Careers at bmi regional

If you think you’ve got the skills, experience and determination to join our 400-strong team, apply for a career with us today.

A bit about us

bmi regional operates an all-jet fleet comprising 20 Embraer 135 and 145 aircraft. The airline now operates more than 350 scheduled flights a week across a network of 35 destinations in 11 European countries and employs more than 400 staff.

The airline also operates an extensive ad hoc charter business and flies on a contract basis on behalf of other carriers. Its scheduled network includes Oslo and Stavanger in Norway; Brussels in Belgium; Esbjerg in Denmark; Toulouse, Nantes and Paris in France; Graz in Austria; Brno in Czech Republic; Bremen, Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Nuremberg, Rostock and Munich in Germany; Milan Malpensa and Milan Bergamo in Italy; Lublin in Poland; Jonkoping, Norrkoping, Gothenburg and Karlstad in Sweden and Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Derry, East Midlands, Edinburgh, London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle, Southampton and Norwich in the UK.

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Current Vacancies

Cabin Crew Opportunities | Bristol Airport

Role Summary

At bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual airline, we pride ourselves on a number of points, not least our first-rate cabin crew who are the face of our airline.

We expect the highest standards from our cabin crew who are required to be fast thinking and intuitive whilst delivering an exceptional Customer Service on-board product to our customers.

What are the requirements?

  • our minimum age is 18
  • between 5’2” and 5’9” in height, without shoes, weight in proportion
  • qualifications: minimum 4 GCSE’s at A-C or the equivalent.  Certificates must be presented at interview or before employment commences
  • applicants must hold a 10 year British or European passport before employment OR have the indefinite right to live and work in the UK, as well as any relevant visas.  Copies of passport stamps should be included with applications from non-European passport holders
  • full driving licence
  • a high standard of physical fitness and visual acuity of 6/9 in each eye, aided or unaided
  • a good standard of fluency in the English language
  • immaculate appearance
  • must live within one hours travelling distance from Bristol Airport
  • languages – German/French would be advantageous

If you meet the requirements above and believe you have what it takes to be part of our team in Bristol, please click here to complete the application form and email this to the recruitment team at careers@bmiregional.com

Head of Safety | Bristol Airport

Job Title Ref No:

Grade:

Department:

FOBRCc

R4

Operations

Role Summary

The Head of Safety is responsible for advising all staff across the business on safety, health and welfare matters to ensure the Company complies with its statutory obligations and also acts as the competent person as required under the UK HSAW Act.

 

Additionally, this position delivers oversight of the company’s Safety Management System, providing information and advice to the Accountable Manager on all matters relating to the safe operation of company aircraft where relevant.

 

Interaction with Operational and non-operational Heads of departments throughout the company will be required to encourage and achieve integration of all activities regardless of an individual’s status and job discipline. There is in particular a very strong link between the Head of Safety, Head of Compliance and Security and the Compliance Manager Maintenance.

 

Assignments and investigations must be undertaken with little or no notice in irregular and anti-social hours.  There may be occasions when it is necessary for duties to be undertaken away from the office, therefore there may be overnight stays which will be required.

Key Responsibilities, Tasks and Activities

  • The day to day administration, management and development of the Company Safety Management System and associated documentation, ensuring that an understanding and commitment to the objectives of this is promoted throughout all departments of the Company
  • Overall responsibility of bmi regional’s Health and Safety Policy, ensuring that all staff are aware of the importance and follow safety protocol
  • Organising any NPH implemented Safety Action Groups
  • Advising and providing periodic reports to the Accountable Manager on Company Safety Policy, planning and performance
  • Setting and managing Company Safety Performance Indicators and reporting on these to the Accountable Manager
  • Presenting a safety overview to the NPH and any other accountable manager’s review
  • Facilitate hazard identification, risk analysis and management ownership of the company hazard register. Coordinator of the ‘Bowtie’ inventory and process
  • Carrying out accident or incident investigations when required
  • Be prepared to conduct compliance audits of various components of the management system.
  • Co-ordinate and manage first aid and fire representative for all bmi regional locations
  • Advise the HR Team of all incidents reportable under R.I.D.D.O.R.
  • Administration and development of the Safety Reporting Database and Flight Data Monitoring systems to include event detection limits that reflect the current operating procedures
  • Management of the Company confidential reporting system and promoting awareness of the Authority confidential safety reporting system
  • Administration of the Company ASR reporting system ensuring that all ASR events are risk assessed and that their closure is within the risk tolerability time frame
  • Liaise with the Head of Compliance and Security (HCS) to ensure the effectiveness of change consequent to any proposals for corrective action identified by the Safety Management System
  • Revision of Part A Chapter 11 of the Operations Manual A when required
  • Ownership of the SMS IOSA Standard and recommended practices ensuring conformity is maintained
  • Provide safety management support to Line Managers
  • Disseminate appropriate safety related information and provide feedback from safety investigations and Air Safety Reports to the appropriate staff
  • Undertaking the relevant training in safety related tasks and conduct safety induction courses when required
  • Conducting Departmental Compliance Control functions as detailed in the Annex to bmi regional Compliance Manual
  • Keep up to date with changes to current legislation and implement changes where relevant
  • Any other ad hoc health and safety duties as required

