FLYBE is recruiting cabin crew

If you are interested in becoming a member of Cabin Crew with Flybe, you now have the opportunity. Due to recent expansion they are looking to employ new staff.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum age
The minimum age for Cabin Crew is 18 years.

Height/Weight
Minimum of 5 ft 2 in (157cm), maximum 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) with weight in proportion to height to enable you to fit into a standard cabin crew safety harness.

Appearance
You will be provided with the Company uniform and therefore you should be well presented with excellent standards of grooming and no visible tattoos.

Passport
Applicants will either need to be in possession of a full, valid EU passport with no restrictions or for non-EU passport holders, a valid work permit/visa that allows entry to all Flybe destinations.

Health
A good level of health is essential to cope with the demands of flying.
With effect from 8th April 2014, EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) requires that any new entrant Cabin Crew who does not already hold a valid EU medical report, will be required to pass a Part-MED initial aeromedical assessment and provide the valid report before they can join Flybe and operate as Cabin Crew.

Swimming
Candidates must be confident in water and be able to swim at least 25 metres unaided.

Education
You must have a minimum of 3 GCSE’s grade C (or equivalent), including English and Mathematics.

Work experience
Have a minimum of 6 months face-to-face customer service experience, ideally in the sales and service industry.

Residential requirements
Successful applicants must live within 60 minutes travelling time to their base (home) airport.

Driving licence
You must have a full, valid Driving Licence as you may be required on occasion to drive a hire car between airport bases.

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About Flybe

  • 12 countries*
  • 199 routes*
  • 37 UK airports*
  • 47 European airports*
  • Over 7.7m passengers in 2013
  • £868.4m revenue under management in 2013

Flybe has Cabin Crew based at the following locations: Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester, and Southampton.

Cabin crew style: new uniforms for Austrian Airlines

The new uniform, which will be worn by about 3,500 Austrian Airlines employees in uniform highlighting the airline’s red color at the Austrian Airlines ground stations (airports) and on board, was designed by the Austrian designer Marina Hoermanseder. She prevailed against several top designers from Austria by presenting the best concept. 

Born in Vienna, Hoermanseder has lived and worked in Berlin for several years. Her fashion creations stand for a pronounced individualism and fuses technical refinement with an exalted and elegant design.

According to the designer’s ideas, the rich red color will continue to be part of the Austrian Airlines uniform. The female employees in red will vote over the next four week whether to retain the red color of the shoes and stockings.

“Creating the design for the Austrian Airlines uniform was a very exciting task for me, and as an Austrian gave me a great deal of joy. In any case, I wanted to retain the bright red of Austrian Airlines because it gives the crew members a strong appearance”, says the designer Marina Hoermanseder.

Austrian Airlines employs a staff of approximately 6,000 employees, of whom 3,500 wear a uniform. In addition to the logistics requirements, the quality of the material also plays a crucial role. Every part of the uniform is subject to washing and wearing tests and laboratory analyses before being approved. A separate working group will support the launch of the new uniform and also play an important role.

“Our empoyees are the business card of Austrian Airlines. With the unmistak able uniform they are recognized at all airports worldwide. I’m looking forward to the further development and a new, modern Uniform style. Alone in 2014, we have spent more than 51,000 red Uniform pieces and accessories”, says Amir Aghamiri, Head of Brand Management at Austrian Airlines.

Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines is Austria’s largest carrier and operates a global route network of round 130 destinations. That route network is particularly dense in Central and Eastern Europe with 40 destinations. Austrian Airlines is part of the Lufthansa Group, Europe’s largest airline group, and a member of the Star Alliance, the first global alliance of international airlines.

City Jet is looking for cabin crew

CityJet staff are rewarded with excellent salary and ancillary benefits including worldwide concessionary air travel, pension and discounted healthcare. Once your application is received you will get a confirmation and we will keep you fully updated with the progress of your application at all times.

