Selection Process

Welcome to the dedicated site for this programme's selection process. Here you can find all the details & information regarding this programme as well as the online application form.

Vueling Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme 2020

Dear candidate,

Thank you for entering the Vueling MAPS (Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme) application website. Before you apply via the online application form shown below, please make sure that you familiarise yourself with the Mentored scheme by reading the information provided below.

Selection process information

Terms and conditions.

Welcome to the Vueling MAPS, a mentored airline pilot programme and MPL course run in collaboration with FTEJerez. I am Alberto Hernández Guerrero, Responsible for Crew Selection at Vueling and charged by the airline to assist with the hiring and training of its flight deck crews.

The Vueling MAPS is a Mentored Scheme that has been developed with our training partner, FTEJerez, to provide a source of quality preselected pilots to crew our aircraft. You will undertake training under the EASA Multi-Pilot Licence (MPL) route to the right-hand seat of our aircraft. The course has been specifically designed to teach you all of the key elements necessary for you to successfully transition to a Vueling flight deck.

During your training in Jerez, your progress will be mentored throughout the course by Vueling and as the final phase of this course, students will undergo an A320 Type Rating.

Selection for the Vueling MAPS will follow the standard format and battery of tests FTEJerez conducts for other airline mentored schemes. The top candidates will be offered positions on courses commencing training at Jerez throughout 2020.

May I take this opportunity to wish you every success with your application and the selection process.

Captain Alberto Hernández Guerrero

Head of Crew Training
Vueling Airlines

The Vueling MAPS is a Mentored Airline Pilot Scheme, which is well-established as an FTEJerez programme for low-hour entry to partner airlines. This is a great opportunity for people who want to join one of Europe’s most dynamic airlines flying to over 130 destinations in Spain, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

We are looking for high calibre, well-motivated individuals who are keen to be part of our team.

To be eligible for this scheme you must hold at least high school qualifications (Bachillerato or equivalent), although a University Degree will be highly valued. Candidates must also speak English at a C1 level. It is not necessary to hold a formal evaluation or certificates as FTEJerez will directly assess language competencies.

Should you hold a formal ELP certificate, you will be asked to submit it should your application be successful.

If successful, you will have to fund the MPL training programme. Fees for this programme are 125,000 Euros, inclusive of.

  • Training and full board accommodation at FTEJerez (62 weeks).
  • Full-flight simulator training in Madrid (8 hours in Phase 3 and 20 hours in Phase 4)*
  • Base training*

Funding options for Spanish residents may be available with our partner banks. More details here.

*Transport, accommodation and food not included.

Throughout the training, the Vueling cadet’s performance will not only be monitored by FTE’s training team, but there will also be an oversight by Vueling’s assigned Liaison Pilots and Head of Crew Training.

If successful throughout the training at FTEJerez and if First Officer positions are available, no further selection will be required by Vueling.

With over 130 destinations in nearly 50 different countries and a modern fleet of mainly Airbus aircraft, there are great opportunities for career progression within the airline.

Candidates will be able to apply as from February 2020.

When applying, you will be required to create a user name and password. With this information, you will be given access to a personal Candidate Area, where you can complete your application.

Should you meet the initial criteria, you will be able to complete your application by submitting the required documents and answering an online questionnaire. Please note that the application must be completed within 5 days, starting with the first submission.

Should your application be successful in progressing to the next phase you will be required to travel, at your own expense, to FTE’s campus in Jerez de la Frontera. Currently, these one-day selection dates will take place during the March and April 2020. Please note that this stage will be carried out following FTE’s Assessment Policy.

This selection will include aptitude tests, a group exercise and an evidence based interview. Candidates invited to this phase will receive pre-test guidance material in order to prepare for the assessments.

The final element of the selection process will be an airline interview with Vueling which will take place at the airline’s headquarters in Barcelona, Spain. The date for this one-day selection phase will be arranged with the candidate in 2020.

Throughout the selection process you will be advised as to whether or not your application has been progressed to the next stage. Please note that emails will not be sent and that you must visit your personal candidate area for these updates.

Due to the large number of applications expected, neither Vueling nor FTEJerez will be in a position to provide individual detailed feedback on your performance.

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Please note that should you not hold official certificates, you may provide us with a self-assessment of your language skills. FTEJerez will run language assessments as part of the selection process.

Please note that should you be currently undergoing formal education, you should fill in the degree you will have completed by the course start date, i.e. if you are currently undertaking Bachillerato studies, you should fill the field below with that information.

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