Direct Entry Captain Program - A320 Type Rated

Direct Entry Captain Program - A320 Type Rated

companyWizz Air
PublishedPublished: Published 1 month ago
ExpiresExpires: Expiring tomorrow
First officer / Co-Pilot

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Take your career to new heights with Europe's fastest growing low-cost airline. With the expansion of Wizz Air destinations across Europe, Africa and the Middle East, pilots will be joining Wizz Air at an exciting time rich in opportunities. The rapidly growing fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft is young, modern and sustainable, carrying passengers on 800 routes to 191 destinations in 49 countries. This fleet is expected to triple over the next 10 years, providing career progression to ambitious and talented pilots, first officers and direct entry captains. Wizz Air is committed to the development and wellbeing of its pilots, providing competitive salaries, industry-leading training, an indefinite and secure contract, and a flexible and fixed flight rosters for improved work-life balance. Open up a world of opportunity with Wizz Air.

Airline Operator Certificate/Location is selected during the application process, this job advertisement is valid for all Wizz Air job locations.

Direct Entry Captain Program – A320 Type Rated is valid only for Wizz Air Hungary/Wizz Air Malta job locations.

Direct Entry Captain Program Airbus A320/321


Our unique program is designed for Airbus experienced pilots joining Wizz Air directly on a commander contract and will undergo an extensive Command Upgrade Program before released as a Captain across our network. In case you would like to join our Flight Crew team as a type-rated Airbus A320/321 Captain, please see below the requirements for applying: 

Unrestricted right to live and work in the EU or Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia

Valid EASA Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)

Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate

Valid Instrument Rating (IR) on Airbus A320* 

ICAO level 4/5/6 English proficiency

Minimum 3.500 factorized hours**

Minimum 300 hours actual flight time on on Airbus A320/A330/A340/A350/A380 (in combination) in the last 12 months***

Minimum 3.000 hours actual flight time AND 100 landings completed on Airbus A320/A330/A340/A350/A380 (in combination)


Some of the new roster patterns that available are:

  • 5 ON/4 OFF (1 REST + 3 OFF)
  • 14 ON/7 OFF
  • Flexible (local)
  • Flexible (commuting)
  • Reverse
  • 15 ON/15 OFF

Those roster patterns are subject to availability at each base.

LOYALTY & SIGN-ON BONUS(after three consecutive years or more) (for FO & SFO - sign-on bonus of 5,000 EUR, loyalty bonus 25,000 EUR and for CPT, sign-on bonus of 10,000 EUR and loyalty bonus of 40,000 EUR). The program will be available at specific bases which will be reviewed on a yearly basis.


*The type rating must have at least 6 months validity on the date of joining, as new candidates only complete an OPC on starting 

**Factorized hours:  Wizz Air applies factors to pilot flying hours to determine minimum requirements for Commanders. A pilot's hours flown in each category are multiplied by the applicable factor from the below table. The sum of all groups after factorization will be used to determine whether the pilot meets the minimum required experience.

*** Ultra-light aircraft, power gliders, simulator and helicopter hours are excluded. PIC hours are pilot in command hours. This does not include PICUS hours. 

Aircraft Group



Wizz Air



Airline Short-haul Jet



Airline Long-haul Jet



Airline Turbine (multi-crew)



Military Fast Jet



Non-airline multi-engine



Multi-pilot helicopter



Single engine/rotary single pilot



Airline cruise pilot (above FL200)



During the application process, you will need to have your:

  • Resume/CV prepared in DOCX, PDF, Image or Text format
  • Cover/motivational letter prepared in DOCX, PDF, Image or Text format if you wish to upload (optional)
  • Passport scanned
  • Flight Crew License scanned
  • Class1 Medical License scanned
  • Pilot Logbook prepared, so you are able to enter your previous experience

The recommended browser to be used during the application process is Google Chrome.

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