The Role

Cabin Crew are primarily responsible for passenger safety and comfort whilst on board a CityJet aircraft. Cabin Crew are also responsible for the delivery of  In-flight service and for providing an excellent customer service experience to the passengers.

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of Cabin Crew, the successful candidate will:

  • Primarily be responsible for passenger safety, comfort and well-being whilst on board.
  • Maintain the highest personal standards of safety, dress and appearance, attendanceand punctuality.
  • Work closely with the Cabin Crew Management Team to ensure that all practices are inaccordance with the organisations Ops Manual and HR policies and procedures.
  • Promote a harmonious working environment.
  • Maintain the highest of onboard standards at all times and present a professional andwell organised in-flight product.
  • Deliver outstanding customer service.
  • Maintain an excellent standard of personal and corporate grooming.
  • Maintain consistent, high standards in all regulatory examinations.
  • Remain medically fit (assessed & evaluated) to meet requirements.

Qualifications & skills

  • Educated to a minimum level of accredited secondary education or equivalent
  • Must be able to swim at least 25 metres unaided
  • Must have the right to live and work within the European Union (holders of schengenvisas may not apply as neither Ireland nor the United Kingdom are member states)
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent commercial and company awareness
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Must have an excellent (fluent) standard of English; verbal, written and comprehension
  • Fluency in another language, in particular French, Italian or Dutch is considered an advantage

Please forward an updated C.V by the 25th May 2015 to Joan Black, CityJet, Swords Business Campus, Balheary Road, Swords, Co. Dublin or email: Recruiting@cityjet.com

Good luck & see you up in the clouds!

Royal Jet is looking for VIP Cabin Crew

Royal Jet is looking for VIP Cabin Crew based in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Job Purpose
To deliver a high standard of customer service and safety on board all Royal Jet aircrafts contributing to consistent service excellence. To perform well under pressure, successfully prioritize and complete multiple tasks whilst at the same time meeting customer demands.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
1 Provide a safe environment for Guests and Cabin Crew onboard through safe work practice and adequate SEP knowledge
2 To be contactable during duty days and display evident of satisfactory attendance record in order to avoid disruption to flight operations.
3 When requested by the Company to operate short notification flights.
4 Perform onboard service in accordance to Royal Jet service process and standards, to maintain the highest level of Customer Service
5 Maintain onboard equipment’s in terms of quality and quantity, particularly when the aircraft is away from base, in order to reduce costs associated with breakages and losses
6 Understand anticipate and deliver the highest level of service to all Guests by availing all their requests in a timely manner and maintaining integrity, confidentiality and professionalism at all times.
7 Maintain valid passport, visas, GCAA License and Medical licenses.
8 May be required to take on supervisory responsibilities as required by the company.
9 Represent the Company during events with Cabin Crew.
10 Understands the value of exceptional customer service, safety and aspects of life as a Cabin Crew member in a non-scheduled operation.
11 The ability to work under pressure and to be flexible, and understand the company complex operational requirements.
12 Displays confidence and immaculate decorum adheres to the Royal Jet Grooming Standards at all times when on duty.
13 Ability to accommodate changes in roster and extended flight duties.

Skills

Formal Experience Required

* Between 23 years of age (minimum hiring age) and 37 years of age (maximum hiring age).
* Applicant Should be: a Current Flying Crew or at Least less than 1 Year out of service (with sound justified reasons).

 

Mandatory Requirements
– Previously completed Ab-initio Cabin Crew training
– Previously completed SEP and Aviation health training
– Flying License
– Excellent command in English Language
– Intermediate level of computer skills
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
– Healthy weight which must be in proportion to height.
– Ability to swim at-least 25m unaided in open water, without a flotation device.
– Medically fit to meet air crew requirements.
– No visible tattoos or visible body piercing (1x earring per ear is acceptable).