Core Competencies & Level Required

Planning & Organising 3
Results Orientated 4
Leadership & Team Working 3
Communication 3
Problem Solving & Decision Making 3
Innovation & Creativity 3

Knowledge / Skills & Level Required

Planning & Organising 3
Results Orientated 4
Leadership & Team Working 3
Communication 3
Problem Solving & Decision Making 3
Innovation & Creativity 3
Knowledge of commercial operations, flight operations procedures and activities 4
Computer literate 4
Influencing of those at a senior level 4
Appreciation of confidentiality and discretion 4
Organisational or administration skills with attention to detail and methodical approach 4
Ability to communicate clearly and confidently with a range of people 4

Qualifications / Experience Required

Previous experience in a similar role/environment
Understanding of the application of relevant legislation
Aviation/technical experience
Flight crew or engineering experience
Current driving licence

Qualifications / Experience Desired

Previous multi-site experience

Crewing Support Officer (Maternity Cover) | East Midlands Airport Office

Job Title Ref No:

Grade:

Department:

CR1f

R1

Crewing & Operations

Role Summary

The purpose of the position is to support the Crewing team, ensuring that all flights are crewed in accordance with current legislation and company requirements ensuring minimum disruption to the flying programme. Closing date is Friday 8th September.

Key Responsibilities, Tasks and Activities

  • Leave & Sickness cover for Crewing Officers and HOTAC & Travel Administrator
  • Cover for Crewing Officers during any periods of staff shortages
  • General support for on duty Crewing Officer
  • Assist Rostering with advanced crew training planning
  • Assist Crewing Officers with disruption to current roster
  • Allocation of aircrew leave in consultation with Rostering Officers, Flight Deck and Cabin Services Management
  • Liaison with Rostering and Flight Crew Training Administrator in regards to crew expiries
  • General administration duties

Core Competencies & Level Required

  • Planning & Organising – 2
  • Results Orientated – 2
  • Leadership & Team Working – 2
  • Communication – 3
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making – 3
  • Innovation & Creativity – 2

Knowledge / Skills & Level Required

  • Computer literate – 3
  • Written & spoken English skills – 3
  • Time Management skills – 4
  • AIMS (level to be achieved within 3 months in the role) – 4
  • EASA Flight Time Limitations (level to be achieved within 3 months in the role) – 4

Qualifications / Experience Desired

  • Crewing or Logistics experience

IT Application Support Manager | East Midlands Airport Office

Job Title Ref No:

Grade:

Department:

IT2a

R2

IT

Role Summary

As part of the IT department you will have overall responsibility to ensure that the key applications are set-up, supported and maintained.  You will provide system expertise and advice to individuals and the management of the company.  You will be the point of contact for triage and escalation for any issues and questions.  You will also be responsible for ensuring any issues are logged with the supplier and that these issues are followed up to resolution.  The primary focus will be to support Aims within the company, but you will be required to acquire knowledge of other key systems. Drive continuous improvement through improved processes and automation.  Recommend better practises to improve the business effectiveness.

