Girls In Aviation

Thomson Airways employs nearly 900 pilots, but just 3% are women, something which the airline is keen to change.

Caroline Kitcher, HR Director at TUI UK & Ireland, said: “For our customers, their holiday begins the moment they step foot on the plane – so our pilots play a huge part in their journey.

“We’re looking for pilots with the aptitude, passion and dedication to going the extra smile for our customers – it’s a career that is achievable for everyone.”

Rachel Barrett, First Officer with Thomson Airways, added that she would encourage more young women to consider a career as a pilot.

“To be able to travel to different destinations every day is a dream come true. Combined with the development opportunities, I really couldn’t recommend it highly enough. As long as you have the dream, and dedication, anyone can become a pilot – the sky’s the limit!”