How to apply for a Cabin Crew position
You want to apply for a job in the clouds? You are passionate about aviation and you want to travel all around the globe? Here you will find the steps you need to follow in order to apply for your dream job, as a flight attendant.
In order to apply for a position as Cabin Crew first you must see if you meet the minimal conditions listed here:
Minimum 18 years old for most European airlines Minimum 21 years old for the airlines from the Orient (Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Oman Air, Al Maha Airways)
Accepted minimum height of each airline varies based on policy: Minimum 1.57m -1.58 m (for ex: for Ryanair, Easyjet or British Airways) 1.65 m for girls and 1.75 m for boys for Wiz Air
The airlines from the Orient usually require that you must reach 2.10m or 2.12m vertically, with your arm, barefooted, you may stand on your toes. Etihad Airways requires 2.10m whereas Emirates and Qatar Airways 2.12m. More information about it here.
Be able to swim
Swimming is compulsory for this profession, so if you are not able to swim, you should begin taking swimming classes.
Highschool graduation diploma
This document is mandatory.
No tattoos in sight
Generally companies accept tattoos as long as they are not visible when wearing the uniform. But bear in mind that there are companies like Qatar Airways, which does not accept any tattoos, even if they are not seen when wearing the uniform. Read more about the airlines’ policy on tattoos here.
English language skills
All airlines require fluency in English for their flight attendants, both written and oral. You must have a good level of English to be able to pass the interview. Your English skills are an important part of your training.
As a future flight attendant, you will be the subject of a series of tests and medical examinations. Their purpose is to detect any possible disease or illness that could aggravate during flights.
The only accepted diopters are +/- 4, provided you wear both glasses and contact lenses. These are the minimum requirements that a flight attendant should meet. In addition, each airline may impose its own rules on employment, so read the recruitment ads thoroughly.
Where to apply for Cabin Crew
You need to keep an eye on the airline companies career website in order to see when they are hiring Cabin Crew. Here you can find the most searched airline companies for the position of Flight Attendant.
Air Arabia: http://www.airarabia.com/en/careers
Gulf Air: http://jobs.gulfair.com/
British Airways: https://jobs.ba.com/jobs/intheair/cabincrew/
Prepare before the interview
1.Perfect CV and Photos
The first thing the recruiters will see when you apply for the job is your CV and Photos. That will make the difference between being accepted or not. If you want to have your CV perfectly done you can send it to us in order to correct it. More details here.
2. Inform yourself about the airline and how the interview goes.
Before attending an interview make sure you have informed yourself about everything it is to know of the company you apply to. Also you can look on our website and see how an interview day goes, what are the differences between open and assessment day and how to approach the recruiters.
3.Attend an interview Cabin Crew course
If you want to be extra prepared for Cabin Crew job you can attend one of our How to be Cabin Crew courses. We are also providing online private coaching with one of our trainers, which will give you the opportunity to prepare for an interview wherever you are. More details here.
Good luck and hope to see you among the clouds!
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