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easyJet has announced that it will recruit more than 450 new pilots.

Positions available range from cadet pilots starting their career, experienced co-pilots from other airlines to direct entry captains. As well as introducing new talent to easyJet, opportunities will also be available for more than 140 of the airline’s current first officers to be promoted to captains. 

Of the 450 positions, 400 will be cadet pilots and experienced co-pilots and 50 direct entry captains who will be offered positions across all of easyJet’s 28 European bases.

For new cadets undertaking their training with CTC Aviation, CAE or FTE Jerez, many will have the opportunity to apply for all or part of their training loan (between £30,000 to £100,000) underwritten by the airline and some experienced pilots joining from other airlines can also apply for the opportunity to have their type rating loan underwritten.

Earlier this year easyJet also announced the launch of the Amy Johnson Flying Initiative to help encourage more women to train for a career as a commercial airline pilot. Currently women make up six per cent of easyJet’s new pilot intake, in line with the industry as a whole. The airline plans to double this to 12 per cent over the next two years and will offer to underwrite the full training loan of six female new entrant pilots.  

In the initial stages of a new pilot’s career, the first step towards joining easyJet will usually be through the airline’s training partners CTC Aviation, CAE and FTE Jerez. The pilots will gain experience of the airline’s operations and build up their flying hours with more work in the summer than the winter. 

Once they have completed at least 12 months, pilots then join easyJet as permanent employees at second officer rank. After flying for a further two years with easyJet pilots will then become a senior first officer. From that stage the aim is to achieve their command and become captains. Beyond this there are further opportunities for pilots to develop their career whether that is into a training or management role.

Candidates can apply now at www.careers.easyjet.com/pilots/

 



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