The aviation industry is constantly evolving, and so is the role of cabin crew members. With the increasing demand for air travel, the importance of cabin crew training cannot be overstated. Today, airlines are placing greater emphasis on providing their cabin crew members with comprehensive and up-to-date training that equips them to handle any situation that may arise during a flight.
All new Cabin Crew recruits must receive training with the airline that hired them. It's the last episode you jump through before your career as a cabin crew officially begins. That is if you are successful in training!
Cabin crew training traditionally revolves around three aspects: safety, security, and service.
Ensuring that passengers have a safe journey is the main concern of the cabin crew and therefore the training is mainly focused on this. Training topics include:
You will also undergo wet training to demonstrate your swimming skills and learn survival techniques.
One significant change in cabin crew training is the focus on safety and emergency procedures. Cabin crew members are trained extensively on how to handle emergencies such as fire, medical emergencies, and evacuations. In the past, cabin crew members were only expected to perform basic safety duties such as demonstrating how to use a seatbelt or oxygen mask. However, with the increased risk of terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other potential emergencies, cabin crew members now receive advanced training in handling such situations.
The cabin crew must also demonstrate excellent customer service and excellent communication skills. These areas of training may no longer have to be done in person.
Emirates Airlines is one of the leading airlines in cabin crew training within the Metaverse.
The metaverse is a term used to describe a hypothetical future iteration of the internet, a virtual world where users can interact with a computer-generated environment and other users in a three-dimensional space, often using virtual or augmented reality technology. It is often described as a fully immersive and interconnected digital universe that can be accessed from anywhere, at any time.
Being a cabin crew is a very physical job and it would be impossible to complete the entire course in a simulated environment.
Emirates trainees will still need to attend their training school in Dubai to learn hands-on practices including emergency medical response, aircraft abandonment, and aircraft evacuation.
Most airlines fund cabin crew training. However, you may be expected to cover your own costs for transportation, lodging, and food. Sometimes you get an allowance that is deducted from your pay for a specified period after you start working.
Some airlines, such as Jet2, require prospective cabin crew to pay for courses, which cost around PKR 240,000.
Cabin crew training typically lasts between four and eight weeks. You can expect to spend a few extra weeks if you are taking a specialized course like Learn to Work in the First Class Cabin.