This October 7, Emirates will be holding a cabin crew recruitment open day in Hong Kong. No exact venue has been stated yet. We are still unsure if there will be one in Manila, hence, let's just wait for an official announcement if there would be one in Manila. Nevertheless, Emirates is also one of the most coveted airlines for people to become cabin crew at due to it's network, destinations, and living in Dubai.
So how does one become an Emirates cabin crew? Well based on their official website, you need to have an arm reach of 212cm or 6.95ft while standing on tiptoes, a height of at least 160cm or 5.26ft, at least 21 years of age, a high school or grade 12 graduate, fluent in English both written and spoken, and ready to be based in Dubai. You need to also have the proper BMI or body mass index with no visible tattoos when in Emirates uniform.
So what does Emirates look for in a cabin crew? Based on their website, it says "Irrespective of nationality, we look for a positive attitude, confidence, flexibility, maturity, a friendly disposition, and importantly a genuine passion to help others and to provide quality service. As the job can be physically demanding, we also look for those with resilience and a determination to continually perform well."
Now we are sure many from the Philippines are asking if you could attend the open day in Hong Kong since none yet has been announced in Manila. Answer is Yes. If Emirates is not conducting interviews in your home country, you may be invited to attend the selection process in a nearby country or you may choose to attend the Open Information Days as advertised. Should you choose to attend, expenses incurred will not be reimbursed.
From the official Emirates website:
Candidates are short-listed and undergo an initial screening. Many will then be asked to participate in assessment exercises. Finally, those identified as having potential will be called for an interview. Candidates who fail to make it through the initial screening process and those who are not successful after the interview may reapply after 6 months.
All Cabin Crew recruits go through an initial eight-week training course in Dubai, conducted in English at a purpose-built crew training centre that is part of the Emirates Aviation College. Training includes the practical and theoretical aspects of safety, first aid and inflight service on the various aircraft operated by Emirates. The trainees on each course are normally a rich cultural mix. There are regular assessments with stringent pass marks for each module. Hence a high standard of performance and dedication is required.
For more information, please do visit the official Emirates cabin crew recruitment website:
The official cabin crew recruitment agency of Emirates is IPAMS.
Before going to the official video below, please note that this is being posted for information purposes only. Flyhigh Manila will NOT be answering any Emirates or IPAMS specific questions as we are in no authority to answer them. Please do direct your questions to the website stated above. Please also take note that Flyhigh Manila is not liable for any changes made by Emirates not indicated in this website so please do always check the official website and social media accounts before making any major decision. Last but not least, we are not a recruitment agency so please do not send us any resume.
Below is a video of how to become an Emirates cabin crew.