 

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Preferred
– Knowledge of additional languages
– Hospitality training
– Catering training

Years & Field of Experience required
* Five years’ experience with an International Airline, including 2 years in First Class or 1 year in Private VIP Charter experience
Previous Catering/ Hotel/ Hospitality/ Customer Service Background

Other Essential Requirements:
– Healthy weight which must be in proportion to height.

– Medically fit to meet air crew requirements

Education

Educated to a minimum of high school standard, preferably holding a university degree.

You can apply here.

Good luck and see you among the clouds!

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Air Arabia hiring cabin crew

Air Arabia are looking to recruit Cabin Crew for their hub in Sharjah. If you fit the below criteria and are look for an exciting new challenge, submit your CV and photograph.

Requirements:

  • A Higher Secondary education with good pass results is essential good English language command.
  • Must be within the age band of 21 years and 30 years.
  • Must be educated to a minimum level of accredited Higher Secondary Education or equivalent.
  • Must have a high standard of English; verbal, written and comprehension. Fluency in another language is always an advantage.
  • Must meet the below mentioned height and weight criteria.
  • Male: HT – 165 cm. WT -68 to 82 kg.
  • Female: HT -160 cm WT – 58 to 70 kg.
  • Ability to swim at least 30m unaided in open water, without a flotation device.
  • Clear skin with no marks / tattoos that would be visible whilst wearing the uniform.
  • Medically fit to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Cabin Crew / Nursing experience would be an asset.

 

If you think you have what it takes to be part of Air Arabia team, then you may apply for the position by sending a copy of your updated resume to cv@airarabia.com clearly mentioning in the subject line: Cabin Crew

Good luck & see you among the clouds!

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Paul Tufescu – from church painter to cabin crew

Paul Tufescu, apparently a shy young man, amazed me during a flight with his wide smile and availability to help everybody on board, colleagues included. While working as a church painter in Moldavia, for the love of flying, Paul gave up his job, to join a so-called women’s world, as a cabin crew.

Paul, please tell us about the period when you were a cabin crew at Qatar Airways and also about how the recruitment interview was conducted?

The period in which the first 8 Romanians came to Qatar Airways, in 2003, was a memorable one, considering that I had the chance to be a part of one of the most beautiful stages of this company’s evolution. Why do I say memorable? Because I had the most beautiful flight schedule anyone would have dreamt of during his cabin crew career, with 11 days of layover in Shanghai, 7 days in Singapore, 9 in Bangkok, 5 in Casablanca, 4 in Paris and so on.

During the 7 years spent there, I used to work about 22, 23 days a month with 7 or 8 days off and 30 days of annual leave, which could be used all at once or whenever needed. There have been ups and downs, but what matters most is the personality of the one that interprets the experience. I’ll say that I have always been guided by my flying passion and the desire to do everything as it should be done.

I had my recruitment interview in Dubai. There were about 250 candidates and recruiting officer was the current Manager of the Cabin Crew Department, Saliy Karunanayke, at that time, Deputy Manager of the Cabin Crew Department. The first phase of the interview was the candidates’ introduction. Each had to come forward and present themselves (name, age, occupation, hobbies and why they would like to be a cabin crew). After eliminations, the written English test followed, a very easy one, considering that it consisted of filling in verbs or given words in a text, and finally writing an essay. Then there was a 15 minutes break… “in case anyone wants to smoke”, a recruiter was observing those who were smoking … and after the break another round of eliminations followed, those who smoked being on the list!After that we have been divided into groups and have been given a hypothetical situation, a shipwreck on an island for my group: what would we do first, once arrived on that island. After the elimination of some other participants, the face-to-face interview with Mr. Saliy followed, who, after convincing himself that my English was good, started looking out of the window, asking me what each building was, who occupied it, and concluded with asking me when would I be able to join their team. Since I had to give the company I was working fort a minimum of 30 days resignation warning, Qatar Airways informed me that I will be given an answer within 2 weeks. And it was a favourable one.

