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Postby oNe » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 7:13 pm

Time to clear the air.

In regards to the 'water confidence test':
Yes our cabin crew must exhibit the ability to stay calm and capability to swim. The purpose of this is to ensure that the lives of the passengers are not further endangered by the incompetence of the crew. Yes some were chosen even though they did not exhibit a strong swimming ability but they passed the test on the basis that even with their slight handicap, they displayed enough to have been evaluated as non-impairing in a rescue situation. The key word is CONFIDENCE.

As for 'qualifications':
Stated in all our recruitment drives and campaigns is the preferance given to graduates from a certain academic level.
This simply means we encourage people of these academic background to apply. Of course, we have people from lower level of educational qualifications attending our interviews but the normal practice would be to turn them away. As disheartening it maybe but that is the policy now. Prior, the minimum academic qualification was lower, as some of you would have already known but due to the competitive nature of the industry and the wide pool of talents available, the standard has been raised. Now the argument could be made that what if a candidate possess all the necessary skills bar the academic, shouldn't they be given the opportunity? The answer is simply, if we say yes to them that would defeat the purpose of stating our preference for our ideal candidate. In a way, that would also infringe and hamper the chances for the more academically qualified candidates. This matter is not new and we deal with tons of applications that didn't meet our requirements and as such, processing time which could have been quicker was lengthened to deal with them.

As I read through each and every page of this post, I am quite surprised and baffled for it is obvious that most if not all your queries pertaining to our Cabin Crew position have actually been answered to a satisfactory level.

Thank you for all your interest but on a serious note, do pre-assess yourselves before applying for the position.

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Looking forward to seeing some of you.

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 7:33 pm

Hallelujah to oNe. As a PPS flyer I thank you as it's scary to contemplate having 90% of these posters as 'my' FA.

(You do realise that one of the next five posts will be about lipstick, having a pimple on the back and then 15 posts fromnow some joker will ask if she can apply even though she didn't finish school, is 1.49m tall, writes in SMS language and can't swim - but that's all ok, isn't it? She will be answered by very silly people telling her to go for it and try, try, try and it will be luck, luck, luck)
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Postby Plavt » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 7:44 pm

Mr V, you forgot to say that one of the next two will be from one of two 'meanies' one being a sarcastic rude Englishman who has done nothing more than state the obvious until near exhaustion but of course websites and posts as commendable as that by oNe were never meant to be read.

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Postby Plavt » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 7:46 pm

oNe wrote:Time to clear the air.

In regards to the 'water confidence test':
Yes our cabin crew must exhibit the ability to stay calm and capability to swim. The purpose of this is to ensure that the lives of the passengers are not further endangered by the incompetence of the crew. Yes some were chosen even though they did not exhibit a strong swimming ability but they passed the test on the basis that even with their slight handicap, they displayed enough to have been evaluated as non-impairing in a rescue situation. The key word is CONFIDENCE.

As for 'qualifications':
Stated in all our recruitment drives and campaigns is the preferance given to graduates from a certain academic level.
This simply means we encourage people of these academic background to apply. Of course, we have people from lower level of educational qualifications attending our interviews but the normal practice would be to turn them away. As disheartening it maybe but that is the policy now. Prior, the minimum academic qualification was lower, as some of you would have already known but due to the competitive nature of the industry and the wide pool of talents available, the standard has been raised. Now the argument could be made that what if a candidate possess all the necessary skills bar the academic, shouldn't they be given the opportunity? The answer is simply, if we say yes to them that would defeat the purpose of stating our preference for our ideal candidate. In a way, that would also infringe and hamper the chances for the more academically qualified candidates. This matter is not new and we deal with tons of applications that didn't meet our requirements and as such, processing time which could have been quicker was lengthened to deal with them.

As I read through each and every page of this post, I am quite surprised and baffled for it is obvious that most if not all your queries pertaining to our Cabin Crew position have actually been answered to a satisfactory level.

Thank you for all your interest but on a serious note, do pre-assess yourselves before applying for the position.

To dream of something beautiful is not necessarily a beautiful dream.

Looking forward to seeing some of you.

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Postby Saint » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 7:50 pm

Plavt wrote:Mr V, you forgot to say that one of the next two will be from one of two 'meanies' one being a sarcastic rude Englishman


And here's the other one :D

A great post oNe and an absolute pleasure to read

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Postby Vaucluse » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 9:21 pm

Tes you are a sarcastic Englishman, but not rude - that is left to Plavt.

I am merely the nice and friendly half frog, half kraut Aussie.
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Postby lilprawn » Wed, 22 Feb 2006 11:46 pm

ryanstarr wrote:quote="lilprawn"]Hi ppl..
I have sent in my application to Silkair but til now there's no reply from them, I think I stand no more chance. Anyone know how long does they take to reply applications ? I've always wanted to be a Cabin Crew.
Anyway, I'm only holding an O'levels cert, can I try the walk-in interview for SIA? Will they accept O'levels student? Coz the requirements stated was A'levels / Diploma and above preferred. Should I try to go for the interview ? I do have experience in customer service..
Someone please advise me..


