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How Do I Choose the Best Air Hostess Training?

Some air hosts work on the ground, checking in passengers and helping the boarding process run more smoothly.
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There are many places that offer air hostess training. If you are interested in a career as an air hostess you might find it difficult to choose the best, but there are things you can check that will help you to decide among them. Look at the reputation of the school, how long it has been around, the percentage of students that actually find jobs in their chosen career after completion of the program, and the level of training offered.

One of the best ways to check the reputation of an air hostess training school is to ask for references. Contact the admissions department and ask to speak to former students. It is best if you can talk to both very recent graduates and to some that have been out of the program for a year or two. Ask these people if they would recommend the school, and what they felt were the strong and weak points of the program. Be sure to find out from each one if she is working as an air hostess, and if not, why not.

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When checking the school’s overall qualifications for air hostess training, ask how long they have been in business. A new school may have an excellent program, but when trying to choose the best program it is often better to go with a school that has been in business for several years. Find out what airlines the school works with, where past students have found work, and what percentage of former students have found work as airline hostesses.

An important consideration is the level of training. Air hostess training can take as little as two months or as long as a year. Find out how much practical experience is involved. Ask if all of your time will be spent in a classroom or if part involves actual training flights. The longer programs will usually cost more, but when you leave you will be fully trained, making it potentially easier for you to find employment.

There are air hostess training schools located throughout the world. If you have a certain airline in mind, or wish to be able to fly to certain countries on a regular basis, investigate the schools in that country first. Ask the Human Resources department of one or more airlines what schools they recommend, or what schools they would suggest you avoid. This will help you focus in on the best air hostess training for your needs.

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bear78
Post 4

Don't airline companies provide training for their flight attendants free of charge? My cousin is an air hostess and she directly applied to an airline, got accepted and they trained her. Why would anyone want to pay for air hostess training when the airline companies provide it for free? And it's always best to be trained by the employer one's going to work for.

serenesurface
Post 3

@SteamLouis-- Your concerns are very valid. Let me give some general advice to you, don't join programs offering online courses and certificates. As you said, those programs are great ways for these private for-profit schools but they hold little value in real life. An airline company isn't going to be impressed that you have a certificate from an online course. So don't bother with those at all.

Unfortunately, there isn't an authority that rates schools that offer air hostess training. So it's up to you to do your research. I recommend selecting a school that has a high percentage of graduates with jobs in airlines. That should give you a good idea of how good the program is and how recognized the school. The school should be able to provide this information to you before applying, just ask them about it.

SteamLouis
Post 2

I'm interested in becoming an air hostess but I'm having difficulty finding a reliable school that offers training. The nearest school is a few hours away and their air hostess training program hasn't been around that long. I realize that these types of training programs can be very lucrative. So I doubt that all training programs out there are equally good. I don't want to pay a lot of money and then find out when I'm applying for jobs that the training wasn't good quality or that the school isn't recognized much.

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