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Ryanair announces 2,000 new pilot jobs in Ireland

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Ryanair announced the recruitment of 2,000 new pilots as the company aims to recover and rebuild from the pandemic.

Positions are open to experienced and aspiring pilots. Still, if anyone wants to pursue a new career in the aviation industry, training courses will be held later this year to prepare graduates in the summer of 2022.

Ryanair has partnered with the Airline Flight Academy in Dublin to carry out this program and plans to provide Boeing 737 training courses as part of this recruitment campaign.

As for the job pitch and description, the airline has said: “Ryanair Pilots enjoy great pay, industry-leading five on, four off rosters, outstanding career development and world-class training.”

It added: “As part of Ryanair’s career development plan, most of the captain positions created by these new aircraft deliveries will fill internal promotion opportunities, create opportunities for co-pilot replacement and eventually new pilots. They can start their careers at Ryanair. The cadets of the pilot career enable them to become the first officers and captains of the next generation of Ryanair.”

Earlier this year, the airline reported record losses of €815m (£702m) for its last financial year. However, Ryanair stated that they expect to “benefit from a strong rebound in pent-up travel demand in the second half of 2021”.

In what’s described as “the most challenging year in Ryanair’s 35-year history,” the Micheal O’Leary-led airline said that flight bans, travel restrictions and national lockdowns had a seismic impact on their finances.

However, they’ve now taken delivery of their first Boeing 737-8200 gamechanger aircraft, which the company believes will significantly impact their future.

Speaking about the new recruitment initiative, Ryanair’s People Director, Darrell Hughes, has said: “As we take delivery of more than 210 Boeing 737-8200 gamechanger aircraft, Ryanair will recruit 2,000+ pilots over the next three years to fill positions created by this growth“.

He added, “This is great news for experienced and aspiring pilots but also for our own pilots who will enjoy fast-tracked promotions. Throughout the pandemic, Ryanair has worked closely with our people to save jobs, and we are delighted to start planning for a return to growth over the coming years as we recover from the Covid-19 crisis and grow to 200m guests by FY2024.

Source: Irish Mirror

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