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Get a glam gap year as cabin crew, says Etihad chief

IT may be the most glamorous gap year going – with not a backpack in sight.

Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways' vice-president of guest services and a Dundrum native, says post-grad students should jet set around the globe as a member of the cabin crew.

"You get to see the world, your accommodation is paid for, and crew never stay in anything less than four- or five-star hotels," she said.

"And your route changes every month – you get to see everything. So many people travel with no money, but you can do it like this. I always say that students who are unsure of what they want to do should become cabin crew."

Irish students can't wait to enjoy some of that Abu Dhabi sun.



"We did recruitment here recently and got a great response and will definitely be back. It has blown up in the past 18 months.

"We are looking for personality and presentation. People who like people, have a good attitude and are well turned out."

She was speaking after the Irish Tatler Business Academy event in Dublin.