Cabin Crew recruitments in Europe, January 2020: Etihad Airways, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Wizz Air

The upcoming year comes with new opportunities for making your dream come true. We made a list of the recruitment dates and locations of the most known airline companies in Europe for January 2020.

Some events may be Open Days while others can be Assessment Days, which means that you must apply prior to the event in order to receive an invitation.

 

Etihad Airways

Italy: 19 February 2020 – Milano; Belgium: 24 March 2020 – Bruxelles; Portugal: 6 January, 21 April 2020 – Lisbon; UK: 7 January, 28 April 2020 – Manchester, 4 February, 5 May 2020 – London; France: 13 January 2020 – Paris, 11 May 2020 – Marseille; Ireland: 18 January, 13 April 2020 – Dublin; Spain: 25 January, 3 April 2020 – Barcelona, 28 January, 6 April 2020 – Madrid; Greece: 3 February 2020 – Athens; Germany: 10 February, 18 May 2020 – Frankfurt, 9 March 2020 – Munich; The Netherlands: 21 February, 25 May 2020 – Amsterdam.

Apply online here for the desired recruitment date.

 

Emirates

Bosnia and Herzegovina: 21 January 2020 – Sarajevo; Croatia: 19 January 2020 – Dubrovnik; Czech Republic: 5 January 2020 – Pilsen, 7 January 2020 – Olomouc; Finland: 19 January 2020 – Helsinki; France: 5 January 2020 – Nice, 7 January 2020 – Grenoble, 10 January 2020 – Strasbourg, 27 January 2020 – Rennes, 29 January 2020 – Limoges; Germany: 5 January 2020 – Munich, 7 January 2020 – Dresden, 10 January 2020 – Cologne; Greece: 20 January 2020 – Athens; Hungary: 5 January 2020 – Szeged, 7 January 2020 – Pecs;  Ireland: 7 January 2020 – Sligo, 9 January 2020 – Limerick; Italy: 7 January 2020 – Ancona & Pescara, 9 January 2020 – Bari & Padua, 12 January 2020 – Naples; Norway: 29 January 2020 – Bergen; Poland: 6 January 2020 – Wroclaw, 8 January 2020 – Bialystok; Romania: 18 January 2020 – Brasov, 21 January 2020 – Cluj-Napoca, 23 January 2020 – Craiova; Slovakia: 13 January 2020 – Kosice, 15 January 2020 – Banska Bystrica; Spain: 16 January 2020 – Palma de Mallorca, 18 January 2020 – Zaragoza, 21 January 2020 – Santiago de Compostela; Sweden: 20 January 2020 – Malmo; Switzerland: 18 January 2020 – Zurich; The Netherlands: 5 January 2020 – Amsterdam, 7 January 2020 – Maastricht; UK: 3 January 2020 – Southampton, 5 January 2020 – Cambridge, 9 January 2020 – Leeds,  12 January 2020 – Edinburgh, 16 January 2020 – Leicester, 18 January 2020 – Belfast, 26 January 2020 – Central London, 28 January 2020 – Liverpool.

Apply online here for the desired recruitment date.

 

Qatar Airways

Spain: Date to be announced (TBA) – Madrid; Ireland: Date to be announced (TBA) – Dublin; Italy: Date to be announced (TBA) – Rome; UK: 11 January 2020 – MAnchester, Date to be announced (TBA) – Liverpool, Date to be announced (TBA) – Birmingham;  France: Date to be announced (TBA) – Paris, Date to be announced (TBA) – Lyon; Ukraine: Date to be announced (TBA) – Kyiv; Portugal: 18 January 2020 – Lisbon; Germany: 18 January 2020 – Frankfurt; Croatia: 19 January 2020 – Skopje; Poland: 18 January 2020 – Warsaw;

Apply online here for the desired recruitment date.

 

Wizz Air

Austria: 6 & 25 January 2020 – Vienna; Bulgaria: 9 & 30 January 2020 – Sofia, 28 January 2020 – Varna; Hungary: 9 & 23 January 2020 – Budapest; 13 January 2020 – Debrecen; Latvia: 17 January 2020 – Riga; Lithuania: 30 January 2020 – Vilnius; Moldova: 16 & 30 January 2020 – Chisinau; Poland: 9 & 30 January 2020 – Katowice, 9 & 29 January 2020 – Warsaw, 8 & 22 January 2020 – Krakow, 7 January 2020 – Gdansk, 28 January 2020 – Gdynia, 29 January 2020 – Gliwice, 30 January 2020 – Lublin; Romania: 23 January 2020 – Bucharest, 9 January 2020 Bucharest for Vienna Base, 8 January 2020 – Sibiu; UK: 11 & 23 January 2020 – Luton;

Apply online here for the desired recruitment date. (Only for Assessment Days)

 

We prepare you to pass any airline interview

  1. We offer you a 4 days intensive course which prepares you to pass any airline interview. The course provides a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’ interview and how to pass them. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. More details here.
  2. If you can’t come to our course, we offer you private coaching sessions held by our trainers at our office or online on Skype or Facetime. More details here.

