easyJet Case Study
easyJet, is a British multinational low-cost airline group founded in 1995 and headquartered at London Luton Airport in Bedfordshire.
easyJet flies on more of Europe's most popular routes than any other airline and carried more than 96 million passengers in 2019 – more than 16 million travelling for business. The airline has over 300 aircraft on nearly 1000 routes to more than 150 airports across 35 countries.
easyJet's success as an airline is largely due to its talented tech team that handles the complex operations and software behind the scenes, innovating the travel experience for passengers. Supporting this team and helping to find the right staff to continue driving the business forward is Understanding Recruitment.
Since 2016, Understanding Recruitment has worked in close partnership with easyJet, leveraging their exceptional track record in tech recruitment and previous experience to provide tailored support to the airline. Working alongside the Recruitment Business Partner from easyJet's dedicated recruitment team, Understanding Recruitment gained a deep understanding of the airline's business needs. "Our challenge was to find staff who were not only experienced and skilled, but also a cultural fit and based in the Luton office," explains Nicola Parker, Understanding Recruitment's Delivery Manager. Through a collaborative effort with relevant hiring partners, Understanding Recruitment was able to help easyJet find the right staff to meet their needs.
Understanding Recruitment has partnered with easyJet using their contingency solution, which is designed to provide efficient recruitment services with no additional frills. What started as a search for an initial Programme Manager role has since expanded into a long-standing relationship that has resulted in the successful placement of high-performing technology talent in over 30 roles to date. Understanding Recruitment's ability to deliver top-notch talent to easyJet has been instrumental in the airline's continued success.
Just some of the 30+ roles we've filled for easyJet:
- Programme Managers
- Project Managers
- Business Analysts
- Software Developers
- Technical Architects
- Solutions Architects
- Network Architects
- Test Analysts
- Scrum Masters
- Service Operations Managers
- Data Engineers
"easyJet has been a great partner to work with straight off the bat. The fact that they offer a great standard in terms of salary and benefits packages meant they didn't need much guidance in this area", recalls Nicola. Instead, Understanding Recruitment provided easyJet with invaluable knowledge on the market, especially for the more niche tech roles. We add value where we can on our weekly calls with the relevant hiring manager and offer advice based on our vast experience in the market."
Understanding Recruitment are excited to build on their long-standing relationship with easyJet and will continue to work closely with the airline across all their permanent IT recruitment needs, providing top talent to help them innovate and grow. By leveraging their expertise in the market, Understanding Recruitment is committed to delivering exceptional service and value to easyJet for years to come.
Understanding Recruitment has been a key partner to easyJet since 2016, leveraging their contingency solution to provide tailored support in the recruitment of high-performing technology talent. With over 30 successful placements to date, Understanding Recruitment's expertise and deep understanding of easyJet's business needs have been instrumental in the airline's continued success. Moving forward, Understanding Recruitment is committed to building on their long-standing relationship with easyJet and delivering exceptional service and value across all their permanent IT recruitment needs.
We have worked with Understanding Recruitment over the past six years. They have always been exceptional in terms of their knowledge of the market and in finding highly skilled technical candidates across a number of functions. From the outset, they always take the time to listen and understand our needs, they ask sensible questions, engage well with hiring managers and deliver shortlists that match our requirements and high expectations. We have always had a consistent account management team who have built strong relationships across our Talent Acquisition team – and nothing is too much trouble. From salary surveys to market mapping, they are always on hand to support with what we need.