Airline Cadet Programs
Frequently asked questions
What are the requirements to apply to the second officer program?
What is the maximum age for applicants?
What kind of contract do I get (permanent/temporary)?
From what Stage in the program will I get paid?
What bases are available? Will I get my preferred base?
Your career in Volotea is based on meritocracy, where your time here matters, but more so your effort, attitude and contribution to achieve the company objectives, such as punctuality, cost efficiency and client service.
After line training, you will be hired with a Second Officer salary of 13.5€ per block hour + 25€ per day of duty. (Line training is approx 150 hrs)
The company model is to fly up to the maximum flying hours possible in summer –> June to September (close to 100 hours per pilot in August) and a reduced production in winter –>October to May. This means that during winter time the Second Officer will fly 20 hours in approximately 1 week per month and 60 to 100 hours in 4 weeks per month during summer. For Second Officers, the flight time expected is approximately 500 hours at the first year after being released on line.
A Second Officer will be promoted to a First Officer position after completing 500 hours on the B717 and 1000 hours total time. The salary for a First Officeris 32€ per hour and 50€ per day, when upgraded to Senior First Officer the salary is 50€ per hour and 50€ per day.
Most cadets entering VOLOTEA with 200 hours will become captains in 4 to 5 years subject to performance.
Second First Officer
You will be ready for an upgrade to First Officer once reaching:
- 500 hours experience on type
- 1000 hours total time
You will be ready for an upgrade to Senior First Officer once reaching:
- 3000 hours experience on type
- Upgrade to SFO evaluations passed
Senior First Officers
You will be ready to join an upgrade to Captain Programme after successfully passing their Command Upgrade Evaluations.