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Friday, 12 August 2011

SIA cabin crew job


Due to many enquiries from some of our SIA Steward/Stewardess wannabes, I have decided to post the following:

Singapore Airlines has always been the airline to fly with. The Singapore Girl is the epitome of beauty, elegance, and premier service. What does it take to become a Singapore Girl? Find out more about the hard work that goes into making every flight a great way to fly.

Singapore Airlines …a global brand and arguably the best airline in the world. Synonymous with Singapore Airlines is the Singapore Girl. Mention those two words and immediately a picture of a slim, sweet, smiling Asian girl in a sarong kebaya comes to mind. Her internationally recognised uniform, designed by French couturier Pierre Balmain, is associated with unparalleled service standards – service with a smile, whatever you ask for you will get, no questions asked.

The Singapore Girl has always been perceived as a glamour job reserved for the elite - beautiful women, impeccably groomed, jet-setting the world. But has that changed? With the rapid take-off in the air travel industry and increased competition by other major airlines, is the Singapore Girl still the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the job that all women are eyeing?

60 years ago, Singapore Airlines started with 3 flights a week but today, their route network reaches 62 destinations in 35 countries with on 6 continents. The company employs around 7,000 cabin crew to man their fleet of 107 aircrafts. With this great demand, the airline has had to employ cabin crew from around the region – so the Singapore Girl is not always Singaporean. In fact, the majority of the stewardesses hail from Malaysia, with others coming from Taiwan, Indonesia, China, Japan, Korea and India. This is also advantageous to the airline since stewardesses will be able to communicate with Asian passengers in their native language.

Obvious benefits of flying for Singapore Airlines are the opportunity to travel, experience different cultures and meet people from all over the world; not to mention the prestige associated with being a Singapore Girl. Cabin crews enjoy free entry into many popular night spots. Other advantages include a monthly salary of about S$3,500, which is significantly higher than the starting pay of fresh university graduates. In addition, there is also an annual wage supplement of one month’s basic salary, a profit-sharing bonus and a medical co-payment scheme. Each staff member is also entitled to a free ticket to any Singapore Airlines destination once a year, with discounted travel at other times. Spouses of married staff will also be entitled to a free annual ticket. With at least 21 days of paid annual leave (senior and supervisory staff get more) all these perks contribute to make flying with Singapore Airlines a very attractive career prospect.

Being a Singapore Girl is a lot more than just smiling and looking pretty though. The hours are long and flying all over the world through different time zones can be very exhausting. A typical month usually consists of 1 long flight, a few 3-day flights and some turnarounds (i.e. flying to a destination and back within a day). Long flights are to destinations in Europe, the United States or the Middle East. Mid-range flights are regional – Australia, Japan, China or Taiwan. Turnaround destinations include Indonesia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Malaysia. Long flights will mean 4 to 9 days away from Singapore, including a few days to rest. Cabin crew are then entitled to 2 to 3 days off after they return from long flights before having to fly again, which works out to about 15 off days a month.

A typical flight would require cabin crew to report for a briefing 2 hours before take-off. They will then have to prepare the aircraft for passengers to board. Upon takeoff, the focus is on taking care of passengers’ needs, from meals to duty-free shopping to keeping toilets clean and handling any request, however unusual it may be. One stewardess was even asked to separate a passenger’s mixed nuts, just because he did not eat brazil nuts!! Needless to say, it was done … with a smile of course. Attending so diligently to the passengers is hard work but there are rest areas for crew onboard the aircraft to take a break or even a quick nap.

Singapore Airlines pride themselves on offering service of the highest order. With passengers also getting more and more demanding, what qualities does the Singapore Girl have to possess in order to be successful? “Patience” was the answer given by one flight steward, who has been flying with Singapore Airlines for the past 10 years. To him, the most rewarding part of his job is the satisfied smiles on passengers’ faces as they disembark from the aircraft. On the flipside, the hardest part of flying is the physical toll on the body as a result of irregular working hours, changes in time zones and jet-lag.

So do you have what it takes to become a Singapore Girl? Application requirements for Singapore and Malaysian applicants are 5 O-level credit of which one must be in English. Applicants from other Asian countries need an equivalent of a Degree. In addition, females need to have a minimum height of 1.58 meters and males 1.65 meters. Preference is given to candidates who are able to speak foreign languages or with experience in customer service.

