Pilot. Dream job or the path to an uncertain future?


No other industry is as sensitive to crises as aviation. Nevertheless, young people embark on their aviation journey every day in the hope of finding a secure and well-paid job with a renowned airline at the end of their flight training. Privately financed pilot training involves high costs (70,000 to 100,000 euros) and thus represents a high economic risk for those starting their careers. Expensive training is no guarantee for a future job in the cockpit. As the market leader for the selection of pilots, we have the expertise and experience to test and advise you.


Trust our team of experts. We have developed suitable instruments for a high quality selection of suitable aviation personnel. The concept is based on the recommendations of IATA (International Air Transport Association) and the Aviation Quality Association e.V.


Our career advice for you.


The environment and general conditions in the aviation industry are characterized by unpredictability and external influences.The crises of the past decades (Gulf War I and II, terrorist attacks, financial crises, SARS, MERS, etc.) and the current COVID-19 pandemic are rapidly shaping the job market for pilots, with a major impact on working conditions and salaries.  These factors are not, or only with great difficulty, predictable. Our career counselling will help you to get informed and learn more about your personality. Test your abilities and skills and find out if you have the potential for this demanding job.


Our career.check pilot offers you the following services:


• We give you a realistic job description


• We give you first-hand information


• You do the relevant test procedures from the pilot selection


• We test your psychomotor skills


• We illuminate your personality traits


• We will give you detailed feedback



Your job profile. First-hand information.


We provide you with a realistic job description and give you an insight into the daily work routine and the general conditions of the job of a pilot at various airlines. We will introduce you to the very different concepts of the airlines and highlight the associated advantages, but also the downsides of the various career options. The last decades have changed aviation and with it the requirement profiles for pilots. The growth of the airlines in the area of "point-to-point" traffic and in the freight segment characterizes the life of the pilots. The effects are not limited to the working world, but have a strong influence on your leisure time and private life. Additional aspects are the increase in the degree of automation in the aviation industry, the high cost pressure in all areas of work and the waves of consolidation that are creating major alliances worldwide. These changes are enormous, so unembellished information and first-hand experience reports are extremely important for you to get a realistic picture of the future working world. Here you can find tips and testimonials from pilots. 


Pilots in brief interviews


Your skills and your knowledge.


The definition of the relevant cognitive skills (e.g. spatial orientation, perception, mental arithmetic, multi-tasking skills, etc.) and your knowledge of English, math and physics, which are necessary for successful training as well as the successful pursuit of the pilot profession, are of course part of professional career counseling. Here, many years of data collection are of great importance in order to give such test procedures a valid meaning.  Knowledge in math, physics and English required by EASA is checked by the flight schools and usually assessed at their own discretion. However, knowledge in these subjects is not sufficient to verify your qualification. On the contrary, the economic risk of pilot training is not cushioned by this measure. Practical experience in the selection of pilots has repeatedly confirmed a high number of applicants who do not meet the requirements of the IATA (International Air Transport Association) within the framework of Pilot Aptitude Testing and Assessment Centers. Unfortunately, the lack of knowledge and skills only becomes apparent at a time when the majority of investments have already been made by the student pilot or prospective pilot. Then it is already too late for you, because you have to pay the training costs in any case.


Your psycho-motor skills, hand-eye coordination.


How sensitively can you steer a plane? How well can you convert information from your eyes to your hands? Checking your psycho-motor skills is an important prerequisite for your entry into pilot training. Studies have shown that it is essential for successful training in the cockpit to check the hand-eye coordination of the prospective student pilots. A lack of psycho-motor skills leads to significantly higher training costs, since the training programs and the expected number of flying hours in the aircraft and on flight training devices are based on the lower average. This means that a lack of skills is paid for dearly by the student pilot.


Your personality.


The examination of your personality traits is of fundamental importance in good career counselling. Fundamental deficits in important personality traits that are expected from a pilot are often the reason for not being successful when applying for a job with an airline later on. This is where the potential pilot candidate bears the greatest risk. The risk should be minimized by taking appropriate measures before the start of training. The career.check gives you feedback. Trust our team of experts.


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