Ryanair are one of the most popular budget airlines in operation today with an outstanding safety record.
Flying to over 200 destinations in 34 different countries they offer their crew competitive salaries and a good range of benefits.
The airline is recruiting now, with assessment days scheduled for this month. These are being held at various locations across Europe.
Our step-by-step guide is here to help you in your application!
Before you start
You’ll need your current CV (saved in MS Word of PDF format) and a recent 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’ll then be asked to provide a short summary where you can expand on your work or education experiences and let the recruitment team know anything you feel might be relevant.
You’ll be asked to upload a copy of your CV and a full-length photo of yourself.
Not sure what makes for a good photo for a cabin crew application? Have a look at our article which will point you in the right direction!
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?
- Can you be flexible with working hours?
- Do you have excellent customer service skills and a ‘can do’ attitude?!
You can also apply using your LinkedIn profile if you have one – there’s a link to this on the application form.
Once you’ve submitted the form you’ll receive an email confirming that it’s safely landed in the recruitment team’s inbox!
Step 2 – Invitation to the Recruitment Day
If your initial application has been successful you’ll be sent an e-mail inviting you to the recruitment day event.
Due to the volume of applications the airline receives this may take a little while to come through, so don’t panic if it seems to be taking a while.
Depending on the location you’re applying from there my also be a simple form attached to the email for you to fill out and take with you to the recruitment day.
Step 3 – The Recruitment Day
This is similar to the assessment day events held by many other airlines. If you haven’t attended one of these events before they can seem a little daunting!
You can give yourself a head start by checking out our Cabin Crew Assessment Day eBook – this is full of hints and tips to endure that you’ll really stand out from your fellow applicants.
The day will consist of the following sections:
- A short and simple English grammar test
- An ‘essay’ style assignment – this will be short and might take the form of writing a mock report, or letter.
If you’re successful through these sections you’ll be allocated an interview slot for later that day and invited to listen to a presentation on the company and role.
Step 4 – The Interview
This gives you the 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:
- Criminal Record checks
- Following up the references supplied on your CV
- 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.