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Interviews are under way in Birmingham as part of Flybe’s 200-job recruitment drive.
The airline is welcoming applications for a range of new positions – including 100 cabin crew roles – ahead of its launch at Birmingham Airport early next year.
The carrier made the announcement on Wednesday that it will be returning to the skies early next year – creating 200 jobs in the region within the next three years.
Flybe’s new HR director Michelle Forster told BirminghamLive the company has already been inundated with CVs – including many from ex-staff who were made redundant when the airline went bust last year.
“We’ve had quite a lot of applications already, which is great,” said Michelle. “It’s an exciting time to be joining Flybe and we’re getting old Flybe staff applying.
“For a lot of our previous employees, the redundancy process was a very sad time. But now that we’re launching again, we’re not the old Flybe, we’re brand new, so we’re encouraging anyone who wants to join us again to apply.
“We’re also looking for fresh talent. You don’t know someone’s talent until you bring them in for interview and get a sense of their potential.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old. If you’re excited about the launch of the new Flybe, then join us and put in an application.
“The more the better.”
Interviews for select vacancies are already under way, including for some of the pilot and cabin crew roles.
Michelle says the standard of the applications received so far prove there is “great talent” in Birmingham.
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She’s confident the new HQ will be a much-needed boost for the city’s economy post-Covid.
“There’s no doubt this will benefit the local economy,” she said. “Everybody has had a tough couple of years with the pandemic and the effect that has had on the job market.
“The hope with the launch of new Flybe is that we can be part of that recovery.”
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