Student ambitions sky-high

Thursday July 25, 2013 Written by Published in Technology

Future pilots and flight attendants were among the students who visited the Air New Zealand booth at the Careers Expo.

Air New Zealand personal assistant for the manager Fanny Utanga said each year they have many enquiries from students who want to be flight attendants – and she said it is important they are informed about what the job is like.

“Everyone thinks that being a flight attendant is easy,” she said. “People think you just get on the plane and give out food and smile – but there’s a lot more to it.”

That’s why Air New Zealand had flight attendant Laura Donaldson come along to the expo to talk to students and answer their questions.

Donaldson has been a flight attendant for around a year and a half, and is passionate about her role.

“I love it – it’s such a fun job,” she said.

Donaldson talked to students about what she does on a day-to-day basis, the hours she works and how to get into the job.

Atiu student Rowyn Taia said being a flight attendant is her dream job, and she was pleased to find out more about the role.

The booth at the Telecom Sports Arena also had job descriptions on display for a variety of roles at Air New Zealand, so students could check out the options available within the company.

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