British Airways has stated that it will begin hiring new cabin crew members in the spring of next year to cope with the airline’s summer schedule.
When positions become available, the airline will contact people in the current talent pools, which contain the information of people who left the company last year but showed an interest in returning when employment becomes available.
In addition to veteran crew members wishing to return, the airline is looking for a diverse group of people to join its crew, which will be the most varied in its 100-year history.
“After 18 months of closed or limited borders throughout the world, we are finally seeing demand for travel return as governments begin to open up and reduce their restrictions,” said Sean Doyle, CEO of British Airways.
“This means that we can finally get back to doing what we do best – flying our customers around the world.
“As we look ahead to next summer, we are excited to start welcoming brilliant new people and former colleagues back to the British Airways family.”
He added: “Everyone is welcome at British Airways; we have an opportunity to give people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to see the world and help shape the future of our airline.
“We know that there are people looking for the first step in their career or a complete career change.
“We will value the skills and experience they will bring to the role to help serve our customers.”
To encourage new hires, the airline is also removing the requirement that they work for the company for six months before being eligible for staff travel.
Unlike other UK airlines, British Airways allows its cabin staff to fly both long and short-haul flights across its network, providing them the opportunity to visit places all over the world, from Barbados to Berlin, and affording them access to more cities than any other airline.
Applications are now being accepted, and interviews will be held throughout November.
Flying/duty pay and a tax-free subsistence allowance, as well as extensive company benefits, will allow crew to earn up to £28,000 per year.