How to Become Cabin Crew

How to Become Cabin Crew

There are many routes you can take to become Cabin Crew. For example, you can take a college course specifcally focused on Cabin Crew, you could enrol in an apprentiship scheme, or you can apply directly to the airline. According to the UK National Career Service, you can expect to need the follow skills and attributes:

Skills and knowledge

You’ll need:

  • customer service skills for working with passengers
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • to enjoy working with other people
  • knowledge of public safety and security
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • sensitivity and understanding for dealing with customers’ needs
  • a desire to help people and a friendly manner
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Restrictions and Requirements

You’ll need to:

You’ll also be expected to:

  • have a smart appearance
  • have a valid passport with no restrictions for the countries the airline travels to
  • live within 90 minutes of your base
  • have good written and spoken English

Many airlines also ask that you’re able to swim up to 25 metres.

There are rules about height and weight – these vary between airlines. As a general guide, most look for people between 5ft 2in (157cm) and 6ft 2in (188cm) with weight in proportion to height.

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