Leeds-based Jet2.com creates 1,700 jobs

Jet2.com — owned by Leeds-based leisure and logistics firm Dart Group — has announced a major recruitment drive with roadshows taking place across the UK to fill more than 1,700 jobs for pilots, cabin crew and ground operations staff.

The roadshows are taking place throughout August and September to recruit about 180 pilots, 900 cabin crew and more than 700 ground operations workers.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “It has been an exciting year for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, and we are delighted to be creating so many opportunities to join our award-winning team.

“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.”

Jet2.com said it is now the third largest registered airline in the UK.

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