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Flybe Overview

Exeter, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1979
Company - Private
Travel & Tourism
£500 million to £1 billion (GBP) 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?


FLYBE LOOKS FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU ON BOARD

If you are looking for a career with a well-established airline that can offer you a location close to your home, then you’ve come to the right place!

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.

In total, we employ over 2,400 employees, both in the air and on the ground, and have a fleet of 72 aircraft covering 10 bases in the UK - from Exeter to Aberdeen and Manchester to Edinburgh to name a few!

We’re expanding too! To support our future growth we’ve just announced our first European base in Dusseldorf, so it’s a really exciting time for us.

FLYBE CURRENTLY EMPLOYS OVER 1,700 STAFF AT LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UK.

Each and every one of these employees is part of a company committed to developing business by developing people.

This was rewarded in 2008 and 2009 with the ‘Most Environmentally and Socially Responsible Budget Airline’ award. This was also testament to the large amount of charity activities that our employees are involved with, both as a team and on an individual basis – 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.

When you join us you can expect competitive pay and benefits and real opportunities for career progression. All this, and you will be part of a successful airline group which is predicted to continue its dramatic growth for the foreseeable future.

We think it is important that we listen to our employees and we have Open Channel the Company’s employee forum.

Specific benefits include:

  • SMART Pension
  • Flexible Options/Benefits 2011 include
  • Extra Days Off
  • Fixed Term Part-Time Working
  • Sabbaticals 
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • 15% off the Flybe Shopping website www.flybeshopping.com
  • Discount Hire Car
  • Discount Travel Insurance
  • Discount Ferry
  • Staff Travel – great discounts for family and friends across worldwide airlines

Flybe Reviews

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Flybe CEO Christine Ourmieres-Widener
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Flybe full-time

    Pros

    Work colleagues make the company / day fun
    Annual leave

    Cons

    Dated aircraft causing delays and disruptions everyday
    Management don't care about staff (cabin crew) who are the "Face" of the company
    Managers won't respond to your emails
    A lot of times your dealing with difficult situations on your own.
    Long working days, min rest

    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your staff and come online to see what we have to deal with each day.

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Flybe Interviews

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    Cabin Crew Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Exeter, England
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    Application

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to be cabin crew? What skills do you have that make you suitable for the job?   Answer Question
    • Tell us about a time you were given feedback, how did you respond?   Answer Question
    • 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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