At Wizz Air, we fly a young fleet of new Airbus A320 family aircraft across an exciting and varied European network from fifteen operating bases in Central and Eastern Europe.
Our 400-strong pilot community is made up from 46 nationalities and makes for a dynamic multi-cultural working environment in which to learn and grow. Since the commencement of operations in September of 2003, we have grown by some 30% year-on-year and expanded sustainably to include 66 destinations and 37 aircraft in our fleet. With the continuous arrival of our new fleet, we are positioned to become the largest regional low-cost low-fare airline of choice, and are looking to recruit more flight crew as Captains, First Officers and Cadets with the future in mind.
The First Officer A320 (non type-rated) scheme is for experienced airmen of high calibre who wish to develop their flying careers with one of the most progressive and dynamic low-cost low-fare airlines in the Central and Eastern European region. For the successful First Officer, time to command can be as short as three years from date of joining.
You Will Need To Have
· Unrestricted right to live and work in the European Union (and/or) Republic of Serbia (and/or) Republic of Ukraine
· Current and Valid JAR FCL-1 (or Ukrainian National equivalent) Airline Transport Pilot's Licence, OR,
Commercial Pilot's Licence with:
- A valid and current type rating on a JAR25 (CS25) turbojet or turboprop aircraft
- Single Pilot Multi Engine/Instrument Rating endorsement (SPA-IR/ME) with at least 3 months validity remaining from the date of application, and
- a completed Multi Crew Cooperation certificate (if applicable), and
- a Jet Familiarisation or Jet Orientation completion certificate (if applicable), and
- good passes in all 14 ATPL theoretical subjects.
· Current and Valid JAR FCL-3 (or Ukrainian equivalent) Class One Flight Crew Medical Certificate
· ICAO English Language Proficiency Level IV or greater
· A minimum total flight time of 750 hours (not including simulator time)
A320 Type Rating
· Holding an A320 series family type-rating is advantageous, but not an application requirement.
· Un-rated applicants to whom an offer of employment is made are given the choice of a Wizz Air subsidised Airbus A320 type-rating (subject to a service bond) or self funding the Airbus A320 type-rating at a Wizz Air approved training company.
· You will need a first class flying record, both in terms of practical hands-on skills and technical knowledge.
· You will be a good communicator, work calmly under pressure, be assertive and possess solid and timely decision making abilities.
· The ideal candidate will demonstrate evidence of leadership, adaptability, high personal standards and motivation, together with a commensurate appreciation of the high level of customer service delivery we offer.
There are 16 operational bases in 8 countries and these include: Belgrade, Bucharest, Budapest, Cluj-Napoca, Gdańsk, Katowice, Kiev, Poznań, Prague, Skopje, Sofia, Timişoara, Târgu Mureş, Vilnius, Warsaw and Wrocław.
Bases are allocated on a first come-first served basis and are subject to an open position and commercial requirement. Flight crew are entitled to apply for a personal base change request after the first 12 months of employment.
Concessionary travel for self, family, and six annually nominated travel partners is unlimited and offered across the entire Wizz Air network. Travel is firm and not issued on a standby or sub-load basis.
Pilots wishing to commute to a nominated destination on the Wizz Air network may do so free-of-charge.
To meet the individual needs of our crew, a choice of preferred roster patterns is available to promote a healthy work-life balance.
We operate a fully automated and crew initiated "trip trade" programme at Wizz Air. This allows crew to trade and swap flight duties at any time during the month so as to better align their personal and free time.