Air hosts / hostesses, cabin crew / cabin attendants also called flight attendants mainly serve passengers on airplanes. The first flight attendants were seen on aircraft’s in 1912 and their main concern is the safety of the passengers. They assist the passengers onboard to find their seats and stow their carry-on luggage, ensure all passengers are strapped in, explains emergency procedures, ensure comfort during the flight and also aid the passengers to exit safely upon landing. There are some companies offering learnerships for flight attendants which we will list below.
They are hired to make sure that the passengers on the flight are comfortable and safe. These can be on commercial planes, military aircraft’s and private or business planes. Flight attendants are trained specifically to ensure the safety of all passengers on their plane. Thus, they know all the emergency procedures, exits and more concerning the aircraft they work on. Their roles can be said to be the same as the crews who work on passenger trains and ship, just in a more confined space.
Flight Attendants Learnerships Available
The name basically explains the position and the field all in one. There aren’t many career paths with this field but it may expand to include the ones listed below.
- Flight Attendant
- Cabin Attendant
- Flight Crew
Companies offering Flight Attendant Learnerships
Companies that may offer flight attendants learnerships:
- Blue Crane
- Inter Air
- SA Airlink
- SAA – South African Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Com Air or here
Learnerships for Flight Attendants Requirements
Each company will have their own list of requirements that must be met by the applicants before they apply. Here we have composed a list of some of the basic requirements that most companies will have. There may be additional requirements and these are usually found on the company’s website, the application, and the learnership advertisement.
Basic stipulation could include:
- Candidates must be a South African citizen
- Candidates must be between 20 and 35 years of age
- Candidates must hold a valid Grade 12 certification
- Candidates must have a valid ID document and Passport
- Applicants must be physically fit, medically fit and presentable
- Applicants must be able to work unsupervised and as part of a team
- Applicants must be fluent in English and have excellent communication skills
- Applicants must live close to an airport or be willing to relocate