Individuals pursuing aviation jobs around Britain and beyond will have great reason to take an interest in the latest hiring announcement from Jet2.com. The low-cost airline – based at Leeds Bradford Airport – along with its sister company, the tour operator Jet2holidays, is on the lookout for talented professionals to fill over 3,000 vacancies across the UK and the wider continent.
The roles up for grabs include more than 250 at London Stansted Airport, as well as over 200 based at Birmingham Airport. The airline operates budget flights from another six UK airports, including Belfast International, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle.
Big plans after a bumper summer 2018
Jet2 has been in quite the ascendancy in recent times, as demonstrated by the company’s claim that this last summer has seen it launch its biggest ever programme of flights and holidays.
Jet2.com is now the UK’s third largest registered airline, and plans to operate a fleet of 96 aircraft by summer 2019. Its growth programme will also see the introduction of new destinations including Bourgas in Bulgaria, Chania in Crete and Izmir in Turkey.
The latest open roles in the UK encompass the likes of flight deck personnel, cabin crew and positions in the ground operations teams. Meanwhile, for those considering making the next step of their aviation career in Europe, there are ground operations, overseas operations, cabin crew and free resort flight check-in vacancies now being advertised.
Such jobs are part of the firm’s efforts to bolster its capacity at Stansted by 20% next year, making 1.7 million seats available, while over the same period, the company’s Birmingham Airport capacity will rise by more than 25%, equating to over 1.6 million seats on sale.
“Our biggest ever recruitment drive”
Hailing the announcement of what he said was the business’s “biggest ever recruitment drive” for both Stansted Airport and Birmingham Airport, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays CEO Steve Heapy stated the news “once again demonstrates our commitment to investing in our customers and in people’s careers.
“The success of our award-winning business is down to the hard work of our fantastic colleagues, and we are looking forward to meeting passionate people to join our expanding team.”
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