If you fancy working for Ryanair they're hiring 3,500 people

The company says 2017 will be its busiest-ever year for new hires...

If you fancy working for Ryanair they're hiring 3,500 people

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Irish airline Ryanair has announced today that it will create 3,500 jobs in 2017.

This news comes as the company plans to take delivery of 50 new aircrafts in the next 12 months. It will hire 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, as well as promoting over 300 First Officers on its command upgrade programme across its 84-base European network.

These new jobs include IT, Sales & Marketing, Digital Experience, Finance and Commercial roles at Ryanair’s Dublin office - and with its Polish subsidiary in the Polish city of Wroclaw.

Eddie Wilson, Ryanair’s Chief People Officer said: "2017 is set to be our busiest recruitment year to date, and we are continuing to invest heavily in talent for the future.

"Ryanair is now considered to be the ‘go-to’ airline for both cadet and direct entry hires, with our industry leading 5/4 roster for pilots, and both pilots and cabin crew have the opportunity to work on the youngest fleet in Europe as we take delivery of our new Boeing aircraft."

The company advises potential applicants to visit careers.ryanair.com for further information.

Ryanair also announced today that its total traffic in September grew by 13% to 10.8 million customers.

It had a load factor of 95% during the month - that means of every 100 available seats 95 were sold.