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You’ve worked hard to get where you are!

Taking a passion and turning it into a profession. But maintaining that growth and momentum really matters and it's what makes Jetconnect the ideal next destination for your aviation career. 

Jetconnect offers an impressive range of opportunities for pilots to advance and shape their career. One aspect we’re particularly proud to offer is Type Rating provided at no cost, if you remain employed within the Qantas Group for three years. What’s more, our pilots receive full First Officer pay from day one – there is no training wage with us.


As a short-haul Pilot you can expect much faster career progression with us. On average our pilots reach the Captain milestone within three years. Add to this the training you’ll receive from one of the industry’s most respected and professional flight training establishments – Qantas Flight Training – and it’s clear to see why a move to Jetconnect is a smart one to make.

What to expect working with us


As a First Officer you’ll have the following qualifications and experience OR ability to obtain prior to commencement:

  • An Australian Air Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL (A)) OR Australian Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL (A))

  • For CPL holders: 

    • Passes in all Australian ATPL Theory subjects OR New Zealand ATPL Theory subjects​

    • Endorsements for Instrument Approach 2D and 3D on a CASA Multi Engine Aeroplane Iinstrument Rating

  • A current Instrument Proficiency Check (MEA) 

  • Level 6 English Language Proficiency on your CASA Licence

  • Current CASA Class 1 Aviation Medical Certificate

  • The ability to hold an Aviation Security card, ASIC (Aust) & AvSec (NZ)

  • Hold a current passport with at least 12 months validity

  • The right to live and work in New Zealand without restriction or sponsorship.  Non New Zealand or Australian passport holders require a New Zealand Permanent Resident Visa.


Hour requirements:

  • Total Time: 1,500 hours

  • 500 hours multi engine OR 500 hours single engine turbine

  • One of the following:

    • 250 hours PIC; OR

    • 250 hours command (minimum 70 hours PIC) and 500 hours as an FO on transport category aircraft

Recruitment process

Our recruitment process is constantly reviewed in light of industry feedback and internal and external governance requirements, to ensure best practice. However, it usually includes the following stages:

  • Initial application

  • Psychometric testing

  • Online / phone interview

  • Assessment Centre - which may include group activities, scenarios and a behavioural based interview.

  • Medical assessments

  • Simulator assessments.

Step 1

Ready for your next career move? Submit an up-to-date resume and be prepared to answer a short questionnaire.

Step 2

We’ll review your application and if you meet the minimum requirements you will be sent an aptitude testing link. 

Step 3

If successful, you’ll be invited to attend a face to face interview to get to know you in person.

Step 4

If successful at interview you’ll be invited to attend a a simulator assessment.

Step 5

Next, we'll need to complete references, background checks, and a medical assessment and clearance. 

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"Your learning is never done and you can pull from your experience to constantly evolve and improve yourself. I am not done learning, there is so much out there left to explore!"

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