Get paid to travel

Love to travel? How about getting paid to do it? Well, Aviation Australia is on the verge of launching courses for future flight attendants in Melbourne and Sydney, starting in January 2015. Expansion of the Brisbane-based course has occurred due to its phenomenal success. Allan Brooks, the general manager of Aviation Training, stated: “We had amazing success with our training courses. In fact, over 85 per cent of our graduates are employed in the aviation industry.”

In fact, there are 35 national and international airlines who have scooped up former graduates. If you’ve ever considered a career in the sky, or maybe have a child or grandchild with the dream of becoming a flight attendant, now is the time to jump aboard.

The reason why this course is so highly regarded by both national and international airlines is because some of them, in conjunction with cabin crew had a large part in the course development. Therefore, instead of employers spending extra money training potential candidates, graduates can present with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience recommended to commence employment.

Past and current participants are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive networks which have been developed and have prime access to recruitment and industry notices. Plus, Aviation Australia has often worked with participants to secure positions upon course completion.

Classes consist of 24 participants. They are taught extensive theoretical knowledge, practical application along with valuable hands on experience. Allan stated, “The practicality of the skills taught in our courses goes far beyond a future career. We’ve had women who have come out of our courses and commented on the fact that they now have the physical capability to restrain a drunk male, or an aggressive individual. Those kind of skills are invaluable to them.”

He went on to say, ” They [participants] are taught valuable life skills and they get the opportunity to travel the world – to see places and meet people they otherwise never would have come into contact with.”

It seems former participants are also singing the praises of this successful course. Katie Shepherd commented, “Since graduating Aviation Australia, I’ve moved from Brisbane to Sydney and I’m currently working for Tigerair. Studying at Aviation Australia has helped me ease into a career as a flight attendant by giving me the skills and knowledge I needed to hit the ground running. Even going to interviews for airlines was less daunting because we did mock interviews during the course which gave us an insight into what we should expect, right down to grooming and the way we presented ourselves.”

Alana Atkins added, “I was so surprised with how much I didn’t know about this industry and thanks to the trainers, I am more confident now to take the next step into my dream career. I learnt a myriad of skills, from the importance of customer service and satisfaction, to the safety rules that all airlines have to follow. This course has prepared me for everyday situations, medical situations and emergency situations.”

The course is set to commence January 12, 2015 in Melbourne’s, Airport West and in Sydney’s Alexandria on January 19. Small class sizes encourage a close-knit community and provide participants ample opportunity to grasp the content and ask questions. The seven week course costs $5250. Given the opportunity this course presents, anyone wanting a career as a flight attendant is encouraged to apply.

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