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Ryanair’s huge recruitment drive for customer-focused jobseekers

Irish airline Ryanair is launching a recruitment drive for hundreds of cabin crew jobs

The company has stated that no particular experience or qualifications are necessary except for familiarity with dealing with the public. Its recruitment partner Crewlink says it is looking for candidates who are outgoing and lively, as well as being hard-working, flexible and at least 18 years old.

Crewlink’s head of recruitment, Niall Gleeson, cited a very positive response to its 2015 drive, which has seen it fill hundreds of new positions within the growing airline. Successful applicants will undergo a six-week training course before they take to the skies as cabin crew members.

Candidates who pass the recruitment stages will benefit from being paid to jet off to hundreds of different cities, including popular destinations in the south of France, Sicily, Scandinavia and North Africa.

Other perks include meeting and working with people from all around the world and experiencing many different cultures first-hand. Staff will also gain valuable experience in first aid and other transferable skills in a dynamic and unique customer-focused environment.

Ryanair’s continued recruitment has been spurred by the airline’s growing profits. It currently transports more than 116 million passengers per year on over 1,800 flights a day, taking people to over 200 different cities in 33 countries.

Ryanair’s fleet of more than 340 Boeing 737 aircraft is due to be almost doubled in the near future, and it has stated that it has a target of 180 million passengers by 2024, suggesting that its need for more staff has no signs of slowing.

It already boasts a roster of over 9,500 staff, and this latest drive looks set to push it comfortably over the 10,000 mark. The Irish airline has also looked to diversify its product offering in recent years with the addition of ‘business plus’ tickets, allowing more flexibility for business flyers looking to simplify their travel solutions.

After attending an assessment day, successful candidates will go through a five-stage training process which will prepare them for their careers in the sky. The drive may be attractive for UK jobseekers looking to land a role in an increasingly competitive job market.

Although the UK economy has continued to recover at a fairly steady rate since the recession, a culture of cautiousness still prevails among employers, and many find it hard to obtain even basic jobs.

With dozens or sometimes even hundreds of candidates applying for the same customer service roles on many job sites, applicants may find they have more luck with Ryanair’s current recruitment drive.

Interested jobseekers should email or visit for more information about the recruitment process and job specifications.

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