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First Officer

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Are you our next First Officer?

Have you always dreamed of a career as a First Officer at Transavia? Are you passionate about flying and do you want to work for the friendliest company in the Netherlands? Then read on. We are looking for enthusiastic First Officers and want to hear from you. Depending on your experience and background you will be trained on either our Boeing 737 or Airbus A320/A321.


What are your duties?

As a First Officer at Transavia, you will be responsible for the safety and efficiency of our challenging flight operations. You and the entire crew will deliver a truly great journey for both our passengers and our company.

At Transavia, we value teamwork. During each flight, you make sure (under the direction of the Captain) that everyone on board has a safe and pleasant flight. You will work closely with the rest of the crew, as well as with the operational support colleagues before and during the flight, within and beyond Transavia.

As a First Officer at Transavia you will take off and land at a large variety of airports, from Greek islands and popular city break destinations to Norwegian fjords and snow-covered runways in Lapland. Lots of destinations with challenging factors such as high terrain and varying weather conditions. It’s truly a pilot's dream job. You will also enjoy the best views in the world and share this experience with professional and enthusiastic colleagues.

You will be part of a team of over 600 pilots, selected for their sense of responsibility and friendliness. You will work in the Flight Operations department, which also includes Technical Aviation Services, Flight Crew Training, Flight Operations Support and Project Pilots. Peter Smit, Vice President of Flight Operations, is the head of this department. Together we ensure safety on board and provide our passengers and colleagues with an optimal flight experience.


The best reasons at a glance

  • Beautiful destinations within Europe;
  • Several fantastic destinations that require one or more overnight stays;
  • Excellent training by highly experienced instructors.

Who are you?

Inexperienced pilots

You meet one of the following selection criteria:

  • Preferably you have finished one of the following flight schools in the last 24 months:
    • European Pilot Selection & Training (EPST)
    • KLM Flight Academy
    • European Flight Academy (EFA)
    • RWL German Flight Academy
    • Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civille (ENAC)
  • You finished an APS/MCC (preferably at EPST) in the last 24 months;
  • Military pilots: you are in the posession of a "Groot Militair Brevet" issued by the Royal Dutch Airforce/Royal Navy. Actively flying no longer than 24 months ago.

Experienced pilots

You meet one of the following criteria:

  • You have a valid type rating Boeing 737 with a minimum of 500 (actual) hours on type;
  • You have a valid type rating Airbus A320/A321 with a minimum of 500 (actual) hours on type;
  • You have a minimum of 1000 (actual) hours total time and 500 (actual) hours on one of the following aircraft types (of which 50 hours are flown in the last 6 months):
    • Multi-pilot turbojet: CS-25 certified;
    • Multi-pilot turboprop: MTOM >10.000kg or certified passenger seating configuration of more than 19 passengers.

If you do not speak Dutch, we do expect you to put effort into learning Dutch.


What can you expect from us?

  • A Type Rating or OCC for the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320/A321;
  • A five-month contract with two months probationary period (we intend to offer a permanent contract once you have successfully completed your training);
  • Training allowance of € 2389,44 gross in the first two months;
  • Starting salary of € 4743,29 gross;
  • End-of-year bonus (8%), holiday allowance (8%) and profit sharing scheme;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Loss of licence scheme;
  • Responsible and enthusiastic colleagues;
  • A stable and socially engaged employer;
  • Challenging and dynamic operations;
  • Excellent supervision in your development as a pilot;
  • Eligibility to participate in ‘Young Transavia’;
  • We work hard, but we know when to relax;
  • If you live abroad, you may use the XCM scheme;
  • Last but not least, if you’re an avid traveller during your time off, our ISA scheme (excellent fares if seats are available) is perfect for you!

When your selection results are positive, the expectation is that you will start your employment this year. 


About Transavia

We love to go the extra mile for our passengers and for our staff. Our actions speak volumes as we work hard every day to create a truly friendly community atmosphere in our company.

As an independent airline within the AIR FRANCE-KLM Group, we have been operating scheduled and charter flights to over 100 destinations in Europe and North Africa for 55 years. Transavia has a fleet of 43 aircraft and we employ around 2500 staff: 370 in technical services, 1300 cabin attendants, 600 cockpit crew and 230 office staff.

The arrival of the Airbus heralds a new era for our fleet. Over the next few years, the B737 fleet will be replaced by the Airbus A320/A321neo. Improving the sustainability of the entire fleet is an exciting challenge for our whole company, especially flight operations! In turbulent times, it is important to look ahead and work towards our future.

Transavia is a dynamic organisation with never a dull moment. We continuously evolve to keep pace with the changing world of aviation. If you would like to work with enthusiastic colleagues who take care of each other, in an environment based on core values of friendship, dynamism, responsibility and motivation, then look no further.


Ready to apply?

We look forward to meeting you! If you are the pilot who would be an asset to our fleet, apply directly by clicking on the button at the top of this page.


Any questions about this opportunity? Please contact the Flight Operations Recruitment Office at cockpitrecruitment@transavia.com. Our colleagues will be happy to hear from you.


The selection process will take place over the course of two days at our selection partner EPST in Utrecht.

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Over Transavia

De sfeer in de organisatie kenmerkt zich door bevlogen medewerkers met een groen hart! Elke dag werken we met elkaar samen om een gemeenschappelijk doel te behalen: een memorabele klantbeleving.

Als zelfstandige airline binnen de AIR FRANCE-KLM Groep verzorgen wij al 58 jaar lijndiensten en chartervluchten naar meer dan 150 bestemmingen in Europa en Noord-Afrika. Transavia, onderdeel van de AIR FRANCE KLM Group, is de nummer één budgetluchtvaartmaatschappij en qua grootte de tweede airline van Nederland. Bij Transavia werken gemiddeld 2500 collega’s: 230 bij de Technische Dienst, 600 vliegers, 1300 cabin attendants en 370 kantoormedewerkers.

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