Taking people on holiday may be what we do best, but as the UK's third-largest airline and second-largest tour operator, we feel it's our social responsibility to support our local communities too.
Across the Group, we endeavour to support our local communities in a variety of ways, including the provision of prizes for local fundraising activities. This year, the Group donated £60,000 worth of aeronautical equipment to Preston College, enabling its students to learn and train using some of the most up-to-date and relevant aircraft equipment. The Group also continues to support its chosen charity, Hope for Children at www.hope-for-children.org.
Inspiring the next generation
We have an early careers booth on our Virtual Recruitment Roadshow platform from which students in schools and colleges can learn about the benefits of applying to one of our programmes once positions are available, as well as providing tools to support them to develop their job skills. Both our Apprentices and Pilot Apprentices visit a range of universities near our operational bases as part of our Early Careers strategy to promote the opportunities available at Jet2 plc. During the year, 37 new apprentices joined us across a range of departments, allowing us to continue to grow and nurture our talent
Additionally, we have a partnership with Leeds Beckett University through the ABTA Student Representative Programme, providing support and mentoring for their Regional Student Representative.