About Brussels Airlines

Brussels Airlines, part of the Lufthansa Group, is the national airline of Belgium with its home base at Brussels Airport.
Our mission is to be the most reliable airline, making everyone feel at home.
We are passionate about what we do, whether it’s on board, in an office, in the hangar or at an airport. Our people are recognized for always going above and beyond and for constantly challenging themselves.

We are looking for talented individuals who are ready to embark on the professional journey of becoming an airline pilot. For the first time in its history, Brussels Airlines is opening vacancies for cadet pilots. After an intense 19-month training, conducted by our training partner, Skywings Flight Training, successful candidates will join the ranks as a first officer for Brussels Airlines, flying passengers safely to and from the heart of Europe on the Airbus A320 fleet.


Who can apply?

Whether you have just graduated high school or are looking for a career change, our program is open for ambitious team players who work hard, persevere, and can perform under pressure. You do not need any flying experience or knowledge of aviation.

To be eligible for our cadet program, you need to meet the following requirements:


How are candidates selected?

After an initial screening of your application, shortlisted candidates will be invited for an extensive screening process that includes at least the following elements:


What does the training program look like?

Successful candidates will start their 19-month flight training with our training partner Skywings Flight Training, based at Antwerp Airport (Belgium).

After graduation, trainees will be holder of an “EASA MPL License”, with a type rating on the Airbus A320. The MPL license will evolve into an ATPL license after 1500 flight hours and with all experience and competence requirements met.

The training is a fulltime program and is not combinable with other activities such as a (side) job. The training has little to no vacation periods but foresees in ample rest days. Training occasionally takes places during the weekend and outside of office hours.

Your main training base is at the Skywings Flight Training campus at Antwerp Airport, but part of your training may take place in a fair-weather base near Alicante in Spain. In such case, accommodation and transport is included in the price. Accommodation and transport in Belgium are at the expense of the candidate.


Employment with Brussels Airlines

After successful completion, you will receive a contract as a first officer for Brussels Airlines and you will be scheduled for your first flights with passengers. During the first months, you will be accompanied by a training captain (line training period), who will coach and support you in operating the aircraft in a real-life operational environment. After the line training period, there is a final, practical assessment, the “line check”. Once the line check is passed, you are “fully released” as a first officer.


How much does the program cost?

This partially sponsored training program costs 99.500 Euros (VAT inclusive). Training happens in 3 installments and includes all training costs except:


Do you think you have what it takes?

Apply through our job platform Brussels Airlines Jobs (cvw.io). You will be asked to upload:


*Please note that the program can be subject to changes