Top tips for a career in the sky
Former British Airways cabin crew Christina Morley has been giving BTEC Travel and Tourism students her top tips on how to work in the airline industry.
Christina, who is now a school liaison officer at Blackpool Sixth, talked the students through the process of applying to work for a top airline and how the interview and assessment process works.
“It was great to give students an insight into life as cabin crew and share with my experiences of the application process, training courses and life in the air,” said Christina, 26.
The students will be going on a trip to the British Airways training academy in the near future.
“They will be able to experience elements of the training courses and see first hand what it takes to be hired by a top airline,” said Christina.
The intensive training to gain attestation to fly includes courses on aviation medicine, safety procedures and customer service.
Christina worked from Gatwick and Heathrow on both long haul and short haul flights across the globe.
“It was a great experience, seeing the world and meeting new people,” said Christina. “It gave me confidence with people and lots of life skills and is excellent training for any public facing role.”
Blackpool Sixth offer a double or triple travel and tourism BTEC course, which can lead to careers across the industry, including working for airlines.