Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51.1 - Passenger air transport

1,140 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
14 October 2015
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 October 2016


Low cost airline Easyjet has announced plans to recruit over 1,000 new staff following the opening of its new training centre based at Gatwick airport. The training centre itself has provided 40 jobs after a 2.7 million GBP investment. The company's chief executive confirmed that over the coming year 1,140 staff would be recruited with 830 cabin crew jobs and 310 pilots being sought. The jobs will be based across the UK, but it is understood that around 600 of the cabin crew jobs will operate from Gatwick. Recruitment for the new positions has already opened, though it is not known when the new jobs will start..


  • 14 October 2015: ITV News
  • 14 October 2015: Travel Weekly


Eurofound (2015), Easyjet, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 85166, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/85166.