How our assessment process works
The assessment is conducted by a team of current airline trainers and specialist staff. It tests your performance against criteria employers are looking for, and it consists of a group exercise, an interview, an individual planning exercise and further aptitude tests.
During the Assessment Day you’ll also have the opportunity to meet other applicants and to chat to Wings Alliance staff about what we offer.
Everyone attending the Assessment Day will be given individual feedback on how they performed and, where applicable, areas they need to focus on for improvement.
The exercises that you are given during the day are adapted depending on your previous aviation experience.
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Before you can start training with us, you’ll need to pass our assessment process. We want to make sure that this is the right programme for you; we don’t want you to commit to significant financial risk before you find that out.
You can book on to assessment either before you have started any flight training or at any stage up to the Airline Pilot Standards Multi-Crew Cooperation (APS MCC) course.
The assessment process is straightforward, consisting of three steps:
- 1. Complete our application form. When you submit this, we will check whether you meet the minimum requirements for the programme. If you don’t, we’ll advise you what you need to do to meet them. If you do, we’ll invite you to complete the next two steps.
2. Complete some online tests. These are not a pass/fail. If you are asked to complete the online tests you will also be invited to attend our Assessment Day.
- 3. Attend an Assessment Day which is conducted at the Wings Alliance headquarters in Clevedon, Bristol, UK.
To be eligible to apply for Wings Alliance Assessment, candidates must:
- Have the right to live and work in the EU
- Be educated to GCSE level with 5 passes at A*- C, including English and Maths (or equivalent)
- ICAO Aviation English Language proficiency at level 4+
- For individuals who have already completed their ATPL(A) theory exam, the average pass mark should be >85%.
The assessment costs £295, but you are not committed to this until we have offered you a place on our Assessment Day.
There are advantages of going through the assessment process early:
- It will remove doubt about what comes at the end of your training
- We will give you feedback on any areas you can work on to improve your eventual chances at an airline interview; you can develop these during your training
Helen, a Wings Alliance Assessment Day attendee said: “The Wings Alliance Assessment Day was so enjoyable that there were moments when I almost forgot I was part of a competitive assessment! It provided an excellent insight into airline section processes, and also offered opportunity to chat with both fellow applicants and experienced airline pilots – I would highly recommend it!”
The next Assessment Days are:
- 24th January 2020
- 21st February 2020
- 27th March 2020
- 24th April 2020
- 22nd May 2020
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