In my airline, one of the supplementary activities to my role as a Lounge Agent is that of Promotions Team member.
The Promotions Team is a group of staff from all areas of the business who come together to represent the airline at a variety of corporate, social and philanthropic events. These staff members attend on a voluntary basis (meaning they do not get paid).
They help with photo opportunities, hosting, registering guests and regaling awards and prizes.
The lengthy application process is much like acquiring a job in aviation itself.
You must submit a cover letter, outlining the reasons why you’d make a good fit for the team. There is then a panel interview, followed by a lengthy waiting period to find out if you are successful or not!
After discovering that I made the team, we were notified of a Training Course at our Head Office in Sydney.
The training course comprised of a photo shoot, grooming tips, team building exercises, brushing up on Company knowledge and polices, and “getting to know you” social outings.
Members are encouraged/expected to attend 1-2 events per month around their rosters.
This was a great experience, as I got to meet many new and familiar faces from throughout the business, and it is a great tool to add to/build on my blossoming resume!
Promo Team Members get to attend corporate events, network, and show a genuine love of the company they work for, and the job they do!
My best advice is to JUST APPLY!
I expressed my interest in this opportunity long before they were looking for new additions to the team. Due to this fact, I was called upon in a desperate time to attend an event without having yet received my official training. This was an eye opening experience and one I would happily encounter time and time again.
Promo Team members attend award nights, sponsorship events, VIP events, dinners, sport games, luncheons… you name it, it is a possibility.
The sky isn’t even the limit!