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 look like? What will be checked?
The recruitment and assessment phase consist of three stages:

  • The first stage is verification of the documents needed to join the program
  • The second stage is an online test checking the personality and competencies of the candidate
  • The third stage is a one-day qualifying session consisting of tests in mathematics, physics, English, group exercises and an individual interview
When are the assessments planned?

The assessments are constantly happening, upon receiving an application the process starts. The interview stage is conducted every month or so.

Is it possible to do the assessment again if it is not passed the first time?

Depending on the reason for which the candidate has not passed the assessment, the recruitment department may propose to do the assessment again after a specified period of time if it determines that the candidate can improve within that time.

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).

Can training and work be combined?

Likely not, the training programme is structured in a manner that requires full availability by the cadets. Theory classes will be held Mon-Fri from 9 to 18 and during the Practical part flights can be planned on weekends and often require adjustment due to weather and other factors.

During the training, does the student sign a contract with Ryanair and/or does Ryanair pay any remuneration?

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

Does the student sign a loyalty agreement with Ryanair?

Not until the student has completed all training and passed the final interview by Ryanair. At that point the student, will then 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 along with the simulator training. The practical part will take place at Olsztyn Szymany airport.

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

No, the organization of accommodation both in Łódź and at the Olsztyn Mazury airport is at the student’s expense. Bartolini Air does have agreements with some places where students will be offered a preferential rate.

What exactly does the training look like, is it weekend only?

The training programme is structured in a manner that requires full availability by the cadets. Theory classes will be held Mon-Fri from 9 to 18 and during the Practical part flights can be planned on weekends and often require adjustment due to weather and other factors.

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?

On successful completion of the course and a final Ryanair assessment, the new pilots will be offered a place on the first available B737 Type Rating course with Europe’s largest airline. It should be remembered, however, that completing the training is not tantamount to passing the state examinations connected with obtaining a license, or guaranteeing that a person will go through the Ryanair final assessment which is a condition of employment. The preliminary recruitment procedure, whose task is to determine the candidates' competency and suitability for the training itself, are prepared in such a way that the students who qualify for the training and participate in it have all the conditions to pass the State exams. However, there remain elements beyond our control, such as the student's ultimate motivation, his diligence, approach to learning, effectiveness in passing exams and random situations.

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

Ryanair Modular Training Program (CPL IR/ME APS MCC)

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.

The structure of this course is similar to our standard CPL IR/ME training, supplemented by an UPRT and APS MCC course. You will not only have the advantage of combining your CPL(A), MEP(L), IR(A), UPRT and APS MCC training in one package, but above all, you will be trained strictly according to Ryanair industry leading Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). All this in order to save you time, money and stress, and facilitate your entry to Europe’s largest airline.

Read more about the CPL IR/ME training
Read more about the UPRT training

The APS MCC training (Airline Pilot Standard Multi-Crew Cooperation) is a very new product on the training market designed to significantly increase your chances of getting hired by a major airline. The training is currently performed by one of our partner ATOs according to Bartolini Air and Ryanair requirements.

The requirements for the CPL MEP(L) IR(A) APS MCC Ryanair Mentored course are:

  • 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 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 shall be made
  • A minimum of 18 years of age
  • Have at least a secondary education diploma
  • 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
  • To be able to produce a criminal record check (CRC) basic disclosure certificate

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