Flybe transports over 8 million passengers a year, operating between 81 airports in the UK and Europe, with over 200 routes across 15 countries.
Before you apply
You’ll need to have a copy of your current CV – make sure it’s up to date!
It’s always best to update your CV and tailor it to the position and airline you’re applying for – this is your ‘first impression’, so to speak, so make it a good one!
Always save a copy of your CV in MS Word or PDF format, as these are the most commonly accepted file types.
Step 1 –The Application Form
Check our Cabin Crew Jobs Board to access the position that you want to apply for.
Read the job description carefully – this lists all of the qualifications and requirements that the airline is looking for.
Click on the link provided to apply. You’ll first of all have to answer some basic screening questions. These are nothing to worry about – they’re there to make sure that you understand and meet the basic requirements for the role.
You’ll then need to register on the Flybe jobs portal to apply, and will be asked to fill out your personal details before uploading a copy of your CV.
Step 2 – The Assessment Day
If the recruitment team like the look of your application you’ll receive an email inviting you to the next stage – the assessment day.
Due to the volume of applications the airline receives this may take a little time to be sent, so don’t panic if it seems to be taking a while!
The Flybe Cabin Crew assessment day is essentially a group interview. You might feel a bit anxious, especially if you haven’t attended one of these kinds of events before.
You can give yourself a head start by checking out our Cabin Crew Assessment Day eBook, which is bursting with information to help you shine on your assessment day.
You’ll be informed of the date, time and location, and the day can last up to 8 hours.
Typically the easyJet assessment day will include:
- A height and tattoo check (Flybe have a fairly strict policy on tattoos – your uniform must cover them and you aren’t allowed to use make up or bandages!)
- Various presentations by Flybe staff and crew
- Group exercises (usually these include a fun ‘icebreaker’ type exercise and a mixture of group discussions and problem solving tasks)
- Interactive exercises, which may include psychometric ability tests.
You’ll have the chance to ask existing crew any questions you might have during the day too!
There will be various ‘cuts’ of candidates during the day, following the group exercises. But if you make it through you’ll be allocated a one to one interview slot. This might take place on the same day or if there are a lot of candidates they may allocate you a slot on another date.
If you don’t make it through to the interview stage try not to be too upset. You’ve already done really well just making it through to the assessment day stage!
Step 3 – The Interview
This interview will normally last around 30-40 minutes and contains more questions to assess your suitability for the role. It gives you the opportunity to prove yourself to the recruiters and give detailed answers to show that you have the skills that they are looking for.
Preparation is key here.
This is your big chance to convince the recruiters that YOU are the person that the airline wants on their crew. It’s never too early to get ready.
Remember to bring all your documentation to the interview – don’t worry, the airline will give you a list by e-mail of exactly what you need to bring along.
Following the interview your whole application and performance will be considered. Airlines tend to get back to their applicants fairly quickly for an answer, so the wait shouldn’t be too long!
There are a few checks that the airline needs to carry out before they can officially offer you employment.
The checks will include following up references, criminal record checks, your financial history and your work background for the last five years (including any gaps).
You’ll also be asked to have a basic medical examination carried out to ensure that you’re fit to fly.
Following this, if the checks are successful, you’ll be given a date to begin your pre-flight training!
So, feel like you could crew for Flybe? Check for vacancies here!