Becoming a member of an airline cabin crew requires dedication and training. Besides just the relationship and person to person aspect of working as a member of an airline cabin crew you should also have qualifications on an academic or tertiary training level. To begin with you should ensure you have completed your secondary schooling or have an equivalent certification. There is no actual degree that relates specifically to working as a cabin crew member – however, airlines have training courses that they put each of their cabin crew members through. If you have a degree (or have partially completed a university course) you are going to be considered more than someone who doesn’t have the same level of education.
Specific qualifications that can help you in regards to landing a job as a member of an airline’s cabin crew will be things like your ability to speak multiple languages, customer service experience and degrees that relate to tourism, the arts or retail services. These are not the be all and end all of what an airline may be looking for when choosing their cabin crew staff. Other important factors may stem directly from your experience working in a service industry such as nursing, aged care or teaching.
Your criminal record may come into play when attempting to land a job as a cabin crew member. If the airline has any reason to distrust you then you can kiss your employment prospects in the industry good bye. Also consider whether you are eligible for a passport. Many airlines will require you to travel overseas. If you can’t get a passport then you will not be looked at as a serious contender for the position. It may even be worth your while to ensure you have a current passport active before applying.