 

Good luck to everyone!

This Christmas, we’re sharing good thoughts to all corners of the world!

What does a Cabin Crew feel when flying? Freedom, happiness, friendship, gratitude? Once you have stepped on board in an impeccable uniform means you have fallen in love. The best part is that aviation will never leave you and will always by your side.

Now comes a harder question. What does a Cabin Crew feel when flying on Christmas day? A huge emptiness in the soul caused by the absence of family and friends. No matter how amazing the big cities are, home is the place where your thoughts fly most often, especially when December is coming, you appreciate more and more what you had back home.

In Dubai, Doha, London or Paris, children do not go from door to door to sing carols. You hear Christmas songs only on shopping malls in other languages that you mother tongue. Your grandma is not baking sweets, your father is not preparing mouth-watering meat and the mulled wine doesn’t have the same taste. Actually, all of these are happening, but really far far away. Of course, among Cabin Crew are those lucky flight attendants who have free days during Christmas Holidays and get to feel these in person. Even though we’re far, we respect our countries’ traditions with joy in our soul.

Christmas onboard is amazing! Passengers become your second home. They need all your warmth and you, as a Cabin Crew, have to offer everything in the right way. Often onboard you’ll hear Christmas Carols, you’ll dring hot cinnamon tea and the most inventive ones bring with them Santa hats, gingerbread and chocolate.

Let’s just look at the bright side: onboard you can celebrate New Year’s Day each time you are above a country in which the time zone shows 00:00. The longer the destination is, the more wishes you can make, be closer to fireworks and also offer passengers lots of champagne glasses.

On one hand, as cabin crew you make lots of sacrifices, but on the other hand, you gain new experiences which you’ll remember years after years and will make you feel proud. You build lots of friendships, you share common ideas, you laugh at the same jokes with your colleagues,  these are small things that make a flight attendant’s life rich. The most important thing learnt as a cabin crew is that time is not measured in hours, but memories. When you come back home after your aviation career ended, you realize distance hasn’t changed your relationships from home. Grandma’s still baking sweets, you still decorate the Christmas tree along with your family.

Give the others what you have in your soul is one of the virtues that make people superheroes. Aviation is the place where you feel these things. You cand easily call it “home” and keep it in your soul for the rest of your life. When you’ll want to rewind time, you’ll have your memories right there, waiting for you.

Place your wish under the tree and if it’s strong enough, it will catch wings sooner than you think.

How to be Cabin Crew team wishes you Happy Holidays wherever you are! Fully enjoy every moment because each individual’s happiness only depends on themselves!

*All the pictures in this article are of our students’ who now follow their dreams in the clouds.

30 years among the clouds: meet Rucsandra, a devoted flight attendant and an amazing trainer

I met Rucsandra in the summer of 2016, through a mutual friend. I admit, when I heard how many years she has flying, I had a shock. Rucsandra entered the world of aviation in 1988 and from that point her life was among the clouds for almost 30 years.

Rucsandra Magdalena Mihai was a Flight Attendant for Tarom, Cabin Manager with a significant experience in this domain (she reached 20.000 hours of flying), but also an inflight auditor and certified trainer. She considers that aviation is about people, trust, knowledge and responsibilities, about honesty, passion, professionalism and competence. Every time she speaks about her work, her face lights up and her eyes are sparkling. Because she loves what she’s doing and she dedicated her best years to aviation. The world among the clouds had brought her many challenges, but also at the same time the opportunity to learn new things every day and to do her job with passion, love and why not, courage.

Since October 2016, Rucsandra is part of our How to be Cabin Crew team and she takes care of the Cabin Crew preparation for our general Cabin Crew course and our private aviation course “Corporate Cabin Crew Training- Silver Service & Etiquette”– a new concept of training in our How to be Cabin Crew courses portfolio, dedicated to people who want to take part of the glamorous life of private aviation.

Tell us about your beginnings as a Flight Attendant. How it was to fly at the end of the 80’?

