With the arrival of its first Boeing MAX, Ryanair has started a recruitment drive for the 2,000 new pilots it will need over the next three years as it recovers and rebuilds from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Training courses will take place through 2021 to be ready for summer 2022 for positions all over Europe. Ryanair has partnered with Airline Flight Academy in Dublin to deliver Boeing 737 Training Courses as part of this recruitment drive.

As part of Ryanair’s career development initiatives, most Captain vacancies created by the new aircraft deliveries will be filled from internal promotions which creates opportunities for replacement First Officers, and ultimately new cadet pilots who can start their pilot career with Ryanair and can grow into the next generation of Ryanair’s First Officers and Captains.