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Nick Hill

Jet2 set to launch new recruitment drive to fill 1,700 jobs across the UK

Jet2.com, the Yorkshire-headquartered airline, has announced a new recruitment drive to fill over 1,700 pilot, cabin crew and ground operations roles.

The announcement comes on the back of a recruitment drive for this summer, which included flights from new bases at Birmingham and London Stansted.

This expansion is set to continue in Summer 2018, with the company having 9.8 million seats on sale (a 13% capacity rise). This increase has, therefore, created new roles for pilots, cabin crew and ground operations staff.

300 of the new roles will be filled at Leeds Bradford Airport, where Jet2.com is based. To support this, the airline is hosting a recruitment roadshow at Mercure Leeds Parkway on Friday 1st September.

This biggest ever summer programme includes over 1.6 million seats to 46 destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport.

The roadshow will offer the chance to meet members of theJet2.com team, receive advice and information about the various roles on offer.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “It has been an exciting year for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, and we are delighted to be creating so many opportunities to join our award-winning team at Leeds Bradford Airport.

“If you care passionately about looking after customers, we would love to see you at one of our upcoming roadshows and we look forward to welcoming you on board.”

Jet2.com, the third largest registered airline in the UK, needs to recruit more pilots as its fleet is set to be bolstered by 34 brand new Boeing 737-800NG aircrafts which are being delivered between 2016 and 2019.

The ground operations team will be responsible for ensuring that flights depart safely and on time. Cabin crew members will be expected to deliver a consistently safe and VIP service to customers, while working closely with the captain and the rest of the crew.

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