At the Flybe Training Academy, we recognise the importance of working with schools, colleges and universities to develop student’s skills and knowledge prior to employment. We want to raise awareness of the career opportunities within Flybe and in doing so, aim to create clear pathways to employment.   


The work we can do with schools, colleges and universities is listed on this page however, in many cases we can offer bespoke training days suited to a specific course syllabus. Please contact us for further details.

Course Information


For a detailed list of all courses available, please contact us


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Start your Lifetime Engineering Career with Flybe

Are you keen to become an aircraft engineer? Would you like to work for Europe’s largest and most successful regional airlines, as one of their prestigious licensed aircraft engineers? Interested in a hands-on career in a busy environment? Are you passionate about learning and keen to gain theoretical and practical skills and competencies?

Set yourself on the path to a successful future with a great career by applying to study the Flybe Engineering Diploma. The Diploma is a four year programme where you will gain the theoretical and practical skills and competencies of all aspects of aircraft engineering and maintenance repair.

On completion of the course you will have gained an Aircraft Maintenance Licence and have the opportunity to join a highly demanding and technologically advanced industry where industry-qualified are in short supply and high demand.

At the end of the 4 year programme you’ll have gained a BTEC Level Diploma in Engineering along with a Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations and an EASA Part 66 Module and Foundation Degree in Aerospace Engineering.

If you would like to find out more or apply for this exciting opportunity please contact Exeter College on +44 (0) 1392 205956.


Flybe ‘Introduction to Cabin Crew’ day

Flybe receives many calls each year from people wanting to find out about a career with the airline as a cabin crew member. As a result, the Flybe Training Academy now offers the ideal 'hands-on' opportunity during its popular 'Introduction to Cabin Crew Days'.

The intensive one day course is held at Flybe's Training Academy based at Exeter International Airport and typically covers an abbreviated Flybe induction, an introduction to safety and emergency equipment, a safety demonstration and introduction to emergencies, slide descent and recruitment hints and tips.

An excellent, interactive and informative day that was professionally delivered and lots of fun. We took GCSE Leisure and Tourism, BTEC Travel and Tourism and A-level Travel and Tourism students. The day was relevant to all courses and really brought the theory into practice and the students thouroughly enjoyed their day. The Clarendon College, Wiltshire.

We found the training really engaging and the delivery was both well organised and extremely professional. Our students left the Training Academy absolutely buzzing about the great day that they had spent at Flybe. Sidmouth College.

Please note that this is not a recruitment day. For Cabin Crew careers please visit If you would like to book on to this exciting day then please contact us for further information.

Airline Masterclass

Since October 2007, Flybe has worked with a number of schools and colleges to run an Airline Masterclass. The popular one day Masterclass leads groups of students through a number of activities with the aim being to create their own airline.

The day is led by a Flybe Cabin Crew trainer and assistants. In their groups, students will each have their own role to play ranging from Finance Manager to Marketing Executives. Each group is given a £10 million budget to spend on the start-up of their business to purchase aircraft and operating licences. They must then choose profitable routes and sell seats on their airlines to make money.

If you are interested in Flybe visiting your school to run a Masterclass please visit the Education Business Partnership website at

Future Engineers

The original launch event in 2008 was the brainchild of Stephen Payne OBE, naval architect of the QE2 and chief naval architect of the Carnival Corporation. The 'Future Engineers' event is intended to introduce young people to the world of Engineering and inspire them into a possible future career. Flybe partnered with the University of Exeter, the Royal Navy and Exeter College in 2009 ,2010 and 2011 to host the hugely successful aeronautical events between two sites - the University’s Streatham Campus and at Flybe’s Headquarters based at Exeter International Airport. The event is designed to appeal to schoolchildren, from years 9/10/11 and their teachers, mainly science and maths.

Students spent half of their day completing various aviation based activities at the University and the other half of their day having a tour of Flybe’s maintenance facilities and completing various Royal Navy static displays. Student feedback has been fantastic with many now considering a career in aviation.

Other Future Engineers events are taking place include the QM2, BAE Systems, Wimbledon, Gifford Engineering, BAA and Paradigm Telecoms. Please visit for more information.

Flybe Aviation Services Engineering Apprenticeship Programme 2017

NEW FOR 2017! Flybe are offering an exciting and challenging opportunity to be a part of the next generation of engineers by becoming a FAS Aviation Maintenance Technician.

The Aeronautical Apprenticeship is a 4 year programme leading to a Level 3 Diploma in Aviation Maintenance and an EASA Category A Licence and is delivered at the Flybe Training Academy and Maintenance Repair Organisation (MRO), situated at Exeter International Airport and is delivered in partnership with Exeter College.

Apprentices will develop the necessary hand skills, theoretical knowledge and live aircraft experience required by worldwide Regulating Authorities, (EASA, FAA etc), before embarking on an exciting career in the aviation industry. 

Download FAS Apprenticeship Programme 2017 leaflet

Download FAS Apprenticeship Programme 2017 FAQ leaflet

FURTHER INFORMATION: For further information and to request an application pack, please email; fasappr[email protected]

Closing date for applications is Friday 2 June 2017.