Air New Zealand is looking for candidates for what it describes as “the ultimate summer job” – a four to six-month contract working as cabin crew on the Kiwi flag carrier’s long-haul fleet. Successful candidates will complete a condensed and intensive training course at Air New Zealand’s training centre in Auckland before beginning their temporary contracts in October. Earning potential could be as high as $60,000 per year, pro-rated for the contract length.
“Many people tell me that they’ve thought about being a flight attendant at some stage in their lives, so this is a great chance for those people to give it a go,” explains Air New Zealand’s general manager of cabin crew, Leeanne Langridg.
“Our flight attendants have set the benchmark high. They love putting on the uniform every day and enjoy the challenge of working in a dynamic industry,” she continues.
“While being a flight attendant can be incredibly fun, it’s a demanding role that will push you to perform at your best. You need to be able to cope well under pressure and enjoy the fact that no two days are the same.”
Along with already possessing New Zealand or Australian citizenship or permanent residency, interested candidates will also have to meet the following minimum requirements:
- At least 18-years old
- A minimum of 18-months customer service experience
- Able to swim 50 metres under two minutes and tread water for one minute
- Able to attend training and work from Auckland for the duration of the contract
- Happy to work over the Christmas and New Year period
Air New Zealand is particularly interested in hearing from candidates with the following additional language skills – Mandarin, Japanese, Spanish, Korean and NZ Sign Language.
Applications have to be submitted via the Air New Zealand official recruitment website here and the application deadline is 26th July.
Shortlisted candidates will then need to be able to attend an Assessment Date on either the 7th, 9th or 12th August.
Air New Zealand recently made headlines when it dramatically changed its grooming standards for all front line staff and now allows cabin crew to have visible tattoos that are non-offensive.
Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently used by some of the biggest names in journalism.