How to become cabin crew
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- applying directly
You could do a college course like a Level 2 Certificate in Air Cabin Crew, or study a cabin crew module as part of a broader travel and tourism course.
You may need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
You could start by doing a cabin crew advanced apprenticeship.
This will usually take 12 months to complete. You'll do on-the-job training and spend time with a college or training provider.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
You could apply directly to airlines for a cabin crew job. Entry requirements vary but good customer service skills will be expected.
Some airlines and private providers run 2-day cabin crew courses, which may help your chances of getting a job.
Some airlines also have online career quizzes you can do to test whether working as air cabin crew is for you, before you apply.
Being able to speak a second language gives you an advantage when making applications. You'll also need to demonstrate that you have great customer service skills, so experience of working directly with the public is useful.