Jet off to a flying career start with a cabin crew Apprenticeship. The skies the limit (literally) with an Apprenticeship in this industry.
Do you want to travel the world whilst earning and learning in the process? No two days are ever the same with different crews, new passengers and fresh destinations to look forward to. As you’d expect, there will be the occasional night stop, there certainly won’t be the average 9 am start 5 pm finish. But most of the time we’ll get you home every night.
As an Apprentice in cabin crew your tasks may vary depending on whether it is a short or long-haul flight and the size of the team you’re working in. However, your duties will include:
- attending a pre-flight briefing, during which air cabin crew are assigned their working positions for the upcoming flight. Crew are also informed of flight details, the schedule, the number of infants on board and if there are passengers with any special requirements, such as diabetic passengers or passengers in wheelchairs;
- carrying out pre-flight duties, including checking the safety equipment and security checks, ensuring the aircraft is clean and tidy and that the information in the seat pockets is up to date and that all meals, drinks and stock are on board;
- welcoming passengers on board and directing them to their seats;
- informing passengers of the aircraft safety procedures and ensuring that all hand luggage is securely stored away;
- checking all seat belts and galleys are secure prior to take-off;
- making announcements on behalf of the pilot and answering questions during the flight;
- serving meals and refreshments;
- selling duty-free goods and advising passengers of any allowance restrictions in force at their destination;
- reassuring passengers and ensuring that they follow safety procedures correctly in emergency situations;
- ensuring passengers disembark safely at the end of a flight and checking that there is no luggage left in the overhead lockers and no stowaways or suspicious items on board;
It’s not always easy working in cabin crew. You will have to deal with difficult people, it can be tough at times, long shifts, lack of sleep, but when everything seems against you, remember an aeroplane takes off against winds not with it.