I started to dream about aviation from 1986, at the end of high-school. Back then, aviation was a very exclusivist world. Tarom was the only airline company in Romania and the biggest one from the South East Europe. It had a fleet of 80 airplanes, most of them Russian, AN-24, IL-18, TU-154, IL-62, but also some of them from the western part, B-707 and BAC 1-11.

Aviation in the 8s0’ in Romania was very well developed. Tarom was a very vivid company, who managed, from the first years to connect Bucharest with some of the most important European capitals, but also to develop routes to west-European destination and also to USA.

What determined you to choose a career among the clouds?

I was fascinated by airplanes and travelling since I was a little girl. I remember that I wanted to see the pyramids more than anything. I took my exams, studying a lot about geography, and then I saw an announcement for the Cabin Crew position at Tarom. My chance to fulfill my dream of flying, to meet new people, to discover different cultures was starting to take shape.

How long it took for you to become a Flight Attendant?

I had the luck to be among the 52 selected persons out of 2500, from a very rigorous competition, that was spread over the entire year. I started courses at Civil Aviation  School in October 1987 and I graduated one year later, when Tarom hired us, but I managed to start flying only in May 1989.

During my schooling, I followed complex courses, from knowing the airplane, meteorology, 2 foreign languages, geography, aeronautic medicine, service on board course, I passed through all the companies services, from issuing tickets, handling, to catering. It was an extraordinary period that taught me so many things. I had amazing professors, extremely dedicated and who were truly mentors.

Where was your first flight as Cabin Crew? How was the flight?

My first course was Baneasa-Tulcea-Constanta, with AN-24 airplane. It was a dream come true, I didn’t know what to do first, to enjoy the flight or to get used to the airplane. I felt very comfortable from the very first minute, and I knew I would have a very special relationship with aviation. In 1989, the junior employees were doing only intern routes. Immediately after December 89’s revolution, I started external routes, my first flight being Otopeni- Berlin- Copenhaga, with BAC 1-11 airplane.

What meant for you to fly along with state presidents of Romania and other countries?

I had the chance and privilege to be alongside state presidents of Romania and other countries, but this meant a special training, totally different, but extremely challenging, a very high level of knowledge, and an outstanding professionalism.

I know you have so many unforgettable flights until now. Tell me about a flight you won’t ever forget.

Each flight is different from another, every day you meet new people, stumble upon different things, try to solve different situations. But there are always flights that will be always in your memory, as it was for me the one from 2002, with President Iliescu, in which I worked for 11 days, in 7 countries. I left from Bucharest to UAE, Abu-Dhabi and Dubai, then Japan, Tokyo and Nagoya, then Vietnam, Saigon and Hanoi, then Philippines at Manila then Singapore, and back to Bucharest via Dubai. It was one of the most beautiful flights from my career, both through destinations, but also the multitude of feelings, places, people and events. I met so many special humans, with whom I am now still friends, I visited some unique places, of a stunning beauty and I remained with unforgettable memories.

You worked for the commercial line, but also for the private aviation. What are the differences? What new experience you accumulated working in private aviation?

The commercial line is extremely complex. But I think that the private aviation is more difficult, more challenging and full of satisfactions. Through the nature of qualities you need to possess and especially the fact that flexibility is the most important. In private aviation you develop your creativity, integrity, confidentiality , professionalism, personal abilities, analytic thinking. At the same time, you must split your time very well, to adapt to the requirements of the position you have, to improve you level of knowledge, to have patience, initiative, to be diplomatic, intuitive.

Tell us a funny story on one of your flights

I was on a flight to Istanbul, a short one, only one hour. The airplane was full, we were in the process of preparing the cabin for landing. One of my colleagues was collecting the remained glasses form the passengers table, on a tray. At one moment, the tray was full, so he advised a passenger, who was trying to put his glass on the tray, to put it in the pocket. Obviously, he meant the chair’s pocket. But the passenger didn’t understand this, and he put the glass in his jacket pocket, to my colleague amusement.

What meant for you to spend almost 30 years among the clouds? How changed you the aviation world?

I gave almost 30 years of my life to aviation, beautiful years, but not so easy. I grew up in a special world, different, challenging, and tempting at the same time, but extremely demanding. I learned new things every day. I learned to be tolerant, empathetic, to understand the non-verbal language and the passenger’s psychology. I learned to think analytically and to make quick decisions, to face critical situations, to have self-control at any moment. I learned that a smile will break all the barriers of communication and that the time spent in the air passes more rapidly, and working in a team will develop multiple abilities. I learned that having a family is not easy when you have this kind of job that you have to give up on many things, to make sacrifices, but in the same time you enjoy at maximum level the free time that you have. More important, to have with you people that will understand your strange work schedule, to understand that you may work on holidays, to be there for you unconditionally.

