My Dream Job
Air Hostess are members of an aircrew employed by airlines primarily to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers aboard commercial flights or on select business jet aircraft's. During flights they serve and clear away meals and refreshments, and cater to the needs of passengers requiring special attention such as unaccompanied children. Air Hostess fly to various locations around the State, country and overseas.
Qualifications & Educational Requirements
There are no standard requirements needed to become a flight attendant. However, your chances of finding employment may be improved if you have gained adequate experience in the Hospitality/Customer service industry. The major airlines usually look for applicants who have gained their WACE at Stages 2 and 3 combined with the successful undertaking of written and practical exams, and behavioural assessments. On employment, flight attendants undertake in-house training, prior to flying. All people working in the airline industry must satisfy security clearance requirements.
Specific Skills And Requirements
- Friendly personality with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Able to work as part of a team
- Able to work under pressure and within tight time frames
- Able to adapt easily to an irregular lifestyle
- Good health and fitness
- Patience and Persistence
- Able to satisfy height requirements (for some airlines)
- Able to swim approximately 20 to 50 metres unaided (for some airlines)
Interests About This Occupation
You will be able to travel to different countries. You get an opportunity to cater for a wide range of people which improves your social skills. I personally enjoy being on flights and having the experience of working as a team to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers is a good initiative.
Cathay Pacific - A Day in the Life - Flight Attendant