EasyJet announces plans to recruit 200 more pilots

EasyJet announces plans to recruit 200 more pilots

EasyJet is to start advertising to recruit 200 additional pilots for 2014.

The announcement comes on top of the news last month that the budget carrier is creating 330 new permanent positions for pilots this year.

The airline is advertising in industry publications such as Flight International.

Some of the new pilots will join easyJet direct while others will be recruited via the airline’s training partners CTC Aviation and CAE Parc Aviation.

They then gain further experience and flying hours with easyJet which is followed by a permanent contract with the airline.

The new positions from summer 2014 will be offered across the airline’s 11 UK bases – Gatwick, Southend, Luton, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Belfast – and across its European network.

Head of flight operations Brian Tyrrell said: “We are actively seeking pilots from the military services and we know from the ex-forces pilots who already fly with us that their skills and experience will be an asset to the airline.

“No other British airline is recruiting on this scale. It is a great time to join easyJet – our pilots fly one of the youngest fleets in the aviation world, receive high quality training and fast career progression at an airline which has gone from strength to strength in recent years.

“Pilots joining easyJet can look forward to a long term career with the airline, becoming captains in less than 10 years – much more quickly than at other airlines.

“As a demonstration of this we plan to promote 100 senior first officers to captain in 2014.”


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