What do you love to do when you are not flying?

I spent so many years travelling and I have a hobby, photography. The clouds are still fascinating me, even after all these years – my daily office view.

How is it for you to go from Cabin Crew to a position of a teacher and what do you think are the challenges of an aviation trainer?

Accumulating so much experience, I thought that I could give to others the secrets of this special job. I became in 2008 a certified trainer and I didn’t hesitate to put my knowledge and passion in the job of those who want to succeed in this world. I developed qualities that helped me guide them, motivate them and teach others to love aviation, to find satisfaction in this job and especially to not regret a minute the choice they make. For me, passing from Cabin Crew to Trainer was the result of my work of 30 years in aviation combined with passion and motivation. The satisfaction is higher when I see so many people that want to embrace the life among the clouds. It is what I wanted to do, in a domain truly special.

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

If you want to have a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’s interview and how to pass them, we are waiting for you at our 4 days intensive course. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. Details and registration here.

Roles and responsibilities of a Cabin Crew

The most important responsibility of a flight attendant is to make sure her passengers are safe, then to assure they are feeling comfortable. Because Cabin Crew are considered the ambassadors of their airline companies, it is expected from them to have impeccable service and to have a friendly attitude, slightly approachable, natural enthusiasm and an immaculate image.

A flight attendant has multiple roles she/he has to fulfill during their flight, and the most known ones are:

Air hostess

Each cabin crew involves directly into the process of meeting and boarding the passengers, as well as taking them to their places at First Class or Business Class, and also in disembarking them.

Nanny

Flight attendants take care of unaccompanied minors. The Etihad Airways company has a special training called Flying Nanny, and for the most important flights they are allocating a flight attendant who takes care and plays with the children in the plane.

Nurse

Each cabin crew has the role of a nurse which offers first aid to passengers in case of any medical problem.

Waitress

Besides serving food and beverage, Cabin Crew are also serving goods from duty-free having, therefore, the role of a sales agent.

Secretary

The flight attendant must write the written documentation with the details about all the incidents happened during the flight and more others like: papers for catering, duty free service, passengers feedback, usage of medical tools, if there were any delays and what was the cause of it.

The person who makes sure the passengers are travelling safely

The cabin crew can encounter situations like fire in the cabin, force landing, deviation from the initial itinerary, terrorist attacks and situations which need their unconditionally first aid support. In these cases, they must be sure that the passengers are following the rules strictly or the procedures imposed by the Civil Aeronautics Authority.

After you have been recruited as Cabin Crew, you will have to go through a training period between 6 – 8  weeks in which you will learn: Safety Measures and Urgent Procedures, Measure and Procedures of Security, First Aid and Human Resource Management.

After you graduate your training, you will be in probation for approximately 6 months, time in which your performance will be evaluated periodically by the line manager and other superiors, but also by trainers. Every 12 months the flight attendant will have a reexamination of their knowledge in order to renew their flight license.

Therefore, Cabin Crew can face multiple situations, not at all normal, for which is mandatory to have some qualities like diplomacy, team spirit, initiative, power of adaptation and organization.

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

If you want to have a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’ interview and how to pass them, we are waiting for you at our 4 days intensive course. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. Details and registration here.

“Always have a big smile on your face!” – Our former student who is now Cabin Crew in the Middle East

Every time I have the opportunity to write about the story of one of our How to be Cabin Crew students that fulfilled his/her dream of flying, I realize how many beautiful things I can learn from each of them. Every student is a new lesson for us, because his/her unique story, his/her way of seeing life is different, and the way they succeeded shows us that nothing is impossible if you work for it.

Meet Alexandra, who now flies for one of the most important companies in the Middle East. She went to the airline interview on 21 august 2016, and 4 months later packed her bags and left Romania for Middle East. She was reserved at first, without so much confidence in herself, but she knew that everything we want can become real.  And so it is that at the end of 2016 her dream has become real.

*Alexandra followed our How to be Cabin Crew course in the period 9 – 12 June 2016 in Bucharest.

When was your first thought about becoming a Cabin Crew and what motivated you to choose this career?

During the two decades of my life I tried to explore more and more things in order to find out what will make me smile the most, I experienced from makeup to acting. But in my first year of university, I realized how perfect my life could be if I were a flight attendant. Back then, I thought that in order to have this career you need to go to an aviation school. I remember I searched for information and I asked some persons that told me my height is not accepted, and the school I found was in Bucharest, and I was in Cluj.

