Please don’t lose heart.
Thousands don’t go through first time. Go back again.
When can I reapply?
You usually need to wait 6 months before reapplying. But imagine the impression this gives in terms of eagerness.
You’ll be demonstrating to the airline, that it’s THEIR AIRLINE that you want to work for, and how passionate you are to realise your dreams. How dedicated and committed you are as a person, which is an attribute that all airlines desire.
In my Customer Support Role at Cabin Crew Wings I very regularly hear about people passing second time around. And I have first-hand experience of this.
Rewind a few years (cough!) I went to a Virgin Atlantic interview aged 19/20.
I was devastated to not pass the Assessment Day, I really thought I was well prepared and gave it my all.
I truly thought there wasn’t anything else I could have done. But as the weeks and months rolled by, on reflection, I realised there were a few things I would do differently the next time I applied. I was adamant I would try again. I knew that the second time I walked through the doors, I would hold my head that bit higher, mostly because it wasn’t as terrifying second time around. Also because I had more time for rehearsing scenarios, practicing role plays and thinking about discussion topics. I knew what to expect.
And so I did it, six months later, I went back, and I got the job! I felt so proud of myself not giving up on my dream. Hindsight is a beautiful thing but I honestly believe I wasn’t ready. Six months extra maturity at that age makes a big difference. The training was INCREDIBLE!!
I had the time of my life, even though there was so much to understand and remember. And then to be flying all over the world!! In my bright red uniform, I beamed with pride on every flight. I now have brilliant international memories that will last a life time.