The low-cost airline said the additional jobs would be created this year as it opens new bases across Europe, including one in Manchester.
It will also base aircraft for the first time in Billund in Denmark, Wroclaw in Poland, Palma in Spain and Paphos in Cyprus.
The Dublin-based carrier said it will be looking to recruit additional pilots, cabin crew, engineers and sales and marketing personnel, boosting its payroll by 10% to nearly 8,000 in total.
A Ryanair spokesman told the Daily Telegraph some of the new jobs would be created in UK cities including Manchester, though details are still being finalised. For details on how to apply, go to www.ryanair.com
By Linsey McNeill