Assessment Centre FAQs

Where will the interviews be held?

We will be holding our Assessment days at our East Midland Training Centre. Should you be invited to attend an Assessment Day you will be sent an invitation via email.  This will confirm all the arrangements including how to book in to attend the day, confirm your availability and the address of the Training Centre. Our Assessment Day slots are in high demand so if you can’t find a specific date that you would like, we would encourage you to book into the next available slot.

What should I wear to my Assessment Day? 

Remember, you are applying for a Pilot role so we would advise you dress appropriately in smart business attire.

Am I able to claim back travel expenses when I attend an Assessment Day?

Unfortunately, we are unable to reimburse any travel costs.

What should I do if I am unable to attend an Assessment Day that I have booked?

Please contact: TUI.Pilot.Recruitment@tui.co.uk at your earliest opportunity before the assessment day. Our assessment days are in high demand and we may be able to give this opportunity to someone else.

If I am unsuccessful at any stage, when can I re-apply?

If you are unsuccessful for this role then you will be able to re-apply for the same role in 12 months from the date of your original application.

If I’m successful what training  would be provided?

If you are successful you would complete a company induction and then depending on your previous experience, a type rating course as determined by the Training department. During this time we would train you on our aircraft and our  company specific procedures. More information about your induction start date and the course content will be shared with nearer the time.

What referencing would you require?

We will start to verify your five-year referencing history and you will be required to support with this process. We will also ask you to obtain any Criminal Record Checks (CRC’s) that you require. Applicants that have been overseas for 26 continuous weeks will be required to obtain an Overseas CRC from each of the relevant countries.

Please Note: You must have all of the above documentation on your first day of training.

Who Covers The Cost For The Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)?

You will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service checks (DBS) at your own cost; the average cost is approximately £45.00.

I am a Non-Type Rated Pilot, which aircraft type will I be trained on?

At the point of offer we will confirm the training you will receive and the fleet you will be assigned to. TUI has an all-Boeing fleet and you’ll be trained on either the 737, 757 or 787.

Can I request a specific aircraft type and base?

We will of course note your preferences, however, you will be assigned a fleet and base based on business requirements.

Which routes will I be flying?

As a new Pilot you will initially operate routes  to our short-haul and mid-haul destinations.. The exact routes you will operate will depend on the flying program at the base you operate out of, as well as business needs.

Which base will I operate from?

Our Pilot requirements are constantly reviewed, including the information regarding the bases we are recruiting for. Should you be successful then at the time we offer, we would confirm which base you would be operating from.