Flying to over 200 destinations in 40 different countries they offer their crew competitive salaries and a good range of benefits.
After more than a year of uncertainty for the aviation industry, Ryanair is kickstarting its summer recruitment campaign for its London base now.
Our step-by-step guide is here to help you in your application!
Before you start the Ryanair Cabin Crew Recruitment Process
Depending on the specific position you apply for, you’ll likely be asked to upload a copy of your CV and a full-length photo of yourself.
Step 1 – The Online Application
Please remember to read the job description carefully, as this lists all of the requirements the airline is looking for.
The online application form is very simple, and you’ll be asked to fill out the following:
- Personal details
- Education details
- Employment details
You will also be asked to confirm that you match the character requirements for Ryanair Cabin Crew. They expect you to be friendly, outgoing and capable of dealing with difficult situations.
You’ll then be asked to provide a short summary where you can include details about yourself that may be relevant to the role. This is a good place to talk about any previous customer service experience you may have had.
Before you click submit there are some simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ tick-box questions for you to answer in the following areas:
- Do you have the unrestricted right to work in the EU?
- Do you meet the age and height requirements?
- Do you have excellent attendance in your current position?
- Are you physically up to scratch? Eyesight, swimming and fitness have to be of a certain standard.
- Do you have a criminal record?
Once you’ve submitted the form you’ll automatically receive notification to tell you whether you have been approved to progress with your application. If this is the case, you will shortly receive a confirmation email.
Step 2 – Online Interview
If your initial application has been successful you’ll be sent an e-mail inviting you to schedule a virtual interview.
Due to the volume of applications the airline receives this may take a little while to come through, so don’t panic if you don’t hear back right away.
Recruitment processes have had to adapt to the restrictions brought about by Covid-13. At this point, Ryanair is not currently hosting group Recruitment Day events.
Instead, you will be invited to participate in an online interview. These have become very common during the pandemic and we have some helpful tips on you can shine within the virtual recruitment process.
Step 4 – The Interview
Your interview will include questions about your experience and suitability for a Cabin Crew role. Although taking place online, the same advice applies as in a face-to-face interview. Be punctual and polite, make eye contact and smile!
Sometimes, interviews are conducted with pre-recorded questions. You can check out our guide to video interviews here.
The interview is the best 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 really important here. This is your big chance to convince the recruiters that YOU are the person that the airline wants on their crew. You can start to prepare today – see our guide here!
Following the interview your whole application and performance will be considered.
If you’re successful you’ll usually hear back quickly, in the next few days.
There are a few checks that the airline will have to do before your employment can begin.
These will include:
• Following up the references you supplied
• Checking your work and/or education background for the past 5 years (including any gaps, which should be accounted for)
You’ll also be required to have a basic medical examination done to make sure you’re physically fit for the job.