Some candidates are also required to wear a sarong kebaya to see if they ‘look’ like Singapore Girls. Once candidates make it pass the rigorous rounds of interviews, they go through about 4 months of training which includes basic service and safety, English diction, social etiquette and makeup. There are several tests interspersed throughout the training but the critical ones that have to be passed are first aid, safety and evacuation procedures. The emphasis that Singapore Airlines places on safety is very clear as these tests have to be passed annually in order for cabin crew to keep flying. Before graduation from training, candidates take part in ‘wet-runs’ undergoing on-the-job training on actual flights. Upon graduation, they have to sign a 2 year compulsory service bond, with a 6 month probation period. They are also offered renewable 5 year contracts which pay out a generous lump-sum on completion.

The Singapore Girl has always occupied the limelight, but what about the Singapore Boy? Does he exist? Theanswer is, Yes! 30% of cabin crew are male stewards and there is no gender distinction. They enjoy the same benefits and perks that the Singapore Girl does and have to go through the same stringent selection process and training.

Upon securing a permanent position with the airline, what do advancement prospects and career progression look like for cabin crew? There are 4 ranks, indicated by the colour of the uniform. An entry-level stewardess wears the blue sarong kebaya. One level up is the Leading Stewardess who wears Green. A Chief Stewardess is clothed in a red kebaya, while the In-flight Stewardess wears Purple. The stewards’ ranks are distinguished by their neckties.Their jackets are navy blue in color. In order to maintain the high level of service which Singapore Airlines is well-known for, service rules and regulations are very strict. Cabin crews are continually assessed throughout the year, via evaluations which are conducted on-flight by different supervisors. A performance report will be given to them after the flight and the crews are not told in advance which flights they will be evaluated on.

In summary, if you want to be in the service industry, enjoy traveling and meeting people, are not prone to air-sickness, have a adaptable body clock and just happen to have a permanent, megawatt smile, it looks like a career flying the skies is for you. Almost 60 years of innovation and service have pushed Singapore Airlines to the forefront of the industry, so it looks like the Singapore Girl (or rather, Singapore Person) is still a great way to fly.

SIA cabin crew interviews are usually held as "Walk in" (held in Hotels or "Write in" types ( at SIA Training Center or commonly known as STC).


Sequence of an interview.


1) Self-introduction to a panel of cabin crew
executives (2), in groups of 10 candidates each.

2) Skin check for girls and skin checks for guys.

3) 2 groups of candidates of around 4 to 6 in each group. They may be asked to debate/discuss a topic as well introduce their fellow candidates to the panel of interviewers.

4) Two interviewers to one candidate This round may involve reading of a passage, ask random questions etc.

5) Kebaya rounds and skin checks again for girls. Boys are also given a thorough skin check.

After you've passed all the above you will be sent for a medical check up.

After getting a clean bill of health,you will then be sent for training at STC.

Luke's talks/seminar for cabin crew wannabes click here

153 comments:

Anonymous said...

Uncle BT , Guys are no longer differentiated by their jackets. They are wear Navy Blue...just like the CS before. The way to distinguish them today will be by their neck tie :)

Love Matahari :)

Anonymous said...

sorry for typo error . Should read " They all wear Navy Blue jacket"

Matahari :)

Boh Tong said...

Thanks Mata for pointing that out.I have changed it.

nytowl said...

hello BT, 1st of all , i'd like to congratulate u on a very interesting blog. Alwaz enjoy ur posts.Keep it up!!!!

Btw, i have a question re training of cabin crew. Have u any idea how much it's costs for a person to be trained to be a crew?

Anonymous said...

Hi nytowl, if u ar talking abt being trained as a cabin crew it's ard S$20k.As for pilot it could be ard 500k++ up to being a capt.

Miss Viola said...

Hi Mr BT.

Thank you for sharing this with us, its really helpful for the nect upcoming interview.

Thank you so much, you're really kind. :)

Have a pleasant day ahead.

hapsari said...

hi...
im already pass all the interview for SIA Cabin crew,,,but unfortunately i failed in medical check up because of the sceleosis,,,im from jakarta by the way...they sent me home last week...and after that i went and get second opinion from the doctor that my sceleosis is less than 20 degree,,
is it possible for me to tell them avout my medical check up,,,or i should re-apply again from the "walk in interview" process??
thanks

Anonymous said...

Hi, I would like to ask a qns. It will be great if you could assist. Been bugging me. I went for an interview last dec. I got turned down after medical without any basis of rejection. Is it due to my pes status of C1L3. I appealled but was however unsuccesful. Is there any other basis of rejection. Also my friend declared 302 in army, he was wondering whether it will affect his application.

