Jet2 appoints over 120 ex-Thomas Cook employees

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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays (Jet2) have appointed over 120 ex-Thomas Cook colleagues, including more than 50 pilots, 20 engineers, and almost 40 cabin crew members.

Since the collapse of Thomas Cook, Jet2 has worked to offer ex-colleagues the opportunity to find alternative employment, hosting a number of dedicated recruitment roadshows. These roadshows have taken place across the UK in Manchester, Peterborough, Birmingham Airport and London Stansted Airport, as well as overseas.

Jet2 anticipates that it could employ a further 50 pilots by the end of February 2020, taking the total number of ex-Thomas Cook recruited pilots to more than 100. Furthermore, over 20 engineers from Thomas Cook have accepted offers to join the company and planning is underway to fill a further 50 engineering posts. The company has also recruited individuals in operational roles across the business such as safety, compliance and security, and crew control.

“We expect to recruit even more”

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We moved very quickly to help people during a difficult time, and we are delighted to appoint talented colleagues and welcome them to our award-winning team.

“We have focused specifically on hiring individuals who share our value of delivering a VIP customer service. With an ever-growing programme, with new destinations and more aircraft being added to our fleet, it is a very exciting time for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays. We expect to recruit even more ex-Thomas Cook employees and look forward to welcoming them in the near future, as our company continues to grow.”

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