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What to expect

What to expect

The following information is designed to give you an idea of what to expect if applying for an integrated program.


Selection events do vary from program to program to ensure we are assessing to specific airline requirements.


Full information will be provided to you based on the career program you apply for to ensure we provide a true expection of the day.

Technical Assessment

You will normally be required to complete a numeracy test. This is a mental arithmetic test, under timed conditions. The test is normally completed on a computer without the use of calculators or other such aids. You will have 15 minutes to answer 15 questions. A pen and paper will be provided for any rough calculations.


You will also be expected to undergo a pilot aptitude test known as 'PILAPT'. This aptitude testing system has been specifically designed to assess the core skills required for a commercial airline pilot. The test comprises six modules and should take you about one hour to complete.


The areas assessed during PILAPT are:

  • Hand/eye coordination
  • Psychomotor tracking
  • Mechanical reasoning
  • Spatial orientation/awareness
  • Numeracy skills
  • Capacity

Non-Technical Assessment

You will complete several group activities that allow you to demonstrate your interpersonal skills and qualities such as:

  • Communication
  • Team work
  • Leadership
  • Situation awareness
  • Decision-making and problem solving

The exercises are designed to encourage discussion and debate from all team members and are often based around fictional scenarios. You will be required to read through relevant briefing information and adapt to changing goals. Remember to get involved; the assessors can only comment on what they see.


In some cases you will be asked to complete an online questionnaire(s) prior to your selection day. You will be advised if this is required in your invitation to assessment email and the relevant links and passwords will follow. The information gathered through these online questionnaires provides a valuable insight into your personal preferences and how you deal with different situations and interact with others. Our advice is to respond swiftly and honestly to all questions as part of the questionnaire(s).


The afternoon interview is conducted on a one-to-one basis and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. If you are applying to an airline program, it is not unusual for an airline representative to also attend the interview phase. During the interview we are looking to get to know you better and understand some of your past experiences. This is a competency or evidence-based interview and you will be required to provide recent and relevant answers. The key areas of focus will be:


  • Motivation
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Cooperation (interpersonal/team skills)
  • Leadership and managerial skill (potential)
  • High standards
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Communication skills
  • Business/customer focus


Further Airline Assessment

If applying to the Airline program, you may be required to complete a further assessment with the airline or our team may conduct this on behalf of the airline. This will vary depending on specific airline reqirements but could include further technical tests and interviews.


If you apply to the Airline program and you are invited to attend a selection event, full details of the process will be provided by our team.


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