Anonymous said...

who the hell knows what's "C1L3"?
No wonder you are not selected!

Anonymous said...

Dear Uncle BT,

My results for 'O' levels was fairly acceptable except for I got D7 for my English. I believe I do not meet the requirements. I wonder is there any leeway on this part? What should I do...? Secondly, I am standing at 173cm tall. Will SIA accept big bones females like me? Hope to hear from you soon.

furball

boh tong said...

Furball, no credit for English no stewardess job in SIA.
Big bones? ya sometimes SIA do take them in.

Anonymous said...

Hi, roughly how many working hours are there per month? I mean the number of hours spent on planes

Anonymous said...

60 to 80 hours per month

Anonymous said...

Hey, just to ask. Is it wise for someone who suffers mild nocturnal epilepsy to apply for the post of a cabin crew?

Anonymous said...

Hi want to know if they will accept guys with overcrowding teeth. I have no problem with my face and height.

SIA License said...

Hey,
You have written really a good blog. And whatever you have written is your own thinking. So Keep posting.

Andreas Ast said...

The SingaporeGirls do a good work,hard work.I am just a ccpax but I feel home with the surrounding.seldom a pax had the opportunity to be baptized with icewater during flight,i enjoyed it.Please look at the painting of V.Van Gogh, at Reichsmusee in Amsterdam, The Cafes d'Arles a minuit". Can you imagine how dark it is the sky at midnight without stars. SIA without our Singapore Girls is like heaven at midnight without stars.Keep flying, Yours
Viva Matahari

Anonymous said...

Matahari self praise is no praise.

ian said...

My english also D7, but i have diploma qualification. May i know is it still can't to apply cabin crew in SIA?

Snr Crew said...

Ian SIA will take into consideration the highest qualification and for u your Diploma counts. So don't worry about your D7 English.

Leo said...

Hi,
I am 23M, i have eczema on my arms and leg but are not visible till close inspection. Am i still eligible to apply for the cabin crew position?

Snr Crew said...

Leo u can apply but not sure if they will take u,perhaps apply concealer may help.

Anonymous said...

Snr Crew,Thanks for the advice. Guess i would make a trip down on 27 aug next week. =)

Issac said...

Hi Snr Crew
For the medical checkup. Is it a full body checkup? Do they have check your teeth,eye,back,blood etc?

Snr Crew said...

Isaac yes it is a full medical checkup.

Gisselle said...

Hi, I'm taking my private diploma now, i wonder if im still able to apply for the position as cabin crew?
Another thing is that, only people with straight teeth will pass right?

mei said...

i was rejected without even given a chance since im a singapore pr (indonesian) and i just completed my A levels. they said i needed a degree to apply. now im in a private uni and was wondering if they accept private uni degree or local uni degree only?

Anonymous said...

"One stewardess was even asked to separate a passenger’s mixed nuts, just because he did not eat brazil nuts!!"

What a ridiculous request! The crew member should be allowed to reply "sort your own nuts, you lazy bum"

Louisa Koh said...

hi Boh Tong, may I ask what is the difference in the skin check for round 2 and 4? My friend says that they do not check legs for round 2 but she got booted out before round 4. Do they check for legs in round 4?

Just hope to know the difference so I can be more prepared for my interview. Thank u!

boh tong said...

Dear Louisa, round 2 is just a quick check and rd 4 is more detailed and usually check by a beauty consultant.

Louisa Koh said...

Dear BT, thank u for ur reply. I read on a website that in round 4 ladies will be asked to remove makeup. Is this true?

Boh Tong said...

Louisa Koh I have not heard about it. A gal from my Talks who passed the 4 rds did not mention that to me. The Uno card games in the 2nd rd was discontinued according to that gal.

Louisa Koh said...

Thank you Boh Tong, really appreciate your replies! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I am a Singaporean, female and just turned 20 this year and I will be applying for the position of a cabin crew this this coming Dec's recruitment. I have mild sicoliosis as well. Do you think I might be booted out for that reason? I am healthy though, apart from that.

AnotherBoy said...

Hello! Would like to ask about his '6 month probation period' thing. Does it mean that if you don't perform well during these 6 months you'll lose the job? Do you have to pay back the bond or anything like that?

Or can you quit within the 6 months?

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I read your blog and I wonder if it was written to scare people from the job or SQ. But this very objective post just proved otherwise.

Thank you, (uncle?) Bohtong!

Pending medical results, I hope to join the fleet soon. And I certainly hope I have the energy to keep up with the demands!

