Jet2 is a low-fare airline based in Leeds. The recruitment process designed for pilots and pilot apprentices is the same and includes online tests, interviews, group exercises, and a simulator assessment. This page outlines each of these stages and provides advice and useful preparation materials to help you achieve success.
The first stage of the pilot recruitment process is filling out an online application. You must supply your personal details, work experience, and academic history, as well as a cover letter specific to Jet2 and your CV. You must also detail all of your licencing information, flight certification, pilots courses, and medals in order to verify your application. Upon submission, you receive a link to complete the online tests.
Once you have submitted an application, you can choose to complete the online tests whenever you like. However, it is recommended to complete them quickly as your application cannot be reviewed without them. There is a numerical and verbal reasoning test as well as an OPI, or personality assessment, all provided by the Kenexa company. Please note that before the numerical and verbal tests, there is a short practice test you must complete. If you do not answer all the questions on the practice test correctly, you cannot proceed to the real test.
Numerical reasoning tests examine your ability to work with numerical information. On this test, you have 20 minutes to answer 20 questions. You are presented with a table or graph and asked 3–4 multiple choice questions on the information shown. The questions involve calculating percentages and ratios. To help you answer correctly, review the basic mathematical functions and use our practice Kenexa–style numerical tests to sharpen your skills.
Verbal reasoning tests assess how well you can understand and extract information from a written text. This is an 18-minute test that consists of six texts and a total of 24 questions. All of the questions are in the true/false/cannot say format. It is important that you read each paragraph and question thoroughly before answering in order to avoid mistakes. Prepare with our Kenexa-style verbal tests to work on time management and effective reading.
The Occupational Personality Inventory (or OPI) is used by the airline to examine key areas of your personality in order to determine how well you fit the position. The test consists of 250 questions that must be answered by rating each statement between 1 and 5, strongly agree to strongly disagree. This test is not timed, but it generally takes 40 minutes to complete. Although this test is solely based on your own personality, it is still possible and important to prepare. Learn how to understand the questions being asked and give answers that correctly reflect your personality with our practice personality tests.
If Jet2 likes both your application and test results, you will be contacted to set up a time for a telephone screening or interview. This is a chance for Jet2 to verify the details you provided as well as to get a general sense of your motivations for wanting to work for the airline. Make sure you have a copy of your CV and cover letter in front of you for reference. If the telephone interview goes well, you will be invited to an assessment day.
Candidates who have successfully passed through the application and telephone screening stages of the recruitment process are invited to the assessment day. This day consists of a group exercise, computer-based tests, and a face-to-face interview.
In the group exercise, you are split into groups of 8-10 people (depending on the size of the assessment day) and given a discussion card with a few topics to discuss. The topics are not necessarily based on the role of a pilot but rather encourage you to work together to solve an issue. An example of a topic is what items would you save from a burning house and in what order. The key to success here is to make sure your voice is heard, while also allowing others to speak as well. Learn to master the group exercise with our preparation pack.
You may be asked to complete a number of computer-based tests dealing with numerical and technical knowledge. These tests are unique to pilots and can include spatial reasoning, tracking, flight control, and compass tests.
This final part of the assessment day is a face-to-face interview with a member of the Jet2 HR department. The aim of this interview is to get a better understanding of your personality and competencies as well as your knowledge of the airline. Example questions include:
Following a successful performance at the assessment day, you will invited to a flight simulation with Jet2.
Becoming a Jet2 pilot or pilot apprentice is hard work, but you are rewarded with an exciting career. Want to outperform your competition? Prepare with JobTestPrep's practice packages today to ensure your success.