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Flybe Overview

Exeter, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Company - Private
Airline
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
We’re Flybe - Europe’s largest regional airline, operating more UK domestic flights than any other. We carry over 8 million passengers a year on more than 200 routes, serving 10 countries from over 70 UK and European airports.

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Flybe – Why Work For Us?


We are Flybe – the UK’s largest regional airline.

We employ over 2400 people in the air and on the ground, across the UK and further into Europe. Our people are the key to our success. We know that in order to succeed, we must place the customer at the heart of everything we do, and we know that to do that we must value and respect our people and give them the best employee experience. We listen to our employees and value their opinions. Hosting regular employee forums means that we can hear our employee voice and make changes to our business, ultimately delivering a better service to our customer.

To ensure our employees are operating to the best of their abilities, we built our state of the art Training Academy, which features simulator facilities for pilot and cabin crew training; an engineering apprentice workshop with EASA Part 147 Approval; 26 classrooms and a 150-seat conference facility. Ensuring our people are well trained is really important to us and remains one of our key priorities.

Our culture is inclusive and friendly and our people are passionate – we all work hard and play hard. We value our teams and work together to achieve our goals. Being open and honest with each other allows us to make improvements on a day to day basis.

We are committed to our environmental and social responsibilities, building a fleet which has a reduced impact on the environment.  But our responsibilities don’t stop with the environment. We are strong supporters of Cancer Research UK and our employees take part in a wealth of activities to raise funds for this great cause.

Working for Flybe is exciting -  the fast paced environment means every day is different and working for us you will gain a wealth of experience throughout your career.

In addition to being a great place to work, at Flybe, we offer a whole host of extra benefits including discounted staff travel for yourself, friends and family, the ability to purchase extra days off, childcare vouchers and various retailer discounts.

If this sounds like the place for you, go on and take a look at our opportunities!

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    "Unbelievably fast paced and challenging, but absolutely worth it!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England
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    I have been working at Flybe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flybe is a great company to work for, should you like working in a fast paced environment where your ideas are truly listened to. It's a really interesting industry to work in and an excellent talking point!

    Cons

    You will be expected to deliver to often very challenging deadlines, though I guess this is true with all companies wishing to succeed.

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    Cabin Crew Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Flybe (Exeter, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    Arrived at the Flybe training centre in Exeter and the day started at about 9am. There's free parking on site, some people stayed at the Hilton hotel the night before which is right over the road from the training centre. There were about 30 of us at the beginning of the day, however the assessors often said that the assessment day groups were normally about half the size and ours was abnormal. It was a mix of bases, There were people for Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Exeter, and Southampton bases. We had a short presentation about the company and the job and then left the room, getting taken in a couple at a time to check you fit the physical requirements. 3 people were sent home at this point due to tattoos. Even though one girl had a tattoo that would be covered if she wore the trousers as the uniform, she wore a skirt that showed it to the assessment day and they told her to go home, so if you have a leg tattoo and are female, wear trousers to the interview! They also check your height, you read a short announcement out loud, and they give you a numbered badge to wear for the rest of the day.

    Next we had a icebreaker task, half the group had an actor and half the group had a film, we had to find the partner with the actor/film that matched and learn 3 interesting facts about our partner, then we introduced our partner and the facts about them to everyone else in the group. Although they called this an icebreaker, the assessors are walking around with their clipboards, seeing how you interact, marking how smart you look, and how loudly and clearly you talk when you introduce your partner. (I know this because we later saw a mark sheet that one of the assessors accidentally left laying around!)

    After that we had the group task. We were separated by our number badges into groups of 8-10, and had to plan a trip using the flybe brochure they left out for us. We had to choose an event and a location, we chose a romantic proposal in Paris, and planned a weekend for our imaginary couple. Halfway through they interrupted our group with a small issue, ours was that our Aunt had to come along with us and wanted to see certain things on the trip. We then presented our trip to the other groups.

    Next was the English and Maths tests. they are very easy and nothing to worry about, took only 10 minutes to do both, the maths one is just some simple sums and the English one is reading information from a passage and circling the correct answer to the question, the answers are all in the passage.

    It was about 12 by this point, and this is when they make decisions about who will get to interview and who will go home. This took them about 1:30 hours, but they said its normally much much less as our group was bigger than normal. There's vending machines with snacks, tea, coffee, the hotel over the road has a cafe, and some food trucks actually were parked outside for the staff with good food (taking card + cash). We were then separated into 2 groups, about half of us got an interview and about half were sent home.

    The interview itself was really nice and casual compared to another assessment day I've been on. We were interviewed by cabin crew themselves that had been running the assessment day, they were really friendly and put you at ease. One assessor goes through a list of scenario based questions and the other just takes a couple notes, it takes about 15-20 minutes, and this is when they collect your documentation. After the interview we were free to go! My interview was about halfway the order of interviews and I was done by about 3:40pm.

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    • Why do you want to be cabin crew? What skills do you have that make you suitable for the job?   Answer Question
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    • Tell us about a time you worked in a team, how did it go?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time you had to act quickly.   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time you provided great customer service.   Answer Question
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