Boh Tong said...

Anonymous said...
Sometimes I read your blog and I wonder if it was written to scare people from the job or SQ. But this very objective post just proved otherwise. .....

BT: It's good to hear u got the cc job with SQ. Hope ur medical is ok.

Anonymous said...

Hey BT, can I check: what's the allowance given during the first months of training upon acceptance? And how many recruitments are there in a year?

Boh Tong said...

zero allowance during training. Interview almost once a month in SIN besides other countries.

BT said...

During the 6 months probation if u have discipline or work problems u will be sacked! Besides u wld hv to pay the bond.

Anonymous said...

hi, just want to check out if SQ do accept candidate with medical condition, eg Hep-B carrier?

Anonymous said...

Why shld sia employ a hep-b carrier when they can get thousands who are healthy?

Opie said...

Hi Uncle BT,
Could you please let me know during skin check stage, if I have a tattoo on my back right side near shoulder blade with medium size 2x5 cm, are they gonna let me pass the skin check?
I am worried, since I got booted out from other airlines such as Emirates and Qatar Airways not only once, but 3 times from each airline. I was thinking I've been improved my self a lot and couldn't find any other reason, except the tattoo that I declared earlier right before they told me they wouldn't proceed further my application.
Many thanks before!

Boh Tong said...

Can't get with that tattoo. In fact SQ is stricter. Get rid of that tattoo cos it will do u no good.

Opie said...

Hi Uncle BT,
Thank you for your prompt reply!
Although my tattoo will be covered by the kebaya I wouldn't stand a chance?
I passed my first day interview on 12 June 2012, and I will have my final late of August or early Sept. Due to budget and time frame I think I won't make it. What should I do.. Does conceal help?

Boh Tong said...

Opie I am not the interviewer so I can't commit myself.

Anonymous said...

My friend's daughter from HK got selected for SQ crew in June and has passed her medical but she has waited almost for 2 months now and not been called for her training. She called SQ HK office and was told to wait indefinitely. Is this normal? Any way to find out when they are starting the training for the accepted girls from Hong Kong?

Boh Tong said...

SQ does not entertain enquiries like yours. If they told your friend to wait then he will just have to be patient.

Catherine said...

Hello Boh Tong! I just passed the SIA interview last month and I'm still waiting for call from SIA. I've been waiting for 3 weeks away from the interview and just this recent Tuesday, a friend of mine from the interview told me that he already got called by SIA, I tried to email them but they just seem not to bother me. Does this mean that I don't get it? Can you please help me out? Thank you in advance Boh Tong :)

Boh Tong said...

U just have to be patient Cat.

Catherine said...

But Boh Tong :( I checked the SIA website and it is written down there stating only shortlisted candidates will be informed, so should I keep waiting? And also I found out that there will be another SIA interview in Sept, should I go try it again or just keep on waiting? Thank you again Boh Tong, I really appreciate your help :)

Boh Tong said...

Go for e interview Cat.

Catherine said...

Thanks a lot Boh Tong for answering my questions :)) hope you have a nice weekend! :)

Worried said...

Hi Bohtong! from your experience, do you think SIA medical will accept me for my pes status is C for flat foot? if so wouldn't It be unfair to locals compared to malaysians who do not have to do NS, thus no pes status..?

Thanks!

Boh Tong said...

Worried..try going for the interview first.U talk as though u hv already passed the tough interview. Pass interview then worry about ur flat foot.

Worried said...

Yes BohTong, i will get the interview passed first! :) thanks for the advice

PS: jus didnt wanna boost my confidence and practice very hard, all for nothing in the end...

Anonymous said...

Hi, would like to check with you if we can we apply leave during the training period?

Anonymous said...

Can apply leave if your family dies. Stupid question!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi,
If I have controlled diabetes will SQ consider me or is it a direct reject?
Thanks (:

Airline Doctor said...

Who wants a diabetic when they can get healthy people?
Silly question and wasting space and time here.

Anonymous said...

During the 4months training, is this a continuous training?
Do we get paid during the 4mths training?

boh tong said...

yes n yes

Anonymous said...

Good day Mr BT,

Will the basic pay of a degree holder as opposed to a Diploma or 'O' Level Graduate be higher? And for male applicants, will a scar on the lower arm be an issue because after all they are all wearing long sleeved jackets. Or are there times when they have to serve without the long sleeve?

Edward Y.

boh tong said...

