Singapore Airlines is embarking on an aggressive recruitment drive for cabin crew or flight attendants in Singapore as well as in other countries. Below are the oncoming interviews:
At the last interview in Singapore (15 March) there were 1400 applicants out of which 400+ were short listed for the final round on 16 March at SIA Training Center. I understand about 100+ were recruited.
- Singapore on 26 April 2014
- Shanghai on 12 April 2014
- Jakarta on 12 May 2014
- Tokyo on 12 & 13 April
- Korea in May 2014
The question many people are asking is "why so many interviews?". I can think of three reasons :
1) SIA cabin crew turnover or attrition rate is very high. Around 1.5% to 2 % of the crew leave per month. There are currently about 7,800 cabin crew inclusive of foreign crew. Taking the average of 1.75% of the total workforce leaving will give us the figure of 136.
2) Network expansion.
3) Increase in flight frequency.
Reasons for leaving:
- Expiry of work contract
The next interview in Singapore will be on 26 April.
The salary for SIA cabin crew is here