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British Airways Cabin Crew Requirements

British Airways is one of the most generous airline companies when it comes to the salary and benefits that they provide to their cabin crews. Given how much the company has grown over the years, the company makes sure that they compensate their employees well in return for their hard work and the efforts that they have done.

For this reason, you can say that the employees became more motivated to perform their duty as give an excellent service to British Airways’ passengers. Aside from the monetary rewards, the management also provides support to their employees as much as they can, which brings more satisfaction to the crews. After reading this, we’re pretty positive that you’ve desired to be a part of British Airways even more. So for today’s post, we’ll be covering the cabin crew requirements of British Airways!

British Airways Mixed Fleet, Engineering, London Heathrow, UK, 15 June 2011
(Photo by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

Flight Attendant Qualifications for British Airways

There are a lot of job perks if you become a professional flight attendant. Aside from your basic salary, you’ll be eligible for bonuses, commission for in-flight sales, discounts, and more.

Sure, these are all appealing, but you should take note that they don’t just hire anyone. Like any other airlines, they conduct a thorough background check – including your criminal records (if there’s any!)

Now, what are they looking for in a cabin crew?

Basic Requirements

  • Must be aged 18 or over
  • Must be between 5’2’’ and 6’1’’ tall, which must be proportioned to weight
  • Have a vertical function reach of at least 2.01m
  • No visible tattoos or piercing
  • Must be able to swim 50m
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English

LONDON, UK:
Toby Morter (Learning and Performance Executive) does a safety demonstration in the mock cabin in the SEP hall at the Global Learning Academy on 17 July 2018
(Picture by Nick Morrish/British Airways)

Other Qualifications

  • Have 3 GCSE’s at Grade C or above or the equivalent (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking)
  • Must have an experience in customer service, having at least 24 months full-time continuous flying experience
  • Holds a valid passport with minimum of 12 months validity before expiry date, with unrestricted right to live and work in the UK and unrestricted global travel
  • Must be able to acquire US visa
  • Must be able to provide satisfactory references for the last 5 years and must be willing to undergo a Criminal Records Check (CRC)
  • Must be able to obtain and keep air-side pass
  • Must be willing to work in shifts covering 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for the entire career
  • Must conduct stand-by duties close to your airport base

Customer Service Skills

  • Must possess passion for delivering exceptional customer service to every customer
  • Must be hard working
  • Must have resilience and empathy
  • Must be open to change and innovation
  • Must be a problem solver

 

You see, British Airways is meticulous when hiring new crews, and we definitely understand that. Since cabin crews will be representing the company’s reputation, a safety check is necessary. If you’re confident that you possess all of these, then you should try and send your application right away and see if British Airways got an extra spot for you!

Good luck!

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