RYANAIR MENTORED PROGRAMME

This is a course for students who are determined to become airline pilots and have a clear career path with an airline from the very start. All Ryanair mentored programme students will have exclusive access to a fast track recruitment process, will be given preference during initial selection and enjoy a distinct advantage at the final assessment stage as Ryanair industry leading Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), culture and operational philosophy will be taught from day one of the programme.

 

Integrated Ryanair Mentored Programme – Ab Initio

Bartolini Air and Ryanair have formed a partnership in order to train cadet pilots under the Ryanair mentored programme, this programme is designed to train pilots using Ryanair procedures with the clear objective of joining Ryanair as a first officers at the end of the training.

This intensive training programme gives you a structured path to achieve your commercial pilot licence and reach a standard where you are ready to join the Ryanair Boeing 737 type-rating programme. You will be trained by Bartolini Air instructors using Ryanair procedures and according to strict Ryanair standards.

Unlike modular, the Integrated Ryanair Mentored Programme – Ab Initio is completed as a single training course where you start with zero experience as a pilot and devote almost all your time to the training for approximately 18 to 21 months. At the end of the course you are ready to start working as a First Officer at Ryanair.

In order to join the programme applicants have to pass an initial psychotechnical assessment at Bartolini Air. This assessment is split into 3 stages and its purpose is to maximize the chance that the candidates will be able to successfully complete the demanding training programme and get a job with Ryanair at the end.

The integrated mentored training at Bartolini Air comprises 880 hours of classroom theory delivered by our team of highly skilled instructors, aviation experts including active Ryanair pilots and aircraft engineers over a period of approximately 6 months. The students are immersed in a strictly professional Ryanair training environment and the instructors are dedicated to thoroughly preparing students not only for the ATPL theory examinations but also the realities of aviation training, and later, a flying career with our airline partner.

Once the ATPL exams are passed the practical training starts. This stage is split into 6 phases with increasing complexity. All the phases are based on Ryanair procedures and requirements. Stage 1 will focus on teaching the basics of flight and the skills needed to operate a single-engine piston aeroplane. The last, 6th stage completed in a Boeing 737 fixed-base simulator will prepare the students to fly a heavy jet in a multi-crew environment using realistic Ryanair line procedures.

In-between you will master all other skills necessary to become a successful professional pilot – from operating multi-engine aircraft to flying solely according to instruments.

We employ a team of experienced and dedicated instructors and all the flight training is completed in brand new Tecnam piston aircraft (no more than 5 years old) equipped with glass cockpits and the latest Garmin avionics.

The 6 stages of practical training comprise 230 hours of flight time and take approximately 12 months.

Upon completion of the Ryanair Integrated Mentored Programme at Bartolini Air, you will have obtained a Commercial pilot license with a Multi-Engine and Instrument ratings, and completed an Airline Pilot Standard Multi Crew Cooperation course (APS MCC) as well as advanced Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT – a new requirement from January 2020). The programme is designed to give you all the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully apply to our partner airline. Upon completion of the Integrated Mentored Programme at Bartolini Air and a final Ryanair assessment, you will be offered a place on a Ryanair B737 Type Rating course.

To enroll for the training you have to fullfill the following requirements:

  • Hold an EU/EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU
  • Minimum age – 18
  • Have successfully completed an agreed aptitude assessment with Bartolini Air
  • A good English level
  • To be able to obtain an EASA class 1 medical.
  • To be able to produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate
  • To be able to demonstrate successful completion of secondary or high school education (or equivalent).
How does the application and assessment process work?

The application and assessment phases consist of three stages:

  • Verification of documents and suitability to join the programme
  • Psychometric and aptitude testing which can be completed online at home.
  • One-day assessment at our school in Lodz, consisting of tests in mathematics, physics, English language test for non-native speakers, group exercises and an individual interview
When do the assessments take place?

Once you are shortlisted to proceed to the online assessments stage, the process starts immediately. The one-day assessment stage at the school is conducted every month usually on the last Thursday of the month.

Is it possible to do the repeat assessment again if the first one is unsuccessful?

There might be a possibility to repeat the assessment however, it is entirely at the school’s discretion. Please note a second assessment in not guaranteed.

What conditions must be met to be able to apply for the programme?

To apply for the program, the candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum age 18 years
  • Good English skills ( 6 in the International English language testing system is a good minimum to aim for)
  • Positive assessment by Bartolini Air
  • EASA class 1 medical examination
  • Have unlimited rights to live and work in the EU.
  • Be able to provide a criminal record
  • Be able to show a high school diploma or higher education diploma.
What is the full cost of training?

