Ryanair announces plans for 1,000 new jobs

According to Ryanair's outspoken boss Michael O'Leary, the budget airline is 'growing like gangbusters' and is on course to create 1,000 new jobs at airports in Liverpool, Manchester and the East Midlands.

by Rebecca Burn-Callander
Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, O'Leary announced that Ryanair was expanding at a rate of knots and would be carrying an extra million passengers by 2013. These flyers would be taking advantage of nine new routes being served by the airline, he added.

In order to cope with the influx of new customers, O'Leary is planning to take on 460 new roles at East Midlands, 360 at Manchester and 180 at Liverpool. So anyone hoping for a job as a Ryanair pilot, engineer, stewardess, or handling baggage, now's your chance...

And the reason for this sudden growth spurt? A small tweak to airline strategy, says O'Leary. 'We're taking more and more big aircraft and placing those not at the big airports like Heathrow, but across the regions,' he said. 'People no longer want to travel down to Heathrow, they want to fly from their local airport.'

Find this article useful?

Get more great articles like this in your inbox every lunchtime

Could coronavirus lead to gender equality?

Opinion: Enforced home-working and home-schooling could change the lives of working women, and the business...

Mike Ashley: Does it matter if the public hates you right now?

The Sports Direct founder’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn criticism, but in the...

4 films to keep you sane during the coronavirus lockdown

Cirrus CEO Simon Hayward shares some choices to put things in perspective.

Pandemic ends public love affair with Richard Branson et al

Opinion: The larger-than-life corporate mavericks who rose to prominence in the 80s and 90s suddenly...

The Squiggly Career: How to be a chief strengths spotter

When leading remotely, it's more important than ever to make sure your people spend their...

"Blind CVs don't improve your access to talent"

Opinion: If you want to hire socially mobile go-getters, you need to know the context...