Job of the Week – Air Travel Assistant
We’re all out of careers videos for the minute, but we fear not! We have more Job of the Week for you this Good Friday! It’s a great Friday really, isn’t it?! Anyway, seeing as though the role of Jesus was taken many years ago, we don’t recommend holding out for a job popping up in that. Now Air Travel Assistant, you just might have a bit more luck with!
As you can see in the table below, there are currently 192 Air Travel Assistants employed in the Sheffield City Region. Now that might not seem a lot, but then we don’t have loads of airports like that there London. We do, however, have a growing Airport in the region so things are looking good!
|Jobs (2015)||% Change (2015-2020)||Median Earnings|
Now our data is predicting a 0.5% increase in jobs for the Sheffield City Region, which is lovely, but like we say, with Robin Hood airport developing at a pretty impressive rate (more flights, more partnerships with bigger airlines, and an expansion), things are looking good. That means, over the next 5 years, there will be new job creation! Oh and you’ll get to travel the world. Buzzing!
And the pay’s not shabby bad either. On average, Airline Assistants in the region earn a reasonable £10.99 per hour, plus all the benefits such as jetsetting around the world, discounted flights and the duty free. Oh the duty free!!
Starting salaries can be between £12,000 and £14,000 a year. With experience, this rises to between £15,000 and £21,000 a year. Senior crew can earn up to £25,000 a year. Overtime and flight allowances can increase salaries.
Things are looking good nationally, though. So if you want to base yourself elsewhere, you’re going to be just fine!
|Region||2015 Jobs||2020 Jobs||% Change|
|●||Sheffield College City Region||192||193||0.5%|
That’s all well and good, but what do you actually need to be good at and interested in to become an Airline Assistant? Well…
- excellent communication skills
- a confident and friendly manner
- a clear speaking voice
- tact and discretion
- a polite but firm approach when dealing with difficult customers
- good team-working skills
- the ability to be calm under pressure and decisive in emergencies
- sensitivity towards people who are anxious or upset
- good maths skills for handling cash, including foreign currency.