What were you thinking of when landing?

When landing … I may say there are 2 answers: when landing in other countries, most of the time I was thinking about what I should do during my stay in that country: where to go, what to visit, if I had any friends there, and so on. When landing in Doha, most of the time my first thought was to take a good nap, message my parents to let them know everything was fine, then check my roster for the things to be done during the following days, meet some friends, arrange some permit if I was planning to travel on my own and so on.

Have you ever faced any alarming situations in Doha or during your flights?

Alarming situations, allow me to tell you, I had plenty !!!
On a flight Doha-Milan-Rome, we had a snake on board of the plane, which gave me a little headache because, as I was speaking Italian, being forced to make the emergency announcements, I had one of the leading roles, next to the snake :). “Snakes on a Plane” is still a catchy story inside the company.
During two other flights, this time to the DAC (Dakha, Bangladesh) and to LHR (London) I had to handcuff passengers … I would need an entire day to tell you these stories and I would drain my laptop’s battery to tell them in detail. To cut it short, for the London flight, my action was justified by the fact that a Pakistani passenger tried to touch one of my colleague’s private parts. On another flight, this time to MUC (Munich) we had to give first aid to an elder woman who was in an acute alcohol poisoning state.

After all these stories you have told me, it seems futile to ask you if you consider yourself to be a brave person …
No, it’s not futile. As a cabin crew, of course you have to be brave. I think anyone who dares to fly should know that it is a nice, special job, but that it also has risks. Acknowledged risks have advantages and disadvantages; travel isn’t everything, to know for sure everything you need to do, at any given moment, and put these things into practice, makes the difference between someone who is touring the world on a plane and someone who came to do their job. I met a lot of cabin crew members who chose this job to travel the world, without concern for their work but I also met people who understand that this is still a job to be done well, not only to be used as a travel agency.

After the experience with Qatar Airways you preferred working for the Emirates Airline, on a ground staff position, and then again as a cabin crew  for Flydubai. What did the ground staff job imply?

Indeed, at the Emirates I have worked for 2 years at the Ground Staff Department. And it was something special. I have to confess that, at the Emirates, there was the best management team I have ever had! It had nothing to do with the Qatar Airways period, and all the rules they had there. Everything is exquisite compared to Qatar Airways. While I worked for them, I held 2 positions. Six months a year working at the contact centre (Call Centre) and another 6 months as a tour guide, both positions at the Emirates because it is a big company and has many departments, a Tourism Department included. My experience as a tour guide was nice, I had about 50 tourists daily, taking them to visit all of the 7 emirates here and after that I had to perform another type of customer service, this time on the telephone, for the other remaining 6 months.
For my work I was given an Excellence in Customer Service Award.

Did you miss the flying days at Emirates Airlines as ground staff?

Of course I missed flying and so I found a second home with the people from Flydubai, a fast-growing company, a company that finally gives me the opportunity to have my dream job, the cabin crew one, back, with turnaround flights (back and forth at the base on the same day) and a very simple role, but giving me the chance to be at home every day (Dubai), the kind of company that is suitable for families, although I’m still not married.

The flight virus, luckily, brought me back on board! Once you fly for so many years it’s not easy to quit flying, obviously I started applying for other companies for the flight attendant position and was back on board as soon as opportunity arose … Flight is an incurable “disease”!

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My experience as Qatar Airways cabin crew

Interview with Niamh Byrne from Irland – former flight attendant

First of all, how did you hear about the cabin crew recruitment and which airlines did you work for?

It was actually a friend’s suggestion, and because I’ve always wanted to travel, I thought why not? I started as cabin crew for Qatar Airways. After 4 years I decide to return home, to Ireland, where I worked as cabin crew for Air Lingus for another 2 years.

How was your life in Qatar as an expat?

Life was very different. I was lucky to be part of a great expat community, which helped. But you need to be very adaptable; to change and understand that you can’t do everything you normally would do at home, in Europe.

