easyJet Pilot Recruitment
Cadets, First Officers & Captains
Last Recruitment Commenced: Various, ongoing requirements throughout 2016 Currently Recruiting: Yes, large recruitment drive begins June 2017 Previously Recruited Low Hour Pilots: Yes Trend: Positive
EasyJet (styled as easyJet; LSE: EZJ) is a British low-cost airline carrier based at London Luton Airport. It operates domestic and international scheduled services on over 700 routes in 32 countries.
easyJet plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. EasyGroup Holdings Ltd (the investment vehicle of easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou and his family) is the largest shareholder with a 34.62% stake (as of July 2014). It employs nearly 11,000 people, based throughout Europe but mainly in the UK.
easyJet has seen rapid expansion since its establishment in 1995, having grown through a combination of acquisitions and base openings fuelled by consumer demand for low-cost air travel.
The airline, along with associate company easyJet Switzerland, operates more than 200 aircraft, mostly Airbus A319. It has 24 bases across Europe, the largest being Gatwick. In 2014, easyJet carried more than 65 million passengers, making it the second-largest airline in Europe by number of passengers carried, behind Ryanair.
easyJet about to commence huge pilot recruitment campaign!
At the beginning of June, easyJet will be launching a recruitment drive for up to 450 new pilots in a campaign it calls ‘For the love of Flying’.
easyJet recruited 426 pilots last year so this year’s target would be a record. Opportunities will range from cadet pilots embarking on new careers to experienced First Officers and Captains.easyJet currently employed more than 3000 pilots who fly around 265 Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft on 870 routes to 31 countries. easyJet’s plan is to continue to grow. They already have large orders for new A320neo aircraft but are changing some of those orders to the larger A321neo.
Around 300 of the new positions will be for cadet pilots and there will be a particular focus on recruiting more female pilots as part of easyJet’s Amy Johnson initiative.
Captain Brian Tyrell, easyJet’s Head of Flight Operations said ‘We’re really pleased that we are opening recruitment for up to 450 new easyJet pilot positions in a couple of weeks time. We pride ourselves on having a team of the highest talent and we offer our pilots a clear career path with the opportunity to develop from First Officer to Captain quicker than most other airlines’.
easyJet currently take cadets mainly from L3 Aviation Academy although they have used CAE and FTE Jerez too. L3 Aviation Academy operate a programme called the Generation easyJet Pilot Training Programme.
On completion of the course you can expect to be offered a position as a Second Officer at one of easyJet’s European bases. The usual process is 12 months as a Second Officer and then should be promoted to a First Officer. Operate for 2 years as a First Officer and you can expect promotion to a Senior First Officer. Once in this position you will be considered for a command.
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