United Pilot Career Path Program

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Your future at United begins with ExpressJet.

United Airlines and ExpressJet have partnered to offer our pilots a direct path to a Flight Officer position at United through the United Pilot Career Path Program (CPP).

The United CPP guarantees eligible ExpressJet pilots participation in United’s hiring process and, once accepted into the program, the expectation that they will become a United pilot. Through the program, United has committed to hiring a sizable portion of its new-hire pilots directly from ExpressJet.

Here's how the program works.

 

 

FAQs

Program Overview +

What is the United Pilot Career Path Program?+

The United Pilot Career Path Program offers a direct path to United for qualified ExpressJet pilots. Eligible ExpressJet pilots are guaranteed participation in United’s hiring process and, once accepted into the program, the expectation that they will become a United pilot upon meeting the service and eligibility requirements. Through the program, United has committed to hiring a sizable portion of its new-hire pilots directly from ExpressJet.

How does the program work for a new hire pilot?+

To be accepted into the United Pilot Career Path Program, new hire pilots must complete four simple steps:

  1. Interview and be hired by ExpressJet into an eligible pilot position (currently our ERJ fleet)
  2. Successfully complete United’s Job Fit Assessment after ExpressJet training
  3. Successfully interview with United representatives
  4. Fly with the best at ExpressJet until your United slot comes up
  5. Begin your dream job at United

The process for current pilots is the same, though the timeline will vary.

 

Who is eligible?+

All ExpressJet pilots who support, or are qualified to support, our United Express operation are eligible. Currently, all United Express operations are supported by our ERJ fleet. The CPP complements our already-strong hiring relationship with United.

How are candidates selected to move to United?+

Movement to United is in seniority order of those who apply and are eligible for the program, and who remain in the program in good standing with all requirements met.

Why will I have to complete an interview?+

Both ExpressJet and United expect pilots to continually develop in their careers, and we believe that knowing you’ll interview for a position encourages self-improvement while still giving our pilots the best career progression opportunities.

How is the CPP different from other airline flow or pathway programs?+

Once a participant is accepted into the CPP, no further structured interview is required. As long as United is hiring pilots, participants who maintain eligibility criteria will be offered conditional employment at United, subject to minimum and maximum limits set forth in the CPP.

Do I have to participate in the CPP to fly for ExpressJet?+

Participation in the CPP is completely voluntary.

Learn More

To learn more about the United Pilot Career Path Program, contact pilotrecruiting@expressjet.com, or complete the form below: