Thank you for showing an interest in Jet2.com and our Future Second Officer Programme.

Now is an exciting time to be taking your first step into the flight deck of our Airbus and Boeing aircraft. Our Programme is about supporting that transition through personal development, growth and a full immersion into our business.

During your Jet2.com Brand Discovery phase, we will invite you to our headquarters in Leeds to find out what makes our customers choose to fly with us on their well-deserved holidays. Meeting our head-office and operational teams, you will understand how we plan, market, sell and deliver our flight and holiday programme.

During the Jet2.com In-flight Discovery phase, you will train and operate as Cabin Crew to understand and deliver our VIP customer service as well as meet our customers. It's one step closer to the flight deck!

The Jet2.com Ground Discovery Phase is all about meeting and working with the teams delivering our renowned service at the airport. You'll spend time with our famous Red Team and the Customer Helpers who welcome our customers and make our airports run smoothly. Let's not forget 'Back of House'. You'll be right there with them in the Flight Deck during departures and turnarounds, learning how we dispatch our aircraft and seeing how we all Work as One Team to make sure our flights take-off safely and on-time.

In your final weeks on the Programme, you will spend time in our Crew Rooms meeting Captains, First Officers, Trainers and Base Management teams. You will observe briefings, fly on jumpseats and start to see how we operate in base. You will also meet many other service partners that help the operation run smoothly, such as our Engineers, ATC and the Fire Service to name a few, and to enhance your learning, we will schedule a Simulator refresher to keep you flying high.

We believe that a full understanding of our Company is a huge advantage to new Pilots embarking on a career with Jet2.com. We invest in developing your knowledge and relationship with the whole company and believe that you are our future Captains, Trainers and Managers.

As well as excellent technical and flying ability, we want you to commit to Jet2.com as a career airline and embrace the ethos and values of our Company. We are looking for people with strong interpersonal and customer service skills, who can demonstrate initiative and work as part of one team. Take some time to learn about our Company online and understand how we create memories for our customers. If you feel you can make a positive contribution, we would very much like to hear from you.

Rob Clark
Aircrew Manager

Highlights of the Scheme

• A unique route to the flight deck in the UK’s top leisure airline. Don’t take our word for it, take a look at our collection of awards

• A distinct focus on personal and professional development at the start of your flying career in a supportive environment

• Spend time hearing about and meeting the teams across the business that make Jet2.com & Jet2Holidays an award-winning Airline and Tour Operator

• Qualify as Cabin Crew to gain a valuable insight into how we deliver safety onboard and our industry recognised VIP Customer Service

• The opportunity to be based at one of Jet.com’s fantastic UK bases and help support the daily operation

• Training opportunities including a Jet2.com Jet Orientation Course (JOC) and the opportunity to ‘jump-seat’ to a variety of destinations


Jet2.com and Jet2holidays named Which? Travel Brand of the Year

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have been named Travel Brand of the Year 2023 at this year’s Which? Travel Awards, after they were recognised for providing customers with exactly what they want when it comes to their well-deserved holidays. For the second year running, the leading leisure airline and UK's largest tour operator received the coveted title for continuing to go from strength-to-strength…

Recruitment is currently closed

Applications are now closed, please keep an eye on our website and social media feeds for upcoming opportunities

Your time as a Future Second Officer

The 20 weeks you spend as a Future Second Officer with Jet2.com offers an unparalleled understanding of how our business operates; all with the goal of taking our customers on their dream holiday. Throughout the experience, you will acquire new skills and build lasting relationships with our incredible teams. This will give you a genuine insight into our business and how we Work as One Team for the ultimate enjoyment of our loyal customers.

The scheme gives you a great understanding of the "bigger picture" Operations of the Airline industry. You learn things that will stay with you throughout your career as a pilot and will help mould you into a great Commander. Even in this early stage of my flying career, I already find myself explaining certain areas of the day to day operations of the company to experienced captains. - Matt
Spending time with and getting to know everyone else's roles during the Scheme - from Check in, Boarding, Ground Handling, Crewing and Operations to Cabin Crew - has really broadened my understanding of the day to day operations of the airline. - Aaron
A fantastic scheme that allows you to explore the company and really get to know the people you will be working with. An opportunity for Ab-Initio Pilots who have very little experience of Airline Operation - it really boosts your confidence when you walk through the door ready for your first flight!

I wouldn't want to start a flying career straight out of flying school without doing this first - invaluable. - Louise
Spending time in the Engineering hangar at Leeds was a particular highlight of the programme for me. We managed to get our hands dirty and worked alongside the Engineers which was a great experience! We also got to walk around the aircraft in slow time and look at the aircraft from a technical point of view which was a great learning experience and something most pilots don't get the chance to do." - Kris

Highlights of working for Jet2.com

• We’re an award-winning Airline and Tour Operator – the Which? Travel brand of the year and a top-rated Airline for customer satisfaction

• Fantastic, varied flying to over 70 destinations including large international hubs, far-flung Greek islands as well as winter destinations such as Chambéry and Innsbruck

• Merit-based career development. Our time to Command is excellent and there are several opportunities to develop your skills and experience in a secondary role alongside your flying

• A great Pilot lifestyle

To find out more about our values and to see what working here is like, click the link below

Minimum requirements

Here is a reminder of what you need in order to apply:

  • Valid UK issued Pilot’s Licence (fATPL) at time of offer
  • Valid UK issued Class 1 Medical – minimum of 6 months validity when joining
  • Completed an APS MCC course, or a Jet Orientation Course (JOC) & Multi-Crew Co-operation course (MCC)
  • Strong ATPL results and Training record
  • Successful completion of a Multi-Engine Instrument Rating (ME-IR)
  • The unrestricted right to work in the UK
  • English Language proficiency – minimum level 5




What are we looking for?

In addition to meeting our minimum requirements, having strong technical skills is crucial, alongside a keen focus on safety. It is also important for you to showcase your passion for aviation.

Customer focus is a key aspect of Jet2.com. We take immense pride in our award-winning customer service, and we're excited for you to join us in contributing to our continued success. We want you to demonstrate how you will use our Take Me There values to deliver exceptional customer service.

Are you resilient and team-oriented? Do you have strong interpersonal and communication skills?

If so, we want to hear from you!

We are looking for talented individuals who value personal growth, can adapt to challenges, work well with others, and have a desire to enjoy a long-term career at Jet2.com. A can-do attitude is crucial because no two days are the same. Our flexible and dynamic approach is one of the reasons we are the UK's top leisure airline. We are a meritocracy and reward loyalty, hard work and commitment so apply today!