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TUI Airways Pilot Cadet Programme (MPL, 2023)
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The world’s fourth largest charter airline, TUI Airways (formerly known as Thomson Airways) operates a fleet of 60+ aircraft, flying to nearly 100 destinations. The airline recruits both qualified and unqualified (ab-initio) pilots, and in December 2022, launched a Pilot Cadet Programme which continues in to 2023.
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All pilot aptitude tests aim to assess the same key core skills required to complete pilot training successfully and/or operate an aircraft competently. The assessment of skills such as multi-tasking, spatial awareness, memory capacity, hand-to-eye coordination and mental arithmetic cannot necessarily be assessed within one test and therefore a pilot aptitude test is commonly separated in to a collection of tests, organised in to a battery and completed by the candidate in one sitting. The candidate is commonly provided with two attempts in which to complete this battery, enabling assessors to analyse improvement shown by the candidate.
In December 2022, TUI Airways launched their Pilot Cadet (also referred to as ‘Ab-Initio’) Programme, enabling individuals in the UK to obtain a Multi-Crew Pilot Licence (MPL) with the airline. The TUI Pilot Cadet Programme continues in to 2023 and the airline utilises an extensive selection process which incorporates the assessment of Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning. This part of assessment occurs in the second stage of the selection process and is undertaken online and remotely by the candidate.
Candidates that are applying to this scheme may utilise the activities provided by PilotAptitudeTest.com to familiarise themselves with the mechanisms and methods of assessment, to improve their understanding of the function of the tested skills (Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning and Logical Reasoning) and to improve their chances of success within assessment itself.
A break-down of the areas of the TUI Airways Pilot Cadet Programme assessment for 2023, and our recommended preparation strategy, is provided below:
Numerical Reasoning: the ability to examine and make decisions based on numerical data, often provided in tables, graphs and charts.
Use our Numerical Reasoning databases, separated in to two styles of examination and containing a variety of different question types to familiarise yourself with this common examination type. Answers and feedback are provided. We also recommend utilising our Maths (Mental Arithmetic) database to help familiarise yourself with common mathematical questions and equations. The questions within this database are organised in to easy, medium and hard difficulties.
Verbal Reasoning: the ability to understand, analyze and logically interpret written information.
Use our Verbal Reasoning databases, containing a collection of different passages to practice in a style similar to that presented in verbal reasoning examinations conducted online. Answers and feedback are provided.
Logical Reasoning: the ability to observe facts (often presented visually as patterns or images), identify the rules that govern these facts and apply these rules.
Use Visual Reasoning 1 to 4, to familiarise yourself with the various style of logical reasoning examinations. In addition, use our ‘Grid’ activity to further your abilities in identifying rules within visual images. Answers and feedback are provided.
Due to the anticipated interest in the 2023 TUI Pilot Cadet Programme, we anticipate that the selection process will seek to select the highest performing individuals only – we therefore highly recommend ensuring a suitable preparation strategy is used by any candidates undergoing the second stage of assessment.
Should you be unsure as to how to proceed with your preparation, please get in touch.
Activities suitable for TUI Airways Pilot Cadet Programme (MPL, 2023) Preparation
We recommend using the content shown below in coordination with our Online Preparation Planners in preparation for assessment for the TUI Airways Pilot Cadet Programme in 2023.
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Num Reasoning (Type 1)
Numerical Reasoning 1 analyses your ability to interpret information, using figures, tables, graphs and statistics and come to conclusions on the data, just like CEB.
Num Reasoning (Type 2)
Numerical Reasoning 2 analyses your ability to interpret information, using figures, tables, graphs and statistics and come to conclusions on the data, just like Cut-E.
Verbal Reasoning (Type 1)
Our verbal reasoning content, organised by excerpt, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude and psychometric tests, including CEB/SHL, Talent Q, COMPASS and Cut-E.
Verbal Reasoning (Type 2)
Our verbal reasoning content, with multiple passages per test, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude and psychometric tests, including CEB/SHL, Talent Q and Cut-E.
Visual (Logical) Reasoning 1
Visual Reasoning 1 requires the candidate to utilise problem-solving skills to observe, identify and replicate rules within visual data.
Visual (Logical) Reasoning 2
Visual Reasoning 2 requires the candidate to identify a pattern and route from a collection of images by selecting from four available options.
Visual (Logical) Reasoning 3
Visual Reasoning 3 presents cube nets with each panel containing a symbol. Candidate must identify which cube net relates to the three-dimensional cube.
Visual (Logical) Reasoning 4
Visual Reasoning 4 presents four images each containing numerous scrambled lines and tasks the candidate with identifying which image hides a shape within.
Maths (Mental Arithmetic)
Our mathematics database, organised in to easy, medium and hard difficulties, accurately mimics the questions posed in a large majority of pilot aptitude tests.
Rectangular grid containing a variety of different coloured shapes. The candidate must examine the grid and determine which shape does not represent the provided values.
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