After settling into my apartment my room mate arrived! I was so excited to meet her as living in a three bedroom apartment by yourself is very lonely. Her name is Alice and she is from Italy… We were happy to find out that we were meant to be in the same batch.
The first Sunday after arriving we had our first day of Induction. This is when we were introduced to our batch and we had a few team building exercises. Unfortunately I was moved to a different batch so I was no longer in the same batch as Alice. The first week is a busy time were we had informative sessions, admin (like uniform fitting!!!) and batch activities.
Week 1 & 2 – SEP
These two weeks were my favorite. SEP training which stands for Safety, Equipment and Procedures. My batch was lucky enough to have amazing trainers who kept us interested and motivated the entire duration of our training. I went from knowing nothing about aircrafts to knowing all the ins and outs, including all the aviation terminology we have to use! My favorite day has to have been the last day which is when we preformed our ditching exercise and we got to slide down the emergency exit slides. As much as it is fun and exciting it is also the toughest training. There are many exams and practicals that are compulsory to pass. I would highly recommend that you watch Ultimate Airport Dubai – National Geographic.
Week 3 – GMT
GMT stands for Group Medical Training. This week went fairly quickly. In this training we learnt how to preform CPR, how to deliver a baby and many more interesting medical procedures that can help one in everyday life. Throughout the training we were assessed (practical) each day on something we had learnt the day before then on the fifth day we wrote our final examination.
Week 4 – Image&Uniform and Security
Image and uniform was were our uniforms were checked if they fit correctly. We were shown a few tips on how to eat properly, how to get into a good sleeping pattern, nail care and skin care. This was very helpful as I wasn’t that clued up on all of these grooming tips. In South Africa all I used to get done was my hair and nails every now and then….
Security we learnt some self defense and how to restrain someone which is a good skill to have.
Week 5 & 6 – Service
The last stretch of training. It was interesting, we learnt what phrases to use when speaking to customers, in the airports and how to behave on board. During our Service training we had to wear our uniform everyday which was so exciting for all us ab-initios. The final stage was us receiving feedback on our overall performance during the service training.
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