Irish flag carrier Aer Lingus has just opened a massive cabin crew recruitment campaign with plans to hire as many as 200 new crew members in preparation for a bumper Summer 2024 season at its Dublin hub.
Successful candidates will be trained to work on Aer Lingus’ fleet of Airbus A320 and A321neo aircraft and will mainly work short-haul European routes, although there is the chance to work some long-haul transatlantic flights.
Aer Lingus started accepting applications on September 15 and shortlisted candidates will be invited to assessment days in October, November and December 2023. Training courses are then scheduled to take place between January and May 2024 in readiness for the summer season.
“Aer Lingus takes great pride in the career progression and dedication of its cabin crew, with ongoing training, mentoring and development opportunities within Inflight Services,” the airline said on Friday.
“Many cabin crew members make long-term careers as cabin crew and progress to other roles within the organisation, such as Senior Cabin Crew member, Cabin Service Manager, Safety/SEP Instructor, Service Instructor, and Operations Crew Manager.”
The airline says new crew members should expect to earn a basic salary of €24,617 per year, plus around €6,500 per year in variable pay. Access to heavily discounted flights begins on the very first day of employment.
Minimum application criteria include:
- At least 18 years old
- The right to live and work in the Republic of Ireland
- Fluent in English
- Able to obtain a US visa
Aer Lingus still has very strict uniform and grooming rules, and anyone with a visible tattoo in uniform won’t be hired. The same applies to body piercings and tongue rings.
The recruitment process has been outsourced to a company called Nobox, and further details about the job and application process can be found on the official Aer Lingus careers website here.