flybmi which recently rebranded from BMI Regional are one of the most popular domestic and short-haul airlines in the UK.
Before you start
You’ll need your current CV, a recent full length photo of yourself, and a covering letter. The covering letter can either be printed for scanning, or saved as a Microsoft word or PDF document.
It’s always best to update your CV and tailor it to the position you’re applying for – after all this is your ‘first impression’, so to speak!
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.
This will also help you to draft your covering letter if you can match your experience to the airline’s requirements!
Click on the link provided to apply. You can then print out the application form to fill it out. Using the information on your CV is a good idea here, as it should be up to date and have all the relevant details.
The form is straightforward and contains the following sections:
- Your preferred base
- Your personal details (including your right to work in the UK/EU)
- Education details
- Additional skills and languages
- A basic health questionnaire
- Employment history
- Reasons for and employment gaps
- Current employment
There is also a section for you to give any further information on why you would be a great member of cabin crew.
Once you’ve completed the application and signed the form you can scan it to your computer along with your photo (if it’s a paper copy) and cover letter. You’ll be sent an email confirming your application has been received.
Step 2 – Next steps
If all has gone well and the recruitment team like the look of your application you will receive an email or phone call inviting you to the next stage.
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!
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 flybmi? Find out if there are recruiting here.