For some people sky is the limit. We are talking about the people working in the aviation industry particulary the flight attendants. It is an interesting place to be for the people who love to travel, see new sights and experience the ultimate adrenaline rush. However, that’s not all there is to the profession. Life in the aviation sector comes with the tight set of responsibilities along with working long hours as well as odd hours.
People aspiring to make a mark for themselves in this filed should first pf all do a self analysis to find out if they are suitable for the profession because even though the job has high pay scales it isn't all that glamorous as it has a long list of do 's and don'ts.
The primary criteria to be an air steward or the stewardess are to possess a pleasing personality, willingness to take the responsibilty, good communication skills and having a positive attitude.Another aspect candidates should ensure is that they do not suffer from air sickness.
Having already talked about the best flying schools in India in this article we will be listing out the best places where interested candidates can train to become an air hostess or air steward.
Frankfirm Institute of Air Hostess Training
18 to 24 years
Established in 1993, Frankfinn Institute of Air hostess training is a registered company in UAE which offers training in aviation as well as the hospitality sector.
Frankfinn is a network of over 100 centres spread across 95 citiies in India. It also has international centres in Dubai, Mauritius and Hong Kong.
The Official website states that It is only the institute or the academy in India having the exclusive worldwide tie-up with ICM – an institute of repute in UK”. Frankfinn also has plans to start its own regional airlines – Air Frankfinn.
The training academy has a tie up with the Emirates where in the first round of interview for hiring of air staff for Emirates takes place at various Frankfinn centres in India.
The primary courses offered at Frankfinn include Aviation, Hospitality and travel Management and Hospitality, Travel and customer service course.The fee for AHTM is arounf 1.86 lakh rupees and for the HTCS course is around 1 lakh rupees.Other courses offered by Frankfinn include
Certificate in Aviation, Hospitality and Travel Management (12 months).
Certificate Course in hospitality, Travel and Customer Service (12 months).
Post Graduate Certificate in Aviation and Hospitality Services (12 months).
Post Graduate Certificate in Airport Ground services (12 months).
Universal Aviation Academy
Age Requorement 17-25 years
Established in 1996, Universal Aviation Academy with its headquarters at chennai works to inculate soft skills, communciation abiltiy, good conduct and behaviour among its students.
UAA has a very strict and elaborate selection process and the decision of the selection panel is full and final.
The selection process at UAA includes the following
Communication /Aptitude test
Candidates are only eligible to apply for this air hostess training academy if they have completed their class 12 or are pursuing their class 12th or the junior college. Apart from this the candidate’s hould also have strong communication skills.
IATA certified Air hostess/flight steward /Hospitality
Master degree in business administration-MBA in Aviation
Bachleor degree in business administration-BBA in Aviation
Diploma in Airlines and Travel Management
Diploma in Air cargo practices and documentation.
Diploma in Airport ground staff training with
On job training -6 months
Diploma in Airfare and ticketing
Commercial pilot license
Private pilot license
Airccraft Maintenance Engineering
Jet Airways Training Academy
Age Requirements 18-24 years
Candidates are eligible to apply for selection at this air hostess training academy only of they have cleared their higher secondart course or 12th grade.After fulfillinf this mandarty eligibity criterion,interested candidates need to clear the personal counselling and the profiling round.
An attendance of 90% is mandatory at this air hostess training academy. Jet Airways Training Academy has its centres at Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata. The Headquarters of the training academy is at Mumbai.
The personality development course at Jet Airways Training Academy costs around 45,000 rupees.
As part of the training process, the candidates are offered hands on training exposure in spheres such as:
A visit to the Cabin Crew/CSA Center to understand the operations.
Hands on Training and operations in an actual aircraft
Visit to leading in flight catering units to understand behind the scene work
Perform a mock onbaord meal services.
Certificate Course in In -Flight (90 days)
Certificate Course in Ticket Reservation and check-In (90 days)
Personality Development (45 days)
Bombay Flying Club College of avaitaion
Establihsed in 1928 this flying club offers one year diploma in aviation safety and hospitality. This air hostess training program is offered by ex-cabin crew instructors of popular airlines.
Candidates aspiring to join an airline are eligible to apply for admission at this aviation club if they passed their 10+2 or its equivalent educational qualification.
The Bombay Flying Club is the only institute in India which is approved by DGCA .What is more interesting is that the courses offered by this aviation training academy are affiliated to the university if Mumbai.
Other programes which this training academy is soon going to launch are flight dispatcher, weight and balance and cargo handling programes.
Indigo Training Center
Age Requirement 18-27 years
Indigo's air hostess training centre offers on the job training. Howeever it is not all that easy to get through becuase the aspirants have to clear a stringent selection process which invloves multiple selection criteria which they have to fulfill.
At the end candidates have to appear for an interveiw round. After clearing all these selection rounds the candidates are trained by the efficient staf of Indigo airlines.
Candidates who are selected for receiving training at Indigo are paid a stipend of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 during their training period.
Candidate are eligible to receive training of they fulfill basic eligiblty criteria as mentioend by the airlines which are as follows
Should be a female Indian national who possesses an Indian Passport.
Should have passed 10+2 examination from a recognised Board or University.
Should possess fluency and clarity of speech in English and Hindi.
Should have a minimum height of 155 cms with proportionate weight, as per BMI.
Should have clear skin, positive body language and well groomed. Candidate should not have any visible scars or tattoos.