CityJet, the Irish European Regional airline, today announced that it is to recruit an additional 10 trainee pilots to fill demand on existing and new routes.

CityJet and CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, which manages the pilot training programme, are seeking highly motivated candidate pilots for entry into its “Climb High” mentored pilot training programme aspiring to rise as professional pilots within one of Europe’s fastest growing airlines. Successful candidates can expect world class training to the highest standard from CAE, the world’s leading pilot training organisation, and the opportunity to fly as a First Officer with CityJet. Selected cadets will complete an Integrated ATPL Training Course at CAE Oxford Aviation academies in Oxford, UK and Phoenix, Arizona, USA.

The cadet programme is designed at ensuring CityJet has sufficient, qualified pilots for its existing and new routes and its mix of aircraft. The airline operates crew bases in Dublin, Brussels, London, Paris, Stockholm, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and a new base to open shortly in Tallinn (Estonia).

CityJet’s General Manager of Flight Operations, Robert Campbell Smith, said: “Our pilot mentored cadet programme provides the starting point for an exciting career path for the successful applicants with us. CityJet continues to see significant expansion with further Bombardier CRJ-900 passenger aircraft arriving both this year and into next and additional Superjet  SSJ100 to our existing fleet.  Our fleet of Avro RJ85 aircraft continues to serve us well and with all three aircraft types providing opportunities throughout our nine European pilot bases, this is an exciting time to be joining our growing airline. We look forward to welcoming our new recruits to our Cadet programme later this year.

Mr Smith added: “CityJet is proud to partner with CAE Oxford Aviation Academy to provide the initial training for the CityJet Cadets. CAE Oxford Aviation Academy has a long standing history in training excellence and has established itself as one of the leading training providers in Europe. The training will take place in Oxford and Phoenix, Arizona (USA).”

Online applications are now open at

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