Service pilots invited to apply for a new career
with the North’s leading leisure airline
Jet2.com is pledging to support
the heroes who have fought for our country by helping them to consider whether
a move to the world of commercial aviation could be right for them.
hosted an exclusive seminar for service pilots who are looking to leave the
forces at The Aviation Academy and onboard one of its 757 aircraft at Leeds
Bradford Airport. Following recent news reports of the 5000 redundancies being
imposed on the RAF after the government’s defence review, the session allowed
the service pilots to discuss options of how they could continue their flying
careers with a commercial airline.
Director of Jet2.com, Ian Doubtfire, and the airline’s Human Resources
Director, Richard Chambers, provided informative presentations to the group.
The service pilots had the opportunity to pose questions about the selection
process and the different opportunities with Jet2.com before visiting
the flight deck of the 757 aircraft.
already employs 49 ex-service men and women across its eight regional bases.
Ryan McNaught is currently in training to be a pilot for Jet2.com: “Prior to
undertaking the Jet2.com training programme, I served in the Royal Air Force
for over 16 years. I was based at Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and had postings
to a number of destinations including Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and
“I’m just so
pleased I can combine my love of flying with a career with a great, commercial
airline. My training has been in depth and I’m sure I will have a long and
happy career with Jet2.com.”
MD of Jet2.com,
Ian Doubtfire, said: “It was fantastic to meet so many brave service pilots. The
job they do is truly inspiring and I hope they found the session useful, as we really
enjoyed conducting it.
“With the news
of potentially huge redundancies in the armed forces over the coming years,
it’s a tough time for many of them - but there are options. I look forward to
welcoming more ex-service men and women to the friendly team at Jet2.com
in the near future.”
is currently undergoing a period of rapid expansion including commencing flying
from its eighth base at Glasgow on 31 March, and introducing 26 new routes and 12
brand new destinations across its bases for summer 2011. To help meet theses ambitious
growth plans Jet2.com is in the process of recruiting 140 pilots. This will
bring the total number of pilots employed by Jet2.com to 356 - a
growth of 117% on the previous year.
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