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Part time stewardess

Postby romantiques » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 1:41 pm

Greetings.

I'm 18 this year, female standing at 170cm and 50-52kg. I'm doing a diploma of advertising and photography design in Lasalle-SIA and holds a O level certificate of 4 credits. (B3 for english)

I was wondering if i am eligible for SIA as a part time stewardess (If they ever have such position) during my holidays and weekends maybe?

Thanks!

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Postby sharkie8480 » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 2:03 pm

They won't hire you as part time with zero training plus I doubt they will spend money to train u just for holidays and weekends! A cabin crew is not just a waitress, u know! There are lots of emergency procedures u have to be familiar with.

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Postby higgledy » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 2:05 pm

Hi there,

I doubt they have such positions in SIA as it's time & $$ consuming to groom newbies to do part time FA. But other airlines in the western countries do have such posts, as far as I know, there is no such placement locally for part time cabin crew. But anyway, you can try to fly full time after you graduate. Anyway, you're still young! :) Good luck!

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Postby romantiques » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 2:06 pm

sharkie8480 wrote:They won't hire you as part time with zero training plus I doubt they will spend money to train u just for holidays and weekends! A cabin crew is not just a waitress, u know! There are lots of emergency procedures u have to be familiar with.


Oh alright. I am willing to go through the training but as for now, i will be a part time stewardess and later on when i graduates, then full time. Heard of such cases anywhere?

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Postby romantiques » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 2:08 pm

higgledy wrote:Hi there,

I doubt they have such positions in SIA as it's time & $$ consuming to groom newbies to do part time FA. But other airlines in the western countries do have such posts, as far as I know, there is no such placement locally for part time cabin crew. But anyway, you can try to fly full time after you graduate. Anyway, you're still young! :) Good luck!


Hi higgledy. Alright i get it. I will ask around and see how things goes. Thanks anyway. Good day! :D

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Postby higgledy » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 2:16 pm

No worries, do update if you become a FA. Have a great day too! If you are really keen, maybe you can write to the respective airlines for more information! Take care.......

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Postby sharkie8480 » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 2:58 pm

romantiques wrote:
sharkie8480 wrote:They won't hire you as part time with zero training plus I doubt they will spend money to train u just for holidays and weekends! A cabin crew is not just a waitress, u know! There are lots of emergency procedures u have to be familiar with.


Oh alright. I am willing to go through the training but as for now, i will be a part time stewardess and later on when i graduates, then full time. Heard of such cases anywhere?


Usually after training, u will get bonded for at least a year coz the company wun want to waste the money training u, so probably u will have to fly full time first till completion of your bond before u decide if u want to do it part time after that.

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Re: Part time stewardess

Postby Plavt » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 4:10 pm

romantiques wrote:Greetings.

I'm 18 this year, female standing at 170cm and 50-52kg. I'm doing a diploma of advertising and photography design in Lasalle-SIA and holds a O level certificate of 4 credits. (B3 for english)

I was wondering if i am eligible for SIA as a part time stewardess (If they ever have such position) during my holidays and weekends maybe?

Thanks!


There is no such thing as a part-time stewardess such a position would be impractical to incorporate into the rosters. The airlines keep a percentage of their staff on standby duties to cover holidays, absenteeism and crew shortages.

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Postby sharkie8480 » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 10:38 pm

Thats not true. Silkair does employ part time crew, but those must be ex crew who are already trained and just want to work a few hours a month. Not for someone with totally no experience who just want to fly for fun during the holidays.

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Postby Plavt » Tue, 04 Jul 2006 10:52 pm

Thank you for the information sharkie, the concept of part-time work in the UK may be thought of as something different (.i.e. someone who works a few hours a day or week). Somebody working a few hours a month would be thought of as being in temporary, seasonal or causal employment. Do SilkAir have additional flights in what would be summer to us?

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Postby sharkie8480 » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 12:07 am

I don't think they increase flights during any particular season. These part timers just work during the weekends coz Silkair does turnaround flights. From what I hear, only ex Silk air crew can work part time coz they already know the service standards, aircraft configuration etc

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Postby romantiques » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 1:21 am

sharkie8480 wrote:Thats not true. Silkair does employ part time crew, but those must be ex crew who are already trained and just want to work a few hours a month. Not for someone with totally no experience who just want to fly for fun during the holidays.


Not for FUN definitely. For experience.

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Postby sharkie8480 » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 2:40 am

I guess u can go into that line in future, when you have more time for it. You can get some other customer service jobs for now to gain the experience u need to get into the airline in future, if you are still interested =)

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Postby romantiques » Wed, 05 Jul 2006 10:29 am

sharkie8480 wrote:I guess u can go into that line in future, when you have more time for it. You can get some other customer service jobs for now to gain the experience u need to get into the airline in future, if you are still interested =)


Yeah what you said is true. I will consider that. Thanks! (:


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