The is perhaps the most sought after career by young individuals to fly high with the clouds. Cabin crew jobs involve a lot of hard work and commitment but the rewards can be excellent. Cabin Crew are a vital part of commercial aviation for a number of reasons. Their role is to provide a high standard of customer care, plus, they are responsible for ensuring that all the passengers are safe and secure before, during and after a flight.
The day-to-day tasks of cabin crew can vary depending on whether you are working as part of a long-haul or short-haul team. General duties include:
There are opportunities for cabin crew to progress into more senior roles. After you have gained some experience and demonstrated your commitment to the role, you will usually be promoted to the position of purser or chief purser. These roles come with the added management responsibilities of certain cabins, such as economy or business class.
The next step is usually to become a senior cabin crew member. The senior cabin crew manage all cabin crew on board a flight and it is their responsibility to ensure that the correct paperwork has been completed at the end of each journey.
If you have proven the ability to provide exceptional service in first class or business class cabins, there are opportunities to become VVIP cabin crew. These roles are usually on private aircraft and look after important private clients, such as government officials or members of royal families. The skills that you learn working as cabin crew will help in training, sales, HR, and marketing roles and many cabin crew move on to such careers.