easyJet becomes the first airline in the UK to offer apprenticeships under the new Government apprenticeship standards

easyJet becomes the first airline in the UK to offer apprenticeships under the new Government apprenticeship standards

  • First apprenticeships offered by an airline in the UK under the new Government apprenticeship standards
  • One year training programme combining training at easyJet’s Gatwick training academy and on the job experience

LUTON, England, 2018-Jul-12 — /Travel PR News/ — easyJet has appointed the first cohort to its new cabin crew apprenticeship scheme – the first of its type under the new government apprenticeship standards.

Twenty five new cabin crew apprentices will go through a 12 month training programme commencing this September at easyJet’s training academy at London Gatwick Airport. After completing their initial cabin crew training, the apprentices will receive further on the job coaching and development including regular progress checks with their training coach. Once they become cabin crew they will fly from London Gatwick to over 100 destinations across Europe, helping to serve the more than 18 million easyJet customers who fly to and from the airport each year.

Prospective candidates for future cabin crew apprenticeship openings at the airline can register interest via Talented@easyjet.com.

easyJet’s Director of Cabin Services, Tina Milton, said:

“We are very pleased to offer this new cabin crew apprenticeship. It will give the recruits the opportunity to earn an industry recognised qualification, as well as gain their easyJet cabin crew wings.

“We hope it will attract people who want to start a career in aviation, by learning how they can help maintain the highest safety standards and offer the best customer service.”

Aviation Minister Baroness Sugg, said:

“We need to inspire the next generation to pursue rewarding careers in aviation like cabin crew, air traffic control and engineering.

“easyJet’s investment is ensuring young people have the skills they need to join our flourishing aviation industry.”

The new cabin crew apprenticeship scheme complements easyJet’s already comprehensive cabin crew training programme on all aspects of air safety and customer service. The apprentices will receive a Government accredited apprenticeship qualification.

More information on apprenticeship roles at easyJet that form easyJet’s Talented Career Programmes can be found at https://careers.easyjet.com/graduates-and-apprentices

easyJet’s new cabin crew apprenticeship scheme complements the airlines well-established engineering apprenticeship scheme is open for 2018 applications until 15 July.  In November 2017, following a record number of applications, easyJet welcomed 14 aeronautical engineering apprentices who are currently completing 26 months of on classroom and on the job training.

easyJet has also just closed applications for a new Operational control centre apprenticeship programme. Successful candidates will join the airline in October 2018 to learn the different disciplines of the Operational control centre alongside earning a Level 3 Aviation Ground Operations Specialist qualification.


easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe’s primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service.

easyJet flies on more of Europe’s most popular routes than any other airline. easyJet carries over 82 million passengers annually, of which more than 13 million are travelling on business. easyJet flies 298 aircraft on more than 980 routes to 156 airports across 33 countries. More than 300 million Europeans live within one hour’s drive of an easyJet airport.

easyJet aims to be a good corporate citizen, employing people on local contracts in seven countries across Europe in full compliance with national laws and recognising their trade unions. The airline supports a number of local charities and also has a corporate partnership with UNICEF which has raised over £10m for the most vulnerable children since it was established in 2012.

The airline takes sustainability seriously. easyJet invests in the latest technology, operates efficiently and fills most of its seats which means that an easyJet passenger’s carbon footprint is 22% less than a passenger on a traditional airline, flying the same aircraft on the same route.

Innovation is in easyJet’s DNA – from our launch over 20 years ago when we changed the way people fly to the present day where we lead the industry in digital, web, engineering and operational innovations to make travel more easy and affordable for our passengers.

For further information, please contact the easyJet Press Office on 01582 525252, log ontowww.easyjet.com or follow @easyJet_Press

Source: easyJet