Flight Steward Training Course and its Scope


Are you looking for a glamorous and high paying job? Do you want to make career in the aviation industry? A flight steward job may be right option for you. In this article a brief overview is given about their responsibilities, eligibility, training courses, institutes, career prospects and salaries.

Everybody always remains curious to know about the jobs of a flight steward as it is an important part of aviation sector. People also think that the salaries are highest in this sector. Besides there is promising career in this field. Actually it is a fascinating and responsible job as well. It is also known from other names like flight attendants, cabin crew and air hostess etc. These professionals play their role to provide a high standard of customer care, comfort, protection, guidelines as well as ensure security and safety of all the passengers before, during and after a flight. It is a glamorous field not only the female candidates but the male candidates are also eligible to apply for flight steward. After retirement, they can take up a job as ground staff at the airport.

Responsibility of Flight Steward

It is a very responsible job. The main responsibility of a flight steward is to ensure comfort and safety of all passengers on board. The other responsibilities of a flight steward are:
  • To assist passengers on board.
  • To make in-flight announcements and explaining safety procedures to the passengers.
  • To provide food and water to the passengers.
  • To assist passengers during emergency.


Eligibility Criteria

  • Educational Qualification: If you want to serve as a flight steward you must be 10+2 in any stream from a recognized institution. However, for admission in PG Diploma courses, graduation from any recognized institution is required
  • Age: Must be 18 years
  • Marital Status: Unmarried (not applicable in case of all airlines)
  • Physical fitness: An applicant should have a good physical fitness. Minimum height should be 157 cm (for females) and 170 cm (for males). Balanced body weight, good-looking having good swimming ability are also required
  • Medical Standard: Eyesight requirements- Minimum eyesight requirement is 6/9. However, some airlines allow the candidates to correct eyesight and make it 20/20. Applicant shouldn't have had any history of mental illness and also should not be suffering from serious cardiovascular disease
  • Other Requirement: An applicant should have a valid passport with no restrictions for the destinations the airline travels to. Applicant should be of polite and helping nature. Applicant should have good communication skills with the knowledge in foreign languages


Training Courses available for the Flight Steward

There are two ways to get trained as a flight steward. The first option is, simply apply on a recruiter's website in response to an advertisement.
After applying, short-listing of candidates will be done through written as well as aptitude test followed by personal interview. Then, only selected candidates will be given flight steward training. In this case, no need to join training or course separately. In the second option, firstly one has to get some basic knowledge of air hostess job, and then apply for recruitment. These courses also help in placements.
Several certificate/diploma/degree courses are available in all over India. Admissions to these courses are provided by the institutions running under the Guidelines set by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Duration of these courses varies from few weeks, months or 1 year. Some institutes are offering part-time as well as full time courses. Anyone can select based on their location, duration and course preference.

Well-known institutions offering part-time /full time courses for Flight Steward


  1. AirGo Academy:
    Course : AirGo certified in Aviation, Hospitality & Tourism Management
    Duration -12 months
    Contact : +91 7060006018
    Email : contact@airgoacademy.in
    Address : AirGo Academy, L-37, Lajpat Nagar 2, Opposite to Bata Showroom, Near Central Market, Delhi


  2. Flying QueenAir Hostess Academy:
    Course : Diploma Course of Air Hostess Training
    Duration -12 months
    Contact : +91 7777095777, +91 7777096777
    Address : FD-8, second Floor, Pitampura Metro Station, Delhi-34.


  3. Skylark Institute of Travel:
    Course : Diploma in Airhostess/ Flight Steward Training Course
    Duration - 6 months, Full Time Course
    Contact : +91 8588950950
    Email : info@skylarkinstitute.c.in
    Address : C-130, Lajpat Nagar-1, New Delhi-110024.


