EasyJet has announced its intention to recruit over 1100 cabin crew and pilots as it opened a new crew training centre at Gatwick airport.

The airline invested £2.7 million in the ‘easyJet Gatwick Academy’ that will house a training facility comprising of classrooms, cabin simulator, evacuation slide and fire training rig. The centre opening will bring 40 jobs to Gatwick.
Speaking at the airport at the opening of the facility, chief executive Carolyn McCall also announced that easyJet will recruit 1,140 crew over the next year – 830 cabin crew and 310 pilots.

The jobs will be based across the UK.

Interested candidates are invited to apply via https://careers.easyjet.com/ and to visit easyJet’s linkedin page at https://www.linkedin.com/company/easyjet

McCall said: “Over the next twelve months we will recruit over 1,100 pilots and crew.  easyJet is a dynamic airline and we are looking for people who are as passionate about aviation as they are about customer service. We are fully committed to nurturing new talent and there are plenty of development opportunities available.”

easyJet also revealed that it aims to double the proportion of new entrant pilots who are female over two years‎ in the first phase of a long term strategy to increase the proportion of female pilots at the airline. ‎