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What to expect if applying for an integrated program.

What to expect from selection

Selection events vary from program to program to ensure we are assessing to specific airline requirements. If your application is successful, full information will be provided about your forthcoming selection process to give you a true expectation of the day.

Technical assessment
Technical assessment

You will be required to sit the full suite of aptitude tests designed by our partner Cut-e. These ability tests are directly aligned and related to the key aptitude indicators required of a commercial airline pilot’s competencies. The test is comprised of six elements which include the two verifier assessments which are sat at the online stage. The whole technical test will take around 45 minutes to complete which includes a briefing.

For further information about our Cut-e assessments and to try some example aptitude tests, please visit the Cut-e website.

Areas assessed using Cut-e
  • Spatial orientation
  • Complex control
  • Reaction speed
  • Monitoring ability
  • Multi-tasking capability
  • Applied numeracy (with calculator)
Non-technical assessment
Non-technical assessment

During the day you will be invited to complete a group activity exercise allowing you to demonstrate your interpersonal skills and qualities.

These exercises are designed to encourage discussion and debate from all team members and are often based around fictional scenarios. You will be required to read through relevant briefing information and adapt to changing goals. Remember to get involved; the assessors can only comment on what they see.

Once all elements of the morning session are complete you will be able to take a lunch break – lunch is provided for you.

Non-technical skill
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Situation awareness
  • Decision making & problem solving
Interview

The interview is conducted on a one-to-one basis and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you are applying to an Airline Program, it is not unusual for an airline representative to also attend the interview phase. During the interview we are looking to get to know you better and understand some of your past experiences. This is a competency or evidence-based interview and you will be required to provide recent and relevant answers.

Key areas of focus
  • Communication
  • Motivation
  • Commercial awareness
  • Leadership (potential)
  • Team work & cooperation
  • Decision making & problem solving skills
  • Workload management, resilience & standards
Further airline assessment

If applying to an Airline Program, you may be required to complete a further assessment with the airline or our team may conduct this on behalf of the airline. This will vary depending on specific airline requirements but could include further technical tests and interviews.

If you apply to an Airline Program and you are invited to attend a selection event, full details of the process will be provided by our team.

How to prepare