After a break of 2 years, after finishing my University, I moved to Bucharest for my master’s degree. I was following How to be Cabin Crew website for a long time ago and I think I read your articles a thousand times. This was what motivated me the most: You. I remember how one day I braced myself, I called Anca, I was shaking and my confidence was very low.

What did you know about this job before going to the interview? What attracted you most?

What I knew was vast information read on your website. Different stories, experiences, but not so many details.  In Bucharest, I started working in customer service and I enjoyed it. I thought that I can combine this with my passion for travelling. I was thinking that I am a dynamic person and easily adaptable and I will succeed in having a career as Cabin Crew. I started looking with admiration to the Flight Attendants when I was travelling and I remember once saying that: “This is how I will be!”

How did you prepare for the interview with an airline company? How many interviews did you attend before succeeding?

The How to be Cabin Crew course had done for me more than I could think of. Other than information about the airline company you apply for, it matters a lot how you present yourself at the interview, mentally and physically. I tend to believe that this course helped me to invest more in myself and to be more confident. I participated at the interview on 21 august 2016, the response was positive and they moved very fast. After 2 weeks I was already doing my medical analysis and I was making sure everything is good. I found out that another important Middle East company will come to recruit in Romania too, at the end of October 2016 so I decided to go there as well. I also succeeded there, but they told us we will find out the answer in December. On 16 November I had the leave date for the first company, I postponed it 2 times, hoping that I will find out an answer from the other one. But it wasn’t meant to be, so, on 14 December I made the big change in my life.

What influence had on you our How to be Cabin Crew courses, what you read on our website and the interaction with our trainers?

How to be Cabin Crew courses: other than the significant quantum of information that I accumulated, it helped me to discover a better version of myself. It made me believe in myself. I remember that our trainer, after the English test, told me: “you have what it takes, you can apply to any airline company, but you need to have more confidence in yourself” So yes, it helped me a lot, I came mistrustful and I left thinking “Don’t call it a dream, make it a plan”

Why do you think the recruiters chose you out of hundreds of applicants?

It matters a lot what you transmit, your face mimic says it all. You must be confident in yourself, to give clear answers, without any pause. Probably they saw that I wanted this very much and that I worked for it. And very important: always, but always, have a big smile on your face!

Any advice for future Cabin Crew?

Be yourself! Be always optimistic, smiley and confident. Start with the premises that everything is possible. We attract what we think of.

A message for How to be Cabin Crew team.

I hope that you will grow from year to year even more. And make more dreams come true.

I will always appreciate you,

Alexandra

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

If you want to have a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’s interview and how to pass them, we are waiting for you at our 4 days intensive course. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. Details and registration here.

Feedback from our student Andreea

When you are working with people, when the professional path of your students is your responsibility, in our case the entire How to be Cabin Crew team, the feedback we receive from our students is very important for our work. It helps us understand what we are doing best and what we need to improve, what are our student’s needs and how we can do things better for them. I admit, after each course, I read very carefully every feedback received and many of them are giving me goosebumps and an immense satisfaction for our daily work.

I wanted to share with you this feedback received via email from our student, Andreea, after she participated at our How to be Cabin Crew course in June. I think it represents the essence of our work and from all we want to transmit to our students in the hours spent together. A How to be Cabin Crew course is not only about the preparation for an interview with an airline company, it is a life lesson, a useful tool for the people who need to boost their confidence, to overcome their emotions, to get out of their comfort zone and to look optimistically toward their professional future. Here are Andreea’s thoughts sent to us:

 

Hello girls,

I am very happy to see how you succeeded to transform me in a very ambitious person regarding getting my wings. Let me tell you how it all started. In a rainy day, a few weeks ago, I “woke up” searching interviews for a Cabin Crew job, like every other human passionate about this domain. That’s how I found you and reading your virtual pages with very much enthusiasm, I told myself I need to meet you in person. Why? Because I don’t know anyone else, in Romania, at this moment, capable and willing to share such a big volume of information about this domain…and for free!

I followed the correct steps and I registered for your How to be Cabin Crew course. Even if I am a strong person and mostly pragmatic, I felt the emotion of a new feeling at the thought that I will share, for a few days, the same physical space and energy with a beautiful group of people, motivated by the same values as me and ready to receive me in their world among the clouds.

I am the person who has standards, but never expectations. How? It is simple, I think that we attract towards us exactly what we are and therefore, taking care of myself and keeping a positive attitude, I have the certainty that the ones with which I will interact, will be very optimistic and they act under the same principles as mine. Nothing is by chance!

