How to become Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew

Dec 13, 2019 | Cabin Crew

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(Last updated on: 28/10/2020)

In this post, I’m going to explain how you can become Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew! This involves meeting all of the requirements and successfully completing the application process.

Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew requirements

Before starting your Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew application, you need to make sure you meet all of their requirements. If you do not meet these requirements, your application will not be successful so it is essential you take a look before you apply.

The requirements to become Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew are:

  • Minimum education of GCSE standard, with a C in English
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Minimum arm-reach of 208cm
  • Fluency in English and either: Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Tagalog or Korean. A third language is preferable.
  • Have polished interpersonal skills with a positive customer-orientated attitude.

Online application

The first step in becoming Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew is submitting an online application. You can find this on the Cathay Pacific career Website, if there are currently any openings available.

This form requires you to fill out your personal details, contact information and previous experience. You will also need to upload a copy of your CV and a cover letter. You may also need any necessary supporting certificates. It is essential that your CV and cover letter match the needs of the airline. Have a look at the post ‘How to write the perfect Cabin Crew CV‘, for tips on how you can do this.

The application will also ask you for some more personal details, such as your qualifications and languages. Once you have submitted your online application, you should receive an email confirmation.

Digital Interview

If your online application is successful, you will be invited to participate in a digital interview. You will be sent instructions from Cathay Pacific about the process and software used, so you can familiarise and prepare yourself beforehand. Although it takes place online, you should still prepare for it as if it is a real interview. This means you should still research the airline thoroughly beforehand, and you should present yourself as if you were meeting the airline in person.

During this interview, you will be asked a number of questions about your previous experience and why you want to become Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew.

Assessment day

If you pass the digital interview, you will be invited to attend an assessment day where your language abilities will be assessed. This will involve you demonstrating your ability to speak both English and one of the other required languages (Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese, Tagalog or Korean).

You may also be asked to participate in a number of other common assessment day activities, such as scenario-based role play and group tasks.

Final interview

Once you’ve successfully passed the initial interview and language assessments, you will be invited to attend a final, face-to-face interview. This is your final opportunity to prove that you have what it takes to become Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew.

Final checks

If you have successfully passed the application process, all you need to do is complete the final checks. This involves a medical check-up, an arm reach test and a criminal records check. Once this has all been approved you will be able to start your training and will officially be on your journey to become Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew.

Are you hoping to become Cathay Pacific Cabin Crew? Or have you ever worked for Cathay Pacific? I’d love to hear from you, please leave your comments 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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