22nd June 2013
My Emirates adventure all started when I sent my CV into Melinda Ferreira….
The following day I received an email inviting me to the Emirates Open Day. I was so excited because the open day was only 3 days away. I was expecting to only attend the September open day as the candidates had already been short listed.
I was asked to bring my updated CV and two photographs (One full length and one Head & Shoulders). The dress code was business attire, so that day I went shopping and bought a nice blazer and a pair of smart black pants.
Early Saturday morning I woke up and started to get ready, doing my hair and making sure my make was impeccably done. My parents drove me through to the open day we got lost on the way as it was all the way in Brackenfell. Which is a good hour drive from Kommetjie. On the way we got lost looking for Brackenfell High School. But we managed to ask for directions and got there 45 minutes early.
We parked right in front of the school hall entrance. I got rather nervous when I saw all the well dressed men and women walking in through the gates. That is when my dad stepped in and gave me the ” inspiration father” speech.
Eventually it was time to go in and start the presentation. One of the first things Melinda said was that the Emirates Recruiters watch to see if you are social and get along with others. As I came alone I began to panic as I didn’t really know anyone. Not long after I started a conversation with the two guys next to me. 🙂
- Your appearance for the Assessment Day
- How to act when in a group situation
- How to act with customers – confidence
- What the minimum requirements are to go through to the Assessment Day
Basic Requirements for application to be cabin crew
- Older than 21years of age
- Completed a high school certificate or equivalent
- Able to reach a height of 212cm (without shoes)
- Read, write and speak English
- Passionate about working with people in a multi-cultural service environment
- Willing to relocate
After the presentation we were asked to staple our photos to our CV’s and then line up to do the reach test and just have a short conversation with the Icrew recruiter.
Then it was my turn… I walked up handed my CV and photos in. Then the lady asked me to do the reach test which is 212cm with your shoes off (Ladies) men can keep their shoes on. My reach was a full hand above the line. I was asked if I have any scars, tattoos or visible birthmarks. I don’t so she said thanks you very much that will be all.
We were told that we would get a SMS text message at 5pm on Monday afternoon. And if we hadn’t received one we mustn’t think there is something wrong with our phone, because there isn’t. At 4:55pm I was almost in tears. BUT at 4:58pm I received a SMS text message from Melinda say CONGRATULATIONS….. You have been invited to the Assessment Day on the 30th June 2013.
I was ecstatic!!!! Then I had to start preparing for The Assessment Day.