How did you feel when you had to stop flying?

I decided to stop flying, because I wanted to get married and be closer to what I called home. At that time I was excited to live a “normal life”, but I really miss flying and all the amazing places I got to see, and I guess regret that decision a bit.

Which was the best part of the cabin crew job?

Flying to all those amazing places that totally surprise you with their beauty! I always thought the best destinations were cities or remote islands, but one of my favorite places to go was Trivandrum (in India). I loved their traditional food and the hotel. It was one of those layovers where I could totally relax.

Was your health affected by all the traveling?

No not so much, you have to get used to working on little sleep, as the hours are a bit hectic. However, I found it easy to adapt and once I did, there were no problems.

Do you still keep in touch with your friends that you made around the world?

Yes! I keep in touch with a lot of friends from when I work “in the skies” and it’s amazing to see where we have all ended up. Living away from home, your friends become your family and only those flying really understand the lifestyle and experiences. So, it’s great to still have them in my life. I’m very grateful!

What are you doing at the moment, are you still in the Customer Service field?

I work as the merchandising manager at a John Deere dealership in Canada at the moment. All my experience in Customer service and sales from flying have opened many doors for me and given me great experience.

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Flight Attendants Are Brave Individuals, You Cannot Afford Be Otherwise!

I had the pleasure to meet Ingi Murtaza, one of our tatar ladies, an extremely ambitious and determined woman. She left Mangalia for the Middle East years ago, to pursue a dream, a dream come true.

Ingi confessed that “the period at Qatar Airways was very nice, with ups and downs only in her personal life, because on a professional level she could only ascend or promote. There are many beautiful memories, many colleagues I still remember with pleasure, that I continue to stay in touch with, even after so many years, and adventures around the world for which I have been paid for by the company. I engaged in the promo campaigns, organized by the company, also and not a day has passed without me celebrating everything we achieved there. I am proud to have been part of a of 5-star team! The recruitment interview was a standardised one not at all different from other airline company interviews. There are various aspects recruiters take into consideration and it’s very interesting. I remember that at the final interview, because of having curly hair, I was asked if there was any problem for me to straighten and maintain it so, which did not bother me a bit. “

Ingi was famous among the other flight attendants for being a very serious girl who was strictly following the rules. Although most of the cabin crew members, after landing, only have in mind what they should do at home or where to go shopping, Ingi told us that, in fact, she was always repeating the rules and commands to be followed in case of emergency. “It was a must for the company and it was something that was part of me and my work as a flight attendant, for me to always be prepared for unexpected incidents.”

Speaking of dangerous situations, she has had a few. “In almost 5 years at Qatar Airways, I may already be considered a dinosaur there because of my seniority 😉 of course you get a chance to go through different situations, either in Doha or abroad, but these situations always ended well, thanks to our quality training and we, the crew, have always taken the right decisions. It is in moments like these that we demonstrate that we, flight attendants, are brave individuals, you cannot afford be otherwise! “

After 5 years she chose to return home out of personal reasons and worked for two years for Wizz Air in Romania. She became, Cabin Service Manager, the same position she used to have while working for Qatar Airways. She regretted resigning from Qatar Airways, as she could not get used to working for a low cost company and confessed that, if she could, she would willingly trade her working experience with Wizz Air for the 5-star experience in Qatar.

