*Applications for this role are currently closed. They’ll re-open in January 2024. Any further updates will be posted here.

Our 2023 MPL course will start in October, which means that applications for this role are currently closed. In the meantime, we are getting ready for our 2024 MPL program. If you are interested in joining TUI fly Belgium and our Cadet program, and you meet the criteria, you can state your interest by applying for our ‘vacancy of interest’.

Once you have applied for our vacancy of interest, we will send you an e-mail once the vacancy is published, so you will be the first to apply officially for our MPL Program for 2024.

Embarking upon the 19 month TUI Airline Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) Cadet Programme is an exciting opportunity for those with little, or no, flying experience. You’ll complete your training and eventually join TUI fly Belgium as a First Officer flying the Boeing 737. We’re looking for candidates who are committed, resilient and hard-working, with great communication skills and the ability to remain calm under pressure. You will be rewarded with a dynamic and exciting career where each day is different. Together with your colleagues, you’ll make sure that TUI customers have the best experience whilst travelling to and from their holiday helping them to ‘Live Happy’.

About You

In order to apply for our MPL Cadet Programme, there are a few requirements that need to be met: 

• You are an EU citizen
• You are at least 18 years old when the programme starts, or you turn 18 in the year the programme starts 
• You hold a secondary education degree, preferably with a focus on science subjects
• Able to swim 25m
• You have a European passport before training starts which permits unrestricted worldwide travel 
• You do not currently hold a CPL or ATPL license
• Before the start of your training, you have obtained a Class 1 medical at your own expense and have had an inoculation against yellow fever
• You can present a certificate of good conduct and are open to a background check
You will be responsible for financing the training cost. You pay this amount in three instalments. 

About the Program

The training for the MPL Cadet Program is split into three separate phases (with each phase running consecutively): 

Phase 1 – ATPL Ground School (Theoretical Knowledge Instruction)

During this phase you’ll study the required theoretical knowledge and complete the 13 ground school exams.

Duration – 750 hours/26 weeks

Location – Remote Computer-Based Training (CBT) and (virtual) classroom learning

Phase 2 – Basic Flying Training

Basic flying training will be in a Robin DR401 aircraft owned by TUI and you’ll complete approximately 62 hours of flying. During this phase, you’ll also complete Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT) which will be completed over three hours on an advanced trainer aircraft. 

Duration – 30 weeks

Location – Sint-Truiden

Phase 3 – Intermediate & Advanced Flying Training

This will take place in a B737 simulator where you’ll operate in a multi-crew environment using TUI procedures from day one. You’ll complete approximately 180 hours in the simulator, and this will include the completion of a type rating. 

Duration – 22 weeks

Location – Training will be placed within a TUI approved training facility

Assessment Process

1.      An online assessment which consists of the following tests:

·        English test: speaking, listening, writing

·        Verbal reasoning test

·        Logical reasoning test

·        Numerical reasoning test

2.      An online call with HR
The goal is to get to know you and assess your motivation for our MPL training.  

3.      A face-to-face interview + group assessment with one of our CRM instructors and HR – @Zaventem 

4.      Simulator assessment on the B737 @CAE Brussels
This stage is a flying test with our TUI Airline Training teams. This will be in a simulator where your pilot aptitude will be assessed. No previous flying experience is necessary.

5.      A board interview – @Zaventem

6.      Online psychological assessment which consists of:

·                  A personality Questionnaire  

·                  Cognitive Reasoning test  

·                  A video interview of 45 minutes

7.      Hiring decision 

8.      Alcohol and drugs test + medical examination 

Open House Days

We invite you to join us for our Open House Days at the TUI fly headquarters in Zaventem. These events are designed to provide you with comprehensive information about our MPL Flight College, which is scheduled to commence in September 2024. For further details and registration, please select and follow the link on your preferred date below.

·    Saturday 13/01/2024

·    Wednesday 14/02/2024  

·    Saturday 23/03/2024

Please note, registration is required. We hope to see you at our TUI fly headquarters in Zaventem!

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