Becoming Etihad Cabin Crew

Nov 2, 2018 | Cabin Crew

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(Last updated on: 12/10/2020)

This post provides details on becoming Etihad Cabin Crew. 

Application process

The Etihad application process is composed of a CV drop and invite only assessments. Etihad post the location, dates and details of their CV drops on their website and social media. If you meet the criteria for the job you can go along to a CV drop – you do not have to be invited. During the CV drop you may be asked to stay for the whole day or return for a full assessment day. Your CV should demonstrate that you meet the criteria that Etihad are looking for and that you are right for the role. Need help tailoring your CV to meet this criteria? Download my Cabin Crew CV template or take a look at my 1:1 Cabin Crew tuition and guidance. 

It is also possible to make an online application on their website. 

If you are successful at this stage you will be invited to attend an Assessment Day. These assessments are invitation-only and are sent to candidates after they have applied.  

The assessment day is designed to assess your suitability for a job as Etihad Cabin Crew. The day will involve a competency interview where you will be asked about your previous experience. You will then have to give a presentation on a given topic and participate in group activities and role play. You may also be asked to complete an English test.

After these have been completed some selected candidates will be invited for a final interview.

Becoming Etihad Cabin Crew


Before you start your training to become Etihad Cabin Crew you will be sent a workbook to complete in your own time. 

The training lasts 7 weeks and involves safety training, customer service, and first aid. Training can be tough and it involves a number of written and practical assessments. However, if you study for your tests and work hard you’ll be fine. 

If you want to know more about Cabin Crew training have a look at my Becoming Cabin Crew e-book.

Working life

When working as Etihad Cabin Crew you will fly both long haul and short haul flights across the world. You are likely to fly around 70-100 hours per month and are given an annual leave of 30 days.

Etihad also provide their Cabin Crew with swimming pools, health clubs and fitness centres at no extra cost. You will also receive discounts at restaurants, shops, hotels, and leisure facilities across the UAE.


Your salary with Etihad is paid tax-free. Your basic monthly salary is around 3,500 AED. On top of this, you are also paid flying pay and overnight allowances. 


Etihad Cabin Crew are based in Abu Dhabi and are provided with free accommodation. This accommodation is shared, fully-furnished, and includes your own private facilities. 

Etihad also provide their Cabin Crew with free transport from your accommodation to the airport for your flight duties and then back home again after your flight. 

Do you have any experience working for Etihad? I’d love to hear from you, please leave your comments in the box below!

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Hi, am Dr Hayley Stainton

I’ve been travelling, studying and teaching travel and tourism since I was 16. Through Tourism Teacher I share my knowledge on the principles and practice of travel and tourism management from both an academic and practical perspective.

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