 

Key Responsibilities, Tasks and Activities

  • Set-up and continued configuration of key applications
  • Set-up and removal of users with relevant access rights
  • Provide strategic guidance to the Head of IT on the best use of key applications
  • Report key incidents to the relevant parties in the standard IT format
  • Point of contact for issues/questions internally
  • Point of contact for issues/questions externally
  • Diagnosing and solving issues
  • Ensuring relevant knowledge is shared between the IT team
  • Document processes in standard IT format
  • Take ownership of any application issue
  • Reporting on performance to management
  • Mentor junior staff where required
  • Delegation of work to the IT Support Technicians
  • Escalation of issues to external parties
  • Preparation, communication, co-ordination of system upgrades
  • Ensure that you represent the IT department in a professional manner internally and externally
  • Ensure key tasks are handed over to another member of the team when you are not available
  • Ensure your manager is aware of any relevant issues

Core Competencies & Level Required

  • Planning & Organising – 2
  • Results Orientated – 4
  • Leadership & Team Working – 3
  • Communication – 3
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making – 4
  • Innovation & Creativity – 1

Knowledge / Skills & Level Required

  • Amadeus1AIMS – 4*
  • Ink Web Check-in – 1
  • OASES – 1
  • MS SQL Server – 2*
  • Technical & Analytical skills – 3
  • Organisation, interpersonal and communication skills – 3
  • Problem solving skills and a logical mind – 3
  • Meticulous, methodical nature with attention to detail – 3
  • Ability to work well under pressure – 3

(1 = basic, 2 = reasonable, 3 = good, 4 = excellent)

* following appropriate training

Cabin Crew Opportunities | Birmingham Airport

Role Summary

At bmi regional, the UK’s most punctual airline, we pride ourselves on a number of points, not least our first-rate cabin crew who are the face of our airline.

We expect the highest standards from our cabin crew who are required to be fast thinking and intuitive whilst delivering an exceptional Customer Service on-board product to our customers.

What are the requirements?

  • our minimum age is 18
  • between 5’2” and 5’9” in height, without shoes, weight in proportion
  • qualifications: minimum 4 GCSE’s at A-C or the equivalent.  Certificates must be presented at interview or before employment commences
  • applicants must hold a 10 year British or European passport before employment OR have the indefinite right to live and work in the UK, as well as any relevant visas.  Copies of passport stamps should be included with applications from non-European passport holders
  • full driving licence
  • a high standard of physical fitness and visual acuity of 6/9 in each eye, aided or unaided
  • a good standard of fluency in the English language
  • immaculate appearance
  • must live within one hours travelling distance from Birmingham Airport
  • languages – German/French would be advantageous

If you meet the requirements above and believe you have what it takes to be part of our team in Birmingham, please click here to complete the application form and email this to the recruitment team at careers@bmiregional.com

Senior Licensed Aircraft Engineer City of Derry | City of Derry Airport

Job Title Ref No:

Grade:

Department:

EN1a

BRES/B1

Engineering

Key Responsibilities, Tasks and Activities

  • Carrying out in an efficient and expeditious manner, all maintenance activities as directed by any member of the supervisory staff
  • Ensure that they and others carry out the highest standard of maintenance
  • Certification of maintenance within the scope of authorisation held for work carried out by themselves and others
  • Ensure that all work carried out complies with the requirements of both the Regulatory Authority and Company requirements
  • Observance of all Health and Safety requirements
  • Assist in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the working environment
  • Observance of all current security regulations and precautions

Core Competencies & Level Required

  • Planning & Organising – 3
  • Results Orientated – 2
  • Leadership & Team Working – 2
  • Communication – 3
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making – 3
  • Innovation & Creativity – 2