Edward there is a difference in pay.
Scar not conspicuous wont be an issue.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr BT,

I thank you for your prompt reply! However I would like to give more details for a more specific reply:

I had an operation done on one of my lower forearm and there is visible scarring (stitches). But the question is whether it will definitely disqualify me or do I still stand a chance due to Air Steward wearing long jackets which completely covers the scar.

Thank you once again for providing such help to aspiring Cabin Crews. You have a good day!

Anonymous said...

You people are cheapskates hoping to get tips and questions for free. There is no free lunches in this world. Remember NO free lunches!

Representative of a group of CC wannabes said...

This is an information thread made to help people. And many consider this and use it to gauge whether they ought to go for the more costly seminar by BT. If BT claims that he can help and yet helpfulness isn't exhibited. And only approve post thereby 'censoring' his reviews how can we be sure? It's likely that some of the anonymous posts are made by himself to defend his own self interest. I bet this won't show up on the thread. If this shows up then it truly means he is unbiased and a honest helpful person. Else most of us here would rather put our money in the other blogger selling tips. At a much affordable price too.

boh tong said...

Frankly I dun care u can put ur money elsewhere. If I am not helpful why did I put up this post and answer some of ur questions??
Dun come and say and I quote " It's likely that some of the anonymous posts are made by himself to defend his own self interest". I dun have to stoop so low to do such things.

boh tong said...

Dear Edward since u said the scar is on ur lower arm it could disadvantage u. They will check that part of the arm.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr BT,

Thank you for pointing that out. Oh well I am kinda disappointed that even wearing long sleeved jackets puts people like me in a disadvantaged situation. I guess I have no chance already ):

But I THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR VALUABLE AND HONEST REPLIES!!! :D I will definitely recommend people who aspire to be Air stewardess/steward to attend your seminar! Better to hear it from those who actually conducted the interview themselves before! I must say you're great maintaining this. On a small note I do realise that there is a troll here who post stuffs to provoke other aspiring CC. Tsk tsk.

Edward Y.

boh tong said...

Anonymous said...
You people are cheapskates hoping to get tips and questions for free. There is no free lunches in this world. Remember NO free lunches!

BT: pls do not post such outrages comment here.Because I believe in free speech I won't delete ur comment.

Anonymous said...

Hi, if I braces, then can go interview? Will it disadvantage for my interview??

boh tong said...

With braces they will allow u to attend but it will disadvantage u a lot.

Anonymous said...

Hi, then after I join SQ, if I want braces, need their approval?

boh tong said...

No braces allowed for stewardesses on SQ.

Anonymous said...

I'm interested but I'm 1.54cm tall. Is there any chance of getting hired?

Anonymous said...

Hi BT,

Previous blogs were helpful 😊

I am applying for sia this tym in India .just looking for an honest advice.i have a small scar on my right knee. Would that be a problem???
And yes do sia provide accommodation for crews in Singapore or its our own???
Awaiting,
Bhawana.

boh tong said...

Dear Bhawana: A scar on your knee? Don't think they will go to that extend to check it as it is not conspicuous.

Accommodation is not provided.

Anonymous said...

Hi uncle bohtong!

I have applied to be an air steward and got through he March 09 Rounds all the way to the Medical Checkup. I am however ORD-ing in September and the recruitment lady mentioned something like "you will only know if you are successful after you submit your national service transcript after Sep"

Its only March can you imagine the amount of suspense and mental torture i need to go through? Anyway in my medical checkup my health booklet was handed to them to check for hospital discharge summary. But in the process they found out i had high fever fits when i was 1 years old. And a childhood asthma when i was in primary one 15 years ago so they told me to declare them as well.

I am thus extremely worried about my chances, because i would need to make back up plans if i know my chances are very low. Will such childhood diseases affect our chances of flying even though they have NEVER occurred anymore? Or do they usually reject you to "play safe"

I quite worried about this because i really want to fly and I've gotten so far through the interview, now hanging by a thread. If my chances are low please tell me so that i should probably start making mental preparations. :/

Boh Tong said...

I can't for sure commit myself. Keep ur fingers crossed and hope SQ will overlooked ur childhood illnesses.

Anonymous said...

Alright thank you for the fast response. Will keep my fingers crossed. Cos other than those childhood stuff (seizures only happen to young kids with high fever) im really totally healthy now will be quite a shame if i am rejected for a past that was more than a decade ago. Thanks again.

Jolene said...

HI Uncle BT! I passed the interview and was asked to go for the 2nd medical checkup for scoliosis. I've since done a lot of research on it and I am pretty sure my scoliosis is a mild one. Wondering if you are aware of anyone that passed the medical even though they have mild scoliosis? Thank you so much for your help!