The cost of the self-sponsored training is €59,900.
The training does not include fees for the Civil Aviation Authority, aircraft costs for the exam and accommodation costs.

Is there a possibility of obtaining funding?

Our students apply for EU funding from programs such as inwestujwrozwoj.pl or open.frp.pl
These are interest-free loans, with partial cancellation after completing the training.
If you are not a Polish citizen you can check what options your local government has to offer.

Is it possible to pay in instalments?

Yes, the training fee is divided into 3 payments.
The first payment is made before the start of the training (EUR 30,000)
The second payment is made approximately 10 months after the start of the training (EUR 22,000)
The third payment is made approximately 16 months after the start of the training (EUR 7,900).

Does the price include accommodation for the duration of the training?

No, the accommodation is at the student’s expense.

 

Bartolini Air has agreements with some accommodation providers where students can avail of preferential rates.

Does the student sign a contract with Ryanair?

Once the student has successfully completed all elements of training and passed the final Ryanair assessment, the student will be offered a bonded B737 Type Rating course with Ryanair.

I have a PPL, can I join the Mentored Programme?

Yes, it is possible to join the Mentored Programme, if you have at least 49 hours and a PPL, up to 24 of those hours can be credited towards the Mentored Programme.
However, if you have more experience than the minimum for your PPL it may be worth considering a modular Ryanair Mentored Programme instead, this will allow you to credit your hours fully towards your training.
In the event that you have only a PPL with minimum hours then both options are of equal value depending only on your personal situation and preference.

How long is the training period?

The training lasts from 18 to 21 months. The duration of the training depends on weather conditions, individual student predispositions and other unpredictable factors.

Where does the training take place?

Theoretical training will take place in Łódź Airport (EPLL) along with the simulator training. The practical part will take place at Olsztyn Szymany airport. (EPSY)

How many hours of flight time does the training include?

The training includes 230 hours of practical training (150 hours of flight time on airplanes and 80 hours on simulators)

What happens at the end of the training course?

All successful “Mentored Students” can avail of exclusive access to a fast-tracked recruitment process. Students will be at a distinct advantage at the guaranteed Ryanair assessment as all previous training is in line with Ryanair SOPs.  All candidates who are successful at the final Ryanair assessment will be offered a place on a B737 Type Rating course and subsequent employment with Ryanair.

If you want to apply or would like to request more information please fill the contact form below

Ryanair Modular Training Programme (CPL IR/ME APS MCC – Gateway 1/2)

Bartolini Air and Ryanair have formed a partnership in order to train cadet pilots under a Mentored Programme, this programme is designed to train pilots under Ryanair procedures with the clear objective of entering Ryanair as a first officers at the end of the training.

This program has been designed for pilots who already have a PPL(A) license, some flight experience and the ATPL(A) exam passed and who wish to continue their commercial training under the Ryanair umbrella. From now you will be trained according to the procedures and standards of this famous airline. The process ends with an Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation course designed together with Ryanair and completed in a fixed base B737 simulator.

Candidates with flight experience can also join the programme and complete only its more advanced modules. The Ryanair Mentored Programme can be joined at specific points called Gateways.

Gateway 1 is available for pilots who already have a PPL(A) licence, at least 170 hours of total flight time and the ATPL(A) exams passed and who wish to continue their commercial training under the Ryanair umbrella. They receive intensive CPL, IR, ME and UPRT training according to Ryanair standard operating procedures and the course ends with Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation training completed in a fixed base B737 simulator. The Gateway 1 course takes only about 4 months.

Gateway 2 is available for pilots who already have a CPL(A) licence together with IR/ME and ME ratings, you can join the Ryanair Mentored Programme at Gateway 2. The training will then consist mainly of an APS MCC course (UPRT must also be completed before an assessment cant take place).

PREREQUISITES for Gateway 1:

  • Hold an EU/EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU
  •  Minimum age: 18 years
  • Have at least a secondary education diploma
  • Hold a PPL(A) license
  • Have accomplished at least 170 hours of total flight time of which 100 hrs as PIC
  • Have completed the ATPL(A) theoretical training and passed all the related exams, not earlier than 36 months before the skill test
  • Have accomplished over 50 hours of cross-country flight as Pilot-in-Command (PIC)
  • Have completed a VFR cross-country flight as PIC, including a flight of at least 540 km (300 NM) in the course of which full stop landings at 2 different aerodromes were made
  • Hold a Class I medical certificate with no restrictions for IFR
  • Hold a Night VFR rating
  • Have passed the English ICAO proficiency exam for a minimum level 4
  • Reached the agreed standard in the Bartolini Air’s pilot aptitude assessment with a favorable result
  • Be able to produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate

