Wizz Air announces a fall training program
Wizz Air announces a 5 year partnership with two aviation training organizations to train cadets, future pilots of the company. The courses will start in September 2015 and will involve in an initial phase up to 40 of cadets per year. The courses will be conducted according to the EASA regulations and will include the preparation for the Integrated ATPL type certification combined with the one for operating on the Airbus A320.
Following a tender and an evaluation process Wizz Air selected CTC Aviation and Central European Flight Academy to conduct these courses. Graduates will learn and develop skills relevant to Wizz Air's operational needs to support the company's significant growth through quality-trained children who can become line pilots.
The cadet program will allow graduates to join the company directly as co-drivers on Airbus A320 on the Wizz network after they have received extensive training. The children have an excellent career opportunity, being able to progress to the rank of captain after having acquired the necessary years of experience within the company.
Wizz Air will provide the employment guarantee (dependent on obtaining the accreditation) after the successful completion of the training and will thus help the students to access the necessary funds for the program. This guarantee is rare in the aviation industry and a sign of the company's commitment to finding the best dealers in the market.
David Morgan, Head of Flight Operations and Chief Pilot Wizz Air, said: “People are at the center of Wizz Air and we are excited to be able to offer this opportunity to a new generation of company pilots. They will become part of the Wizz Air family and will have an incredible opportunity to be hired directly as co-owners in our Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft fleet and will have the potential to become captains or even more in management. It is a unique chapter in our history and we look forward to identifying our future flight crews. ”