Knowledge / Skills & Level Required

  • Ability to be able to split complex maintenance tasks into clear stages – 4
  • Ability to compile and control completed work cards – 2
  • Ability to confirm proper accomplishment of maintenance tasks. – 3
  • Ability to consider human performance and limitations – 4
  • Ability to determine required qualifications for task performance – 3
  • Ability to identify and properly plan performance of critical task – 4
  • Ability to identify and rectify existing and potential unsafe conditions – 3
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and report discrepancies – 3
  • Ability to process the work requested by the operator – 3
  • Ability to properly process removed, uninstalled and rejected parts – 3
  • Ability to properly record and sign for work accomplished – 4
  • Ability to recognise the acceptability of parts to be installed prior to fitment. – 4
  • Ability to understand work orders, work cards and refer to and use applicable maintenance data. – 4
  • Ability to use information systems – 3
  • Ability to use, control and be familiar with required tooling and/or equipment – 3
  • Adequate communication and literacy skills – 3
  • Knowledge of human factors, human performance and limitations. – 4
  • Knowledge of occurrence reporting system and understanding of the importance of reporting occurrences, incorrect maintenance data and existing or potential defects. – 3
  • Knowledge of organisation capabilities, privileges and limitations – 3
  • Knowledge of Part-M, Part-145 and any other relevant regulations – 2
  • Knowledge of relevant parts of the maintenance organisation exposition and procedures. – 3
  • Knowledge of safety risks linked to the working environment – 3
  • Knowledge on CDCCL when relevant – 3
  • Knowledge on EWIS when relevant – 3
  • Understanding critical task – 4
  • Understanding of conditions for ensuring continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components. – 3
  • Understanding of his/her own human performance and limitations – 4
  • Understanding of personnel authorisations and limitations – 4
  • Understanding of professional integrity, behaviour and attitude towards safety. – 3

Qualifications / Experience Required

  • EASA Part 66 B2 & C Licenced
  • Documented evidence of prior relevant experience

Qualifications / Experience Desired

  • Mandatory Training Certificates
  • Type rating on Embraer 135/145

Senior Licensed Aircraft Engineer Birmingham Airport | Birmingham Airport

Job Title Ref No:

Grade:

Department:

EN1c

BREA/B2

Engineering

Key Responsibilities, Tasks and Activities

  • Carrying out in an efficient and expeditious manner, all maintenance activities as directed by any member of the supervisory staff
  • Ensure that they and others carry out the highest standard of maintenance
  • Certification of maintenance within the scope of authorisation held for work carried out by themselves and others
  • Ensure that all work carried out complies with the requirements of both the Regulatory Authority and Company requirements
  • Observance of all Health and Safety requirements
  • Assist in maintaining a high standard of cleanliness in the working environment
  • Observance of all current security regulations and precautions

Core Competencies & Level Required

  • Planning & Organising – 3
  • Results Orientated – 2
  • Leadership & Team Working – 2
  • Communication – 3
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making – 3
  • Innovation & Creativity – 2

Knowledge / Skills & Level Required

  • Ability to be able to split complex maintenance tasks into clear stages – 4
  • Ability to compile and control completed work cards – 2
  • Ability to confirm proper accomplishment of maintenance tasks. – 3
  • Ability to consider human performance and limitations – 4
  • Ability to determine required qualifications for task performance – 3
  • Ability to identify and properly plan performance of critical task – 4
  • Ability to identify and rectify existing and potential unsafe conditions – 3
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and report discrepancies – 3
  • Ability to process the work requested by the operator – 3
  • Ability to properly process removed, uninstalled and rejected parts – 3
  • Ability to properly record and sign for work accomplished – 4
  • Ability to recognise the acceptability of parts to be installed prior to fitment. – 4
  • Ability to understand work orders, work cards and refer to and use applicable maintenance data. – 4
  • Ability to use information systems – 3
  • Ability to use, control and be familiar with required tooling and/or equipment – 3
  • Adequate communication and literacy skills – 3
  • Knowledge of human factors, human performance and limitations. – 4
  • Knowledge of occurrence reporting system and understanding of the importance of reporting occurrences, incorrect maintenance data and existing or potential defects. – 3
  • Knowledge of organisation capabilities, privileges and limitations – 3
  • Knowledge of Part-M, Part-145 and any other relevant regulations – 2
  • Knowledge of relevant parts of the maintenance organisation exposition and procedures. – 3
  • Knowledge of safety risks linked to the working environment – 3
  • Knowledge on CDCCL when relevant – 3
  • Knowledge on EWIS when relevant – 3
  • Understanding critical task – 4
  • Understanding of conditions for ensuring continuing airworthiness of aircraft and components. – 3
  • Understanding of his/her own human performance and limitations – 4
  • Understanding of personnel authorisations and limitations – 4
  • Understanding of professional integrity, behaviour and attitude towards safety. – 3

Qualifications / Experience Required

  • EASA Part 66 B2 & C Licenced
  • Documented evidence of prior relevant experience
  • Mandatory Training Certificates
  • Type rating on Embraer 135/145

Cabin Crew Opportunities | Munich

Role Summary

With a 70 year heritage and a tradition of service, flying with bmi regional is always about delivering a quality experience on our all jet fleet. Celebrated as the UK’s most punctual airline, we pride ourselves on a number of points, not least our first-rate cabin crew who are the face of our rapidly expanding airline.

