ALSO KNOWN AS A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, AIR STEWARD OR AIR STEWARDESS, WE EXPLAIN HOW YOU CAN JOIN THE INDUSTRY
There are 3 main ways to join the aviation industry as a member of the Cabin crew team
1. A further education college course – some colleges and private organisations provide City and Guilds or NVQ level 2, with some offering the Cabin Crew Attestation (CCA), which is the official certificate required to be a cabin crew member within Europe (normally obtained through your first airline).
2. An Apprenticeship – normally offered through an airline in collaboration with a
training provider or college, mixing on the job training with classroom time. The
apprenticeship normally lasts one year.
3. Apply directly – you can apply directly to airlines normally through their website, they will have their own requirements and expected levels of education etc.
CABIN CREW ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You will need to meet the following requirements:
– be over 18 years of age with a valid passport.
– be reasonably fit.
– pass a medical.
– be able to swim.
– have good customer service skills, and empathy.
– possess basic computer skills and good mental maths.
– have an ability to remain focused and calm in difficult situations.
– be comfortable wearing a uniform and adhering to the airline’s dress code.