VietJet is a very fast growing low cost carrier based in Vietnam. With their pending order of more than a hundred aircraft, they definitely need more cabin crew. Hence for the very first time, they headed to Manila to look for Filipinos to be their new set of future cabin crew in support of the airline's expansion program. Held last November 4 at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel, the VietJet recruitment day drew in around 1,700 aspiring flight attendants!
That is a huge number, considering that this is VietJet's first time in Manila and an unfamiliar name to many of our aspiring cabin crew. Question is, how many made it in? Well we do not have the exact figures but let's just say that VietJet found the right number.
This VietJet was done in collaboration with FlyGosh, a world reknowned website that posts different job openings in different airlines.
Basically, there were 5 stages in this recruitment.
The very first stage is the physical check. This includes height, weight, scars, braces, tattoos, and skin check. According to some aspirants, right at the very first stage, they are very strict. Many did not even make it through the second round which was the talent and performance portion.
Oh wait, you might think that VietJet cabin crew are obligated to dance. Not true! This talent and performance portion is actually a group dynamics test to see how each member works in a group. Each are grouped in fives and they have to think of something to do like sing, dance, or act. They are given the freedom to do anything. What will count more here is not your talent, but your ability to work with others and in a team.
The third stage is the an interview. Of course, this would be somewhat like an impact interview and for recruiters to see if you really know what you are getting into. Aside from that, they will see how much you know about VietJet. Many did not make it past this stage as many did not really read much about the airline. We told you, always read about the airline you are applying at. Don't just read , but research on it and know the information by heart.
The fourth stage is the document check. So even if you made it through the first 3 stages but you have incomplete documents, then you might have to try again some other time. If you make it, then you will be invited to go to Vietnam for the last stage which are the English and medical check. Once you make it all throughout, you will be already based in Vietname. And before we forget, VietJet will take care of your lodging.
So to those who made it, congratulations! If you didn't, you may always want to try and try again. Learn from your mistakes too.
So now, the question many had been waiting for.
Are Vietjet flight attendants obligated to wear a bikini and dance or ramp down the airplane aisle?
The answer is a resounding NO! In fact, those bikini girls are NOT even flight attendants. They are models dressed in sexy FA bikinis, and their only job is for viral marketing, that's it! The real VietJet flight attendants stick to their uniforms. They do not change into bikins or so.
Hope that answers your question about the "bikini FAs" of VietJet!
Will VietJet and Flygosh be back again? Definitely yes but we do not know when. We do highly recommend that you stay updated by visiting the FlyGosh website at http://www.flygosh.com to know more about a possible future VietJet flight attendant recruitment day in the Philippines!