Cabin Crew Where professional flight attendants discuss matters that affect our jobs & lives.

BMI

Old 11th Apr 2007, 12:25
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: London
Age: 36
Posts: 23
BMI

Hi guys

I m going for an interview on the 02nd May for BMI at Heathrow and was just wondering if anyone know what s the salary to expect, if good airline to work for, are we doing long haul etc etc.....

Cheers

Stephen
Stephen82 is offline  
Old 24th Apr 2007, 16:32
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Reading
Posts: 12
Hello mate,
I currently work for BMI out of London Heathrow as crew and have done for the last 2 years. I had a sheet given to me recently showing the up to date pay.
As a new starter (If successful in the interview) you can expect to earn about 9500 per annum with London Waiting at about 2500 on top. Then you have to take into consideration your monthly flying allowances which can vary depending on how much you fly that month and whether you night stop or not. It would usually be no less than another 200 a month. This is only for the first 6 months because when your rank moves up you get a pay rise (Sorry I can't remember how much).
When you start you'll initially be flying on the shorthaul network but when you've been here a minimum of 6 months and opportunities arise then yo can go for promotion. For example Flight Supervisor or Longhaul. You just have to be patient as it doesn't happen overnight with BMI.
Hope this has been of some help to you!!!

GOOD LUCK IN THE INTERVIEW

Some info for the interview is that its a group session in the morning where you are observed by someone on our recruitment panel. Be yourself and try to get involved even if its no interest to you because they're looking at how you work in a team.
If successful in the morning then you get a 2 to 1 interview in the afternoon. Nothing tricky to know here as you just need a lot of examples to answer the questions with.
I believe there are also tests which yo have to do in Maths and maybe English but not 100% sure
Jonboy86 is offline  
Old 27th Apr 2007, 18:43
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Age: 37
Posts: 6
Angel Bmi Interview

Hi
Just thought I'd write and wish you good luck. I also have an Interview with BMI on the 16th May.

I'm from Dublin so this means I'll have to fly over the evening before and stay somewhere close. ALready have my flight and accomodation sorted.
Hope you do well. Plus I would love to hear how you get on and let me know what they put you through. It would really help me out and get my research done for this. I've been to an Aer Lingus interview recently and got my rejection letter. I was terribly sad I have to say but it'll just make me work harder for the next one.

Hope to hear from you.
Best of luck in the Interview!
We could possibly be training together if luck rolls our way

Heads up.
Keep me posted.
Thanks
rare_flower01
rare_flower01 is offline  
Old 3rd May 2007, 10:32
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK
Age: 37
Posts: 37
Talking BMI Crew

Hi everyone,

just about to start my training with bmi on the 29th of may. noticed there's no thread for bmi. Whats it like to work for bmi? am really looking forward to it what with all the changes thats happening in the company (bmed take over, open skys longhaul) it must be a good thing what do bmi crew think of it all and bmed crew too? whats the money like?

blondechick is offline  
Old 3rd May 2007, 22:05
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 4
Thumbs up

I recently had an interview there, the pay is good and the questions are easy. Good Luck
Glo3al is offline  
Old 4th May 2007, 10:02
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: I'll go and ask the Captain
Posts: 643
For those of you with course dates you just might get a shock. Bmed are finding it hard to recruit and a lot of their crew are leaving so bmi are sending new recruits over there.

6
6chimes is offline  
Old 4th May 2007, 13:53
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London
Posts: 11
Per the last posting with regards to new trainees. Yes it is true. Some of the new recruits have been trained in bmi and then seconded to bmed for the summer until they are integrated. This means that you will be doing mid-haul routes to the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. You will be wearing BA uniforms and working on a BA painted aircraft out of Hetherington House instead of the QB. This is only until October when the whole operation moves to the QB.

I think that this is a great opportunity as it is definitely more challenging than just doing Domestic and European routes. Just remember not to get too used to it as you will have to do the bmi routes when it is integrated!!

Have fun on your training courses and Good Luck!!
Petc01 is offline  
Old 4th May 2007, 13:58
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Tellus
Posts: 140
Why is BMED finding it difficult to recruit crew?
QRCC2B is offline  
Old 4th May 2007, 19:28
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: I'll go and ask the Captain
Posts: 643
The future is so uncertain and Bmed is a great airline for crew lifestyle, as in a lot of crew live in cheaper areas of the country because the operation allows for you to commute. All that will change when they intergrate. bmi need you to be close to LHR because of their S/H operation. A lot are leaving because they can't do that. However it could be just a little to soon to judge if its the right move to leave as nobody knows exactly how they will intergrate.

