Interested in Becoming a Cabin Crew Member?

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.


You will need to met the following requirements:

 – be over 18 years of age.
 – 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 airlines dress code.

The BSA aviation academy team will be happy to advise you on the different pathways.

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