If you’re hoping to become Cabin Crew, one of the hardest obstacles to cross is the Cabin Crew Assessment Day! Most potential Cabin Crew find the Assessment Day to be the most daunting and hardest part of the application process. This post will explain what the Cabin Crew Assessment Day usually involves and what it is that recruiters are looking for on the day.
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What is a Cabin Crew Assessment Day?
The biggest question you may have is what an Assessment day actually is. Recruiters use Assessment Days as a way of assessing their potential employees and seeing which candidates fit their company the best. Assessment Days are a part of the recruitment process. A group of applicants will be invited to the Assessment Day where they will be assessed for the suitability of the job they’ve applied for. They are made up of several different stages which allow recruiters to see how candidates react in certain situations and environments. Assessment Days vary in length. They can last only half a day or 2 days, but
Why do airlines hold Cabin Crew Assessment Days?
Airlines must hire the right staff for their company. They are looking for the candidates who match exactly what their company is looking for in their Cabin Crew – and this is often different between different airlines! To see which candidates will make the right staff for their airline, recruiters want to test your skills and qualities to see if they are suitable for Cabin Crew and the airline.
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Stages of a Cabin Crew Assessment Day
To assess candidates as thoroughly as possible recruiters split the assessment day into a number of different stages. Each stage will assess a different skill or quality that’s needed for the job.
Stage 1: Introduction
You will usually start your Cabin Crew Assessment Day with an introduction. First of
After you’ve registered, the airline will give a general introduction presentation. You will be told about the company and what they value. You may also hear from some current Cabin Crew about what it’s like to work for the airline and what the job entails. When this has finished you may have the opportunity to ask the recruiters any questions you may have.
Stage 2: Physical Tests
The airline will then want to conduct a few tests, in accordance with their regulations. Firstly, you may have your appearance checked. The airline will be checking for any visible tattoos or scars and to check that you generally uphold the appearance standards for the airline.
You will also be asked to perform the reach and height test. This is slightly different for each airline, but you should check before you attend that you meet the height requirements and that you can reach
Stage 3: Group Exercise
You will then be split up into a number of different groups. Each group will then be given a task or exercise to complete. This could be a group discussion where you’re given a topic to talk about or a more specific task you need to complete as a team. The task may be related to the airline or it may be something completely random. Each task is designed to assess certain skills and qualities, and the recruiters will be watching every candidate during the exercise to see how they are responding.
Stage 4: English Test
Some airlines require candidates to take an English test to ensure they have a good understanding and fluency of English. This may include an essay question and/or several multiple choice questions.
Stage 5: Final Interview
If you pass the different stages, your Cabin Crew Assessment Day will finish with a final interview. This interview can last anywhere between 15 minutes and an hour. The interviewer will ask you a number of questions based on your experience, CV and your performance on the day. For
Cabin Crew Assessment Days are stressful and a lot of hard work, so it’s essential to be prepared. Take a look at my previous posts ‘10 Things you MUST master to pass the Cabin Crew Assessment day‘ and ‘How can I be successful at my Cabin Crew Assessment Day?‘ for tips and advice on how you can be succesful!
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