Can I be a cabin crew without a high school diploma?

One of the most frequent questions we receive is about the requirements of becoming cabin crew: “Can I be a cabin crew without a high school diploma?”. We decided to help you in answering your question with this detailed article.

Some airlines that will accept you without a high school diploma:

  • Ryanair
  • Easy Jet
  • Vueling
  • Volotea
  • Lufthansa

 

Some of the airlines companies that require you a high school diploma are:

  • Etihad Airways
  • Qatar Airways
  • Emirates
  • Wizz Air
  • British Airways
  • Primera Air
  • Swiss
  • Smartlynx
  • Norwegian

 

Good luck!

 

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

1. Join our two days course in Madrid, Chișinau or London in which you’ll find everything you have to know about aviation, the interview and the stages of it. We will make sure you go prepared to your Open Day or Assessment Day! Also, we will also make you a perfect cabin crew CV and we will be with you during your entire journey to the skies. Details and registration here.

 

2. 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 courses. 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.

 

3. If you cannot attend our courses, regardless of where in the world you are located, we can work together privately. Through coaching sessions via web video (Skype or Google Hangouts), our trainers can work with you to improve your performance at the cabin crew interview and supporting you every step of the way to get you where you want to be. More details here

How many languages a cabin crew has to speak?

Making a top 3 of the most asked questions about the cabin crew job, the one we’ll be talking about today is about the languages spoken by cabin crew.

This question is a very important one because a good mastering of certain languages is a requirement for any airline company.

The aviation industry promotes the development of a multicultural workplace. This thing is obvious due to aviation’s main goal – bringing people together. It is well known that big airline companies are recruiting cabin crew from all around the world.

Nationals airline companies are looking for flight attendants that can talk fluently in the official language of their country (besides English). Some examples could be: Turkish Airlines (Turkish), KLM (Dutch) or Lufthansa (German).

A basic rule and general selection criteria is to have an English language knowledge above medium level, both written and spoken. That’s why the interviews and all the instructions are given to the candidates in English. Most times companies will also have a written English exam.

Of course, knowing a second or third language is an advantage but no company is making their choice due to this aspect.

Why English language is so important?

The main reason why flight attendants must have a good knowledge of English is that in this way, they’ll be able to effectively communicate in this field. Human errors, communication barriers can be the cause of a tragedy. The entire crew, pilots, air traffic controllers, engineers, all who deal with an aircraft or the services offered on board an aircraft must talk a common language. Imagine how it would be if flight attendants couldn’t understand the command of the other cabin crew. Therefore, mastering English is a safety criteria in aviation.

I hope this helped you in not giving up on your dream if you don’t know any other languages besides English. Our trainer, Roxana, who flown for Gulf Air (read here her story) speaks only English and Romanian (mother tongue), so it’s a real proof that she made it!

 

We prepare you to pass any airline interview:

1. Join our two days course in Madrid in which you’ll find everything you have to know about aviation, the interview and the stages of it. We will make sure you go prepared to your Open Day or Assessment Day! Also, we will also make you a perfect cabin crew CV and we will be with you during your entire journey to the skies. Details and registration here.

 

2. 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 courses. 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.

 

3. If you cannot attend our courses, regardless of where in the world you are located, we can work together privately. Through coaching sessions via web video (Skype or Google Hangouts), our trainers can work with you to improve your performance at the cabin crew interview and supporting you every step of the way to get you where you want to be. More details here

How the perfect flight attendant looks like? Find out what airline companies are looking for

How the perfect flight attendant looks like? Find out what airline companies are looking for when they are hiring.

There are a series of qualities that a flight attendant must have in order to be employed at an airline company, no matter the airline. It is true that each company is looking for something specific when they are recruiting, in order for them to keep the authenticity of their cabin crew and services offered on board. However, the roles of cabin crew and their tasks are all the same, no matter the company you fly for.

Qualities you need to possess:

-passion: the desire to see the world is not enough. You need to be an empathetic individual, to really want to help those around you and save their life if things are not going well during a flight.

-professionalism: always communicate with your colleagues, always smile, and work in team. Understand what your role is on board and never stop learning from the others. Be discreet and do’t do anything that could affect your colleagues.

-experience in customer service: it is a great advantage to have some customer service experience before applying for a flight attendant position. It is not mandatory, but I can be a plus. This means you know how to deal with difficult clients, how to empathise with their problems and go the extra mile for him.

-punctuality: never be late. It is the easiest way to lose your job. If you arrive late at the interview, you will surely not pass it. If you arrive late at your training, you can say goodbye to your colleagues. If you arrive late and you miss your flight, you will be put on the black list and only if you have a really good reason for being late, you might get a second chance. Punctuality is essential for this job. The crew will never wait for you!

-flexibility and adaptability: everything can change in a flash beat and very often this is really happening on a flight! You need to know how to live with it and to move on. There will be times when you need to be ready in 45 minutes in order to go for a flight!

-interest in others: take care of your passengers every day, in the best way possible. You have the chance to make someone else’s day better only by offering excellent service on board and smiling more. Your attitude reflects also the image of the company and the way the passengers perceive it.

-team spirit and communication skills: these aspects are essential on board, especially, in case of difficult or urgent situations. You are part of a team, and that team changes everyday, therefore you need to be able to work with strangers, with persons you have never met before, and you should have the same purpose when working together: the security and comfort of the passengers.

We hope this article gave you at least some hints about what an airline company is looking for when they are hiring. An experienced cabin crew/recruitor sees the potential in candidates and they can tell if she/he has the necessarily skills to be hired. At an assessment day you will be checked the entire day, even if you do not see it, so always be careful to socialize, to smile and to have a professional attitude.

Group tasks and discussions are specially conceived in order to highlight your qualities, so the recruiters can tell if you can work in a team or not. The final interview is your chance to stand out an prove you will be an incredible flight attendant.

If in this moment you feel that you don’t have all these qualities, start working on polishing them. Do not forget that the road to a career in aviation is most of the time a long one and if you didn’t had luck at your first attempt, you should remain positive and think about your next chance

If you plan to become cabin crew, attend our preparation course in Rome. You will learn everything you need to know about airline interview, you will practice all the stages of the interview and learn how to answer the recruiters’ questionsin order to successfully pass the interview. Find more information about the course here.