Air Nostrum, a privately owned Spanish airline which holds the franchise to operate Iberia’s regional services has announced plans to recruit new cabin crew. Interested candidates can submit an expression of interest via the airline’s website and then attend an Open Day due to be held in San Sebastián on 12th April.
Operating a fleet of approximately 46 regional jet aeroplanes, Air Nostrum has held the franchise with Iberia since 1997. The Valencia-based airline operates services to approximately 51 domestic and international destinations on behalf of Iberia. Cabin crew are employed by Air Nostrum with separate terms and conditions.
The airline says its now looking for “young people” who can attend an Open Day at the NH San Sebastián Donosti hotel on 12th April. The day will start at 10 am and applicants will be able to find out more about the airline and the role of cabin crew. Anyone interested in attending must first register on Air Nostrum’s careers website.
As with other European airlines, candidates must already have the right to live and work in the European Union and hold a passport which allows unrestricted travel. Candidates will also need to meet the following requirements:
- Fluent in both Spanish and English
- Between 1.65 metres and 1.80 metres in height for women, and…
- Between 1.70 metres and 1.80 metres in height for men
- Educated to at least High School level
- Able to swim confidently
The minimum age to apply for this position is 18-years old and interestingly, Air Nostrum has stipulated a maximum age of 26-years old. How this age limit can be applied in view of Europe’s tough anti-age discrimination laws isn’t known but we’ve reached out to both Air Nostrum and Iberia to better understand this requirement.
Last year, Iberia came in for heavy criticism when it was revealed the airline had been “forcing” female cabin crew applicants to undergo pregnancy tests. Iberia initially said the measure had been introduced to ensure “the wellbeing of the baby and future mother,” before saying a recruitment agency that introduced the tests without the airline’s knowledge.
The Spanish authorities in Majorca who had been investigating the matter, fined Iberia €25,000, describing the practice as a serious act of gender discrimination.