  4. Panache Academy:
    Course : Certificate in Cabin Crew Training (Available at Vadodara, Prahlad Nagar, Ahmedabad & Indore)
    Duration - 6 months, Part time course
    Contact : +91 9909000450
    Email : info@panacheacademy.com
    Address : Shangrila Arcade, 211/212, Shyamal Cross Road, 100 Feet Anand Nagar Rd, Anand Nagar, Shyamal, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015.
    #309-310, Akshar Arcade, Nr Devasya School, Shalby Hospital Lane, Nikol, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 382350
    Trisha Square I, 4th Floor, Sudha Nagar Society, Opp. Saraswat Bank, Jetalpur Road, Alkapuri, Chikuwadi, Haripura, Vadodara, Gujarat 390007
    #303-304, Manas Mayfair, 8/5, Opp, Nath Mandir Rd, South Tukoganj, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 452001


  5. Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training:
    Courses : "Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation and Hospitality Services" and "Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality, Travel and Customer Service" at Kutapally, Hyderabad and "Post Graduate Diploma in Aviation, Hospitality" at Kothrud, Pune.
    Duration -3 months – 1 year, Part time course
    Contact : +91 -22-26706039/40/41, Toll free: 1800-258-7332
    Email : corporate@frankfinn.com
    Address : Best Building, 'A' Wing, 5th Floor, SV Road, Opposite Andheri Railway Station, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400058


  6. JT Aviation Academy:
    Courses : Basic Aviation Course
    Duration -6 months, Full time course
    Contact : +91 8337031352
    Email : careers@jtaviation.in
    Address : AA-45,VIP Road, Shree Tower, Sahabagan, Jyangra, Baguiati, Kolkata, West Bengal 700059


  7. UFly International:
    Courses : Diploma Course in Cabin Crew
    Duration -1 year, Full time course
    Contact : +91-22-44999333
    Email : info@uflyinternational.com
    Address : X-41, Shivanadhan Building, 3rd Floor, 2nd Avenue, Next to ayyapan temple Anna Nagar West, Chennai 600 040


  8. GMR Aviation Academy - GMRAA:
    Courses : Global Cabin Crew - Domestic (GCCP- Domestic)
    Duration -1 month, Full time course
    Contact : +91- 88103 7648
    Email : contact@gmrgroup.in
    Address : Terminal 2, In front of Departures, Gate No.1 Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Delhi 110037


  9. Avlon Academy:
    Courses : Avaiation and Hospitality Management; Air Hostess Cabin Crew Services
    Duration - 6 months -1 year
    Contact : 0135-2744436, 0135-2740354, +91-9084702706
    Email : avlon.ddn@gmail.com
    Address : L-5 Rajpur Rd Behind TVS Showroom, Opp. Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam, Uttarakhand 248001


  10. Indian Aviation Academy:
    Courses : Cabin Crew & Inflight Services
    Duration -18 months, Full time course
    Contact : +91- 11- 2613 4313
    Address : Near Indian Spinal Injuries Center, Nangal Dewat Road, Ruchi Vihar, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 110070


  11. All India Institute of Aeronautics:
    Courses : Cabin Crew and Hospitality Management
    Duration -18 months, Full time course
    Contact : +91- 99715 69455
    Email : iiaeasa147@gmail.com, jrnnewdelhi@gmail.com
    Address : Metro Station, 414/2, Rani Khera, More, near Mundka, Delhi 110026


Career prospects and recruitment

After completion of course one should keep over websites/newspapers/magazines and online job portals of airlines recruitment advertisements. Some well-known recruiters are Spice Jet, Air India, Air Asia, Vistara, Indigo and International recruiters are Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Air China, All Nippon Airways, Qantas Airways, British Airways, Emirates Airlines, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Cathay Pacific Airways, etc.

How to Apply for the Flight Steward

To apply for the post of a flight steward, application has to be submitted online against the vacancies in recruitment advertisement. For this, application has to be filled online. Besides, scanned photographs have to be uploaded along with the medical certificate.

Salaries

The flight stewards with two or more years of experience are getting good salary as compared to the other sectors. Salaries vary from 16 K to 70 K for domestic airlines and 1.5 Lac to 3.0 Lac for the international airlines. It depends upon the types of airlines and experience.

Conclusion

It is a stylish and highly paying job. If anyone is interested and want to make his/her career in this field, lots of opportunities are available.

If you need to authenticate the institutes provided, then please check official website of the Airports Authority of India (https://www.aai.aero/).


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