Launch an exciting flying career with Wizz Air on A320 series aircraft.

L3 Integrated ATPL with Wizz Air

L3Harris and Wizz Air have teamed up to offer an exciting opportunity for aspiring pilots to join ‘the Best low-cost airline in Europe 2020’ (as voted by AirlineRatings).

Wizz Air is Central and Eastern Europe’s largest low-cost airline, flying over 600 routes from 25 European bases including; London Luton, Gatwick, Liverpool and Edinburgh.

With its main hub in Budapest, Hungary, Wizz Air carries more than 30 million passengers a year – making this a fantastic opportunity to start your pilot career.

The L3Harris Integrated ATPL with Wizz Air is a fully mentored pilot training programme leading to an exciting career flying Wizz Air’s A320 aircraft.

The program is characterised by high-quality training leading to a 'frozen' ATPL with A320 type rating. Successful applicants will receive a conditional offer of employment with Wizz Air before training begins.

Details

  • Status: Full-time
  • Duration: 21 months, subject to scheduling
  • Type: Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)
  • Required experience: Little or none
  • Employment: Conditional offer of employment
  • Locations: United Kingdom / global academies
Key Features
  • Fully-mentored Airline Pilot career program
  • Conditional offer of employment before training
  • Training salary during A320 type and line training
  • Provision of 'Training Standard'
  • Option to include a BSc (Honours) degree
Hear from the Cadets themselves

"By early 2020 I’ll be fulfilling my childhood dream of flying the Airbus A320/321 in the bright pink of one of Europe’s fastest growing Low Cost Airlines: Wizz Air...

Being a Wizz Air Cadet at L3Harris is a unique experience and I’m incredibly proud to be on the course."

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Entry criteria

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

Age and height

Aged between 18 and 55.

Minimum height 5 ft. 2 in. (157 cm), maximum height 6 ft. 3 in. (191 cm).i

Education and English language

You must have achieved the following academic achievements (or equivalent).

CEE
A High School Degree (normally achieved at age 18) with a good standard in Mathematics, Science and English language – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence.

United Kingdom
5 GCSEs at grade C or above - including Mathematics, Science and English language – or equivalent, supported by certificate evidence.

Be fluent in English (verbal and written).i

Medical

Ability to obtain and maintain an EASA Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate prior to enrollment and pass the Wizz Air Health Services medical examination (prior to employment).

Visas

Have a valid passport with an unrestricted current right to live and work in the European Union with an ability to travel unrestricted worldwide.i

Background and selection

Ability to produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure Certificate (or local equivalent) and pass Wizz Air referencing checks.

Pass a selection process.

Current PPL(A) holders are eligible to apply.

Selection
Selection day
Selection day

If successful, you will be invited to attend an initial selection day at a cost of £255.00.

Interview
Interview

Shortlisted applicants may need to attend a second selection day with a final interview in Budapest.

Integrated ATPL phases

  • Phase
  • Module

  • Time
  • Location
  • Basic Training (ground school)
  • Theoretical Knowledge training; classroom and Computer-based.

  • Approximately 26 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • Foundation flight training; Single-engine piston aircraft.

  • Approximately 24 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi, Portugal or New Zealand
  • Commercial and Instrument flight training;

    Upset Prevention & Recovery Training (UPRT).

    Single and multi-engine aircraft and simulator.

  • Approximately 18 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • Intermediate training
  • Multi-pilot flight training.

    Our world-renowned Airline Qualification Course (AQC) incorporating Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) certificate, advanced handling skills and an Initial Crew Resource Management (CRM) course.

  • Approximately 3 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom
  • Advanced training
  • A320 Type Rating training, United Kingdom.

    Airbus A320 simulator and aircraft with L3 Airline Academy and Wizz Air.

  • Approximately 8 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • United Kingdom or Wizz Air base
  • Wizz Air aircraft base, safety procedures and line training at Wizz Air bases across Europe.

    Initial operating experience and training as a Wizz Air Co-Pilot.

  • Approximately 12 weeks, subject to scheduling
  • Dependent on airline
Cost and funding

The total cost is €122,800

  • Paid in 15 installments
  • Payable over 18 months

Sourcing funding

L3Harris is unable to provide financial advice, but we can present the options available to you. Optimum Credit Pilot Funding is a product designed specifically for aspiring Pilots and their families to fund the cost of pilot training.

It is also worth looking at your existing banking provider or other local banks and building societies for products that might be available to you. You could also speak to an Independent Financial Advisor who may be able to point you in the right direction.

Find out more about how to fund the cost of pilot training.
Your future Wizz Air career

Named 2016 Value Airline of the Year by Air Transport World, a leading industry magazine, Wizz Air is committed to achieving the lowest cost base in the Central and Eastern European region. Founded in 2003, Wizz Air carried more than 30 million passengers in the past 12 months and continues to grow. Now is the perfect time to join this fantastic airline.

Apply now