We tend to be friends with those who seem similar to us at the first encounter, but I fell in love with your team even before meeting you. I fell in love with your energy and the way you treat every person like they are the most important ones. I don’t know how to tell it better, but that’s what I felt, even if you were in the middle of your event in another city, you found some moments to talk with me. Now, thinking a little about how intense was the course in Bucharest and knowing that for you, breaks are a luxury, I appreciate you even more!

And then, we finally saw each other! If in the first day I felt my emotions, and also my colleagues emotions, starting with the second day, that beautiful decorated training room, was “flooded” with friendships, like we knew each other for a lifetime. For me, this was my first time having this kind of experience and I tell you sincerely, you will remain in my heart even if you want it or not.

I enjoyed very much all the exercises, the individual and also the group ones, and the most wonderful part was the stories of Nicole, our trainer, which were full of life lessons, but also a little bit funny. Another thing that I loved tremendously was that you really are what you teach us to be and that is a very big thing! Theory remains theory, if it’s not doubled by an attitude and behaviour in the same tone like the words you say. And you, not only you are a vivid example that intelligence, continuous knowledge and seriousness will bring maximum results. But you also added something: warmth and femininity. It is clear that you are strong women, but you are also very pleasant and of an elegance hard to achieve! Starting with the location of the course, the attitude towards us, the students, ’till your wardrobe choices, or the opening and confidence you showed us from the start, you overflow of beauty.

I will conclude by saying, with a child’s sincerity, that I would not change anything to this course. Yes, maybe with time passing and eventually with a little help for your former students, I would invest time and other resources in another version of the course, a long one. I understand that this course is structured especially to simulate the real interview with an airline company and that’s why, I would keep this formula, as well as the English course. And also I would add a course of ten days, in order to have more time to practice more exercises, to communicate more between us, students, and also, between us and you, because you are so dearly and we want to know you even better. And a little detail: would be nice to organise a night out in the city, especially when we have students from other countries, like it was in our case, Mauro and Scott. I understand that these days are very demanding for you and this is one of the reasons I proposed the second formula. Even if it’s a little bit longer, it could be more relaxing regarding the work volume and the information we are receiving every day.

Sincere congratulations for this project and thank you from the bottom of my heart for the information you offered us during these amazing 4 days! I appreciate as well your effort to let us know every new things from this domain through your Facebook and website page “How to be Cabin Crew”

Hugs and can’t wait to see you among the clouds!

Andreea

Thank you Andreea for these kind words and we wish you happy and safe flights!

 

The story of our student Teodora: Her dream came true after her 6th interview!

Our student Teo is an example of ambition and persuasion, because she attended 6 interviews with an airline company and she never gave up. In the end she was contacted not from one, but the two biggest airline companies in the Middle East.

When did you first think you would like to be a flight attendant and what was hidden behind such a decision?

This happened somewhere around the first year of college. I always like to travel and to meet new nationalities, culture diversity, touristic places, everything you can see in one place and not in your country.

Of course, like any other person who fell in love with aviation, I saw many movies before, in which the life of a flight attendant was perfect from all perspectives. Normally, reality is never the same, that’s why last year I decided that I need to try and reach the point in which I would make the difference between what I saw in movies and what will happen to me.

Do you think your professional experience helped you until now?

I worked at a Call Center as a Customer Service Agent, not in English (the language we all speak as Cabin Crew) but in German. It helped me just for the simple fact that it taught me how to speak with the clients, to solve their problems in a useful time and to keep my calm.

How did you prepare for the interview with an airline company?

Firstly, I read, I searched information about how should I look and present myself before the recruiters. As you know, I participated at multiple interview with Middle East Companies and I am 100% sure that if I didn’t participated at your two preparation courses I couldn’t succeed.

You went at a Qatar Airways interview and you passed, but then you went as well at an Emirates intrerview and it was the same happy outcome. If it was to compare the two interviews, which one was the hardest? What task was the hardest for you?

Participating at 6 interviews, probably that a few months ago I would have said that the group task from Qatar Airways is the hardest. Now I’ve made up my mind. At the Emirates interview, I had the Role-play task (it was only my speaking with the 2 recruiters) which, from my point of view was the hardest. I had to give a solution for a problem, in a short period of time and I knew if my answer wasn’t correct I could fail again the Assessment Day. I had luck, I was very concentrated, very sure of my answer and then I received a big smile back from my recruiter, thing that made me to have more confidence till the end of the day.

