easyJet has revealed it will create 330 new permanent jobs in 2013 for pilots as part of a new career structure to provide cadet and first officer opportunities for pilots looking for a career at easyJet.
The new permanent first officer positions will be offered across all 11 of easyJet’s UK bases - Gatwick, Southend, Luton, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Belfast.
easyJet has also reshaped and formalised its career structure.
This will provide cadets with the opportunity to gain experience and flying hours followed by a new entrant contract for experienced first officers which in turn leads to a long-term career at easyJet and the opportunity to become a captain.
easyJet’s financial performance demonstrates that the airline is well positioned to continue to profitably grow in the European short-haul market creating attractive long-term careers for pilots in the UK and across Europe.
No other UK airline is recruiting on this scale this year.
Initially, when filling the 330 new roles priority will be given to pilots employed by easyJet’s aviation training partners, CTC Aviation and Parc, who are already gaining experience as pilots with easyJet.
The airline expects to be creating new permanent roles in both 2013 and 2014 and will also consider applications from pilots with appropriate experience.
easyJet head of flight Operations, captain Brian Tyrrell, said: “I am really pleased that easyJet is able to offer 330 new permanent positions for pilots.
“They will be joining easyJet at a good time and have the prospect of a long and successful career at easyJet.”