Gary Ogden02 May 2018 AT 03:41 PM

This airline is hiring pilots with zero experience and training them for free

Now is your chance to the Maverick you've always wanted to be
Gary Ogden02 May 2018 AT 03:41 PM
This airline is hiring pilots with zero experience and training them for free
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Being a pilot is a pretty cushy job - you get to travel the world, get paid a pretty packet and most importantly of all: you get to wear a silly hat.

But it’s quite a lot of effort and a lot of money to get yourself there in the first place.

Unless of course, you apply to become a trainee pilot with Irish airline Aer Lingus before May 13. This is because they’re offering a pretty snazzy package that will enable you to apply without a hint of training or money.

Simply sign up, and you’ll embark on a 14-month training course to nab you a fancy licence. After that you’ll complete another 12-week course and then you’re set to hit the skies. Sounds crazy, but it’s an effort by the airline to tackle the dwindling number of pilots in the industry.

Once you’ve landed a job, you’ll be looking at a salary of about €72,000 (AED317,265), as well as taking on a nice bit of compensation during the training, too. Considering that this type of thing normally costs trainees over €100,000 (AED440,645), you’re in the presence of a rather hulking bargain, here.

With regards to other qualifications, you’ve simply got to be over the age of 18, fluent in English, and have the right to live and work in the European Union.

They say they want people who are “technically-minded, mature, responsible, and committed to succeed.”

If that sounds like you, you’ve got until May 13 to apply here - get your skates on, you slowcoach!

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