Friday 9 December 2016

Ryanair is hiring cabin crew - here's what you need to apply

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Published 09/08/2016 | 06:45

Ryanair's new uniform. Photo: Taine King
Ryanair's new uniform. Photo: Taine King
Ryanair cabin crew model the airline's new uniforms, by Irish designer Emma Collopy. Photo: Taine King

Are you flexible, bored with the 9-to-5 and willing to work and play hard? Good... because Ryanair is recruiting.

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The airline is looking to fill "hundreds" of cabin crew positions, it says, with the latest Irish recruitment days scheduled in Dublin on September 9 & 30, and Cork on September 12.

Recruitment and training are being managed by Dalmac, Ryanair's official partner, with whom candidates can register interest on 01 843-7127 or dalmac.ie.

According to Ryanair's website, candidates should be:

  • Experienced in dealing with the public
  • Comfortable in a selling role
  • Physically fit with a good attendance record in their current position
  • Hard working, flexible & willing to operate on a shift roster
  • Over 18 years of age
  • Between 5'2 (1.57m) and 6'2 (1.88m) in height with weight in proportion
  • Of normal vision (contact lenses acceptable)
  • Able to swim well
  • Hold a valid EU passport
  • Have the right to work in both the UK and Ireland
  • Fluent in English (both written and spoken)
  • Ready to deal with customers in demanding situations
  • Friendly and outgoing with a fun personality

"As a Ryanair staff member, you will not only work very hard, but also play very hard!" Dalmac adds on its website. "Your social life will never be the same!"

Successful applicants undertake a six-week training course, the completion of which qualifies them to work on board Ryanair aircraft.

Applicants who successfully complete the course must pay for their own training, though no fees are payable by those who fail or drop out.

After successfully completing the course, crew receive a payment for every flight operated as well as sales bonus for onboard sales, Ryanair says.

Ryanair cabin crew model new uniforms by Irish designer Emma Collopy. Photo: Taine King
Ryanair cabin crew model new uniforms by Irish designer Emma Collopy. Photo: Taine King

"You can typically expect to earn approximately €1,000-€1,400 per month after tax in your first year depending on base location," it adds.

Full-time crew are issued a fixed-term contract for three years with a cabin crew agency contracted to supply crew to Ryanair.

From April 1 of this year, they will work a fixed rota of five days on, three days off, rotating between early and late shifts each week.

Promotional opportunities offer "the potential to join Ryanair and earn over €30,000 gross p.a. after just one year in most bases", it says.

"We had a fantastic response in 2015, and were extremely satisfied with the very high calibre candidates we met in Ireland," said Dalmac’s Head of Recruitment, Niall Gleeson.

NB: This article has been updated to include new hiring dates.

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