Applications for the 2024 MPL Programme have now closed. The role will re-open in 2025. If you have an application currently in progress, you can view the timeline that we are working to further down this page.

Embarking upon the 19 month TUI Airline Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) Cadet Program 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’.

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About You

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

  • You are a citizen of the EU
  • You are free to start the program in September 2024. This is a full-time, 19-month intensive course that cannot be combined with higher studies/other work
  • You are at least 18 years old when the program starts or you turn 18 in the year the program starts
  • You hold a secondary education degree preferably with a focus on science subjects
  • You can speak/understand and write/read English fluently (ICAO level 4)
  • You have a European passport before training starts
  • You have not commenced an integrated ATPL course or have attempted any theoretical exames required for the issue of a Commercial Pilot Licence or Airline Transport Pilot licence (regardless of the result) 
  • 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
  • You can present a certificate of good conduct and are willing to undergo a background check
  • You will be responsible for financing the training cost of €54.000 including VAT. 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 – 7 months

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 – 4 months

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 – 8 months

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

3.      Simulator assessment on the B737 @CAE Brussels or Düsseldorf – 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.

4.      A board interview – @Zaventem

5.      Online psychological assessment which consists of:

·                  A personality Questionnaire  

·                  Cognitive Reasoning test  

·                  A video interview of 45 minutes

6.      Hiring decision 

7.      Alcohol and drugs test + medical examination 

Meet our former MPL Cadets and find out more about the program.

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