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SIA or United Emirates

Postby angel_cambiel » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 1:02 am

Hi to all... I'm sure some of you have heard about the United Emirates recruitment session this coming Sat. Although I know this is supposed to be an SIA forum, I'm wondering whether anyone knows of someone else who's in Emirates? Is it true that they're not as stringent during the selection process or is it just a rumour (like perhaps not many people want to be based in Dubai so lesser competition if they have a quota for the number of cabin crew from Singapore?)? How about the salary? How does it compare with SIA's?

I'm thinking of going this Sat just for the experience in the interview process and if I were to be so fortunate as to get in, I don't know what I'd do too because it's based in Dubai... :???:

Of course I'm still keen on SIA but have no idea when is the next session (though someone just posted that it should be in April...) Not that confident on getting in on the 1st attempt also. I've just turned 24 not too long ago so time isn't on my side. As in, I'm not like some other girls who can try repeatedly since they are really young. I didn't even go for the 1-day training course at Changi last Sat although I qualify for the $120 fee because I figured out that if one can get in, one WILL get in. As I'm not employed for some time already, I can't afford to spend such money for the certificate. Anyone knows if such training sessions are that useful and would the certificate increase one's chance of getting in?

Does anyone have any news from "the inside" when the next SIA session will be? Thx in advance!

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Postby Lynv » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 1:27 am

Hi angel cambiel,

You may want to visit the following link on some postings/views regarding the training course (from 2nd last posting on the page onwards) :
http://www.singaporeexpats.com/forum/ft ... c-480.html

And you may want to read postings in "Questions About Emirates Interview on the 26th august 2006" to get more insight of their interview selection process.

HTHs

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Re: SIA or United Emirates

Postby chai ching » Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:23 am

Hi Angel_Cambiel, yup thats right. I also have heard about this airline before. Actually i was same like you. I try out many times for different airlines. Only SIA, i didnt try. Cuz i dont have O level qualification. You are right. Not many peoples want to based in Dubai. Emirates is not that so strict about looks. They are looking for personality. Actually differecnt types of airlines are looking for different criteria or looks.

Wow.... talking about salary. It does pay more than SIA. Its no harm for you to go trying this saturday. If you have that confident. Im also still thinking whether to give it a try or just miss it. If i miss it, i have to wait for another 2 months again. You can just try Emirates first. After gaining experience, you can apply for SIA. If you are really keen about that. Haha... im one year older than you. But yet i still have that hope of being a stewardess.

Im thinking of giving it a try for this course. Have you ever heard it before? Its call Ascent Career Consulting. Its a workshop. Wanna join me together. We go and listen and maybe on saturday. We have a bit of confidence.

angel_cambiel wrote:Hi to all... I'm sure some of you have heard about the United Emirates recruitment session this coming Sat. Although I know this is supposed to be an SIA forum, I'm wondering whether anyone knows of someone else who's in Emirates? Is it true that they're not as stringent during the selection process or is it just a rumour (like perhaps not many people want to be based in Dubai so lesser competition if they have a quota for the number of cabin crew from Singapore?)? How about the salary? How does it compare with SIA's?

I'm thinking of going this Sat just for the experience in the interview process and if I were to be so fortunate as to get in, I don't know what I'd do too because it's based in Dubai... :???:

Of course I'm still keen on SIA but have no idea when is the next session (though someone just posted that it should be in April...) Not that confident on getting in on the 1st attempt also. I've just turned 24 not too long ago so time isn't on my side. As in, I'm not like some other girls who can try repeatedly since they are really young. I didn't even go for the 1-day training course at Changi last Sat although I qualify for the $120 fee because I figured out that if one can get in, one WILL get in. As I'm not employed for some time already, I can't afford to spend such money for the certificate. Anyone knows if such training sessions are that useful and would the certificate increase one's chance of getting in?

Does anyone have any news from "the inside" when the next SIA session will be? Thx in advance!

