easyJet to Recruit 200 Pilots for 2014

UK airline easyJet plans to fill 200 additional pilot positions in 2014.  The carrier says the roles will provide “the first step towards a long term career with easyJet”, with added hopes to continue its expansion.
The airline expects to fill the new positions from several sources, including pilots starting their careers, ex-military pilots and those who currently fly for other carriers.
The jobs will be offered across all 11 easyJet UK bases (Gatwick, Southend, Luton, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Belfast) and across its European network.
Head of Flight Operations, Captain Brian Tyrrell, commented:  “Pilots joining easyJet can look forward to a long-term career with the airline, becoming captains in less than ten years – much quicker than at other airlines.  As a demonstration of this, we plan to promote 100 senior first officers to captain in 2014.”
easyJet operates 214 aircraft and employs 2,300 pilots.  Last month, it announced that it would create 300 permanent positions for pilots in 2013.
Those interested can apply through careers.easyjet.com and, if successful, will start flying with the airline next summer.
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