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Our home-base is Prague-Ruzyne Airport.
Currently, there are 690 men and women in our Cabin Crew department.
We are considered one of the safest airlines in the world, and our in-flight service is highly appreciated by our clients as well as professionals who survey the quality of aviation services.
The secret of our success lies in a demanding selection process, efficient training, and in the management’s support for the contribution of each and every individual to the entire team.
If you are searching for interesting and atypical employment, the job of cabin attendant might just be right for you.
What are the requirements?
- A communicative, friendly and outgoing personality
- Very good psychological and physical abilities (must also be able to swim a minimum of 100 metres)
- Excellent health condition
- Age – minimum 19 years
- Education – completed secondary education as a minimum
- Excellent command of the Czech language
- Excellent command of the English language and a good command of another language (German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Arabic)
- A valid passport
- The position falls among so called sensitive activities in civil aviation. Certificate on Security Eligibility is the condition of its exercise.
Women: 160-185 cm
Men: 160-190 cm
BMI – Body Mass Index is used to calculate weight – one’s body weight in kilograms is divided by the square of one’s body height in metres: BMI = body weight (kg) divided by square of height (m).
BMI = 19-24.9 is considered satisfactory
What is the selection process at CSA like?
At first, your identity and education are verified, and your weight and height are recorded in order to see that you comply with the requirements. Then there is a written and oral assessment of your language skills.
If you pass through these stages successfully, you undergo a psychological testing at the Institute of Aviation Medicine assessing the aptitude of the applicant for the position of cabin attendant. If you pass testing successfully, you will be invited for an interview with a selection committee. After a successful interview you will undergo a thorough medical check at the Institute of Aviation Medicine. If you are deemed “fit to fly” you will be enrolled in an intensive six-week daily training course.
And what follows a successful selection?
In training course you will learn everything you need to know about being a cabin attendant. You will complete type-rating examinations for individual aircraft types (handling emergency exits and emergency equipment, evacuation training and assistance to passengers in the water, using a chute several metres above the ground, etc…).
Other subjects in the course:
- Duty performance (customer care, intercultural relations, …)
- Health science (cardiopulmonary resuscitation, practical training in the treatment of various injuries)
- English aviation terminology
- Aircraft theory
- CRM (crew resource management)
- Smoke and fire fighting training
- Transport regulations
- Flight limitations
- Psychology (crowd management, unruly passengers)
- Security procedures
- Dangerous goods
Training consists of both theoretical and practical sections.
The course is completed with written and oral exams covering duty performance, English, and health sciences taken by a committee authorized by the Czech Civil Aviation Authority.
Only then will you be assigned training flights under the supervision of experienced instructors. The last flight will be a “checking flight” with an inspector, who will check your theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
Upon this checking flight, the Czech Aviation Authority will issue you a licence and you will be assigned flights as a regular Cabin Crew member.
What is important to know?
Working with people is considered to be one of the most difficult jobs, and this is especially so on an airplane, where our passengers depend on the cabin crew alone, on their knowledge, information and abilities and skills to take care of them, from the point of view of both safety and customer care.
The main reason for a cabin attendant’s presence on board is safety: passenger, crew and airplane safety.
Flying is a wonderful occupation, if a very demanding one. Initially, you will be assigned European flights only. A type rating examination for A310, a long-haul aircraft, will be taken in accordance with the needs of the airline and seniority.
A block of flights usually consists of 6 working days followed by 2 days off. On a single day you may fly one or two flights, depending on their lengths. Within a month, you are entitled to 10 days off (out of this number: 4 consecutive days off once).
Flights are operated daily. Our cabin attendants work on weekdays, weekends, public holidays and vacations. It is not a job from “7 a.m. to 3 p.m.”. It sometimes happens that you will return from a flight several hours, or even days, later than planned.
Working for several hours in a pressurized cabin, frequent changes of time and climatic zones can be quite exhausting as well.
On the other hand, this occupation has great charm. Every day you will experience many unrepeatable situations, meet lots of interesting people, get to know cultures and life from a point of view you would never get a chance to know as a tourist. Our team is friendly and very diverse. We have physicians, lawyers, teachers, economists and psychologists among us which enriches all of us greatly.
If you are wondering whether women with children can be cabin attendants, the answer is yes. We have many flying moms, even with several children.
We will contact you when a selection process is being announced.
These are irregular and are according to the airline’s needs.