Jannah said...

hello uncle! just to make an enquiry.... im an ex cabin crew and i have quite a few of working experiences in the service line. im turning 20 this year but unfortunately i have only my N Level with me. do u think i shud give it a try cos ive heard from my firends its like a case to case basis if they want to consider hiring someone below the requirements but with all the necessary experiences and positive attitude?

Boh Tong said...

Jolene sorry for this late reply. By now u shd hv known whether SQ want u or not.

Boh Tong said...

Janna u may try but I doubt they will take u in

Anonymous said...

Hie..I was wondering what is the max age to join the air stewardess position at SIA?

Anonymous said...

my guess is around 30.

Anonymous said...

Do I still stand a chance in the SIA interview of being selected being at the age of 30 years for female?

Boh Tong said...

At age 30? Difficult to get in but not impossible.

Yy said...

Hello Uncle BT,

I am 24 this year. I just went for emirates interview but was asked to leave the moment they checked for my height. I am standing at 1.62cm. I am unable to reach the height of 212cm b/c they didn't allowed me to stand on tiptoe. Is it normal?

I am interested in the next SIA interview. Really want to be a CC with SIA and after reading your posts I am determined to, at the very least try SIA interview once! Have never went for SIA before and I hope to enlist your help by going to your workshop. May I know when is the next date for your workshop?

Thank you uncle BT for reading thru my comment and replying in advance! Thank you!



Boh Tong said...

Sorry to hear the bad news Yy. I am not sure when is my next talks.Check it about 2 weeks b4 the next SIA cc interview at www.ourcabincrew.com

Anonymous said...

Can we take leave during training?

Boh Tong said...

no leave allowed unless on compassionate ground like death of parents,spouse etc.

Anonymous said...

Dear BT,

I was a successful candidate at the Aug 13 walk in, however after the medical I was rejected by the letter. The reason was not shared with me either.. I am guessing its my NS medical downgrade for childhood asthma which I seriously do not have..

Is it true I have to wait 6 months to re-try again? if so are my records completely erased or will this so called bad record come back to reject me again?

Appreciate the help on this :)

Boh Tong said...

Wait for at least 6 months before trying again.

Ido Vy said...

Hi BT,
First of all, thank you for provide us very helpful information in your blog.
I am ex SIA cabin crew, resigned 2 years ago because got married and moved to another country. Is it possible to apply again and attend the walk in interview? Thank you and wishing you a great day!

Boh Tong said...

Hi Ido Vy,Yes you may apply for the job. Your chances will be better if you are not over 30 and had a good work record when you were with SIA.
Good luck!

Kai said...

Hi BT,

May I know if we are allowed to take leave or MC while under probation? Reason being to sit for examinations for our private degree.

Boh Tong said...

Kai said...
Hi BT,

May I know if we are allowed to take leave or MC while under probation? Reason being to sit for examinations for our private degree.

BT's reply: Better to get permission cos if sia finds out u take mc for such thing ur probation WILL be extended.

jess said...

Hi BT, i have a minor scar on my eyelid which cannot be seen after eyeliner coverage. Most of my friends didn't know i had that scar until i personally told them about it. And i went for SIA interview before, and during the grooming round, they did not notice that hidden scar, but i still got eliminated for my outbreak at that time.
can i check if they did not notice the scars, and if things go well until i signed the contract, will they still keep me in SIA if they found out about my scar during training since there is a makeup lesson. thanks

Boh Tong said...

Dear Jess, No they won't boot you out.

Anonymous said...

HI Mr BohTong,
I been to the recent SIA interview and pass all round on first day that includes management round & asked to go next day for two to one interview however after the interview those who failed was told they didn't make it whereas for me the lady asked if i cleared second round skin check due to my wrist tattoo and i said yes and asked to do another round of skin test in the end they failed me but I already went for 10+ laser session & left few more to go and the second skin check interview already cleared me but in the end i guess the reason they failed me at last stage due to my tattoo. Is it possible if i could appeal ?
will they entertain to my request ? Thanks

Boh Tong said...

Tattoo is taboo. So yes they failed you because of your tattoo. It's no point appealing for they would not entertain it.

Anonymous said...

Hi BT, i managed to clear all stages of the interviews,except only till medical did I declare I have history of eczema. And the doctor asked where and I said only on my legs which I showed her only 1 scar. She told me to indicate down 1 episode of it and scar on my ankle. Wonder will it affect my chances of passing medical? Thanks!

