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.

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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.

Emirates recruitments in Europe – November,December 2019

Emirates will recruit flight attendants in multiple locations in Europe in November and December 2019.

These are the following countries:

  • Austria (Vienna)
  • Belarus (Minsk)
  • Belgium (Brussels, Antwerp)
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (Mostar)
  • Bulgaria (Sofia)
  • Cyprus (Paphos, Ayia Napa, Larnaca)
  • Denmark (Copenhagen)
  • Estonia (Talinn)
  • France (Lille, Toulouse, Paris)
  • Georgia (Tbilisi)
  • Germany (Dusseldorf, Berlin)
  • Greece (Thessaloniki)
  • Hungary (Budapest, Debrecen)
  • Ireland (Galway, Cork)
  • Italy (Cagliari, Bologna, Venice)
  • Lithuania (Kaunas)
  • Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
  • Macedonia (Skojpe)
  • Malta (Malta)
  • Moldova (Chisinau)
  • Norway (Oslo, Trondheim)
  • Poland (Krakow, Poznan)
  • Portugal (Madeira, Faro, Braga)
  • Romania (Cluj Napoca, Brasov, Sibiu, Bucharest, Iasi, Timisoara)
  • Serbia (Belgrade)
  • Slovakia (Nitra, Poprad)
  • Slovenia (Ljubljana, Maribor)
  • Spain (Salamanca, Alicante, Granada, Oviedo)
  • Sweden (Stockholm, Gothenburg)
  • Switzerland (Basel, Geneva)
  • The Netherlands (Eindhoven, Rotterdam, The Hague, )
  • Ukraine (Kiev)
  • United Kingdom (Oxford, Bristol, Liverpool, Central London, Newcastle, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester)

All the details about the recruitment are on Emirates Group Careers site.

Requirements

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of joining
  • Arm reach of 212 cm while standing on tiptoes
  • Minimum height of 160 cm
  • High school graduate (Grade 12)
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • No visible tattoos while you’re in Emirates cabin crew uniform (cosmetic and bandage coverings aren’t allowed)
  • Can adapt to new people, new places and new situations
  • Physically fit for this demanding role with a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • You should be determined to always perform well. And no doubt you’ll be able to manage a pretty demanding work schedule. Also, you’ll be culturally aware and reflect who we are – professional, empathetic, progressive, visionary and cosmopolitan.

 

We prepare you to pass the Emirates interview

 

  1. We offer you a 4 days intensive course during 5-8 december 2019 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’s 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!

Emirates is recruiting in September and October in Italy

Emirates is recruiting cabin crew in September and October in Italy. The interviews are Open Day, which means that you can participate without any invitation and you do not need to register ahead on the company website.

The dates for recruitment are the following:

17 September, Hilton Rome Airport, Via Arturo Ferrarin, 2, 00054 Fiumicino, Rome, Italy, 9 A.M.
17 October, To be advised, Bari, 9 A.M.
22 October, Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, Aeroporto Malpensa 2000, Terminal 1, 21010 Ferno (VA), Milan, Italy

The Emirates Cabin Crew requirements are:
• At least 21 years of age at the time of joining
• Arm reach of 212 cm while standing on tiptoes
• Minimum height of 160 cm
• High school graduate (Grade 12)
• Fluency in English (Written and Spoken)
• No visible tattoos while in Emirates Cabin Crew uniform (cosmetic and bandage coverings not permitted)
• Physically fit to meet the Emirates Cabin Crew requirements

My Emirates interview experience

One of our How to be Cabin Crew students who is now working for Emirates described her experience at the interview and the stages she passed through.

I would like to start by thanking you for your moral support and the confidence that you transmitted me during the preparation course. Even though we were so many participants the course, we left the training feeling like we were already part of a cabin crew team. We all knew: knowledge is power!

With all my self-confidence and the information I had, I still felt very nervous the first day, at CV drop. Even if in the past I went to other interviews, some of them for other airlines, nothing prepared me for the shock that I had: 300 different persons, which shared the same dream: to catch wings and fly. My anxiety started to go away as I saw my former colleagues from the course, with which I shared my emotions all day. We all tried to be the best version of ourselves, to smile more, but still be natural; to be the best, but not so competitive…This is how it all started. After waiting in the conference room for about 45 minutes for the invitation, they presented us the way in which the CV drop will take place.

While we were waiting to drop our CV (along with a big smile), friendships started to bond. I was so sad seeing that after the first stage we remained only 121 candidates. After a few hours spent alongside people who started to be more dearly to me, we saw the results, and the names highlighted (the ones who passed) were extremely few. We were expecting to be many more, as the questions asked by the recruiters were very easy: “How are you?” and “Why cabin crew?”. Looking back, I reached the conclusion that the most important thing was our natural attitude. Among those who left after this task there were extremely beautiful girls, much more beautiful than me. On the other hand, the ones who remained were not necessarily respecting the office attire or the grooming rules.

Immediately as we saw our names on the list, the recruiters went on with the presentation of the company. I appreciated that it was a realistic one, depicting the good parts of the job, but also the bad ones. They said to us from the start: “it’s not all about glamour and luxury, cause you’ll may face situations when you’ll have to clean the toilets”.