Her overall perception about her work at a low cost flying company made her apply for a position at Emirates Airlines as ground staff. “I honestly did not know if I’ll be called for an interview and if I’ll be accepted. I became a supervisor at First and Business Class Lounges at the airport in DXB (Dubai), taking care of my colleagues whom I assist, guiding them in different situations. Ground work is not much different from working on a plane and I can say now that I have a complete picture of a passenger who leaves from point A and arrives at point B passing through the airport, flying and arriving to another airport in some other place of the world . It’s a beautiful job, different even as a way of life from the one of a flight attendant, but not as well paid as the latter. “

When she misses the flying part, she says for her it’s not a problem: “I simply watch the Emirates airplanes and it’s all gone; I also think that, for as long as I used to fly, there wasn’t something or someone stable in my life, and now it’s different, I can have a personal, normal life, I can marry and have children without the restrictions imposed by flying. Now I can see the advantages and disadvantages of both jobs, the ups and downs, the differences and the similarities, what is worth and what isn’t. “

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The Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Interview. Process and Stages

Today, we will present you the stages of the interview, for you know what to expect that day.
Being an Open Day session, anyone that corresponds the requirements may attend the interview, without prior registration on the site.
Usually, the Qatar Airways Cabin Crew Interview lasts two days:

Day One – Open Day

Each candidate comes forth to the recruiter where he leaves the resume and photos and responds to 1 or 2 questions such as “Why do you want to be a flight attendant?” or “Why did you choose Qatar Airways?”. After this conversation with the recruiter, they will let you know if you are invited for the interview the next day, or not.

Day Two – Assessment Day

Starts very early in the morning (at about 7 or 7.30 am.). First, the candidates will be presented the company and life in Doha. Next, the written English test which lasts 45 minutes and consists of 5 types of exercises: text dependent questions (answer questions related to a given text), multiple choice (choose the correct answer from the ones given), fill in the blanks with the appropriate word, 5 mathematical lateral logic questions and an essay on a given subject. The difficulty level is medium (B1 or B2) and aims to measure your ability to understand English language, grammar and fluency level and so on.

After the written English test, there is an oral test: each candidate enters a room, extracts a word from a bowl and has to speak about it for as much as possible. During this speaking exercise, the reach test is performed (one of the compulsory requirements of Qatar Airways is to be able to reach 2,12meters, while on your tiptoes and with your hand raised, without wearing any shoes) and recruiters also ask each candidate about any distinctive marks or tattoos (tattoos are prohibited at Qatar Airways).

A round of eliminations follows next. Those who qualify, enter the group games. Candidates are divided into teams and are given a task to be solved in about 15 minutes.

After the group games, a new round of eliminations takes place. The lucky ones get to the “grand finale”, which is the final interview. Before the interview, they are told about the payroll and benefit package the Qatar Airways flight attendants receive .

The final interview takes about 5 to 10 minutes for each candidate and focuses on a series of questions based on your CV, previous experience, readiness to relocate and so on.

Qatar Airways Rules

1. You must get home before 4 am, even if you’re free the day after.

2. Your father or brother cannot live in the same building with female flight attendants while on holiday.

3. You cannot use the phone or use any electronic device when you’re on the bus to and from work.

Read all about Qatar Airways rules

The final answer will be sent to each candidate via email, about 2 weeks after the final interview or sometimes later (time varies from one candidate to another).

Good luck! Wishing you to take off!

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The vision requirements a future cabin crew must meet

Because we’ve received so many emails regarding the vision requirements a future cabin crew must meet, I’ve decided to write this article with the information you need to know.

Diopters

According to the requirements imposed by most airlines, as long as your diopters are between +/- 4 and in some cases +/- 5 (depending on the airline company) you have every chance of becoming a cabin crew. However, if your diopters are higher that specified, you won’t be able to pass the eye test and work within the field.

The ISHIHARA Eye Test

Many companies test their future cabin crew to make sure they meet the vision requirements. The most common eye test is the Ishihara, which is a test of color and visual acuity. Dr. Shinobu designed the test in 1917, and it’s the easier way to detect color blindness.
*** important: if you’re planning a corrective eye surgery, be sure you do it at least six months before the interview.

Glasses vs. Contact Lenses

Both forms of vision correction are accepted by most airlines, but you must remember to always have an extra pair of glasses/ set of contact lenses with you. You might need them in case of emergency.

Good luck!

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