 

PREREQUISITES for Gateway 2:

  • Hold an EU/EEA Passport with the unrestricted right to live and work in the EU
  • Minimum age – 18
  • Have at least a secondary education diploma
  • Hold a CPL(A) license
  • Hold a valid MEP(L) rating
  • Hold a valid IR(A) ME rating
  • Have completed the ATPL(A) theoretical training and passed all the related exams with 85% average minimum pass mark, and maximum 4 ATPL theoretical exam repeats
  • Hold a valid Class I medical certificate with no restrictions for IFR
  • Have passed the English ICAO proficiency exam for a minimum level 4
  • Reached the agreed standard in the Bartolini Air’s pilot aptitude assessment with a favourable result
  • To be able to produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate

How does the application and assessment process work?

The application and assessment phases consist of three stages:

  1. Verification of documents and suitability to join the programme
  2. Psychometric and aptitude testing which can be completed online at home.
  3. One-day assessment at our school in Lodz, consisting of tests in mathematics, physics, English language test for non-native speakers, group exercises and an individual interview
When do the assessments take place?

Once you are shortlisted to proceed to the online assessments stage, the process starts immediately. The one-day assessment stage at the school is conducted every month usually on the last Thursday of the month.

Is it possible to do the repeat assessment again if the first one is unsuccessful?

There might be a possibility to repeat the assessment however, it is entirely at the school’s discretion. Please note a second assessment in not guaranteed.

What is the full cost of training?

The cost of the self-sponsored training is €30,000

The training does not include fees for the Civil Aviation Authority, the aircraft costs for the exams, the aircraft familiarization training (if needed) and accommodation costs.

What is Included in the price?

The price includes flight training on both SEP(L) and MEP(L), the brush-up theoretical courses (IR preparation, Multi-Engine, UPRT) and 80 hours of simulator training (including 40 hours of APS MCC in a B737 simulator).

Additionally, you will be provided with a uniform, flight bag, kneeboard, logbook, access to our online record-keeping system, online manuals and materials for examination preparation, and the industry-leading Ryanair SOPs. 

Does the price include accommodation for the duration of the training?

No, the accommodation is at the student’s expense.

 

Bartolini Air has agreements with some accommodation providers where students can avail of preferential rates.

Is there a possibility of obtaining funding?

Our students apply for EU funding from programs such as inwestujwrozwoj.pl or open.frp.pl
These are interest-free loans, with partial cancellation after completing the training.
If you are not a Polish citizen you can check what options your local government has to offer.

Is it possible to pay in instalments?

Our students apply for EU funding from programs such as inwestujwrozwoj.pl or open.frp.pl
These are interest-free loans, with partial cancellation after completing the training.
If you are not a Polish citizen you can check what options your local government has to offer.

Is the training done on the same fleet as all other modular students?
The training is conducted on a dedicated, brand new Tecnam fleet.
Can training and work be combined?

Likely not, the training programme is structured in a manner that requires the cadet’s full availability/flexibility. Cadet will also be required to be available for training on weekends.

Does the student get any remuneration during the training period?

No, the training period is not remunerated, and the student signs a training contract with Bartolini Air.

Does the student sign a contract with Ryanair?

Once the student has successfully completed all elements of training and passed the final Ryanair assessment, the student will be offered a bonded B737 Type Rating course with Ryanair.

Where does the training take place?

Both the theoretical and the practical part of the training takes place in Lodz (EPLL)

How long is the training period?
We estimate 10-12 weeks for CPL with MEP and IR, and 4 weeks for UPRT and APS MCC
Can I apply for a Ryanair Mentored Programme Gateway 1 before I have completed all ATPL exams?

In order to apply for the programme you must have completed all ATPL exams.

Can I apply for the Gateway 1 before having completed all the hour building?
It is preferable to fulfil all the requirements of Gateway 1 before making the initial application however, it is possible to apply for Gateway 1 without having completed the required flight time, provided that the student achieves the required flight hours and produces a copy of his logbook to confirm that the minimum requirements are met before commencement of training.
What happens at the end of the training course

All successful “Mentored Students” can avail of exclusive access to a fast-tracked recruitment process. Students will be at a distinct advantage at the guaranteed Ryanair assessment as all previous training is in line with Ryanair SOPs.  All candidates who are successful at the final Ryanair assessment will be offered a place on a B737 Type Rating course and subsequent employment with Ryanair.

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If you want to apply or would like to request more information please fill the contact form below

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