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Postby Lynv » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:25 am

Hi gals, latest info SIA recruitment on 21st and 22nd April'07; Sheraton Towers.

Keep a lookout on their website ya!

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hello everyone

Postby eggy_carol » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 3:01 am

Hey guys, im sort of new here, and this came in as something quite urgent. Reading through the forum was a handful of help, as this is my first time attempting for a cabin crew interview. I was quite confident to attend for the Emirates walk-in interview this saturday, also after completing the online application. But i just realised that one of the minimum requirements is of 21 years of age, and im only turning 20 this year. Should i just go ahead for the interview with all the necessary certs and photos, since i really really want this so much(im aware that there are thousands of girls like me too ;) ) Maybe luck would be on my side placing me under their KIV files, or would they be really strict about the minimum age requirements and shun me away at the doorstep before i could even speak of my cabalities? haha, i hope you guys help me on this one alright? i am quite on a dilemma, and also slightly demoralised as the days are slowly counting down to THE day. :)

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Re: hello everyone

Postby flyaway » Tue, 27 Mar 2007 6:32 pm

eggy_carol wrote:Hey guys, im sort of new here, and this came in as something quite urgent. Reading through the forum was a handful of help, as this is my first time attempting for a cabin crew interview. I was quite confident to attend for the Emirates walk-in interview this saturday, also after completing the online application. But i just realised that one of the minimum requirements is of 21 years of age, and im only turning 20 this year. Should i just go ahead for the interview with all the necessary certs and photos, since i really really want this so much(im aware that there are thousands of girls like me too ;) ) Maybe luck would be on my side placing me under their KIV files, or would they be really strict about the minimum age requirements and shun me away at the doorstep before i could even speak of my cabalities? haha, i hope you guys help me on this one alright? i am quite on a dilemma, and also slightly demoralised as the days are slowly counting down to THE day. :)


Hey eggy_carol (cute nick),

If I'm not wrong, they will approve if you're 3 or 6 mths to becoming 21 years of age. That is, by the time you leave for Dubai, you would be 21. The age criteria is set by the work visa permit in Dubai.

You sound sincere and likeable :) I hope you'll be successful at this recruitment.

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Postby fash_wags » Wed, 04 Apr 2007 2:01 pm

Hi all,

Me 2, would like to try for emirates. However my cousin is a stewardess with emirates however wld be quitting soon after she finishes a year. Coz after a year she will not have to pay even if her bond is not complete. 80% of the time she is based in Dubai. She told me that in the Arab countries, men are like kings, n they are the superior, and more than often the female stewardesses would get rubbed, molested groped. That was what happend to her, but being a very " fierce" lady, she of cors brought the case up, but that particular attendant turned around and accused her of seducing him. I would just like to ask anyone from emirates if things like that happen often?? As it pays to listen to more experiences. Money is really good though, coz its tax free, remembered my cousin once brought back 15k in cold hard cash to simply shop.

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Postby toygirl » Wed, 04 Apr 2007 11:10 pm

Well, it depends - I have friends there who just do their work and don't experience anything and some who get all the drama. Yes, men there will look at your differently - harrassment infllights - unless you are unlucky to keep getting stuck with that same person in your flight - then it won't happen. Passenger profile is different there, never encountered gropping, just more challenging passengers.

"Rubbed" - Maybe, but it could be accidental, etc.

There are thousands of cabin crew with Emirates. It's not suited for everyone - Living overseas, having to adapt, etc

If it's for you, then go, if it isn't, come home, treat it as an experience!

Good luck.

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Living in Dubai

Postby ester » Wed, 04 Apr 2007 11:51 pm

Hi all,

Can anyone who has worked before or currently working in Dubai share with us the lifestyle, culture, people, std of living etc in Dubai. Have read a little about Dubai and will like to know more abt this country. Please share with us some of your real life experiences there in Dubai. :)


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