Hundreds of air crew left jobless with the collapse of Monarch could find new roles at easyJet.

The budget carrier is to run recruitment days for Monarch cabin crew in Luton and Gatwick this week.

Some pilots may also have the opportunity to switch to easyJet.

Monarch failed leaving 110,000 passengers abroad to be repatriated by the Civil Aviation Authority and around 300,000 forward bookings which have been cancelled.

EasyJet has vacancies for 100 cabin crew in Luton, 400 in Gatwick as well as a number of direct entry captains as part of its largest ever recruitment drive,

A number of roles are also being advertised at easyJet’s Luton airport headquarters.

Head of cabin services Tina Milton said: “Many of us know people who worked for Monarch and so we are really pleased, as our recruitment drive is still open, to be able to offer opportunities to those affected.

“We will be holding recruitment days for Monarch cabin crew both in Luton and Gatwick this week with 500 positions still available.

“We know the Monarch crew will be a great addition to the easyJet team and look forward to meeting many of them this week.”

Drop-in recruitment information sessions are being held at the carrier’s training academies in Luton and Gatwick from tomorrow, (Tuesday) until Friday.

Capacity has also been increased for cabin crew recruitment selection events this week to accommodate Monarch cabin crew who wish to join easyJet.

Those who are interested in attending a cabin crew selection day in Gatwick on Tuesday or Wednesday should visit this page

Those interested in attending a cabin crew selection day at Luton on Thursday or Friday should visit this page