Airlines are more likely to hire candidates with previous experience, but there are things which you can do to ‘get your foot in the door’ if you have no experience.

The travel, lifestyle, salary and perks make it one of the most popular careers out there. That means the competition for cabin crew jobs is fierce, so you must be prepared to go the extra mile in order to stand out from the competition.


External providers, such as Cabin Crew Wings, provide short courses (usually 1-2 days long) with the aim of fast tracking candidates through the recruitment process.

These types of courses will give you an awareness of the role, allow you to experience everyday scenarios and challenges that you could expect to face, and give you an insight into the skills which you will need for the role.

Extensive courses will also teach you how to succeed through the application process, including how to pass the airline selection day with flying colours.

By completing a course prior to your application with an airline, it will demonstrate your commitment and aptitude for a career as cabin crew. This will make you stand out from the thousands of other applicants.


Before you embark on any course, it’s important to take a good look at the basic job requirements which cabin crew will have to meet. For example, many airlines have a minimum and maximum height requirement.

This is especially important if you have a particular airline in mind which you are hoping to join. Airlines have very strict requirements and if you don’t confidently meet their prerequisites, your application will be instantly rejected, no matter how qualified you are on paper.


Cabin crew can also go by the name of flight attendant, air hostess, air steward or air stewardess.

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