6
6chimes is offline  
Old 6th May 2007, 14:05
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK
Age: 37
Posts: 37
well i knew that when i went for the job with BMI that they were gonna intergrate the two companys in october so it wouldnt be such a shock if they did post me at bmed as i will eventually be in bmi in october anyway. The changes in bmi can only be good as it shows there growing. am really excited to be starting with them even if i do end up working for bmed for a while fiirst. i understand its an uncertain time for bmed but i wouldnt think it would be like that for bmi?
blondechick is offline  
Old 6th May 2007, 17:27
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: London
Posts: 11
hey Blondchick

Good luck with the training. It will be great fun. bmi is a great company to work for if it suits you and as you said, it is growing and there are lots of opportunities. Enjoy it and either with bmi or bmed initially, you will have lots of fun.

Petc
Petc01 is offline  
Old 6th May 2007, 17:47
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London
Age: 38
Posts: 29
Either way, BMED or BMI, come October you will be BMI. Im at BMED and so far we're having a great last summer of fun. Doing things that no airlines do anymore. 5 day trips. Good money, cheap food and booze sun. What more could you ask for? Yes our destinations may seem 'dodgy' to the un seasoned traveller. Its not Spain but theyre great. Some of the places we fly to you can live like kings (and/or Queens lol) with the great strength of the British Pound. You can have a great night out in Bishkek(look it up) for 5, includes dinner, then taxis and all your booze in the great clubs they have there. Dont be scared of BMED. Its fantastic and you would be bloomin' lucky to be sent to work there for the summer. Trust me. It beats 4 Belfasts a day.
737319320321 is offline  
Old 6th May 2007, 21:36
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 83
7373.

Agree with your sentiments but I've never heard of 5 for all that. 'Pyramids' and many more charge 10 just to get in and you've still got your meal and a nights worth of alcohol to consume.

Perhaps we've been going to the wrong clubs, have you an itinery for the 5 night? I hope it's not, go to the Casino with 5 and then get us much of the buffet and free drinks down your neck, before they realise that you've got no more money.
take_that is offline  
Old 6th May 2007, 22:11
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London
Age: 38
Posts: 29
Edgars for dinner, then go to Golden Bull. Ive done it on a fiver, maybe a couple of quid more.
737319320321 is offline  
Old 7th May 2007, 03:47
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Posts: 83
Yes, a good night out for sure. Been there a number of times, the professional dancer interlude can be quite entertaining too

I must have been buying someone elses round, as I usually end up 20+ down after a night out there but always worth it.
take_that is offline  
Old 7th May 2007, 12:32
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: UK
Age: 37
Posts: 37
from what you ve said then i'm lucky if i get sent over! but will it happen has anyone been sent over do u know? either way BMI/BEMED is the right choice i enjoy short haul and would eventually like to try mid haul or even long so am pretty excited bout it all. Waht do u guys think of the merge at bmed will u guys stay with bmi?
blondechick is offline  
Old 7th May 2007, 18:43
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London
Age: 38
Posts: 29
Hey Blondechick

Most of the crew at BMED are quite positive about the whole thing. Obviously there are people who arent to happy, but at the end of the day we get to keep our jobs!!! At the moment quite a few people are leaving, but I guess that wouldve been the same had BMED not been bought (you know with Virgin, BA, Silverjet all recruiting) I used to fly short haul and I loved it, now I fly Mid Haul and I still love it, both places had great crew and either way Im sure you'll enjoy doing what ever they send you to do.
737319320321 is offline  
Old 23rd May 2007, 11:54
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dubai
Age: 45
Posts: 54
BMI Recruitment

Hi to all,

I'm just trying to get some help for a friend, can someone please pm me the website or phone number for BMI.

Are they recruiting at the moment?

Thank you for your help.

TanyaD
TanyaD is offline  
Old 23rd May 2007, 12:30
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Manchester
Posts: 49
look on thier web site

www.flybmi.com

also

www.aviationjobsearch.com

are bmi are recruiting? they are always recruiting! and that should give you an indication of the type of airline that you will be joining.

bmi were recruiting before bmed came along, and bmi aint grown or expanded realy as most of the euro flights we used to do aint there any more! bmi still has the same amount of aircraft as they had 10 years ago, and the crew compliment has reduced on most flights. so sit there and think to yourself......... the airline has got smaller over the last 10 years (with the exception of the buy out of bmed) so where have all the crew gone that they've been recruiting over the last 5 years because bmi has never stoped recruiting!?!?!?!?

i have been at bmi for almost 10 years, and love working with a great bunch of prople. you will never work with a better bunch of crew, no matter which base you fly from or with. bmi staff are the best in the business, i just wish the airline appreciated it!
av8rboyz is offline  
Old 23rd May 2007, 13:16
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Co. Down
Age: 33
Posts: 20
Jonboy86 do u know Seamus Devlin then??

His office is in Heathrow...used to be in Dublin for a while.

Would love to work for BMI myself but ive just taken out a loan to pay my ryanair training so i have to pay this back first
Shauna is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.