Please exercise due diligence when applying for this job vacancy.
- Airlines catering for the package holiday market tend to recruit air cabin crew on a seasonal basis.
- Some airlines require staff to live within a certain radius/easy travelling distance of the airport. (Flexibility is vital as staff may need to be on stand-by for work at short notice.) Some air cabin crew may be based in locations abroad.
- The work can be demanding as cabin crew have to deal with, and often work through, tiredness and jet lag if crossing over different time zones.
- The airline provides air cabin crew with a uniform and they are expected to be smartly dressed and well groomed at all times. Many airlines do not allow visible tattoos or piercings.
- Air cabin crew often work in confined spaces and have to spend a lot of time on their feet. The work is physically demanding, particularly on long-haul flights. Dealing with difficult passengers in an enclosed space, with an audience, may be stressful.
- The amount of time spent away from home varies depending on the airline and whether you are working on short or long-haul flights. Spending nights away from home is especially common with long-haul work.
- You'll work with a variety of people from different backgrounds and cultures.
Tasks may vary depending on whether it is a short or long-haul flight and the size of the team you're working in. However, your duties will include:
- attending a pre-flight briefing, during which air cabin crew are assigned their working positions for the upcoming flight. Crew are also informed of flight details, the schedule, the number of infants on board and if there are passengers with any special requirements, such as diabetic passengers or passengers in wheelchairs;
- carrying out pre-flight duties, including checking the safety equipment and security checks, ensuring the aircraft is clean and tidy and that the information in the seat pockets is up to date and that all meals, drinks and stock are on board;
- welcoming passengers on board and directing them to their seats;
- informing passengers of the aircraft safety procedures and ensuring that all hand luggage is securely stored away;
- checking all seat belts and galleys are secure prior to take-off;
- making announcements on behalf of the pilot and answering questions during the flight;
- serving meals and refreshments;
- selling duty-free goods and advising passengers of any allowance restrictions in force at their destination;
- reassuring passengers and ensuring that they follow safety procedures correctly in emergency situations;
- giving first aid where necessary;
- ensuring passengers disembark safely at the end of a flight and checking that there is no luggage left in the overhead lockers and no stowaways or suspicious items on board;
- completing paperwork, including writing a flight report.
A degree or HND/foundation degree or postgraduate qualification is not required for entry into work as a cabin crew member. Instead, most airlines require a good secondary education, with some requiring grade C or above in English and maths.
Studying a degree, HND or foundation degree in one of the following subjects may be useful in showing the airline that you have an interest in this area:
- hospitality management
- leisure and tourism management;
Being able to speak other languages may be particularly useful and this could put you at an advantage against other candidates.
Vocational qualifications (NVQs and BTECs) are available at different levels in various cabin crew topics. They are awarded by bodies such as:
- City & Guilds
- Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
One and two-day taster courses, which give an indication of what cabin crew work is like, and other introductory courses for people who are new to cabin crew work are also available. For details, see course providers like GoCabinCrew.com.
While completion of these courses and qualifications will demonstrate your enthusiasm and interest in the career, it will not guarantee a job. They may give you an edge over other candidates, but most airlines do not require them before considering you for a vacancy.
The majority of airlines do have a list of requirements, however, which candidates must meet. This includes some or all of the following:
- minimum age of 20;
- good standard of health and fitness with the ability to swim 25 metres unaided;
- minimum height requirement (this may differ depending on airlines) and usually that height be in proportion to weight - in the UK it is often measured as reach rather than height;
- good hearing and eyesight, although glasses and contact lenses are allowed;
- valid passport permitting unrestricted travel worldwide;
- Disclosure and Barring Service check;
- medical examination (some airlines may not require this).
Interested applicants should forward their CV to HR Manager through this email: firstname.lastname@example.org or send your name, location, qualifications and position applying for to this contact:08117767247
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