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 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!

Interview process at Etihad Airways

One of our How to be Cabin Crew students who managed to reach the final interview and now is a happy Flight Attendant for Etihad Airways, told us how the recruitment day passed, step by step, and how she interacted with the recruiters the entire day.

Stages of Etihad Airways interview

The interview from Etihad Airways was one of the pleasant one’s from those at which I participated till now( I participated at Qatar Airways and Emirates interview) and I do not say this only because I managed to reach the final interview, but because the recruiters were extremely nice. They were 5 recruiters, 4 women, including a Romanian, named Valentina, and a French guy, Nicholas all dressed in Etihad Airways uniform (they were so ravishing). We were around 150 candidates present at the Assessment Day!

The day started the same as at Qatar Airways and Emirates interviews, we gave out our CV with the passport photo and they asked us one or two questions. I gave my CV to the French interviewer and he asked me what I am working at the moment, if I like what I am doing and why I have chosen Etihad Airways. Then next the reach test followed, touching the 210 cm limit, and I passed with no problems. We gathered all around and after all of us passed through the first task, the recruiters told us how the day will go.

The first task (or the second one, if you take in account the CV drop) was the English test, multiple choice, very easy from my perspective. Then followed the task where we received a question and we had to answer to it, probably they wanted to test our spontaneity. My question was very easily: What superpower would you like to have?. Nice, right? Other examples are: If you were a president what law would you change? or With which feminine character in history would you want to have dinner?. After the questions, they put us a movie to watch, about the town and the company, presented by Valentina and Nicholas. They were very funny, made jokes, asked questions, and of course, responded to our curiosities.

Next there was a break around 40 minutes and then followed by the first eliminations. They called some names, mine was among them and they asked us to take our stuff and to leave the room. We were the successful ones. I think after the eliminations we remained around 50. The next step was the group task, where we were divided into groups of 6 persons and each group had a supervisor, different from the one who asked us questions at the first task, so each candidate managed to be evaluated by all the recruiters. At this task, was the best moment to put in practice what I studied at How to be Cabin Crew course, I put in practice the recommended steps and that was how I successfully passed it. For the final interview, we remained only 30 persons, 12 had to take the interview the same day and the rest were scheduled the next day, me as well. I chose to have the interview the next day because I was extremely tired.

About the final interview, I don’t know what to say. Discussing with other girls I noticed that I was the only one with almost no working experience, this thing got me discouraged. Probably, I was the youngest one from the group. The interview duration was short, like 10 minutes. They asked me typical questions at which, probably, everybody responded almost the same: What it’s your opinion about the fact that you have to share an apartment with the other girls or what is your opinion about being relocated? The recruiters were very nice, one of them, I think her name was Elizabeth, wrote what I was saying, and Nicholas asked me questions.

In conclusion, everything worked smoothly over all, but I think that you need also a lot of luck to be a cabin crew. It matters much what is your mood that they, to detach yourself from everything, and never let yourself down if you are rejected.

Good luck, hope to see you among the clouds!

You can prepare for the upcoming interviews by attending our two day intensive training in Rome. Find more informations about the course here.

Etihad Airways rules – a short list you should read

Throughout my career at Etihad Airways there have been (and still exists) rules that you must strictly follow, although sometimes infringed because of certain factors. There were two precise sets: The Grooming Manual, which highlighted standards required by the company in that particular area and The Conduct Code. These rules were available in 2012, the year I decided to come back home after 8 years in the aviation.

The grooming standards at Etihad Airways had to be strictly followed so as to protect the professional image of flight attendants onboard during the program (while on duty).

  • It is mandatory that, when a flight attendant wears the uniform, to also wear make-up. Regarding this aspect, I can tell you that 6 make-up products are required: foundation, eye-shadow, mascara, blush, red lipstick and nail polish.
  • Your hair colour must be natural or a maximum of 2 shades lighter or darker.
  • Airport security check labels(stickers) on suitcases must be peeled off each time.
  • Necklaces or bracelets are not allowed while wearing the uniform.
  • You may only wear two plain rings, one on each hand.
  • Tattoos and piercings mustn’t be in plain sight.
  • Chewing gum isn’t allowed while in uniform.
  • Using mobile phones or iPods (for listening to music) isn’t allowed while in uniform, this is only allowed while flight attendants travel by bus from their homes to the airport or vice versa.
  • Flight attendants are not allowed to have alcohol in their homes unless a license (authorization) for use is obtained.
  • If a flight attendant pays a visit to the company’s offices in their spare time, they must wear a business attire, a casual attire like jeans, sports clothing and so on isn’t allowed. Wearing the identification badge (company ID) is required in any of the company’s offices or while visiting the airport.
  • Visitors must leave flight attendants’ homes before 1:00 am. No one enters the building illegally as there is a guard that monitors the entrance (there are cameras even inside the elevators). Friends or family are allowed to live with flight attendants if they obtains the consent of the company and fellow house-mates. Attention, it is not both parents that are allowed to sleep inside the apartment, only the mother of the female who works as a flight attendant or the father of the male employed as a flight attendant. Only friends of the same sex are allowed to live with you.
  • If flight attendants arrive a few minutes late for the flight briefing, they are sent back home (offloaded), removed from the flight list, and given a warning letter.
  • Abortions are prohibited in the UAE.
  • During the Ramadan, eating and drinking in public places is forbidden, chewing gum included.

You must be fully aware that the company employee acts as its ambassador and should mind their attitude, behaviour, posture and language. You are always in the spotlight and constantly being monitored so as not to damage the image of the company.

For a better control of the employees’ activity or behaviour, and now we are talking about flight attendants, there is this custom of encouraging relationships based on the premises: “If ‘x’ rule is disobeyed, the following sanctions apply…”.

Regardless of the Etihad Airways rules, being a flight attendant is marvellous. Of course there is a lot of work and the rules seem intimidating, but this job brings you so many satisfactions.

Happy landing, darlings!
Laura

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