Airline to recruit more than 100 at Birmingham Airport

By John Corser | Business | Published:

Leisure airline is taking on more than 100 new staff at its newest base at Birmingham Airport as part of a major recruitment drive. launched new routes from Birmingham Airport earlier this year

It will be holding roadshows across the UK to fill more than 1,700 pilot, cabin crew and ground operations roles.

One of the recruitment roadshows will be at Hilton Birmingham Metropole at the National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday, September 6, from 10am to 5.30pm

The announcement comes on the back of a successful recruitment campaign for this summer, which includes flights from new bases at Birmingham and London Stansted.

This expansion is set to continue in summer 2018, with the company having 9.8 million seats on sale – a 13 per cent capacity increase. It includes almost a million seats to 30 destinations from Birmingham Airport.

The roadshow has been designed to support the recruitment of pilot, cabin crew and ground operations positions at Birmingham as the company continues to grow. The roadshow will offer the chance to meet members of the team, receive expert advice and information about the various roles on offer with an informal chat.

Steve Heapy, chief executive of and Jet2holidays said: “It has been an exciting year for and Jet2holidays, and we are delighted to be creating so many opportunities to join our award-winning team at Birmingham Airport. If you care passionately about looking after customers, we would love to see you at one of our upcoming roadshows and we look forward to welcoming you on board.”, the third largest registered airline in the UK, was recently named best airline – UK and best low-cost airline – Europe in the inaugural TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for airlines.

It has a growing fleet of aircraft, including 34 brand new Boeing 737-800NG aircraft which are being delivered between 2016 and 2019.


The pilot roles are targeted at experienced pilots with a strong training record and the commitment, energy and flexibility required to deliver the best service to their all-important customers.

The ground operations team will be responsible for ensuring that flights depart safely and on time.

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John Corser

By John Corser
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Express & Star business reporter at head office, Wolverhampton. Welcomes all news of companies and business organisations.


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