About the Jet2 Pilot Recruitment Process

The Jet2 recruitment process for pilots and pilot apprentices 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.


Jet2 Pilot Online Application

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 will receive a link to complete the online tests.


Jet2 Pilot Online Assessments

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 a verbal reasoning test as well as the OPI, or personality assessment. Please note that before taking 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 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 numerical tests to sharpen your skills.

Verbal Reasoning Test

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 to avoid mistakes.

Personality Test

The Occupational Personality Inventory (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, from strongly disagree to strongly agree. 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 to give answers that correctly reflect your personality with our practice personality tests.


Jet2 Telephone Interview

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.


Jet2 Pilot Recruitment 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 presentation (about the company), a group exercise, and a face-to-face interview.

Group Exercise

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. The topics are not necessarily based on the role of a pilot, but rather they 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.

Jet2 Pilot Interview Questions

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 of your knowledge of the airline. Example questions include:

  • What will you bring to Jet2?
  • Tell us about Jet2.
  • What do you know about Jet2? Tell us three major events that recently occurred in the world of aviation, such as the last crash, aircraft orders, route expansion, mergers, etc.

Following a successful performance at the assessment day, you will be invited to a flight simulation with Jet2.


Jet2 Simulator Assessment

If you're successful at the assesssment centre, you will asked to attend the Training Centre to complete a simulator assessment. This test assesses your capacity and skills as a pilot.

Once this step has been completed, Jet2 will then evaluate your entire performance and let you know if you've been hired or not. 


Prepare for the Jet2 Pilot Recruitment

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