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Becoming a Flight Attendant
We recruit Flight Attendants to provide exceptional In-flight service for the welfare, comfort,enjoyment and safety of our passengers.We aim to provide an In-flight experience which is superior to our competitors and whichconsistently exceeds our customers' expectations.
 Describing a typical day for a Flight Attendant is almost impossible. Every day presents differentpeople (both your colleagues and your customers) and different destinations.The most important aspect of the job is the safety of your passengers, your fellow crew and of course yourself. Flight Attendants are highly trained in safety and security so that in the veryunlikely event of something going wrong, you are prepared to take action. Another key aspect of your role as a Flight Attendant is Customer Service. The variety in your daily role is endless. From serving meals, to assisting someone with their onward travel plans,to relieving a frustrated mother of her crying baby, to helping a tourist plan their holiday in NewZealand.The role brings out your can do attitude, your natural friendliness and plenty of opportunity to just be yourself.Of course as a Flight Attendant there will be plenty of opportunities for you to spend time in theamazing and exciting destinations on the Air New Zealand network.
 The position of Flight Attendant is one of prestige and immense responsibility. Whether it is oninternational or domestic services, our Flight Attendants are our front line staff who have thecrucial responsibility of upholding our reputation in the eyes of the travelling public.Our Recruitment assessment centres cover all three crew groups outlined below. On applyingfor a role with Air New Zealand you can be considered for all crew groups.
International (Long haul) - Auckland based Flight Attendants
 Auckland is the home of our International Flight Attendants and we currently have in the vicinityof 1000 Cabin Crew in this base. Auckland based Flight Attendants operate to all of our international destinations with the exception of London, Noumea and Norfolk Island.
 
Tasman & Pacific (Short haul) - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch based FlightAttendants
Tasman & Pacific Cabin Crew are based across three geographic locations in New Zealand.Flying to Australia and the Pacific Island (excluding Perth and Tahiti), to destinations of no morethan six hours in duration.
Domestic (Short haul) - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch based Flight Attendants
Our Domestic airline makes over 100 flights per day to five domestic destinations (Auckland,Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin, Queenstown) - more than any other airline, with three crewbases - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
We also recruit for Temporary Flight Attendants and London basedCabin Crew
Temporary Flight Attendants
 As the aviation industry is subject to peak seasonal demand, there are occasionallyopportunities for temporary Flight Attendants who work on a fixed-term basis. The selectioncriteria for temporary crew are the same as for permanent positions and they operate the sameroutes and rosters as permanent crew members.
London based Flight Attendants
Our London based Cabin Crew operate solely on the London - Los Angeles and London - HongKong route. These crew members are employed directly from the United Kingdom and allapplicants must have UK partiality, or the ability to work indefinitely in the United Kingdom.
  Applicants must meet the requirements as outlined below:
New Zealand Residency
 Only indefinite permanent New Zealand residents and citizens will be considered includingthose born outside New Zealand. You must reside in New Zealand at the time of application.
Age
 The minimum age requirement is 18 years, due to the Sale of Liquor Act amendment.
Passport
  Applicants require a current passport allowing unrestricted access to all Air New Zealanddestinations, with an expiry date of a minimum of two years from the date of your application.
Health
 Good health is essential and if you progress through the selection process, you will be requiredto undertake a medical examination.
 
Height
  Applicants must be able to reach overhead emergency equipment and this will be specificallytested during the selection process. For safety reasons the minimum height is 160cm.
Eye Sight
 Your unaided vision must be sufficient for you to perform all Flight Attendant safety relatedduties in an emergency. If you wear glasses or contact lenses you will need to submit anoptometrist's report detailing the level of unaided vision - your uncorrected visual acuity must bebetter than 6/36 using both eyes together.
Personal Attributes
  A warm, natural and friendly personality with a strong sense of responsibility is essential. Flight Attendants must be able to deliver the service our customers value in a uniquely Kiwi way.Flight Attendants must have a practical and mature approach to all situations and be able towork well in a team environment. Communication skills are most important, along with theability to deliver service in a relaxed and refined manner. Vitality, resourcefulness, enthusiasmand flexibility are also attributes we search for in candidates. Naturally, the ability to relate to allcustomers from a diverse range of cultures is a key prerequisite for this position.
Security
 Prospective employees under-go Aviation Security Clearance and Police checks as part of theapplication process.
 
Education
 We have a minimum requirement of three years secondary education, with a preference for applicants who have successfully completed further education and/or any vocational study.
First Aid
 To work as a Flight Attendant you are required to have a current First Aid certificate. First AidCertificates are not required for registered nurses.
Swimming Ability
 Successful applicants will be required to demonstrate their ability to swim 50m unaided and willalso be able to climb into a life raft unaided.
 

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