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03 March 2024

Get hired as cabin crew in UAE: Free training

By Shuchita Kapur

The perks that cabin crew members get at Emirates, Etihad or any other reputed airline can be quite attractive. However, many find it difficult to land a job despite repeated attempts.

If you’ve been unsuccessful in your previous attempts, it’s time to look at honing up your skills to be better suited to the job and that too for free.

Wings Academy, an institute based in Sharjah, UAE, helps candidates improve their skills for the aviation sector and increase their marketability. The academy offers training programmes covering areas such as cabin crew certification, licensing, simulator and hospitality training.

And, to attract and encourage more candidates, it is offering a free one-day introductory course on the 21st of this month at Sharjah Freight Center from 3pm - 6pm.
The company organises cabin crew foundation course, which includes modules such as introduction to the basics of cabin crew operations, customer service, and grooming, among others. This, the academy says, prepares the candidates to meet the airline requirements. As for airlines, these courses will further improve the quality of new recruits while reducing the time lost in hiring and training, it adds.

The key highlights of the course are personal grooming and fitness; effective communication skills; introduction to airline terminology and geography; managing passenger, food and beverage service; soft skills training; interactions; CRM (crew resources management);, basic first aid and safety training including firefighting and swimming drill.

And, with airlines based in the UAE, being on a hiring mode your chances could be brighter, if you are better prepared for the job.

Just to give you a brief idea, this is how much you can expect if you are a successful cabin crew member. For example, Emirates pay package for this category of employees, includes a fixed monthly cash payment (related to the position and based on the knowledge and competencies of the individual).

Besides this, the airline provides shared cabin crew accommodation with own bedroom. Profit sharing schemes, exchange rate protection scheme, professional specialist allowances also make up a part of the package. However, these benefits depend upon the role and/or applicant’s unique personal circumstance.

Transportation to and from the airport and other standard non-cash elements like annual leave, leave tickets, end-of-service gratuity, medical and insurance form a part of the package. On leaving the company, an employee is entitled to an end-of-service gratuity or provident scheme payment, whichever is higher.

Education support allowance is given to staff in more senior positions and eligible UAE National and GCC citizens are enrolled into their respective government pension scheme, with employee and company contributions payable.

With good packages such as these, candidates should consider courses that can put them as strong contenders for the job.