CZECH REPUBLIC: Open access operator Leo Express reports that its recruitment campaign to find 80 staff ahead of its launch in December has been heavily oversubscribed.

More than 800 people applied for the various positions on offer, many of which are customer-facing, such as call centre staff or onboard service personnel. A detailed selection process has whittled the field down to 200, who were invited to attend an assessment process in Ostrava at the end of last month.

The operator reports that around two-thirds of the applicants were women from the northern Moravia region; Leo Express is expressly targeting ‘younger men and women who are on the threshold of their career.’

‘Such a great public response exceeded our expectations’, explained the company’s founder Leos Novotny. ‘It is obvious that our company already has a name and that people understand we are an attractive employer.’