Application FAQs

Is there a minimum age that I have to be?

To remain in line with UK legislation and as our roles are full time; all applicants must be aged 16 or over at the time of applying.

Is there specific eligibility criteria?

Each Pilot role we recruit for has specific eligibility criteria, please refer to the role checklist to review the criteria for the role you are applying for – Role Requirements.

Are there any language requirements for this role?

All candidates must be fluent in English or have a certified ICAO level 4 English with the ability to upgrade to Level 6.

Do I need to upload a CV with my online application form?

For this role, we do ask that you  upload a CV as part of your online application. As part of the application form there will be questions relating to specific requirements relevant to the role and a “free text” segment within the application for you to tell us about why you feel you’d be a good fit for the role, and to detail the skills & experience you feel are relevant.

How do I apply?

Our Pilot roles are advertised on our careers website ( where you will be able to view the full job description and apply for the role.

Can I send you my CV via email?

All candidates must apply for positions via our website (  We do not accept CVs via email.

What does the recruitment process involve?

The first step is an online application form and CV upload. Should this be successfully screened then you will be invited to attend an assessment day at our East Midlands Training Centre. Depending on your experience level we may require you to attend a simulator session; this will be confirmed at the assessment day.

How long do I have to wait for an update on my application?

We receive a huge volume of applications on a regular basis and will work to process your application as soon as we can but please allow a minimum of four weeks from submitting your application for an update.

What type of contract is it?

Should you be successful the contract for the role of Pilot at TUI would be offered on a full time permanent basis, with a 6 month probation period.

What does Flexible mean?

Flexibility is essential; we want to be famous for the service that we deliver to our customers, especially as we know holidays are such an important time of the year. You will receive your roster in advance but it goes without saying, to provide the level of service our customers expect we are flexible and we’ll need you to be too.

As our Flight operations are running 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 day a year, we expect flexibility from our pilots to work within the requirements of the company. This will be in line with best practise as determined by the CAA and BALPA.

Can I request feedback if I am unsuccessful after my online application?

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback at this stage.

Who do I contact if I need assistance or any reasonable adjustments throughout the selection process?

Please contact our Recruitment Team at the earliest opportunity: