Cabin Crew Recruitment
Once you have been successfully accepted by an to work as a cabin crew member you will have to complete a mandatory 4-6 week Cabin Crew SEP training course. During this time you will be trained on:
- Aircraft Evacuation
- Ditching (landing on water)
- Fire Fighting
- Passenger Management
- Security Related Issues
- Extraordinary Situations
- First Aid
During the 2 on 1 stage of an airline interview, the interviewers will be asking you questions to find out a little more about you. To help prepare you for this stage of the interview and to find out what kind of questions they may ask you and how to answer them, we would recommend looking into the our Cabin Crew Recruitment 1 day Workshop www.cabincrewrecruitment.co.uk
The majority of the British airlines now do not set an upper age limit. Some international airlines may have a maximum age limit of as low as 32. In our experience, the airlines do look at a more mature applicant as desirable as they will have more life skills to put towards the role of cabin crew.
Because of the new age discrimination legislation which came into force from 1st October 2006 all UK based airlines cannot set minimum or maximum age restraints on anybody wanting to work as cabin crew. For any international airlines the minimum age requirement may be set at 18, 19, 20 or even 21 and the maximum could be as low as 32.
There is never a right time to apply to be cabin crew. Recruitment drives for the airlines tend to be ongoing throughout the year. Some Charter airlines do tend to recruit higher at the beginning of the year ready for the busy summer season.
Normally you can only re-apply to an airline after 6 months of your first application. Many cabin crew that were not successful the first time they apply, go onto be invited to an interview second time round. During the 6 month period it is advised to really focus on building up your customer service experience and knowledge on being a cabin crew member.
Deciding which airline you would prefer to work for is a personal decision that you will have to make by yourself. To find the right airline for you, it is best to do some research before applying.
Factors to take into consideration are:
- The size of the company – do you want to work in a small and friendly company or a large corporate one.
- The destinations they offer – Do you want to go for an airline that specialise in short-haul flights, long haul flights or an airline that offers both.
- The incentives they offer their cabin crew.
- The career progression you can have within the company.