you may qualify in one of the other categories.
Please see below.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: DIRECT ENTRY NON - TYPE RATED CAPTAIN

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: DIRECT ENTRY NON - TYPE RATED CAPTAIN

TRANSITION TYPE RATING COURSE

1

Do you have the right to work in EU?
(Valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU)

2

Date of Birth – (Not over 65)

3

Licence Type – a) EASA Part FCL b) JAR FCL c) National Licence compliant with ICAO standards
Note: c) Will require IAA validation – (Some national licences will not be accepted by the IAA).

4

Validity of Licence – (Must be valid. Applies to JAR-FCL and National Licences.)

5

Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid Class 1 medical.

6

Minimum 3,500 hours total flying time

7

Minimum of 2,000 hours on a Multi-crew, Multi-engine jet aircraft weighing in excess of 30,000kg MTOW with an established airline

8

Minimum of 800 hours Pilot in Command (PIC) on a Multi-crew, Multi-engine jet aircraft weighing in excess of 30,000kg. (No PIC hours on Turboprop aircraft shall be considered).

9

For JAA & EASA licence holders the application must be made within 36 months of the most recent relevant Type Rating (as in 7 or 8 above) “Valid Until” date specified in Section XII “Certificate of Revalidation”.

10

English Language Proficiency Rating of 4, 5 or 6. (Written proficiency at Operator level).

Should you meet these requirements and wish to register your interest, please send your application to: pilotrecruitment@ryanair.com 

If you don’t fully meet these requirements you may qualify in one of the other categories.
Please see below.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: DIRECT ENTRY NON - TYPE RATED FIRST OFFICER

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: DIRECT ENTRY NON - TYPE RATED FIRST OFFICER

TRANSITION TYPE RATING COURSE

1

Do you have the right to work in EU?
(Valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU)

2

Date of Birth – (Not over 65)

3

Licence Type – a) EASA Part FCL b) JAR FCL c) National Licence compliant with ICAO standards
Note: c) Will require IAA validation – (Some national licences will not be accepted by the IAA).

4

Validity of Licence – (Must be valid. Applies to JAR-FCL and National Licences.)

5

Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid Class 1 medical.

6

Minimum 1,500 hours total flying time

7

Minimum of 500 hours on medium jet (CS25* Type Aircraft weighing in excess of 20,000kg with an established airline)

8

Minimum of 1000 hours on CS25* Type Aircraft

9

For JAA & EASA licence holders the application must be made within 36 months of the most recent relevant Type Rating (as in 7 or 8 above) “Valid Until” date specified in Section XII “Certificate of Revalidation”.

10

English Language Proficiency Rating of 4, 5 or 6. (Written proficiency at Operator level).

* CS-25 Certification Specifications applicable to turbine powered Large Aeroplanes. An aeroplane of more than 5700 kg (12500 pounds) maximum certificated take-off weight.

Should you meet these requirements and wish to register your interest, please send your application to: pilotrecruitment@ryanair.com 

If you don’t fully meet these requirements you may qualify in one of the other categories.
Please see below.

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - CADET

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - CADET

FULL TYPE RATING COURSE

1

Do you have the right to work in EU?
(Valid EU / EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU)

2

Date of Birth – (Not over 65)

3

Licence Type – must have a valid JAR or EASA (CPL) Frozen ATPL (Air Transport Pilots License)

4

Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid Class 1 medical.

5

Holds a valid multi-engine instrument rating

6

Hold a certificate of satisfactory completion of multi-crew co-operation (MCC)

7

Must have a flight school report.

8

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.

9

English Language Proficiency Rating of 4, 5 or 6. (Written proficiency at Operator level).