SCHIPHOL – Transavia Netherlands is currently looking for new pilots. The selection procedure will be open in 2019 and the airline will train new cadets themselves. Transavia will be working together with the Dutch Flight School EPST to ensure them of cadet pilots next year.
The whole aviation industry is increasing rapidly and the airlines are struggling to keep in pace with the grow. ‘To ensure a constant pace in training new pilots, we are starting with our own, new pilot training course’, says CEO Mattijs ten Brink.
Transavia is working together with the flight school EPST and will train their new pilots at Lelystad Airport, Schiphol- east and Utrecht.
The selection process starts with an online pre-selection phase to measure the motivation and minimum requirements before kicking off with the main assessment. The potential new pilots will be invited to come to EPST and face several basic qualification tests, such as personality tests, technical comprehension and a pilot attitude screening. If you finish this selection process successfully, you will be assured to have a seat in one of the Boeing 737’s and make your dream become reality.
The MPL- Program
MPL means ‘Multi-Crew Pilot License’ and is a pilot license where you can only fly as a first- or second officer on a particular aircraft type, in this case the Boeing 737 series. The training course will be more focused on simulator training and the CEO of Transavia thinks this is the future in training new pilots, because many young potential pilots already have experience with flight simulators at home.