You might have noticed I’ve been a little quiet on here and that’s because I’ve been so busy getting ready for a potential new job. EEEEK. In March I applied for the British Airways Mixed Fleet Cabin Crew Heathrow position of which is of course such a dreamy job.
Let me start with why I applied for cabin crew shall we? One night I was sat with my mum having a chat about what the next few years are going to bring.. deep I know. I currently work with my dad and I absolutely love my job. I’m not leaving because I’m miserable. Actually I’m really sad about leaving my dad behind however this was an opportunity too good to turn down. My dad’s not going to be in this business forever and I couldn’t see myself in the job without him. When my mum asked what I could see myself doing, my two answers were blogging and travelling the world. Not too much to ask for, eh?
After a long hard (teary) chat, I applied for the Cabin Crew position. It was a complete off the bat application. I hadn’t properly considered applying for cabin crew because I didn’t want to leave my dad. Turns out dad hadn’t considered leaving the business because he didn’t want me to be jobless. How bloody ironic.
Applying for cabin crew was just the first of multiple stages to the process. I heard back the next day that I had got through the first stage and I was invited to do an online assessment. This was fairly difficult and is used to determine whether you are the right type of person for the job. I heard back just a few hours later that I had passed the online test and I was delighted!
So.. what’s next? Assessment day! This is possibly the most nerve-wracking day I’ve ever had.. EVER! I booked my assessment day for the 4th April and headed to Heathrow for the day. Let me tell you I have never felt so welcomed by both staff members and people applying before! I’m not sure I’m allowed to go into detail with this day – sorry! What I will say is that it’s as much fun as it is nerve-wracking! After a long day I was absolutely positive I had blown it though so I was a little moody all the way home..
After a lengthy 8 days patiently waiting to hear back (and by this I mean refreshing my emails 200 times a day and feeling sick when a new message landed in my inbox) I FINALLY GOT AN EMAIL SAYING I WAS SUCCESSFUL. I 100% did the happy jig for a good 5 minutes and yes, it was totally necessary.
As you can probably tell, this is clearly going to be a huge part of my life. There’s likely to be a lot more travel related posts on my blog which is a really exciting concept. My provisional start date for training is the 18th July so providing everything goes to plan I should be sky high by the end of August!
IT’S GONNA BE A LONG, HOT SUMMER….