Flying to over 25 European destinations on our single crew Embraer 135/145 aircraft, we expect the highest standards from our cabin crew who are required to be fast thinking and intuitive whilst delivering an exceptional level of service to our customers.

What are the requirements?

• at least 18 years old
• Under 175cm
• A good, completed education
• Unrestricted residence and work permit in Germany and hold a full passport
• full driving licence
• a high standard of physical fitness and visual acuity of 6/9 in each eye, aided or unaided
• Live – or be prepared to relocate to Munich to live – within 1 hour from the base
• Fluency in English and German
• Previous experience of being a flight attendant preferred

If you meet the requirements above and believe you have what it takes to be part of our team, please click here to complete the application form and email this to the recruitment team at careers@flybmi.com

 

Direct Entry Captains | Bristol and Munich

What are the requirements?

 

bmi regional are seeking to recruit Direct Entry Captains with ERJ 135/145 type rating preferable.

 

  • must hold full EASA ATPL, preferably issued in the UK. Certificates must be presented at interview or before employment commences
  • preferable ERJ 135/145 type rating
  • a minimum of 3500 hours with at least 500 hours jet or 1000 hours turbo-prop command achieved within a multi-crew system.
  • You must be in possession of a valid EASA Licence on commencement of employment with the Company; any costs incurred in meeting this requirement is down to you
  • Applicants will need to apply to the Disclosure & Barring Service in order to obtain an airside security pass; failure to obtain a pass will invalidate any offer of employment. Arrangements for obtaining this pass will be confirmed to you under separate cover
  • Prior to employment you will need to provide full and comprehensive personal and employment references covering the last 5 years; details of referees will be requested by the Company
  • must live within one hours travelling distance from the assigned base
  • Level 6 English language proficiency
  • Applicants must hold a 10 year British or European passport before employment OR have the indefinite right to live and work in the UK, as well as any relevant visas. Copies of passport stamps should be included with applications from non-European passport holders
  • You will be issued with a Health Assessment form; the offer is conditional on satisfactory review of this by our Company Doctor
  • a high standard of physical fitness and visual acuity of 6/9 in each eye, aided or unaided
  • immaculate appearance
  • You must be in possession of a valid Class 1 medical category with at least 6 months validity remaining on commencement of employment. Any costs incurred in meeting this requirement are for your own account
  • You must hold a full valid driving licence and provide the Company with a copy of your photo ID licence documentation

Where are the bmi regional bases?

We currently have flight crew based at the following airports:

  • ABERDEEN
  • EAST MIDLANDS
  • BRISTOL
  • NEWCASTLE
  • MUNICH
  • KARLSTAD

 

What hours do flight crew work?

The length of your working day will vary, depending on how many sectors you are rostered to complete. The number of sectors may vary and is dependent on the length of the flight. Your working day may be affected by delays or changes to your flights. However the company strictly complies with the limits imposed by EASA as a minimum in relation to flying hours as well as adhering to the working time regulations.

 

How do rosters work?

Flight crew are given a roster four weeks in advance. Duty days will vary between early starts and late finishes. The number of sectors worked may include standby duties either at home or at the airport. Crew must be contactable either by a landline or a mobile telephone and be able to report for your duty (i.e. the crew room) within one hour of receiving the call from the crewing department. The time off work will inevitably vary and you should expect to work weekends, Christmas and bank holidays as the airline operates 365 days of the year. Published rosters may change due to operational requirements.

 

What are the benefits?

 

first class training and career progression

a competitive salary

yearly incremental increases

after qualifying period, concessionary travel

company pension scheme

life assurance cover

private health cover

a total of 38 days annual leave per year, made up of 30 days annual leave plus 8 days in lieu of public holidays

Role Summary

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to careers@flybmi.com