Cabin crew call: British Airways is recruiting for summer 2022


British Airways is recruiting additional cabin crew to help fly its summer schedule, with an expected start date of spring 2022. The airline has already contacted people in its existing talent pools, which holds the details of people who left the business last year but have expressed an interest to return to the airline, when jobs are available.

In addition to those experienced crew members looking to return, the airline is also inviting a broad range of people to create what it intends to be ‘the most diverse crew workforce in its 100-year history’.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ chairman and CEO said, “After 18 long months of closed or restricted borders across the world, we are finally seeing a demand for travel return as countries start to open up and ease their restrictions. This means that we can finally get back to doing what we do best – flying our customers around the world. As we look ahead to next summer, we are excited to start welcoming brilliant new people and former colleagues back to the British Airways family.”

The airline is inviting people of all ages and backgrounds, whether looking for the first step in their career or a complete career change with transferrable skills and experience.

For example, Camille John, one of British Airways cabin crew inflight managers. She explained, “I joined British Airways from Harrods, where I worked in the womenswear department. The airline combines all the things that make me passionate about my job – giving great customer service, working with incredible people and of course, serious style.”

Crew will be able to earn up to £28,000 a year with flying/duty pay and a tax-fee subsistence allowance, as well as company benefits. As an added incentive for new starters, the airline is also waiving its policy around the need to serve six months at the airline before they can access staff travel benefits.

British Airways offers its cabin crew the chance to fly both long- and short-haul routes across its network, which means that the team gets the chance to experience global destinations from Barbados to Berlin

Applications are now open and assessments will take place throughout November. The airline will be fast-tracking its recruitment schedules with the hope of getting people in for its first training courses in January to enable them to take to the skies by March 2022.

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