Two routes, one career.

Generation easyJet Pilot Training Program

This program is currently closed but there is an opportunity to fly for easyJet via our Integrated ATPL program.
We saw 365 pilots graduate in 2019, of which 141 (40%) have been selected to fly for easyJet.
Apply now for our Integrated ATPL program

There are two Generation easyJet routes to the flight deck:

easyJet MPL

The Multi-crew Pilot License (MPL) route is at the leading edge of Airline Pilot training. Selected and mentored by easyJet from day one, you will embark upon a unique route of training which will take you directly to the role of Co-Pilot, flying easyJet routes around Europe.

Successfully completing the easyJet MPL means:
  • A Multi-Crew Pilot License on A320 aircraft with easyJet
  • MPL/ATPL Theoretical Knowledge and examination passes
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT)
easyJet Integrated ATPL

The ATPL route is an opportunity to join easyJet for those who pass selection and join L3’s Integrated ATPL course. This easyJet-focused route includes an easyJet specific intermediate phase of training tailored to easyJet A320 aircraft and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and concludes with easyJet A320 Type Rating.

Successfully completing the easyJet ATPL means:
  • ATPL Theoretical Knowledge
  • Commercial Pilot License with Instrument Rating and Multi-Engine Piston class rating (CPL/IR/MEP)
  • Multi-crew Cooperation (MCC) completion certificate
  • Upset Prevention and Recovery Training
  • A320 aircraft Type Rating

Key features

<p>Fully-mentored Pilot career program.<br /><br /></p>

Fully-mentored Pilot career program.

<p>Prepares you for easyJet employment.</p>

Prepares you for easyJet employment.

<p>L3 Airline Academy Training Sponsorship.</p>

L3 Airline Academy Training Sponsorship.

<p>Option to gain a BSc (Hons) degree.</p>

Option to gain a BSc (Hons) degree.

<p>Latest-generation aircraft and simulators.</p>

Latest-generation aircraft and simulators.

Entry criteria

To apply for this course, you must meet the following requirements:

Age and height

Be aged 18 or over to commence training (by course start date)

Minimum height 5’ 2” (157cm) with maximum commensurate with Airbus flight deck requirements

Education and English language

Hold a minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalenti) Grade C or above -must include Mathematics, Science and English

Be fluent in English (verbal and written)i


Be able to obtain an EASA Class 1 medical.


The right to live and work with unrestricted access across United Kingdom, EEA, European Union or Switzerland.

Background and selection

Produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure certificate before training can commence.

Please note
  • Holders of an MPL may apply for an ATPL upon meeting regulatory requirements as your easyJet career progresses
  • An MPL does not permit you to work as a professional pilot on smaller aircraft that only require a single pilot without undertaking further single-pilot training
  • Employment by easyJet is subject to maintaining the required performance standards throughout training and is subject to no change in easyJet’s operational requirements


We accept re-applications after 6 months from previously unsuccessful applicants to our Generation easyJet Pilot Training program. If you would like to re-apply, please ensure that your deferral period to re-apply has passed. You will have been advised of the length of your deferral period in your feedback from our team.

Please be aware that we are unable to accept applications from those who have applied unsuccessfully to other approved training providers of the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Program. However, you may be eligible to apply to our Integrated ATPL Airline Pilot career program, which is open for applications all year round.

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Online assessment
Online assessment

Successful applicants will be invited to sit four online assessment tests at a cost of £40.00.

Technical assessment
Technical assessment

If successful, you will be invited to the one day technical assessment at a cost of £255.00.

Non-technical event
Non-technical event

If successful, you will then be invited to the day two non-technical event at no further cost.

easyJet MPL phases

  • TIME
  • Classroom and Computer-Based.

  • Approximately 26 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • The flight training element of the core phase of the MPL syllabus that sets MPL apart from a traditional flight training program.

    Flying the EFIS C172, the latest-generation Diamond and aerobatic aircraft, you'll learn the fundamentals of visual flying, basic instrument flying, night flying, and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

  • Approximately 22 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • Multi-pilot flight training – A320 Jet simulator
  • Experiencing a multi-pilot environment for the first time, we introduce you to the A320 and jet operations for your instrument flight training using easyJet's SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).

    An Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course covers Threat and Error Management training (TEM). The Basic phase concludes with Line Orientated Flight Training (LOFT) and Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

  • Approximately 11 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • A320 jet simulator.

    Type-technical ground school utilizes advanced CBT and Virtual Flight Deck (VFD) technology; we develop your advanced handling skills on our motion A320 simulators utilizing a more complete version of easyJet's SOPs. LOFT covers more complex scenarios, Threat and Error Management training (TEM) is further developed; you will complete the intermediate phase with Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT).

  • Approximately 7 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • A320 simulator and A320 aircraft – with L3 and easyJet.

    The Advanced phase in MPL is similar to Type Rating training. easyJet's full airline SOPs are incorporated, and you will learn to handle more complex system failures and emergencies in readiness for your License Skills Test (LST).

  • Approximately 4 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • (TBC)
  • Line Orientated Experience (LOE) and Line Check. You will also complete Safety, Emergency and Procedures training.

  • Approximately 10 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • (TBC)
Cost and funding
£109,000 MPL fee includes:
  • Training Security Bond – £69,000 (paid in 13 instalments)
  • MPL Training Fee 1 (£20,800) MPL Training Fee 2 (£19,200)
£123,800 ATPL fee includes:
  • Training Security Bond – £69,000 (13 instalments)
  • This includes and reduces the cost of type specific training
  • Foundation Training Fee – £24,800 (paid before Leg 3 training)
  • Type Rating Training - £30,000
What's included?
  • Any additional training or testing covered is covered by our L3 Performance Protection
  • All training, equipment, uniform and airfield fees
  • Self-catered accommodation for basic and intermediate phases of training*
  • Air travel if applicable
  • License issue

When budgeting for your training, please consider the following additional costs:

  • L3 selection fee
  • Initial Class 1 Medical and renewal fees
  • Medical, life and personal property insurances
  • Travel insurances required by the United Kingdom or New Zealand immigration services (if necessary)
  • English language testing (where applicable)
  • Food and living expenses
  • Local personal daily transport to and from Airline Academy
  • Tablet required for training

Student loan funding may be available for trainees who elect to incorporate a BSc Degree in Professional Aviation Pilot Practice into their career program.

Please be aware that all loan applications relating to any route are subject to bank lending criteria.