Etihad may be the smallest of the Middle Eastern airlines but their name is synonymous worldwide with luxury and the highest of standards.
Competition is fierce for potential Etihad crew. If you’d like some tips for the recruitment process then you’ve came to the right place – our step by step guide is here to help you figure out what to expect!
Before you start
You’ll need your current ‘Cabin Crew Ready’ CV saved in either Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Even if it is up to date it’s always sensible to double-check it – you can see our CV top tips here.
You’ll also need two photos of yourself – one passport sized and one full length.
You’ll also need a cover letter tailored explaining why you’re applying to Etihad
Step 1 –The Online Application
There are some screening questions to make sure you meet the basic requirements, and you’ll be asked to fill in your personal details before uploading your CV, cover letter and photos.
We’ve heard Etihad will also be including a short ‘essay’ style assessment in the application, on a fun travel related topic.
Your details will be scanned by specialist software against the ideal candidate requirements for the role, and if successful you’ll receive an invitation to the next stage.
Step 2 – The Assessment Day
The assessment day is your first chance to meet the Etihad recruitment team and prove your suitability for the role.
It’s also a chance for the recruiters to see how potential candidates work as part of a team, and to find out more about them.
Generally you can expect the assessment day to include:
- Registration and document check
- Presentation by Etihad staff and crew
- ‘Icebreaker’ activity
- Height and reach test
- Tattoo check (remember with Etihad you’re not allowed to cover tattoos with concealer/bandages, they must be covered by the regulation uniform)
- English tests (written, spoken, listening and multiple choice)
- Group discussions and activities
- One to one Interview
In your email invitation you’ll receive details of the date and location and a list of everything you will need to prepare or bring with you.
Sound a little confusing?
If you find the idea of the assessment day a little daunting why not check out our assessment day e-Book?
It’s bursting with tips to get you through the process with ease!
Step 3 – The Interview
The final interview is undoubtedly your best chance to convince recruitment that YOU are the crew member for them.
Questions are designed to let the recruiters get an idea of your personality and abilities – you can expect behavioral and competency based questions and also personal ones about your life and work experience.
Preparation is crucial to the interview – read our tips here!
And remember if you’ve made it to this stage then give yourself a huge pat on the back – it’s a huge achievement!
Step 4 – Final Steps
There are some background and medical checks that the airline will need to carry out before your offer of employment can be finalised.
The standard is stricter than with some other airlines, as it has to meet the UAE working visa requirements.
The background checks involve checking your past employment history, and a criminal record check.
If all the checks are successful you’ll receive information of your joining date – with details of your training courses, accommodation and travel arrangements.
In the meantime Etihad will provide you with workbooks to study so that you can have a basic knowledge of what you’ll cover in your training course.
Interested in joining the Etihad team? Find out here where they are recruiting