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Wizz Air, the Hungarian-based low-cost airline is embarking on its biggest cabin crew recruitment drive ever, with plans to recruit up to 1,300 flight attendants. The new positions will be added over the next 12-months with a host of Open Days scheduled across Europe throughout October and onwards.
The news comes as Wizz Air plans a massive expansion – the airline has already taken delivery of 11 brand new aircraft in 2017 and a further 21 new Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft will join the fleet next year. And that’s not all – by 2024, Wizz Air hopes to have doubled its fleet to 160 aircraft.
Already the largest airline in Central and Eastern Europe, Wizz Air will be holding a massive 400 Open Day’s from now until the end of next year. Recruitment for cabin crew and flight crew roles will be held in 25 countries and successful candidates will have the opportunity to work at a base near to where they already live.
The Wizz Air story took off in 2003 with the promise “to make flying affordable for the citizens of Central and Eastern Europe”. Today, the airline operates 500 routes from 27 bases in the region. And now, Wizz Air is now looking to bring its own style of low-cost air travel to an even wider audience across Europe.
Cabin Crew are able to choose a base that is most convenient to them and benefit from an attractive salary package. Of course, concessionary staff travel is available and unlike rivals like Ryanair, flight attendants don’t have to pay for the training or their own uniforms.
What does it take to become Wizz Air cabin crew?
If you’re “cheerful, energetic and positive”, then you might have what it takes to become a member of Wizz Air cabin crew. Here are some of the other minimum requirements for the role:
- At least 18 years of age
- Able to reach at least 210cm (standing on tiptoes) and at least 1.65 metres tall for female candidates and 1.75 metres tall for male candidates
- Educated to at least High School level
- You must be able to speak and write English fluently as well as one of the following languages: Romanian, Bulgarian, Polish, Hungarian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Slovak, Czech, Macedonian, Serbian, Ukrainian, Georgian, or Bosnian
- Able to swim
- No tattoos or body piercings that are visible when wearing the company uniform
You’ll also be expected to live within a 60 minute commute of your chosen base and have the means to get to the base at any time of day. Previous customer service experience is an advantage although it’s not abolustely essential.
How to apply
You don’t need to submit an application online for all the recruitment events but instead, attend one of the many Open Day’s the airline is organising. A full list and details can be found on the official Wizz Air recruitment website here.
You’ll need a fully updated CV/resume written in English and two photo’s – One should be a passport style photo and the other a full body photo. The photo’s should be in full business attire with immaculate grooming and taken against a white backdrop. If possible, you should also take a reference with you.
Opportunities to build a career
“Wizz Air prides itself on our best-in-class crew colleagues who deliver superb service to our customers, as well as benefitting from exceptional training, amazing career opportunities, smart uniforms and convenient roster patterns as well as memorable experiences in a great work environment,” explained József Ujhelyi, Chief Flight Operations Officer at Wizz Air.
He continued: “Wizz Air is already one of Europe’s most successful airlines and continues to grow at a market-leading double-digit rate. Our fleet is planned to at least double by 2024, bringing plenty of opportunities for all our current and future employees to build a high-flying career at the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe.”
|Date||Country||City and Venue||Time|
|2nd October||Lithuania||Vilnius, Best Western Hotel||09:00 am|
|3rd October||Latvia||Riga, Elefant Hotel||09:00 am|
|3rd October and 24th October||Romania||Bucharest, Angelo Hotel||09:00 am|
|5th October||Romania||Cluj, Grand Hotel Italia||09:00 am|
|6th October||Georgia||Kutaisi, Hotel Continental||09:00 am|
|7th and 26th October||Hungary||Budapest, Mercure Korona||09:00 am|
|9th and 19th October||Poland||Warsaw, Hampton by Hilton Warsaw Airport||09:00 am|
|9th and 17th October||United Kingdom||Luton, Stuart Hotel / Ibis Hotel||09:00 am|
|10th and 26th October||Ukraine||Kyiv, City hotel||09:00 am|
|02nd October||Poland||Gdansk, Novotel Marina||09:00 am|
|12th October||Hungary||Szeged, Art Hotel||09:00 am|
|14th October||Romania||Iasi, Hotel International||09:00 am|
|14th October||Poland||Katowice, Novotel Centrum||09:00 am|
|24th October||Poland||Wroclaw, Park Hotel Diament||09:00 am|
|25th October||Ukraine||Kyiv, Jolly Alon Hotel||09:00 am|
|26th October||Bulgaria||Sofia, Best Western Expo Hotel||09:00 am|
|02nd October||Lithuania||Vilnius, Best Western Hotel||09:00 am|
Further Open Days will be announced in the next few weeks so keep checking the Wizz Air recruitment website for further details. For some bases, you will be required to first submit an application via the website before being invited to an Assessment Day.
Mateusz Maszczynski is a serving international flight attendant with experience at a major Middle East and European airline. Mateusz is passionate about the aviation industry and helping aspiring flight attendants achieve their dreams. Cabin crew recruitment can be tough, ultra-competitive and just a little bit confusing - Mateusz has been there and done that. He's got the low down on what really works.