Suspended since the Covid crisis, the Air France cadet pilot programme is set to reopen with new recruitments by the end of the year. Online applications can be submitted between 15 October 2022 and 20 November 2022.

At the end of a rigorous selection process, the candidates will receive a comprehensive training programme entirely financed by Air France. They will join a training school for a 24-month theoretical and practical flight training course that includes several assessments. Candidates who successfully pass the various stages will join Air France or its subsidiary Transavia as First Officers.

The cadet pilot programme is open to candidates without any previous flight experience. It is designed to inspire professional vocations among candidates from all backgrounds and to promote diversity. With 13% of female cadets in the 2019 programme versus 9% of female pilots at the company, the cadet programme encourages women to access technical professions and illustrates Air France’s commitment to equal employment opportunities.

With the ramp up of capacity, Air France also resumed the recruitment of trained and experienced pilots in 2021. At the beginning of the year, 300 newly recruited pilots joined the company, and they will be joined by an additional 100 hires by end of 2022.