British low-cost carrier easyJet has launched a new recruitment programme aimed at adding up to 450 new pilots. This includes 400 new cadet pilot positions, along with a further 50 Direct Entry Captains.
The Luton-based airline’s Head of Flight Operations, Captain Brian Tyrrell, said: “We’re really pleased to have opened recruitment for more than 450 new easyJet pilot positions. We pride ourselves on having a team of the highest talent and we offer our pilots a clear career path with the opportunity to develop from First Officer to Captain quicker than at other airlines. This is an exciting time to join easyJet as we continue to grow and develop to maintain our position as Europe’s leading airline and I look forward to welcoming the successful applicants in the near future.”
EasyJet added that new cadets will undertake their flying training with one of the carrier’s three partners – CTC Aviation, CAE or FTEJerez.