Jet2.com and Jet2holidays has announced a massive recruitment drive, with over 3,000 jobs up for grabs across the UK and Europe in a variety of positions to support the company’s growth – and over 350 of these will be based at Leeds Bradford Airport.
The announcement comes as the award-winning airline and tour operator continues its growth strategy, on the back of a bumper Summer ‘18. After its biggest ever programme of flights and holidays this summer, the company will increase capacity at Leeds Bradford Airport by another six per cent in Summer ‘19, with over 1.8 million seats on sale. This programme will see Jet2.com and Jet2holidays launch three brand new destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport – Bourgas in Bulgaria, Izmir in Turkey and Chania in Crete.
To support this growth and to continue its track record of delivering award-winning customer service, the company is looking to recruit passionate and talented individuals to fill over 150 cabin crew and 200 ground operations positions at Leeds Bradford Airport, in addition to vacancies in flight deck roles.
The flight deck roles are targeted at experienced pilots with a strong training record and the commitment, energy and flexibility required to deliver the best service to customers.
The ground operations team will be responsible for ensuring that flights depart safely and on time. Working as part of a team of Customer Helpers, they work hard to ensure that customers have the perfect start to a lovely holiday.
Aspiring cabin crew members will be expected to deliver a consistently high level of safety and a VIP service to customers, working closely with the flight deck and the rest of the crew to make every flight memorable.
Steve Heapy, CEO ofJet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “This is our biggest ever recruitment drive at Leeds Bradford Airport, and once again demonstrates our commitment to investing in our customers and in people’s careers. The success of our award-winning business is down to the hard work of our fantastic colleagues, and we are looking forward to meeting passionate people to join our expanding team.”
David Laws, CEO at Leeds Bradford Airport, said: “This year marks the fifteenth anniversary for Jet2.com at Leeds Bradford Airport. In this time, they have gone from strength to strength and its continued success is down to its huge choice of routes and the amazing customer service of the team.”
In total more than 3,000 jobs are up for grabs across the UK and Europe in a variety of positions to support the company’s growth. More than 2,000 jobs are located across the company’s nine UK bases – in Flight Deck, Cabin Crew and Ground Operations roles – and over 1,000 positions are available across Europe in Ground Operations, Overseas Operations, Cabin Crew and free Resort Flight Check-in roles.