Wizz Air Captain Upgrade Program - A320 Type Rated

  • Sector: Pilots
  • Location: Europe
  • Rank: First Officer
  • Fleet: A320, Airbus
  • Company: Wizz Air
  • Job Ref: BH_410934

Rishworth is delighted to partner with Wizz Air to support its ambitious growth plans as it expands Europe's greenest fleet!


This is an excellent opportunity for experienced EASA First Officers to take the next step and upgrade to Captain.


  • Fixed rosters available
  • Various European bases
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Commuting and staff travel benefits
  • Loss of licence insurance and health insurance 
  • Cost of living compensation
  • Bonus scheme

Minimum Requirements

  • Unrestricted right to live and work in the EU or Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, North Macedonia, Serbia
  • Valid EASA Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL)
  • Valid Class 1 Medical Certificate
  • Valid Instrument Rating (IR) on Airbus A320
  • ICAO level 4/5/6 English proficiency
  • Minimum 3,500 factorized hours*
  • Minimum 300 hours actual flight time on Airbus A320/A330/A340/A350/A380 (in combination) in the last 12 months 
  • Minimum 3,000 hours actual flight time AND 100 landings completed on Airbus A320/A330/A340/A350/A380 (in combination)


*Factorized hours: Wizz Air applies factors to pilot flying hours to determine minimum requirements for Commanders. A pilot's hours flown in each category are multiplied by the applicable factor from the below list. The sum of all groups after factorization will be used to determine whether the pilot meets the minimum required experience.

PIC hours per Aircraft Group 
1 - Wizz Air
1 - Airline Short-haul Jet
0.8 - Airline Long-haul Jet
0.8 - Airline Turbine (multi-crew)
0.7 - Military Fast Jet
0.7 - Non-airline multi-engine
0.5 - Multi-pilot helicopter
0.3 - Single engine/rotary single pilot
0.2 - Airline cruise pilot (above FL200)

Non-PIC hours per Aircraft Group 
1 - Wizz Air
0.8 - Airline Short-haul Jet
0.7 - Airline Long-haul Jet
0.7 - Airline Turbine (multi-crew)
0.7 - Military Fast Jet
0.5 - Non-airline multi-engine
0.5 - Multi-pilot helicopter
0.3 - Single engine/rotary single pilot
0.2 - Airline cruise pilot (above FL200)

Wizz Air was named Global Environmental Sustainability Airline Group of the Year at the inaugural CAPA (Centre for Aviation) Asia Aviation Summit and Sustainability Expo in Singapore in 2022. The airline also received recognition as the EMEA Environmental Sustainability Airline of the Year.

Wizz Air aims to fly 500 aircraft across their ever-developing network and carry over 100 million passengers per year by 2030. This is the time to join this growing company.

If you meet the minimum requirements and are ready to grow your career with Wizz Air, apply now and find out more!



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