What influence had on you the How to be Cabin Crew courses, what you read on our website and the interaction with the trainer team?

What I read on your website was extremely helpful, most importantly regarding my attire, the dress-code, make-up and everything about grooming. At the preparation course it was something else, I interacted with people who wanted the same thing as me and we exercised every single task that I encountered at the interviews I went. I am sure that if I didn’t attended your How to be Cabin Crew courses I couldn’t succeed in such a short period of time to reach my goal. Thank you so much!

What do you think, in your opinion, it is the biggest challenge for a Flight Attendant?

Each day has a new challenge, each flight, each passenger. Promptitude, calm and team spirit I think are the key elements in order to succeed in this job.

Tell me what are the 3 qualities a candidate should have, based on your experience?

The look, the first impact with the recruiter, he scans you from the first moment you walk on the door. The smile should be present each time on your face, the recruiter should see you are happy that you are there and that you have the opportunity to make your dreams come true through him/her, in a way or another. The third I would say is the way you communicate in English. Another advantage, from my view, represents knowing another language. Experience in customer-service counts very much, so, if you think about becoming a flight attendant, you should start working with people.

How did you spend your last months at home? Some special plans?

In my last months I spent them with my family and friends. I continued working till I left for UAE. I hadn’t had any special plans, I only went in a short trip in the mountains.

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

If you want to have a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’s interview and how to pass them, we are waiting for you at our 4 days intensive course. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. Details and registration here.

What it’s like to be a Cabin Crew?

You may have heard many of your friends say that they dream of becoming a member of the cabin crew. After long talk sessions with them about their job, you could have developed the same goal. Before deciding on following their footsteps, there are a few things that you need to know about what it is like being a cabin crew.

The training is no joke. The training that you have to go through is very challenging and will take around four to eight weeks. You have many written and practical exams that you need to complete. This means that you will have to spend long hours to study and understand everything that you learned in the classroom. After some time, there will be aircraft cabin mock-ups that could be dreadful. You are required to pass each exam with at least 90% grade. If you fail to reach this mark three times, the airline will send you home. Once this happens, you won’t be able to reapply for six months. You have to deal with the differences in time and weather in different places. For flight attendants that travel internationally, it is a struggle to adapt to the life of experiencing different time zones and climate or weather every day of your career. Because of the schedule that you are on, you will most likely become sick at the beginning because your body is not programmed to go through that as frequently as you do as a flight attendant. However, after some time, you will become accustomed to that specific lifestyle. All you have to do is to ensure that you are in good health at all times. To avoid getting sick, you can take vitamins and health boosters. Though it is great to be living your dream, you need to remind yourself that health is wealth.

Dealing with passengers is not the easiest task. Every day, you will have to face people with different personalities, behaviour, and temper. As a cabin crew, it is essential to learn how to deal with all kinds of people. You will have to deal with some who will complain a lot or those who have multiple questions that may seem pointless. However, it is your responsibility to make them feel comfortable throughout the flight. Always remember to smile when you face your passengers. You are not their waiter, but you are the one who will save their lives if something happens. Although you indeed have to bring them their food and drink during the flight, you were not trained for weeks to do only that. You will learn what to do in case an emergency arises. There are procedures that you will have to perform during your mock-ups. You will be taught what you have to do if the plane malfunctions or a medical emergency happens mid-flight. As a flight attendant, you have many responsibilities, most of which is to attend to your passengers. However, you should never forget what you trained long and hard for. Although there is only a slim chance of something tragic happening, you still have to review and recall the steps you have to take. You will receive amazing perks.

As a beginner, your salary won’t be as high as you may have expected it to be, but there are several benefits that you can get. During your layovers, while working, your company will let you stay in excellent hotels. You will also receive discounted tickets when you want to travel for personal reasons. Regarding your salary, there is no need to worry. The pay will continue to work up the pay scale as time passes by. There will be no more holidays for you. During the contract signing, your employer will inform you that you will no longer have any holiday or birthday leaves. You will have a schedule that you will have to follow, and if your day-off falls on any of the significant holidays, then you are in luck. However, if you are scheduled to fly on those days, then you will celebrate with your passengers on board. Although it may be lonely, it is an entirely different experience that may be amusing at the beginning. After some time, you will get used to your schedule and spending most of your time away from your loved ones.

It is your responsibility to solve unexpected problems. One example of an unexpected situation is when a bug or pest has entered the plane. Though there are people whose job is to clean the aircraft often, there are still instances wherein you will find one, such as a cockroach, aboard. If this happens, you can perform cockroach control with non-toxic killer products. It may not seem that important, but it is crucial to show your passengers that you value cleanliness. Also, some people have a phobia of these pests. Making sure that the plane is bug-free ensures that none of the passengers will go into a panic attack.

