Cadet Pilot – A320 family – Vienna

16 December 2022
$40000 - $60000 / year

Job Description

Lauda Europe is pleased to announce a very limited number of Cadet positions for their bonded A320 Type Rating programme to support their growth! Successful Cadets pay an up-front fee of €10,000 with a 3-year reducing €20,000 bond paid through monthly repayments. If you are flying for Lauda Europe for at least 3 years after your rostered  appointment date, the last €5,000 will be waived! Successful candidates will be trained to the highest standards and will get the opportunity to fly the A320 for Lauda Europe which is part of the Ryanair Group. Please note that base opportunities are available in London Stansted (STN), Palma, Vienna, Zagreb and Zadar.

Benefits of the Lauda Europe Cadet Programme:

  • World Class A320 Training
  • Industry Leading SOPs
  • Allowance paid from Base Training
  • Reduced €10,000 up-front fee

Reasons to become a Lauda Europe pilot:

  • Job security – Join one of the most successful airline groups in the world
  • Structured Command Upgrade programme
  • Unrivalled career progression – opportunities for SFI, LTC, TRE, TRI, & Base Captain
  • The best and most stable roster in the business – typically 5 on / 4 off
  • Guaranteed days off
  • No planned overnights and rosters published 4 weeks in advance
  • Great base opportunities available across the Lauda network
  • Outstanding Earnings Potential

What We Require From You!

  • Hold unrestricted right to live and work in the EU and/or UK
  • Date of Birth – (Not over 65)
  • Licence Type – must have a valid EASA (CPL) Frozen ATPL (Air Transport Pilots License) – Please note UK CAA licences are no longer accepted
  • Validity of Medical – Must hold a valid EU (Part-MED) issued Class 1 medical certificate.
  • Hold a valid multi-engine instrument rating
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must have a flight school report
    • Your FLIGHT SCHOOL REPORT must be written in English. The document MUST also be signed by your Flight School’s HOT (Head of Training). This requirement applies to both Integrated and Modular students. This report MUST also contain ALL ATPL results (detailing any repeats), CPL & MEIR series passes, and information relating to your performance throughout training.
  • 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.
  • English Language Proficiency –minimum required proficiency Level is Operational Level (Level 4). (Written proficiency is required at Operational level).

Assessment & Selection

Candidates who are selected will be required to do an online pre-assessment test. If you then get shortlisted to the next stage, the below steps will follow:

  • The selection procedure takes place in Dublin (Ireland) or any other training centres used by the airline. Flights on the Ryanair Group network will be provided for you to attend. The assessment day begins with an introduction to Lauda Europe and the recruitment team. Pilots can expect:
  • Pre-simulator briefing
  • Company presentation
  • 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
  • English language test
  • Technical assessment – 30 minutes assessing your technical knowledge on your current/previous aircraft type(s)
  • Personnel interview – Approximately 30 minutes to convince Lauda Europe 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.
  • Those who emerge successfully from the selection process will be offered a place on a type-rating course at one of our training centres.
  • 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.

Training Start Dates

  • Courses available throughout the year for suitable candidates


  • €10,000 up-front to be paid at least 4 weeks before course starts
  • Prior to the assessment: AON online assessment test €60 (non-refundable)
  • SIM assessment fee: €350 (non-refundable)
  • Accommodation cost