Etihad Cabin Crew Recruitment Process 2020

Competition is fierce for potential Etihad crew. If you’d like some tips for the Etihad Cabin Crew 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!

Etihad may be the smallest of the Middle Eastern airlines but their name is synonymous worldwide with luxury and the highest of standards.

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The Open Day

Etihad are currently recruiting through a series of invitation only Assessment Days – so you’ll need to register before you turn up!

You’ll need to bring a copy of your CV along with you – so make sure it’s looking its best and is fully updated!

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.

Make sure that you’re applying for the assessment day that you want to attend – sounds obvious we know, but it’s an easy mistake to make!.

You’ll be emailed a confirmation that your application has been received, and as long as you meet the basic requirements an invitation to attend and details of the documentation you’ll need to bring will be sent to you.


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.

Etihad have high standards and expect their crew to be impeccably groomed – so make sure you dress to impress!

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
  • An ‘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)
  • Ability Tests
  • Group discussions and activities
  • One to one Interview

There will be ‘cuts’ throughout the day, with only the most promising candidates making it through to the final stages.

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

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