FTEJerez | Selection Process

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.

Airline First Officer Programme

Welcome to FTE’s application website. 

Before you present your candidature via the online application form below, please take the time to familiarise yourself with the programme’s particulars by reading through the information you will find at the bottom of this page. 

If having read the information provided you think you fit the initial profile, we invite you to apply online. Good luck!

Selection process information

Terms and conditions.

Welcome to the application website for the Airline First Officer Programme (AFOP), Europe’s most successful and exclusive integrated training route for aspiring Airline Pilots.

On completion of the AFOP you will obtain the highest level of aircraft pilot certification; the Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL).

Selection for the Airline First Officer Programme will follow FTE’s rigorous assessment and selection process. Successful candidates will be offered to join available AFOP courses commencing in Jerez on a monthly basis.

On completion of the AFOP you will obtain the highest level of aircraft pilot certification: The Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). In addition to the official syllabus, the AFOP equips you with additional airline training modules such as CRM, Flight Deck Management and Threat & Error Management amongst others, delivered by our highly experienced and professional team of ground and flying instructors.

Through FTE’s AFOP you will not only be prepared for your first airline position but will also be trained to become a future captain. This approach is incorporated into every aspect of our training – from the first day in Ground School to the last day in the Jet simulator – providing you with a unique skillset which is highly regarded by the recruitment managers of the leading airlines. Please visit www.ftejerez.com/afop for detailed information regarding this programme.

To be eligible for this scheme you must meet entry criteria for the Airline First Officer Programme:


  • Minimum of 17½ years at the moment of applying.
  • Minimum of a grade 4 (or grade C) at GCSE level in English, Maths and Physics (or equivalent grade 10 completion).
  • Hold either one of the following:
    1. Two A-Levels at grades C, 4 or above (or equivalent i.e. Baccalaureate, Bachillerato, Highers, Leaving Certs., Maturità…).
    2. A University Degree (or Higher Degree) at 2:2 or above.
  • Fluent in English (The AFOP is an intensive training course that is conducted in English).
  • In good health and able to achieve the standard required for the EASA Class 1 medical examination.

The AFOP is a self-sponsored, residential, all-inclusive course. No additional fees apply to our course price.

Please download our updated AFOP Price Sheet here.

The journey to becoming a professional airline pilot at FTEJerez is not just about flying. The features listed below are some reasons why FTE’s AFOP is widely regarded as one of the most unique pilot training courses in the industry.

Our Track Record:

With over 30 years in the industry and more than 2,000 pilots flying around the world, the AFOP syllabus is backed by our wealth of knowledge and experience in the flight training arena.

All Included:

All training and accommodation services are delivered from a purpose-built campus, allowing you to concentrate solely on your training from day 1 up to your graduation.


Our unrivalled location in Jerez, Southern Spain, offers approximately 300 days of sunshine per year and allows for all flying to be done in EASA airspace and using nearby international airports such as Jerez, Malaga, Seville and Faro amongst others.

Personalised Training:

The numbers of cadets per course is well below industry norms, and our student/instructor ratio is unrivalled. This enables FTEJerez to deliver unparalleled personal attention to the individual needs of each student.

Endorsed by Airlines:

FTE’s airline partners choose the AFOP syllabus and methodology as the ideal training route for their sponsored and mentored cadets. Both airline cadets and self-sponsored students train and live together on the FTECampus, maximising your exposure to the airline recruiters and assuring that the quality of training you are receiving is to the exact standard the airlines demand.

Career Service:

At FTEJerez, placing students with an airline is a priority. That is why you will have all the support you need to prepare yourself for the position of a First Officer. In addition, an integral part of our senior management’s daily interaction with our many airline partners, is to optimise our graduates’ airline placement. FTE’s policy is a simple one: Once you graduate you remain an FTEJerez student until we assist you in landing that all-important first job.

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 all required documents must be uploaded for your application to be processed.

Should your application be successful in progressing to the next phase, you will be invited to sit the FTE Assessment Days. Due to current travel restrictions, all assessment sessions will be completed remotely, thus meaning you will require access to a PC with a webcam and microphone.

Candidates invited to this phase will receive detailed instructions and pre-test guidance material in order to prepare for the assessments.

Candidates who have passed an FTE assessment either for the AFOP or for an airline programme may apply directly for this programme without having to sit further assessments. If this is your case, please email our training advisors directly at info@ftejerez.com.

Throughout the selection process you will be advised as to whether or not your application has been progressed to the next stage. After completion of the FTE Assessment Days, you will be provided individual and detailed feedback on your performance.

Application form

Apply online. A step-by-step application process.

Course Start

Personal Information


Additional Information


Start Date

The fields with (*) are required.

Personal Information

Please remember your password as it will be required to access the Candidate Area.


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.

Note: if you are successful through your application, you will be asked to upload a copy of your ELP certificate.

Insert below your formal education level achieved at year 12 or 13. Please include results that warrant university access in your country's education system, for example: A-Levels, International Baccalaureate, Leaving Certs, Maturità, Bac, Abitur, etc. 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 or University studies, you should fill the fields below with that information.

Additional information


Although no previous flying experience is required in order to join our Airline First Officer Programme, as a flight training provider it is important for us to know if you have completed any previous flight training or if you have any flying hours. Therefore:
Do you have any licences, qualifications and/or flying hours?


Candidate Area

After starting an Application form you can access here using your e-mail / password to check the status of your selection process.

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