The next day we were fewer, but the tension was still there. They divided us in 3 large groups, consisting of approximately 40 persons. After we entered the room, they divided us again in two parts and each group was supervised by a recruiter. The smallest group was again divided in small groups f 3 persons. What I can say is that I understood at this task why “knowledge is power”.

After the first group exercise, the recruiters were very friendly and they gave us the results immediately. The ones who were eliminated were the ones who lost themselves when they had to speak or they were concentrating too much on their own opinion.

At the second group exercise, it was crucial the way we interacted with each other. After the reach test, they gave us a hypothetical scenario where we were working at an agency which organized cruises and because of an error in our system 10 persons could no longer be checked-in. From a list of persons: minister of transport, a newlywed couple, a granny, a travel agent and so on, we had to choose 2 lucky persons to get a place on the cruise. While we were concentrating on finding the best solution, the recruiter was watching every single gesture, our body language and the way we were expressing ourselves. In the end, they chose some candidates for a role play session. In my opinion I think they chose the ones that didn’t had any initiative and said almost nothing, trying to give them a second chance.

Afterwards we received the English test . The first was somehow complicated, for B2 level I will say. Still, despite our emotions, all the 32 candidates passed to the final step: the final interview.

The final interview was a discussion of approximately one hour with one of the recruiters. The questions were very direct, about situations we confronted at our work place. Everything was very official, but I appreciated very much that even if the recruiter wasn’t authorized to give me an advice, she told me how my photos should look like when I will send them on email, because “ the recruiters in Dubai should see how pretty you are”. After the interview was over, she thanked me, and said that I was very “bubbly” and other words that remained in my mind and gave me goose bumps: “ I hope to see you in Dubai”.

I want to thank you very much because I know that without you I wouldn’t have known how to react to each task and wouldn’t have had the chance to show the recruiters how well prepared I was.
Kisses and hope to see you again at high altitudes!”

We thank you for the story and hope to see you among the clouds!

Get prepared for your cabin crew interview. Attend our upocoming course in Rome and you’ll get all the preparation needed so you can successfully pass ANY airline interview . Find more information about the course here.

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Emirates is recruiting in June and July in Italy

Emirates is recruiting cabin crew in June and July in Italy. The interviews are Open Day, which means that you can participate without any invitation and you do not need to register ahead on the company website.

The dates for recruitment are the following:

  • 15 June, Reggio Calabria, Grand Hotel Excelsior Via Vittorio Veneto, 66,89123-Reggio Calabria, 9:00 AM.
  • 19 June, Milan, Sheraton Milan Malpensa Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, Aeroporto Malpensa 2000, Terminal 1, 21010 Ferno (VA), 9:00 AM.
  • 9 July, Rome, Hilton Rome Airport, Via Arturo Ferrarin, 2, 00054 Fiumicino, 9:00 AM.
  • 14 July, Catania, Sheraton Catania Hotel & Conference Centar Via Antonello da Messina 45, Aci Castello, Catania, 95021, 9:00 AM.
  • 30 July, Florence,  Boscolo Hotel Astoria, Via del Giglio, 9, 50123, 9:00 AM.

The Emirates Cabin Crew requirements are:

  • At least 21 years of age at the time of joining 
  •  Arm reach of 212 cm while standing on tiptoes
  • Minimum height of 160 cm
  •  High school graduate (Grade 12)
  •  Fluency in English (Written and Spoken)
  •  No visible tattoos while in Emirates Cabin Crew uniform (cosmetic and bandage coverings not permitted)
  • Physically fit to meet the Emirates Cabin Crew requirements

You can find more details on the company’s website : http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/english/

You can prepare for the upcoming interviews by attending our two day intensive training in Rome on 9-10 July. Find more information about the course here. 

Emirates recruitment schedule for May

The Emirates Cabin Crew Recruitment Team conducts international assessments in different countries each month. The list below shows all of our upcoming campaigns in alphabetical order by country.
There are two types of assessment days: Open Days and Invitation Only Days.

Open Days are an opportunity for you to submit your CV to the recruitment team and begin the process of starting your new career with Emirates. If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll be invited to attend the Emirates Cabin Crew screening and assessment process, either the same day, or the following day, depending on the number of candidates in attendance. Final interviews will be scheduled over the course of the same week. It is a great idea, therefore, to plan ahead and have copies of your documents and certificates ready and available.

Invitation Only Days: Assessments are by appointment only. Apply on-line by clicking on the link and they will review your application. If you are shortlisted you will receive an invitation with the date and location of our assessment day.

Algeria, Algiers, 16 May 09:00
*Invitation only

Australia, Adelaide, 09 May, 09:00, Mayfair Hotel, 45 King William Street
*Invitation only

Australia Sydney,09 May, 09:00 Radisson Blu Hotel Sydney, 27 O’Connell Street,
*Invitation only

Belgium, Brussels, 23 May, 09:00 Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Rue du Parnasse 19,
*Invitation only

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sarajevo, May 15 09:00
*Invitation only

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro 09 May, 09:00 Bourbon Premium Residence Barra, Avenida Malibu
*Open Day
Remarks: Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency Fly Right International.

