easyJet chief executive Carolyn McCall made the announcement today at the opening of the new training centre ‘The easyJet Gatwick Academy’ based at the airport.
As part of the recruitment drive the airline has launched an initiative to increase the number of female pilots, with the aim to double the proportion of new entrant pilots who are women over two years.
Carolyn McCall said: “Over the next twelve months we will recruit over 1,100 pilots and crew. easyJet is a dynamic airline and we are looking for people who are as passionate about aviation as they are about customer service. We are fully committed to nurturing new talent and there are plenty of development opportunities available. The skill and professionalism of our pilots is one of easyJet’s key strengths. We offer a clear career path for pilots with the potential to move from first officer to captain more quickly than at other airlines. Beyond that there are further opportunities for pilots to develop their career whether that is into training or management.”
Interested candidates are invited to apply via careers.easyjet.com