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 CTC although they have used CAE and FTE Jerez too. CTC operate a an easyJet Wings Programme under either the MPL or ‘traditional’ integrated formats.
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.
You have two weeks to prepare yourself before applications open. Naturally the sooner you apply after the opening date the better chance you have at being called for an assessment earlier.
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