Brazil, Rio De Janeiro 30 May, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency Fly Right International.

Canada, Vancouver, 31 May, 09:00 The Fairmont Waterfront, 900 Canada Place Way
*Invitation only

China, Chengdu, 28 Apr, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency FASCO

China, Shanghai, 18 May, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency FASCO

China, Chongqing, 23 May, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency FASCO.

Cyprus, Larnaca, 30 May, 09:00
*Invitation Only

Czech Republic, Prague 11 May, 09:00 Dorint Hotel Don Giovanni Prague,Vinohradská 157-a,
*Invitation Only

Czech Republic, Ostrava 16 May, 09:00 Mercure Ostrava Centre, Ceskobratrska 18/1742
*Open Day

Egypt, Cairo, 27 May, 09:00 Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers, Uruba Street, Heliopolis,
*Open Day

Estonia, Tallinn, 30 May, 09:00, Radisson Blu Sky Hotel, Rävala Puiestee 3, Tallinn 10143,
*Open Day

France, Marseille, 16 May, 09:00 Mercure Marseille Centre Vieux Port Hotel 1 rue Neuve Saint Martin
*Open Day

France, Nantes, 19 May, 09:00, Mercure Nantes Centre Gare50/51 Quai Malakoff,
*Open Day

Germany, Berlin, 23 May, 09:00 Intercontinental Berlin, Budapester Straße 2, 10787,
*Open Day

Germany, Munich, 30 May, 09:00 The Westin Grand Munchen, Arabellastrasse 6, 8
*Open Day

Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 09 May, 09:00 Regal Airport Hotel Meeting; Conference Centre 9 C
*Open Day

Iceland, Reykjavik, 16 May, 09:00 Radisson BLU Saga Hotel, Reykjavik Hagatorg, 107 R

India, Chennai, 09 May, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency Frankfinn Management Consultants.

Indonesia, Jakarta, 31 May, 09:00 Hotel Novotel Tangerang Tangcity Superblock, Jl. Jend Sudirman no. 1,
*Invitation only

Ireland, Dublin 23 May, 09:00, Hilton Dublin
*Open Day

Ireland, Cork 30 May, 09:00 The River Lee Hotel Western Road,
*Open Day

Italy, Verona 16 May 15 09:00 Crowne Plaza Verona – Fiera, Via Belgio 16
*Open Day

Italy, Reggio Calabria, 18 May, 09:00 Grand Hotel Excelsior, Via Vittorio Veneto, 66,
*Open Day

Italy, Rome 23 May, 09:00
*Invitation only

Japan, Osaka 18 May 15 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks:Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency Airlige

Lebanon, Beirut, 09 May, 09:00 Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel, Independence Avenue
*Open Day

Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 30 May, 09:00
*Invitation only

Malta, Malta 16 May, 09:00:

Nepal, Kathmandu 24 May, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency ARAK Human Resources (Trading as Rainbow overseas)

New Zealand, Auckland 14 May, 09:00 Rendezvous Hotel Auckland, 71 Mayoral Drive,
*Invitation only

Portugal, Porto, 11 May, 09:00
*Invitation only

Portugal, Lisbon, 16 May, 09:00, Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, Avenida Da Liberdade 127
*Invitation only

Russia, St Petersburg, 16 May, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency Global Vision.

Slovenia, Ljubljana, 23 May, 09:00, Plaza Hotel Ljubljana
*Open Day

South Africa, Johannesburg, 16 May, 09:00
*Invitation only

Switzerland, Geneva 09 May,09:00, Starling Hotel and Conference Centre Route, François-Peyrot 34
*Open Day

Thailand, Bangkok, 23 May, 09:00
*Invitation only

Tunisia, Tunis, 23 May, 08:30 IAC Rue des entrepreneurs- Charguia 2 B.P 311
*Open Day
Remarks:Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with our appointed agency IAC.

Tunisia, Tunis 30 May, 08:30 IAC Rue des entrepreneurs- Charguia 2 B.P 311 TUNIS, Cedex 1080
*Open Day
Remarks:Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with their appointed agency IAC.

Tunisia, Tunis, 13 June, 09:00
*Invitation only
Remarks: Preliminary Selections will be done in conjunction with their appointed agency IAC

Turkey, Istanbul, 09 May, 09:00 The Marmara Pera, Mesrutiyet Cad Tepebasi
*Open Day

UK, London Heathrow, 30 Apr, 10:00 London Heathrow Airport Marriot Hotel,Bath Road, Hayes,
*Open Day

UK, Leeds, 02 May, 09:00, Leeds Marriott Hotel 4 Trevelyan Square Boar Lane
*Open Day

UK, London, 20 May, 09:00 I
*Invitation only

UK, Manchester, 27 May, 09:00
*Invitation only

USA, Atlanta, 30 May, 09:00, Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel866 W. Peachtree Street, NW Atlanta, Georgia 30308,
*Invitation only
Remarks: Please note the date for this event has changed.

USA, Los Angeles, 30 May, 09:00 Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach 3635 Fashion Way, Torrance
*Invitation only

 More information here.