A former DJ who is now an easyJet pilot is starring in an ad campaign to recruit more diverse candidates and challenge stereotypes.
The airline is relaunching its Generation easyJet Pilot Training programme for the first time in two years.
The campaign launches today on social media and easyJet wants to recruit 1,000 pilots, to join from 2024.
Senior First Officer Aaron Moseley, a former resident DJ, transitioned from the club decks to the flight deck by training to become a pilot for easyJet seven years ago.
He said: “Growing up, I never had the chance to see or know a black airline pilot.
“I’m proud to be able to go into schools to talk to young people and show that you can develop skills through all kinds of experiences like music and sport that they can channel into becoming a pilot, and have the opportunities to achieve their dreams too.”
Also taking part are former gymnast, Senior First Officer Nina Le and a mum-of-two, Captain Iris de Kan.
Captain de Kan said: “It’s important that girls have visible role models so we can combat job stereotypes and show that anyone with the motivation and passion can turn their skills to being an airline pilot.”