Life in the skies as a cabin crew member with any leading airline seems both glamorous and fun. It looks glossy with the luxury stays that employees are entitled to, the crisp and smart uniform they wear and the glamorous hair-dos they flaunt.
If you are an ardent believer in this kind of a life and look forward to making a career in the skies, it’s best to know about this life from real people living it.
Emirates Airline has launched a unique campaign, called ‘Life through an Emirates cabin crew lens’, to feature the lives of some of its employees.
Six members of Emirates’ cabin crew team have been given the opportunity to showcase their life, travels and experiences using the official Emirates’ Instagram page .
The campaign will be from March to April and will be run exclusively by the six cabin crew members, says the airline.
These six participants come from different backgrounds and positions within the cabin crew team.
If you want to know more about their lives and get an idea of what it is to spend your days as a cabin crew member, you can follow their stories as they travel around the world and capture the spirit of crew life through their photographs.
They were selected through a competition run amongst the nearly 20,000 Emirates cabin crew, and were chosen based on their visual story telling style, as well as their passion for travel and enthusiasm for capturing different cultures and new experiences.
And, their story could perhaps motivate you more to make a career in aviation. The airline is continuously looking for cabin crew members and organises recruitment days to hire the right people.
The company promises to offer a competitive salary to its employees, which is set against industry benchmarks.
Broadly, at Emirates, the pay package includes the fixed monthly cash payment (related to the position and based on the knowledge and competencies of the individual).
Besides this, Emirates 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.