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Jet2 announces major recruitment drive, incl. need for 180 pilots

2016 09 04

If you want to work for the UK's favourite airline as voted for by TripAdvisor users, then look no further! has today announced a major recruitment drive, with almost 1,000 pilot, cabin crew and engineering positions available across the UK.

To support this drive, we have been hosting a number of roadshows across the UK and continue to do so. For more detail on the dates of these roadshows, please see the end of this article.

They are taking place at various airports and locations across the UK and have been designed to support the recruitment of over 180 pilot, 700 cabin crew and more than 80 engineering positions.

They provide a great opportunity to meet members of the team and receive expert advice and information about the various roles with an informal chat.

Following the recent addition of our 8th UK base in Birmingham with flights launching in 2017, alongside the acquisition of 30 new B737-800 aircraft commencing in September 2016 over a two-year period, we are investing in our next phase of growth and development.

This continuous expansion has opened up a wealth of exciting opportunities for a host of talented pilots, cabin crew and engineers alike.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: "Our family friendly formula is clearly working with customers and it means that we're one of the UK's fastest growing airlines. We have exciting plans to expand the number of destinations we fly to, as well as the number of UK bases we fly from, and this means that our team is growing all the time too. If you're a Pilot, Engineer or aspiring Cabin Crew, and want to join the team of the UK's favourite airline, then we'd be delighted to see you at one of our roadshows."


About the roles:

We are looking to recruit B737 & B757 Type Rated and Non-Type Rated Captains and First Officers to play a pivotal role in our ongoing success.

The roles are targeted at experienced Pilotswith an existing Commercial or Military background, a strong training record and the commitment, energy and flexibility required to deliver Friendly low fares to our customers.

We are also looking for aspiring Cabin Crew members who are passionate about customer service, with a positive and flexible approach to work to ensure the customers always receive a truly VIP service when flying with

Outside of the cockpit, Engineers are on hand 24/7 to ensure flights continue to operate safely.

Our EA 145 Maintenance Approval covers both Line and Base Maintenance and experienced Engineers also work in office based roles, including Powerplant, Technical Services, Airworthiness and Maintenance Programmes.

As the UK's leading leisure airline, with a fleet of over 63 aircraft flying to more than 220 routes to popular destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and a wealth of European Cities, this marks an exciting time for Pilots, Cabin Crew and Engineers to hop aboard our Team.


Details and dates for upcoming Pilot, Cabin Crew and Engineer Roadshows:

Jurys Inn Hotel East Midlands Airport

East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, DE74 2SH

Wednesday 7th September 2016 - 10:00 - 18:00


Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport

Manchester International Aiport, Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3RA

Thursday 8th September 2016 - 10:00 - 18:00,

The Mint, Ingram Street, Leeds, LS11 9AW

Friday 9th September 2016 - 10:00 - 18:00


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