Thomson Airways has started a recruitment campaign for 350 UK cabin crew and pilots.

The move comes as Tui Group kicks off it biggest pan-European recruitment drive for more than 1,750 new staff for summer 2017 across Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Scandinavia, Switzerland and the UK.

More than 800 vacancies will be available to candidates in the UK across 62 different roles including holiday reps and guides.

Other vacancies include entertainers, qualified childcare staff, football and swimming coaches for the group’s concept hotels.

In the winter season, Tui Destination Services staff can opt work in a specific destination, for Crystal Ski, in a travel agency in their home country or one of the group’s European head offices.

Global head of recruitment and placements, Andrew Willis, said: “With a real focus on diversity this year we are working hard to break-the-mould with a specific drive on mature candidates looking for a lifestyle change or who’s children have perhaps flown the nest.”