Ryanair Pilot Mentorship Programme
Europes No 1 Airline, Ryanair, has partnered with Atlantic Flight Training Academy (AFTA) to train and recruit new pilots for a mentorship programme.
Ab-initio applicants apply to AFTA and pass initial mentorship assessment to be placed on the programme. Successful applicants will undertake an extensive 16-month training program that involves 220 hours flight time at Cork International Airport. Trainees will receive ongoing one-on-one mentoring from a Ryanair pilot. Ryanair Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), culture and operational philosophy will be indoctrinated in the student from day one of flight training. On successful completion of the programme, the new pilots will have achieved their frozen ATPL and will gain full time employment as first officers with Europe’s largest airline Ryanair.
The programme has 3 additional GATEWAYS to facilitate more experienced pilots.
This is for PPL holders with 100hrs P1 who have also completed all ATPL theoretical exams. Apply to AFTA and pass initial mentorship assessment to be placed on the programme.
CPL, ME/IR and ATPL theory holders can take an AFTA assessment. Successful applicants will be put forward for a Ryanair mentored APS/MCC where Ryanair procedures will be used throughout. Candidates who successfully pass the APS MCC and a final Ryanair assessment will be put forward for a Ryanair Type Rating.
Qualified pilots will be offered a career path with Ryanair and AFTA. Following successful assessment with AFTA & Ryanair, individuals will be offered a full time position with AFTA as an instructor for 2 years. Following which they will be fast tracked with Ryanair on a 737 type rating. Applicants that choose this career path will continue to follow Ryanair’s instructor career path with the airline and can expect to become Ryanair SFI’s & training Captains once qualification criteria are met.