Boh Tong said...

If it's a small and not so visible scar then nothing to worry about.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your prompt response BT! :) yes it is not that visible unless under spotlight which during the interview rounds the beauticians didn't ask me about. Thanks again!!! ��

Anonymous said...

Hi
Can i just check if my teeth isnt perfectly straight , just one of it dented inwards. Isit still possible to enter SIA cabin crew? Or do i need to have straight teeth ?

Anonymous said...

can check if they need national service ORD cert? If i lost mine how? i only got the transcipt (with the comments by my OC).

the official certificate i lost it

Ros said...

Hi BT

There's a few questions that I would like to clarify. Hope you could help.

1. I'm standing at 154cm. I was wondering if I stand a chance to be hired.

2. How do they conduct the medical checkup? I have acne scars on my back and stretchmarks on my waist area. Would they reject my application due to these?

Boh Tong said...

Hi Ros, 154 is way too short. Min is 158.

Anonymous said...

Hi Boh Tong,

Some questions to ask before I attend the interview on the 9th May. I have a visible pox scar on my face which I cannot cover it with make up, do you think my chance of getting selected is near to 0? Should I still attend or it is just a waste of time trying?

Need your advice.

Thanks.

Boh Tong said...

To the one Annoymous above me: I can't commit myself to answer you appropriately as I do not know how bad your scar is.
However, give it a shot (interview) and who knows with a little bit of luck you may get in.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr BT ! Im a successful candidate who passed the SIA interview recently and waiting for the medical check up now. May i ask, how possible is it to fail at this stage ? Your reply will be much appreciate !

Boh Tong aka Luke said...

Yes it may be possible something is hold the whole process.

FL said...

Hi BT,

Will they reject me if I declare that I have eczema or childhood asthma?

Thanks

Boh Tong aka Luke said...

FL, yes most likely

FL said...

Will the medical check be able to find out?

Boh Tong aka Luke said...

Ask a doctor

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr BT,

I'm standing at 158/159cm tall and while on tiptoes i'm able to tap 212 cm (the tape mark's height, correct me if i'm wrong) but only with 1 hand(1 at a time). Is it a must to reach it with 2 hands, or even with 1 hand they'll pass me as i'm able to reach it and also met the height requirement? Thanks :)

Boh Tong aka Luke said...

You should be fine if you meet the min. ht requirement and able to touch the the tape.

Anonymous said...

What if the person is a hepatitis B carrier??

Anonymous said...

Hi BT. I've passed SIA. And passed my medical check in Malaysia. My next medical check will be in SG. I'm concern on my scoliosis. It's 12 degrees. Will they reject me and send me back ? Pls reply. Thank you.

Boh Tong said...

I think SIA may reject you. In future pls put your name if you
want me to answer your question.

samter shisen said...

Good day BT ! I've passed my interview and went for their medical. Everything's good until the doctor commented I have flat feet. I replied that it doesn't affect my life after she asked if it hinder me anot. I'm PES A, will I still stand a chance? Have faith and keep waiting? Thank you BT ! Sam here

Boh Tong said...

Hi Sam, usually they do not take people who are flat footed but since they are very short of crew you may still have a hope.

Anonymous said...

Hi how are you Mr Boh Tong. I would like to ask if they check scars on the lower legs for the male candidates as it is not visible. Do we have to take off our pants just for the sake of to check the scars? Is it gonna be a thorough check

Boh Tong said...

It all depends on the beauty consultant. Most do not check the part which is covered by your long pants.

Anonymous said...

if i am pes e but my condition is mild and SAF is just being safe. if during the SIA medical checkup i present a letter by my specialist saying that my condition will not affect my daily life and sports activities, do i still stand a chance?

Unknown said...

Hi BT,

I had passed all my interviews already in Aug and I've been waiting for my results. I'm ORDing in 2wks n yet to receive any calls. No letters too. Any advice?

Boh Tong said...

"Unkown" just wait a little while more because they know that you will be ORDing in late Nov.
Mary will call you in 1 or 2 weeks time.

Anonymous said...

Hi BT, do you know if they accept private diploma now?

Boh Tong said...

Yes

Boh Tong said...

Yes

Unknown said...

Hello uncle b! I have acne scars on one of my cheeks and when I apply Concealer, however it did a good job to hide those acne scars. Is it possible they would check on it? Should I go for the interview? Thanks uncle b!

Nurul Ain said...

