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

450 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
16 May 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Airline EasyJet has announced that it is to create 450 new jobs for pilots as part of a major new recruitment drive. The jobs will be based across the UK and will command an average starting salary of GBP 40,000 (€45,300). The airline previously expanded significantly in 2015, when it launched its 'Amy Johnson Initiative' to recruit more female pilots. It is expected that this will continue and female pilots will constitute a significant proportion of the latest intake. Three hundred of the new positions are expected to be offered to cadets, and the remaining positions will be taken by more experienced pilots and co-pilots.


  • 16 May 2017: The Scotsman


Eurofound (2017), Easyjet, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 91165, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/91165.