Hey, "lil"...my friend is 40 years old and he has both "A"s and a Diploma. Plus he has 5 years flying experience with SQ previously. Do you think he's going? You bet!!! 40 years old....haha. :D[/quote]

but im not 40 leh.. im onli 19.. i juz wanna know if they wil take o's student into consideration .. =(

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Postby singaporegrrl » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 12:11 am

I'm 19 years old too and my highest qualification is Higher National ITE Certificate. 2 months ago, I sent an application together with a very impressive resume(I had execellent co-curricular performance in school) for SIA just out of hope and curiosity but was not shortlisted even with the impressive resume. Later I found out those shortlisted were the ones who qualifies the basic requirements.

That was it. Basic requirements first then everything comes second, when you're shortlisted for the interviews. That's probably why they didn't have walk-ins for the longest time. I guess those who don't meet the height or minimum qualification requirements, I suggest you don't go for this weekend. You might just hurt yourself with the fact.

I'm not being sarcastic or offesive but this is reality. I'm aware of the reality now and I have to wait 3 years of polytechnic education to be over before I can apply as a suitable candidate.
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Postby ryanstarr » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 11:30 am

Vaucluse wrote:Hallelujah to oNe. As a PPS flyer I thank you as it's scary to contemplate having 90% of these posters as 'my' FA.

(You do realise that one of the next five posts will be about lipstick, having a pimple on the back and then 15 posts fromnow some joker will ask if she can apply even though she didn't finish school, is 1.49m tall, writes in SMS language and can't swim - but that's all ok, isn't it? She will be answered by very silly people telling her to go for it and try, try, try and it will be luck, luck, luck)


Yes, time for a reality check. I think CC Management has stepped in to clear the air. All those contemplating going for walk-in, please take heed. You'll be up against quality. School teachers, ex-cabin crew...to name but two categories of candidates. :?
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Postby Cheesie » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 5:09 pm

2 more days for the interview... sweating right now! mmm Mandarin Court A & B.. dunno how to go up there... :shock: :shock:

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 5:11 pm

Cheesie wrote:2 more days for the interview... sweating right now! mmm Mandarin Court A & B.. dunno how to go up there... :shock: :shock:


You need a map.

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Postby Cheesie » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 5:20 pm

Plavt wrote:
Cheesie wrote:2 more days for the interview... sweating right now! mmm Mandarin Court A & B.. dunno how to go up there... :shock: :shock:


You need a map.

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Then?????????? :mad:

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Postby Plavt » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 5:27 pm

ryanstarr wrote:
Vaucluse wrote:Hallelujah to oNe. As a PPS flyer I thank you as it's scary to contemplate having 90% of these posters as 'my' FA.

(You do realise that one of the next five posts will be about lipstick, having a pimple on the back and then 15 posts fromnow some joker will ask if she can apply even though she didn't finish school, is 1.49m tall, writes in SMS language and can't swim - but that's all ok, isn't it? She will be answered by very silly people telling her to go for it and try, try, try and it will be luck, luck, luck)


Yes, time for a reality check. I think CC Management has stepped in to clear the air. All those contemplating going for walk-in, please take heed. You'll be up against quality. School teachers, ex-cabin crew...to name but two categories of candidates. :?


Yes it is good that oNe has stepped in but as Vaucluse says it will not be long before we are back to a pile of ridiculous posts by some silly people who live in a fantasy world. Nothing that oNe said was not already answered. Even as I write this there is at least one fool in another thread telling people to apply for a position as cabin crew despite the fact they do not have the relevant qualifications. Try to advise him and many others and he simply will not listen, even worse several others will join in. Not only that the person concerned is also purporting the myth that somehow other airlines 'are not as strict as SIA' , anybody who follows such advice will be very disappointed to say the least. No harm in having a forum but why not do something constructive like discuss how you would plan your application and gather information? I find it unbelievable how some of the youngsters stupid can be so stupid given how much information they have literally at their fingertips.

My thanks to those of you who PM'd me as you obviously smart enough not to indulge in the stupidity that so often appears on this board and hope you succeed in your chosen career path.

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Postby chai ching » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 5:33 pm

You mean you are not sure how to go the hotel or reach the hotel but dont know how to go up Level 4. Am i right?

Cheesie wrote:2 more days for the interview... sweating right now! mmm Mandarin Court A & B.. dunno how to go up there... :shock: :shock:

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Postby Cheesie » Thu, 23 Feb 2006 5:56 pm

chai ching wrote:You mean you are not sure how to go the hotel or reach the hotel but dont know how to go up Level 4. Am i right?

Cheesie wrote:2 more days for the interview... sweating right now! mmm Mandarin Court A & B.. dunno how to go up there... :shock: :shock:


Yep! WHere's court A & B? :D


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