New Pilots

Cadet Programs

With the Pilot Shortage in full force, many airlines have set up, or are in the process, of setting up Cadet Pilot Schemes. Every airline is different – some use Internal Cadet Pilot Training Schemes while others contract it out to specific Training Schools.

In addition, many airlines commence their Cadet Training at the 'ab-initio' stage – meaning taking students with zero flight hours and training them over a number of years into their operation. Others require a candidate have logged a minimum number of hours and specific ratings prior to entering their Cadet Training Scheme.

Below you will find current Cadet Pilot Job Listings as well as a list of airlines in each region that use Cadet Pilot Schemes. Intakes are usually only a few times per year. Also, understand that airlines want to employ their own nationals. Thus most Cadet Schemes are restricted to their own nationals. TIP – search below for Cadet Programs in your own region:

Cadet Jobs
Cadet Pilots - HKG ID — Pilot Cathay Pacific Airways ASIA
Direct Entry Second Officers — Pilot Scoot - Singapore ASIA
Pilot Apprentice Programme — Pilot EUROPE
Aspiring Pilots — Pilot Perimeter Aviation LP CANADA
Cadet Pilot Scheme — Pilot Cathay Dragon ASIA
Ab-Initio Cadet Pilots — Pilot Singapore Airlines Group ASIA
Direct Entry Second Officers — Pilot Singapore Airlines ASIA
Type Rated Cadet First Officers — Pilot Wizz Air EUROPE
Direct Entry Junior First Officers — Pilot Scoot - Singapore ASIA
Non-Rated Cruise Relief FO's — Pilot Air Belgium EUROPE
Flight Follower — Pilot Summit Air CANADA
Flight Path Pilot Program — Pilot WestJet Encore CANADA
New Pilots/Cadets — Pilot IndiGo Airlines ASIA
Cadet First Officers — Pilot Ryanair EUROPE
Finnish Cadets — Pilot Nordic Regional Airlines / Norra EUROPE
Pilot Cadet Program — Pilot Virgin Australia OCEANIA
Junior First Officers — Pilot Germania EUROPE
Junior FO — Pilot ALTAGNA (France) EUROPE
Cadet Schemes /// USA
Envoy USA
jetBlue USA
Piedmont Airlines USA
Mid South Jets, Inc. USA
Cadet Schemes /// Canada
Perimeter Aviation LP CANADA
North Cariboo Air CANADA
Porter Airlines Inc. CANADA
Cadet Schemes /// Latin America ∕ the Caribbean
There are currently no air carriers with Cadet Programs in this region.
Cadet Schemes /// Europe
Virgin Atlantic Airways EUROPE
British Airways EUROPE
Swiss International Air Lines EUROPE
Ryanair EUROPE
Aer Lingus EUROPE
Air Berlin EUROPE
Swiss Global Air Lines EUROPE
Lufthansa Cityline EUROPE
Nordic Regional Airlines / Norra EUROPE EUROPE
Cadet Schemes /// Africa
Air Mauritius AFRICA
Kenya Airways AFRICA
South African Express Airways AFRICA
Cadet Schemes /// MENA
Royal Jordanian MENA
Middle East Airlines - MEA MENA
Etihad Airways MENA
Falcon Aviation Services MENA
Cadet Schemes /// Asia
Cathay Dragon ASIA
Sri Lankan Airlines ASIA
Air Asia Malaysia / Air Asia X ASIA
Air Macau ASIA
Singapore Airlines ASIA
Cathay Pacific Airways ASIA
Silk Air ASIA
Jetstar Asia ASIA
IndiGo Airlines ASIA
Air Astana ASIA
BIMAN Bangladesh Airlines ASIA
Scoot ASIA
Thai Air Asia ASIA
Cadet Schemes /// Oceania
Qantas Airways OCEANIA
Virgin Australia OCEANIA
Qantaslink OCEANIA
Virgin Australia Regional Airlines OCEANIA
Virgin Australia (NZ) OCEANIA
Vortex Air OCEANIA