Want to be a flight attendant?

2017-12-21 10:27 - Gabi Zietsman
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Cape Town - Have dreams of flying high, love talking to people and want to wear those snazzy flight attendant uniforms?

South African Airways' (SAA) Cabin Crew Initial Training Programme is now open to the public, where you can learn all you need to know for your Cabin Crew licence with the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA).

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The programme, available for R15 000, consists of 42 days and has a start date every month in 2018 up until October. The training is conducted at the airline's headquarters in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

The training course will include safety and emergency procedures, first aid and aviation medicine, service and etiquette, SACAA theory, guidance on your career in the industry and an Aircraft Familiarisation Training Flight for hands-on experience. 

You will receive a Certificate of Competency for each course concluded and SAA will help process the Skills Tests by SACAA and provide each learner with their Cabin Crew Member (CCM) License Inserts.

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Here are the following requirements to be able to apply:

    • 18 years or older, and have a Matric/Grade 12 qualification
    • Be able to speak, read and write English 
    • Be able to swim in water, with the aid of a life jacket
    • Be in possession of a valid Class 2 Medical Certificate (you can get this from the SACAA list of accredited medical practitioners here).

    SEE: LOL: kulula flight attendant goes viral with hilarious safety demo

    The costs of the course include all training manuals, materials and assessments, lunch vouchers when at SAA premises and the SACAA Theory Exam and CCM Licensing fees. It does not include travel, accommodation and costs associated with obtaining the required medical certificate.

    Each course can accommodate 18 learners, and you can apply for a course up to 7 days before the start date. See the course start dates below:

    • January 2018 Course 1: 15 January 2018 - 13 March 2018
    • February 2018 Course 1: 21 February 2018 - 19 April 2018
    • March 2018 Course 1: 26 March 2018 - 22 May 2018
    • April 2018 Course 1: 16 April 2018 - 12 June 2018
    • May 2018 Course 1: 21 May 2018 - 17 July 2018
    • June 2018 Course 1: 18 June 2018 - 14 August 2018
    • July 2018 Course 1: 23 July 2018 - 18 September 2018
    • August 2018 Course 1: 20 August 2018 - 16 October 2018
    • September 2018 Course 1: 17 September 2018 - 13 November 2018
    • October 2018 Course 1: 22 October 2018 - 18 December 2018

    Visit their website to apply, or you can contact cabincrewtraining@flysaa.com for more information.

    The course can't, however, guarantee you'll go as viral as that Kulula flight attendant though.

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