1. How to become a member of Cabin Crew
Becoming a member of Cabin Crew is as much about attitude as experience. In fact. many airlines will advertise cabin crew jobs that do not need previous experience (browse our cabin crew vacancies
). If you have good customer service experience then make sure this is clear in your CV. But otherwise a positive attitude, energy and friendliness will get you a long way; experience is not crucial.
Fundamental though is your attitude. You must have excellent people skills confidence and a friendly nature. You will need to be happy, patient and considerate. You will also help yourself to find a job as a flight attendant if you make sure you are well presented and groomed.
Before embarking on your cabin crew job search
you will do well to prepare a strong CV. The CV will need to be clear and short. Include your work experience with your most recent job at the top. Be sure to also include a photograph of yourself inserted within your CV document.
Many airlines advertising flight attendant jobs (for instance Emirates cabin crew jobs
) will expect you to complete an application form. Having all your information within your CV will help you when completing application forms.
Essential requirements for almost every airline are: an ability to swim 25m, a valid passport and fluency in English.
2. Cabin Crew as a Career
Airline cabin crew, also known as flight attendants, are primarily responsible for ensuring passenger safety during a flight. They are also required to ensure the comfort of passengers which is why good customer service skills are so important.
Hours can vary so a flight attendant's career is not for those who like to work 9-5 Monday to Friday. But the lifestyle is social, friendly and sometimes exotic - especially long-haul cabin crew jobs where you will fly and stop-over at world airports. It is hard work and rewarding.
3. Cabin Crew Jobs / Flight Attendant Jobs
Finding flight attendant jobs
is simple (just stay on this site!). But making a successful application will depend on your CV / Application profile.
Different airlines offer different jobs for flight attendants. Long-haul cabin crew are broadly the same as short-haul, but the specific differences are many and varied. From stop-overs to customer relationships to the number of colleagues on board - all of these issues and more depend on the airline and the types of flights you work on. As an ab initio (inexperienced) candidate you will not have all options, but it is worth considering what kind of flight attendant job you would prefer.
Once experienced as a flight attendant you will have more career options. You may wish to move to Business Class, First Class and then VVIP Cabin Crew jo
. You will have the experience necessary to apply to some of the world's biggest airlines jobs as senior crew. or even an executive jet airline or private jet operator as VVIP cabin crew.
You may even wish to seek an ex-cabin crew job
. Many employers seek ex-cabin crew to work in offices as their excellent customer-facing skills are highly sought after.
4. Search for cabin crew vacancies