Qatar Airways have massively increased the number of Cabin Crew they are looking to recruit. As one of the fastest growing airlines in
To attend the open day you must match all of the airline’s requirements. You can register for one of the open days on their careers website or you can just turn up on the day. You can apply for a role on this website, but this isn’t required. If you apply online you may be invited to attend an open day, but you will be treated the same as those who just turn up! The open day usually lasts for 2 days and it has been known for being surprising, confusing and harsh!
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As mentioned above, to attend an open day you must meet the minimum requirements of the airline. If you don’t, you will just be turned away instantly.
You must be at least 21 years old with minimum High School education and excellent health and fitness. Fluency in written and spoken English is essential and a second language, especially Arabic, is desirable. You must also be able to reach 212cm, which can be achieved on
What to bring with you
If you attend one of Qatar’s open days, you will need to bring a copy of your CV, a photocopy of your passport and
What will happen during the open day
You should arrive
The open day will take place in a conference room. Candidates will be asked to queue up and recruiters will sit behind a desk to meet each person individually. When it’s your time to be called up your documents and CV will be checked. You may be asked a few, short questions such as ‘Why do you want to become Cabin Crew?’ or ‘Why do you want to work for this airline?’ You may also be asked to perform the reach test as this helps to filter out candidates.
Once this has been completed, two things could happen:
You may be handed a piece of paper containing details of the Assessment Day. If so, congratulations! This is your invitation.
Alternatively, you may be told to wait for an email or phone call telling you whether you have been shortlisted. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that you will hear back from them and this usually means you have been unsuccessful.
The Assessment Day
The assessment day usually take place the day after the open day, so make sure you’re free both days! You will be given details of what documents you need to bring with you when you receive your invitation. You should also dress in formal business attire, the same dress standards apply. Between each round of the assessment day there are usually a round of eliminations.
The day will begin with a presentation of the company and life in Qatar and you will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you might have. After this, you will be asked to complete an English test which lasts 45 minutes. The test involves text-dependent questions, multiple choice and
After the written test, you will need to complete an oral test. You will be asked to pick a word from a bowl and then speak about this word for as long as possible. While this is taking place you may be asked to perform the reach test again and you may be asked whether you have any distinctive marks or tattoos.
Those who qualify will be asked to join the group activities. This part of the day follows what you would usually expect from an assessment day. My post ’10 things you MUST master to Pass the Cabin Crew Assessment Day’, explains what you should do to ensure the best possible results at your assessment day! LINK
Those who have been selected will be invited to the final interview. Before this takes place, you will be told about the payroll and benefit package that Qatar Cabin Crew recieve.
The Final Interview
The final interview usually takes place on the same day as the assessment day. The interview only takes around 5 to 10 minutes and is based on a number of questions using your CV, experience, and readiness to relocate. Check out my free interview question guide for example questions and answers.
After the Assessment Day
After the assessment day, the recruiters will assess your CV and performance during the day. You should be informed within a few weeks whether you have been successful or not.
If you haven’t already you will need to create an online account on
What happens if you’re successful?
If you’re successful then well done! To complete your application you will need to undertake medical and background checks. You will be told which tests you need to have and you will need to pay for the costs of these tests yourself! Once these have been done you will need to upload the results onto your account.
You will also be allocated a recruitment coordinator who will tell you what you need to do and who will be able to answer any questions you may have.
If everything is alright you will be sent a formal employment offer! You will also be given the dates for your pre-employment training and you will be told the details for your relocation to Doha.
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