Jet2.Com has announced it will train around 200 of its staff a year at Newcastle Airport and has launched a recruitment drive for workers from the area.
More than one hundred jobs will be recruited locally to staff Jet2.com’s expansion programme at Newcastle Airport.
Five new routes to Bodrum, Rome, Dubrovnik, Reus and Venice will commence from 31st May.
Technical staff as well as cabin crew are being invited to apply for positions.
The cabin crew training is intense, with potential workers having to pass 17 exams before they are allowed to work on board passenger aircraft.
Newcastle College helps coordinate the training with its training academy located at the private airfield behind Newcastle Airport’s main runway.
Its facilities include A 12,000m2 purpose built aircraft hanger and a multiple training aircraft including a BAE Jetstream 31, Piper Aztec, BAC Jet Provosts and a Boeing 737.
It also trains aircraft engineers and has an avionics laboratory, an aerospace, mechanical and airframe repair workshop, and classrooms on site.
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