Hello uncle b! I have acne scars on one of my cheeks and when I apply Concealer, however it did a good job to hide those acne scars. Is it possible they would check on it? Should I go for the interview? Thanks uncle b!

Boh Tong said...

Nurul there are very detail in their checks. However, just go for the interview
to gain some experience.

Nina Farida Nawawi said...

Hi Boh Tong,

Good Day!

My name's Nina. I went to SIA 1st interview August 2015, and now I am still waiting for the email from Ms. Mary for the work permit. It's been almost 2 months since Ms. Mary inform me to send her my documents so that she could apply my work permit to the MoM. Does it normally take this long? FYI I'm Indonesian.
Now 7 of my friends that also joined the August interview already got their schedule. 8 of us still waiting for further info.
I am so nervous...

Thank you, Boh Tong.

Boh Tong said...

Hi Nina this is quite a long wait. Sometimes it may be due to the application for your work visa. Hope you will received the good news before the Chinese New Year.

Anonymous said...

Hi Boh Tong,

I'm Jerry. Recently I went for the 9th January 2016 walk in interview. I manage to get through all the interviews and went for the medical check up on the 11th January 2016.

Till today, I have yet to receive any news from SIA. My Pes status is C/F due to ankle injury. And my availability is immediate. Some of my peers have received calls to start training already. On a side note, I also owe the HR my certificate of service and bank statement.

It has been 3-4 weeks since the medical check up. The wait is killing me! Do you think I will receive rejection letter due to my Pes status or because of the lack of documents?

Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you,
Jerry

Boh Tong said...

Hi Jerry they are debating whether to take you or not due to your injury if I am not wrong. If they do not want you they won't be asking for the documents you "owed" them.
I hope you will be accepted.

EBC said...

Hi Boh Tong,

Thank your for the prompt reply and good words. Much appreciate it.

This is indeed a tense period for me. Having to think about it every day and night, and I do not know of anyone else to talk to about this matter.

Have you come across anyone who is being rejected because of ankle injury? I went for the medical and the doctor told me that my condition is "well"

Are rejection letters sent between 2nd to 4th week? How long more do you think I could be waiting?

Once again, thank you so much for helping.

PS: Given that you mentioned in your blog that they are in urgent need of crews, i hope they accept me.

Best Regards,
Jerry

H said...

Hi BT!

I also went for the 9th Jan 2016 interview - passed all the rounds and went for my medical on the following Monday.
The nurse at the clinic requested me to do an additional x-ray and she asked if i had scoliosis. i never had any back problems.

i just received the rejection letter today.... :( (received on 11feb2016, letter was dated 26jan201)

is there anyway i can appeal for my application? should i go for a back x-ray on my own to show that i do not have scoliosis?

Thank you and Happy CNY to you!

Boh Tong said...

"H" if SIA has rejected you there is no point of appealing. Looks like your case is due to your medical condition.

H said...

Hi BT,

thanks for replyng! hmm, but what if i never had a history of scoliosis or back problems?

Air steward said...

Hi Uncle bt, could you elaborate more on the medical and skin checkup as in how extensive do they check on our bodies?

Air Steward wannabe

Boh Tong said...

Air Steward wannabe,

They will use strong lights on you to check your skin,around the hands,face,legs etc. Tattoo is not allowed. As for medical SIA will accept the doctors' report. The medical report is confidential.

Anonymous said...

Hi Mr BT

Good day to you.
If height requirement met at 158cm but failed reach test of 212cm, is it a boot out?
Thanks.

Qiqi

Boh Tong said...

Qiqi, you are right, it is a boot out.

Anonymous said...

thanks for the prompt reply, Mr BT

Qiqi

Unknown said...



Hi BT,

Currently I am waiting for my ORD date to come. I had recently cleared all rounds of interview and this is my first attempt. However I have a few questions.

1. Will my testimonial, conduct and the number of mc stated in my transcript affect the chances of me getting the job? I owe them a photocopy of my pink IC and my service transcript. And I heard they just want to verify I already cleared my national service.

2. I am currently PES C due to flat-footed. Will it be wise for me not to declare during the medical checkup since I can stand normally raising my arch and concealed the fact that I have flat foot.

Looking forward for your reply.

Boh Tong said...

Unknown: Yes your record from your previous job may affect your chances of being recruited eg high MCs, disciplinary issues etc.

If you do not declare the truth about your health issues eg flat footed and is they find out you will penalised but on the other hand if you declare you may not be recruited.

Boh Tong said...

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Boh Tong said...

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