Direct Entry Captains ERJ 135/145

October 31, 2022

Direct Entry Captains ERJ 135/145

Direct Entry Captains ERJ 135/145

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:



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


To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

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