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How to prepare

How to prepare

The selection process will challenge you, but our experienced selection team will make you feel at ease and create an environment that allows you to relax and be yourself. It is important we get to see the real you at these events and our team are here to support you through the process and facilitate the day.

Before you arrive

Before any selection event ensure you are clear on what to expect from the day. Read your invitation email carefully so you know where you need to be and what time you are expected to arrive.


Prepare all the administration you are required to bring with you on the day, including any copies. If you are running late on the day, contact our selection team and advise them as soon as possible.


If you are feeling unwell please contact the selection team as soon as possible and arrange to reschedule your selection event. This is an important day for you and we would prefer you rearrange to ensure you have the opportunity to perform to the best of your abilities.

Preparing for assessment

It is important you consider the activities you will be required to complete during your selection process and consider how to prepare for it. For the non-technical elements, seek feedback from those you interact with about how effective you are within a team setting. Try to anticipate what you bring to a group environment and what areas you can develop.


Prepare for your numeracy test by practising and improving the speed and accuracy of your mental calculations. This can easily be achieved by using a revision guide and using a stopwatch to apply time pressure.


Whilst the aptitude test looks to grade your natural aptitude, many of the tests will require the use of a joystick. Some applicants find it useful to practise using a joystick and a flight simulator game before they come for selection. Others have been known to undertake trial flights to help them understand the demands on their capacity when flying.


Prepare for your interview by considering different experiences or situations you have been in. Research is key; ensure you are fully conversant with airline industry current affairs, giving particular focus to our Airline Partners and how they operate. Talk to as many people in the industry as you can to develop an informed picture of daily life as an Airline Pilot.


Do not fall in to the trap of preparing "model" responses, as this can often backfire as you may not fully address the questions being asked. Make sure you listen to the questions and respond with recent and relevant examples.

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