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IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program

IndiGo Cadet Pilot Program


Entry Criteria


To apply for this airline pilot career program, you must meet the following requirements:


  • Must be between 17 and 30 years of age at time of application but between 18 and 30 at commencement of training
  • Have a valid passport and the unrestricted right to live and work in India, with the ability to travel unrestricted worldwide
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written) to IELTS Level 5.5 minimum*
  • Able to produce a Criminal Record Check (CRC) Basic Disclosure Certificate and pass all IndiGo referencing checks
  • Able to obtain and maintain Indian DGCA and NZCAA Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Able to obtain chest x-ray and potential General Medical Certificate from an INZ approved physician Visit immigration.govt.nz for a list of approved panel physicians
  • Minimum height 5'2" (157.5cm), maximum height 6'4" (193cm)


*For non-native English speakers, you will be required to present a certificate prior to training commencement demonstrating you have achieved International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Level 5.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in any individual area (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking). This must be the Academic test, not General Training.


Academic Entry Standards

10 + 2 with a minimum of 55% in each of these subjects Physics, Maths and English, from a recognized board or university


NOTE: Prior to your induction training with IndiGo you will be required to pass a drug test


  • Your application will be screened by a member of our selection team.

  • You will be contacted by email by a member of our selection team to inform you whether your application has been successful.

  • If successful, you will be invited to attend a selection day in Delhi, India.

Apply Now

  • Click on the 'apply now' button
  • Complete the online application form and click 'submit'
  • You will receive an auto-response to acknowledge receipt of your application





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