British Airways is Once Again Hiring Cabin Crew For its Coveted Heathrow Base

British Airways has once again opened cabin crew recruitment for its coveted Heathrow base, with successful new hires able to earn as much as £30,000 per year and fly across the airline’s worldwide network.

Unlike in previous years, however, British Airways is being tight-lipped on how many cabin crew it actually plans to hire during this recruitment event, so we would suggest submitting your application at the earliest possible opportunity to avoid disappointment.

BA’s Heathrow-based cabin crew work both short-haul and long-haul routes, ranging from quick turnaround flights to nine-day trips to Sydney via Singapore and back. Unlike some airlines, cabin crew at British Airways are quickly given the opportunity to work in both Economy Class and Business. Class.

For this recruitment event, British Airways is looking for candidates who have a minimum of 12 months of customer service experience; although even this doesn’t strictly apply to you, it’s still worth sending in an application.

Of course, you have to be at least 18 years old to apply and have the right to both live and work in the United Kingdom. All training takes place at BA’s Heathrow base, and while they prefer you to live within a two-hour commute of London, many cabin crew manage their schedules while living much further away – in many cases, in totally different countries.

After you’ve submitted your online application, you’ll be invited to take part in some online initial assessment tests. If you successfully pass these tests, you’ll be invited into BA’s headquarters to take part in a face-to-face assessment day, which includes group activities and a one-on-one interview.

This might sound daunting, but there’s loads more information in our dedicated Step-by-Step Recruitment Guide. Good Luck!

Mateusz Maszczynski

Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.

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