So How to Start a Career and Become a Flight Attendant?
If you strongly believe that cabin crew career is the right way and you implement all the requirements listed above, then your next question might be - what education and training should I gain to become a flight attendant?
Flight attendant's education
As mentioned earlier, applicants who seek cabin attendant jobs require only high school diploma, but of course higher education would be a valid advantage. Cabin crew has to deliver exceptional in-flight service so every education and working experience in customer services is worth considering before chasing a dream of being a flight attendant. In addition to this, courses of foreign languages may help you get the desired air steward/stewardess job, too.
Flight attendant's training
You don’t necessarily need special training to start flight attendant career. Normally, when you get hired as a cabin crew member, airlines provide initial training before the beginning of your first working day. Such preparation usually takes several weeks or even up to few months and trainees get all the information considering on board service, security and emergency events, they are also taught for first aid procedures and receive knowledge of company’s regulations, business models, aviation terminology and much more. After theoretical part of training, next comes practice flights which end up with exams. Passed exams signify you are now finally employed by the airline and your cabin crew career begins. Moreover, regular similar training is mandatory to maintain a flight attendant qualification.
There are also some flight attendant training schools which offer opportunity to gain the same basic knowledge as hiring airlines and help to find recruitment solutions. Nevertheless, these training schools don’t guarantee their students will get flight attendant jobs after the course. That is why your best career start could be gaining an experience in customer service, acquisition of other qualities that are required by most airlines (for example, learning to swim) and after that you are already prepared to apply for flight attendant vacancies.