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Welcome to Flybe Flight Crew Recruitment



Please note that due to the large response individual applications will not be acknowledged by the Recruitment Team – an automated response confirms that your application has been received.  First Officer recruitment is on going and all applications will be considered in due course.

Pilot recruitment

Flybe is Europe’s leading Independent Regional Airline with over 35 years of continuous operation.  Flybe offers real job security and career progression throughout our network of 7 UK bases.

Applications will be considered for the Dash 8 aircraft only.  Jet positions are filled from within the company on a seniority basis.

General Information

Flybe welcomes applications when required from qualified pilots for both Direct Entry Captain and First Officer positions. The specific requirements for each position are listed below; however there are some general requirements that are applicable to all applications:

  • A valid JAR ATPL or Part-FCL ATPL (full or frozen)
  • Valid Class 1 Medical with at least 3 months validity
  • Valid multi engine Instrument Rating
  • English Language Proficiency endorsement on your licence to Level 4 or above
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK

Direct Entry Captains

Flybe has a policy of promoting internally to fill command positions. However when required, applications may be considered for Direct Entry Commands from pilots who have at least 2,500 hours total time. This should include a minimum of 500 hours command experience on a relevant type ie aircraft with a MTOW greater than 10 tonnes.

First Officers

Flybe recruit First Officers from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. Our aim is to recruit candidates with the potential for future command opportunities within the airline. Newly qualified pilots should have completed either an Integrated or Modular flying course at a recognised Approved Training Organisation (ATO). A minimum of 90% average at ground school stage of training is required. In addition to holding a valid  frozen JAR ATPL or Part-FCL ATPL and Class 1 medical on application First Officer candidates should also have completed Multi Crew Co-operation and Jet Orientation courses. Modular candidates should have completed training at a single ATO, not including basic PPL training or ATPL theory study and examination.

If you meet the above criteria then we would be delighted to hear from you and invite you to continue with the online application form.  Should you experience any technical difficulties with the application system please email  This e mail address is not for recruitment enquiries

Training to be a Pilot

Please read "Training to be a Pilot" for information on Flybe schemes with partner Approved Training Organisations (ATO).

Engineering recruitment

We have ongoing expansion plans and have completed of phase 1 of our £15 million state of the art facilities in Exeter and currently employ a variety of Engineers to support not only the Flybe fleet but also third party clients who provide more than 70% of our customer base.

Please keep watching this website for further information; any engineering vacancies will be advertised under our current vacancies section.

Cabin crew

If you are interested in becoming a member of Cabin Crew with Flybe please take a look at our cabin crew section.

General vacancies

Interested in joining Flybe? Due to recent expansion we are looking to employ many new staff. Take a look at our current vacancies section, and become part of our exciting team.

Flybe is an Equal Opportunities Employer and offers exciting career opportunities to ambitious, energetic and committed individuals.