These are only a few advantages and disadvantages of being a flight attendant. If you still want to be a cabin crew member after learning about what it really is like, then you should go ahead and pursue your dream.

Happy and safe flights!

Guest Post by Cora L.

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

If you want to have a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’s interview and how to pass them, we are waiting for you at our 4 days intensive course. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. Details and registration here.

Etihad Airways recruitments in Europe 2019 – 2020

Etihad Airways will recruit flight attendants in multiple locations in Europe. The airline company has announced recruitment dates for November and Decemeber 2019 until June 2020.

*the interviews are Assessment Day, which means you have to apply online, upload you CV and answer some questions. The candidates that pass this online assessment, will receive an interview invitation with the date, place and the hour of the interview.

 

Italy

25 November 2019 – Milan

19 February 2020 – Milan

 

Belgium

10 December 2019 – Bruxelles

24 March 2020 – Bruxelles

 

Portugal

6 January 2020 – Lisbon

21 April – Lisbon

 

UK

7 January 2020 – Manchester

4 February 2020 – London

28 April 2020 – Manchester

5 May 2020 – London

 

France

13 January 2020 – Paris

11 May 2020 – Marseille

 

Ireland

18 January 2020 – Dublin

13 April 2020 – Dublin

 

Spain

25 January 2020 – Barcelona

28 January 2020 – Madrid

3 April 2020 – Barcelona

6 April 2020 – Madrid

 

Greece

3 February 2020 – Athens

 

Germany

10 February 2020 – Frankfurt

9 March 2020 – Munich

18 May 2020 – Frankfurt

 

The Netherlands

21 February 2020 – Amsterdam

25 May 2020 – Amsterdam

Apply here.

Requirements

  • Minimum High School certification or any higher education.
  • Fluent English verbal and written comprehension; another language is an additional benefit.
  • Must be at least 21 years old on the date of joining.
  • Confident in water and be able to swim with the aid of a flotation device.
  • Able to reach 212cms without shoes.
  • No tattoos or body piercing (exception for one earring in the lower lobe of each ear for females only) that would be visible whilst wearing the Etihad uniform (bandages and cosmetic coverings are not permitted).
  • No criminal record.
  • Excellent personal presentation, style and image.
  • Willing to serve alcohol, including during the holy month of Ramadan.
  • Willing to comply with UAE and GCAA visa, medical and health screening requirements.
  • Communication Skills – Excellent
  • Customer Orientation – Excellent
  • English Language skills – Excellent

We prepare you to pass the Etihad Airways interview

 

  1. We offer you a 4 days intensive course which prepares you to pass any airline interview. The course provides a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’ interview and how to pass them. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. More details here.
  2. If you can’t come to our course, we offer you private coaching sessions held by our trainers at our office or online on Skype or Facetime. More details here.

 

Good luck to everyone!

Why to choose a How to be Cabin Crew course?

Why choose us?

  • Our trainers have significant experience in aviation, working both as cabin crew and recruiters for major airline companies.
  • We teach you, step by step, how to be successful at the interview
  • Our How to be Cabin Crew employment success rate is approximately 80% – this means that 80% out of our students are passing the interview with an airline company and are working as Cabin Crew.
  • You are receiving real and objective feedback regarding you success rate of employment. Our trainers will tell you what to do, and mostly, what NOT to, in order to know exactly what you need to improve
  • Our courses are covering information about the interview tasks, how an cabin crew interview goes, what happens after the interview and also about the life of a Flight Attendant in the Middle East and in Europe
  • We offer after course guidance and support. Throughout the course-interview-employment period we are here for you, we offer you advice and help you succeed. We are keeping a very strong connection with our students, and sometimes, even with their parents.
  • We publish everyday articles about the aviation life, interviews with successful flight attendants, stories from “the clouds” and we answer to all your questions.
  • Till present time, we prepared over 2500 students and organized more than 140 courses in Europe
  • We are always smiling and we receive our students with an open heart. We are striving constantly to be better every day and that’s what makes a difference.

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

If you want to have a broad overview of the role and duties of cabin crew, airline companies profiles, stages of each airlines’s interview and how to pass them, we are waiting for you at our 4 days intensive course. We make your perfect cabin crew CV & pictures, we help you gain confidence and learn how to speak in public, so you will have a flawless performance at your cabin crew interview. Details and registration here.