EasyJet to create more pilot jobs

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Airline easyJet is to create more new jobs for pilots as it continues with its expansion plans, saying the posts will be open to those currently flying for the military.

About 200 jobs will be added in 2014 following recent news of 330 permanent positions for pilots this year.

The new posts will be offered across all 11 of easyJet's UK bases - Gatwick, Southend, Luton, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester, Liverpool, Bristol and Belfast - and across easyJet's European sites.

EasyJet's head of flight operations, Captain Brian Tyrrell, said: "I'm really pleased to be launching this recruitment drive for 200 new pilots. We are actively seeking pilots from the military services and we know from the ex-forces pilots who already fly with us that their skills and experience will be an asset to the airline.

"No other British airline is recruiting on this scale. It is a great time to join easyJet - our pilots fly one of the youngest fleets in world aviation, receive high quality training and fast career progression at an airline which has gone from strength to strength in recent years."

There are currently more than 2,300 pilots flying for easyJet.

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