Practical information: how to become a flight attendant or steward

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To become flight attendant or stewardit is necessary to follow several steps:

  1. Acquire the required qualifications : Most airlines require at least a high school diploma. Some prefer higher education. Mastery of one or more foreign languages ​​is a major asset.

  2. Meet age and health criteria : Generally, applicants must be at least 18 years old and in good physical health. Medical examinations are often necessary.

  3. Follow professional training : Successful candidates undergo specific training provided by the airline. This includes courses on safety, customer service and first aid.

  4. Develop customer service skills : Flight attendants are the main points of contact with passengers. Excellent customer service skills are essential.

  5. Become familiar with safety procedures : Passenger safety is paramount. It is important to be familiar with evacuation procedures, the use of safety equipment and first aid.

  6. Search for job offers : Check airline websites, recruitment agencies and job boards to find vacancies.

  7. Prepare a CV and cover letter : Highlight your customer service skills, your language qualifications, as well as your ability to work in a team.

  8. Preparing for the job interview : Prepare to answer questions about your experience, customer service skills, and ability to work under pressure.

  9. Pass interviews and assessments : Applicants must successfully complete individual and/or group interviews, as well as flight simulator assessments.

  10. Successfully complete airline training : Once hired, you will complete airline-specific training that will prepare you for your in-flight role.

It is essential to remain persistent and stay informed about job opportunities in the sector. Maintaining a professional attitude and being willing to learn are major assets to succeed in this competitive field.

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