Easyjet Pilot Interview Questions

Easyjet, the UK’s largest short-haul airline is a fantastic operator to either start out with or gain a quick command and make some serious cash. Their training department is phenomenal and If you want to be home almost every night and wish to fly some of the youngest aircraft (read, not many defects!) then Easyjet is a great company to work for. Like all airline interviews, preparation is crucial. Easyjet see their interview candidates as future Captains. Even though you may be applying for your first airline position, or as a First Officer, you must think like a future Captain would. 

Before the Easyjet interview

Before the interview, you will submit an application form and some essay-style questions explaining your motivation for wanting to join Easyjet as a pilot. You can find an example answer in the products section.

I highly suggest you visit Easyjet’s dedicated pilot microsite, and also their corporate website (meant for investors) and look at the company’s financial performance over the last few years. Above all else, look at the company’s core values. In summary, these are:

  1. Always with safety at our heart
  2. Always challenging cost
  3. Making a positive difference
  4. Always warm and welcoming
  5. Living the Orange Spirit

Try and incorporate one or two of these values into your interview answers, “…….and that links in with Easyjet’s value of always challenging cost”. Don’t try and force them in though, as that will be obvious to the interviewers, one or two is enough unless you are specifically asked to list all five values. 

Make sure your logbook is up to date and written up neatly or printed and filed in a transparent clear file. If this is your first airline job with the basic number of hours then first impressions are everything. 

Easyjet Pilot Interview Questions

Below is a selection of questions that were asked during recent rounds of recruitment to sources of mine. 

  1. Tell us about yourself.
  2. Why do you want to be a pilot for Easyjet?
  3. Where do see yourself in 10 years’ time?
  4. Tell us about a time when you took a calculated risk.
  5. How are you going to deal with the volume of work required during flight school?
  6. What are the company values here at Easyjet?
  7. Where do you keep up to date with aviation and please tell us about some recent news with Easyjet.
  8. Tell us about a time when you worked as part of a team, not as a leader.
  9. What kinds of things do you think you can do at Easyjet to help reduce costs?
  10. What makes you angry?
  11. Tell us about a time you failed at something. Also, how do you measure success?

This is a small selection of what to expect for your pilot interview at Easyjet, either experienced or inexperienced. Being prepared is crucial, you can find additional questions and an example essay-style question on the products page. Best of luck! Easyjet is a great company to work for. 

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