Aer Lingus is the flag carrier airline of Ireland and the second-largest airline in the country after Ryanair. Interested in being crew for the airline? Our guide to the Aer Lingus Cabin Crew Recruitment Process is here to help!
Before you start
You’ll need a copy of your current CV saved in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Your CV will be matched against the role requirements, to see how good a fit you’d be for Aer Lingus crew.
That’s why it’s really important to have a fantastic CV, where the information is written in a way that’s as relevant to the position as possible!
Step 1 –The Online Application
Read the job description carefully – this lists all of the qualifications and requirements that the airline is looking for.
Before you upload your CV you’ll be asked to fill in your personal details, and answer some basic yes or no screening questions. These are just to make sure that you understand and meet the basic job requirements.
Once you’ve completed and submitted the application you’ll be sent an email confirming that it has been received.
Step 2 – The Online Tests
If your initial application looks good you’ll receive an invitation to complete some online ability tests.
The online testing includes questions in the areas of numeracy, verbal reasoning and behaviour/personality.
Full instructions are provided, and you’ll be given the chance to complete some practice questions before you start.
It’s important to be prepared:
- Set aside time for the assessments when you know you are unlikely to be disturbed
- Try to complete the assessments in a quiet place away from distractions
- Equip yourself for taking notes with pens/pencils, paper and a calculator
Nervous about this stage? You’re not alone! Don’t worry, we have it covered. Our Cabin Crew Ability (psychometric) tests workbook has tons of practice questions (and answers!) to help you ace these sort of tests when it counts.
Step 3 – The Video Interview
If your initial application is successful you’ll be asked to take part in a short video interview. These are becoming more and more common in online application processes.
The interview questions are pre-recorded, and again you’ll be sent an invitation via e-mail with full instructions.
You can then do the interview at your own convenience, through your computer or phone/tablet using the face-to-face or ‘selfie’ camera.
You’ll get the chance to complete some practice interview questions so that you can feel comfortable with the system. You can try as many times as you like.
Sound a little confusing?
Don’t worry – our video interview guide will explain things in a little more detail.
Step 4 –The Face to Face Interview
If you’re successful in the online testing and video interview stages you’ll receive an invitation to travel to Aer Lingus HQ in Dublin for a final face-to-face interview.
This final interview will last around 30-40 minutes and contains more questions to assess your suitability for the role.
This is perhaps the most important part of the application process – it gives you the opportunity to prove yourself to the recruiters and give detailed answers to show that you have the skills that they are looking for.
Preparation is key here. This is your big chance to convince the recruiters that YOU are the person that the airline wants on their crew.
Following the interview your whole application and performance will be considered, and you’ll be informed of their decision, whether it be good news or bad.
If you’ve been offered a position as crew, there are a few checks the airline will have to do before your employment can begin.
The checks will include following up references (you must provide a minimum of 3), criminal record checks, and your work background for the last five years (including any gaps which must be accounted for).
You’ll be asked to fill out a simple medical and health information form which will be reviewed by the airline’s occupational health department, and attend a medical examination.
Once all of these checks are completed you’ll be ready to begin your pre-employment training!