to hire up to 180 new pilots as part of recruitment drive

Low-cost airline has announced a major recruitment drive to fill 1,000 new roles within the airline, with plans to hire 180 new pilots

The company plans to hold road shows to fill the positions, starting in Leeds on 9 September. Following the recent addition of an eight UK base in Birmingham with flights launching in 2017, alongside the acquisition of 30 new B737-800 aircraft, the first arriving in September 2016, and Jet2holidays are looking to invest in their next phase of growth and development.

“Our family-friendly formula is clearly working with customers and it means that we’re one of the UK’s fastest growing airlines,” said Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays.

“We have exciting plans to expand the number of destinations we fly to, as well as the number of UK bases we fly from, and this means that our team is growing all the time too,” Heapy added. “If you’re a pilot, engineer or aspiring cabin crew, and want to join the team of the UK’s favourite airline, then we’d be delighted to see you at our Leeds roadshow.” is looking to recruit B737 & B757 Type Rated and Non Type Rated Captains and First Officers. The roles are targeted at experienced pilots with an existing commercial or military background, a strong training record and the ‘commitment, energy and flexibility required to deliver Friendly low fares to their all-important customers.’

You can register interest in the carrier’s roadshows at

Details and dates for the Pilot, Cabin Crew and Engineer Roadshows: 

  • Maldron Hotel Belfast, Belfast International Airport, Belfast, BT29 4ZY – Thursday 1st September 2016 – 10:00 – 18:00
  • Jurys Inn Hotel East Midlands Airport, East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, DE74 2SH – Wednesday 7th September 2016 – 10:00 – 18:00
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport, Manchester International Aiport, Chicago Avenue, Manchester, M90 3RA – Thursday 8th September 2016 – 10:00 – 18:00
  • The Mint, Ingram Street, Leeds, LS11 9AW – Friday 9th September 2016 – 10:00 – 18:00