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Your future begins now

We’re looking for future leaders like you to join our team.

AviateSM program career paths The most direct route to a job offer with United.

  • Reach United sooner. We offer the most direct track to a major airline.
  • Get hired faster. We ensure the sooner you join the Aviate program, the sooner you transition to a position as a First Officer at United.
  • Access continuous support. We provide support and coaching to help you on your journey to become a United pilot.
  • Gain clarity at every step. We deliver insight and transparency so you can confidently navigate the path to Captain.
  • More connectivity. Deeper connections with our United family throughout the Aviate journey, with access to senior leadership, site visits and tours, and certain travel privileges.

Learning to fly

You’re starting your journey with a partner university or flight school.

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Building Flight Hours

You’re building experience toward completing R-ATP/ATP flight hour minimums with an Aviate partner.

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Flying for United Express®

You’re flying for one of our Aviate regional partners.

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Already part of the united family

You’re a United employee, a child of a United employee, or a former intern and want to pursue a career as a pilot.

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More ways to get to United.

Serving as a Military pilot

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Already flying for another airline

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United Airlines is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of an accommodation to participate in the online application and overall selection process. If you are in need of such an accommodation, you may email us at request@united.com. This email is only to request an accommodation. Please direct any other general recruiting inquiries to recruiting@united.com.

Youth programming

Just starting to explore

Are you a student or parent of a young aspiring pilot? United is the official airline of Young Eagles and EAA’s youth education programs, for youth pursing a journey toward aviation participation.

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