Assessment day advice from past applicants

The guys and gals who come along to our Cabin Crew Wings training days are a friendly and helpful bunch. Having been through the recruitment process and come successfully out the other side, we asked them for their advice and tips which we could pass on to you. This is what they had to say.

There’s a lot of sitting around waiting for your turn so be patient!

The group exercise can be fun once you get into the swing of it. It might not sound very likely right now but you sort of forget you are there to be assessed once you get going.

Make sure you have lots of examples to draw on. I was so relieved I had a few experiences in mind when I was asked the ‘tell me about a time when you have done x,y,z’ questions- I would have been stumped if I’d had to come up with them on the

Researching the airline before you go for Assessment is crucial. Read the website, any latest industry news, look for anything relevant in the news. The course was really helpful for highlighting the sort of info you should be aware of to show you have done your homework.

Be punctual and immaculate in your presentation. Hair up, manicured nails, sensible shoes, no short tight skirts. Do a practice run of your outfit, hair etc. so you know it will all come together on the day. You don’t need the stress of a bad hair day as you are heading off for an interview!

If you are unsuccessful you will not get feedback. It can be a bit frustrating in some ways but you will probably have some idea yourself what went to plan and what didn’t go so well.

Ryan Air charge you to go through their training programme!

Every assessment day is different regarding letting you know if you were successful (no point in guessing when they will let you know!). It really depends on what they need, and they may not know if you ask them at the assessment day either.

The assessors do understand that you will be nervous and if you don’t understand anything its OK to ask. It’s better to know what you are meant to be doing rather than trying to wing it.

If you have been through the Cabin Crew recruitment process, let us know what your top tips are in the comment box below –

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Hannah is a Chartered Occupational Psychologist specialising in recruitment, selection and assessment. This means she designs and assesses at selection days just like the ones airlines use.

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