Selection Process

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Air Europa Express Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2019

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for entering the Air Europa Express / FTEJerez Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2019 application web site. Before you apply via the online application form shown below, we strongly recommend that you familiarise yourself with the Mentored scheme by reading the information provided below.

Selection process information

Terms and conditions.

Welcome to the Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme and ATPL course run in conjunction with Air Europa Express. This Mentored Scheme has been developed with our training partner, FTEJerez, to provide a source of quality preselected pilots to crew our aircraft.

You will undertake training under the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL) route to the right-hand seat of our aircraft. The course has been specifically designed to teach you all of the key elements necessary for you to successfully transition to an Air Europa Express flight deck.

During your training in Jerez, your progress will be mentored throughout the course by an Air Europa Express Liaison Pilot. As the final phase of this course, students will undergo an ATR-72 500 Type Rating course.

Selection will follow the standard format and battery of tests FTEJerez conducts for other airline mentored schemes. The top 6 candidates will be offered positions on courses commencing training at Jerez in July 2019.

The prospects within the airline for pilot progression are excellent and the routes we fly are both challenging and rewarding. May I take this opportunity to wish you every success with your application and the selection process.

Toni Gimeno

Air Europa Express

The Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme is well established as an FTEJerez programme for low-hour entry to partner airlines. This is a great opportunity for people who want to be involved in working in a fast paced, hi-tech airline that offers significant opportunities and career progression to its staff.

Air Europa Express mainly operate a fleet of 16 aircraft; 5 ATR-72 500’s and 11 Embraer ERJ 195-LR’s.

We are looking for high calibre, well-motivated individuals who are keen to be part of a team working for one of Europe’s most efficient regional airlines.

To be eligible for this scheme you must hold secondary level qualifications (Bachillerato, IB, and equivalents) speak Spanish at a native/ICAO 6/C2 level and have at least a B2 English proficiency. It is not necessary to hold a formal evaluation or certificates as FTEJerez will directly assess language competencies.

If successful, you will have to fund the ‘Airline First Officer Programme’, FTE’s renowned integrated ATPL course. The price for the AFOP is 119,000€ and is inclusive of the following:

  • Accommodation and Full Board whilst undergoing training at FTEJerez
  • Full uniform (except shoes)
  • 1st attempt, ground and flying EASA exams
  • Renewal of the EASA Class One Medical
  • All training material
  • Landing and navigation fees
  • Free Internet access
  • No additional accommodation charge in the unlikely event of delay in training due to adverse weather
  • VAT

Details for funding through FTE’s partner banks are available at Please bear in mind the course start date of July 2019 when considering the funds you will require to commence training.

The candidate will also have to complete an ATR-72 Type Rating with Air Europa.

Throughout the training, the Air Europa Express cadet’s performance will not only be monitored by FTE’s training team, but there will also be an oversight by an Air Europa Express liaison pilot.

If successful throughout the training at FTEJerez and First Officer positions available, no further selection will be required by Air Europa Express and you will flow straight onto the ATR-72 500 Type Rating course.

Air Europa Express is a Spanish regional carrier and a subsidiary of Globalia, which is also the owner of Air Europa. Air Europa Express launched service operations in January 2016, with a three times daily Valencia-Madrid service via Palma.

With the beautiful and vibrant Spanish cities of Madrid and Palma de Mallorca as the airline’s hubs, future first officers of the airline can expect a great base, destinations including Europe’s main capital cities and fantastic opportunities for career progression.

Candidates will be able to apply as from the 4th February until further notice. It is advised, however, that candidates apply within the first week of the selection window.

When applying, you will be required to create a user name and password. With this information, you will be given access to a personal Candidate Area, where you can complete your application.

Should you meet the initial criteria you will be given access to a series of questions that must be answered from your Candidate Area within the specified period.

Should your application be successful in progressing to the next phase you will be required to travel, at your own expense, to FTE’s campus in Jerez de la Frontera. Currently, this one-day selection phase is expected to take place at the end of March 2019 (exact dates to be confirmed).

This selection will include written tests, PILAPT (hand-to-eye coordination test), a group exercise and an evidence-based interview. Candidates invited to this phase will receive pre-test guidance material in order to prepare for the assessments

The final element of the selection process will be an Air Europa Express airline interview, which will take place at the airline’s headquaters in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. This one-day selection phase is expected to take place in late April/May 2019

Throughout the selection process, you will be advised as to whether or not your application has been progressed to the next stage. However, due to the large number of applications expected, neither Air Europa Express nor FTEJerez will be in a position to give individual detailed feedback on your performance.

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Please note that should you not hold official certificates, you may provide us with a self-assessment of your language skills. FTEJerez will run language assessments as part of the selection process.

Please note that should you be currently undergoing formal education, you should fill in the degree you will have completed by the course start date, i.e. if you are currently undertaking Bachillerato studies, you should fill the field below with that information.

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