Delta to Hire Over 1,000 New Flight Attendants

By Jesse Sokolow on 23 October 2017
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IMG_4579 (1)Delta Air Lines announced that it is looking to employ more than 1,000 additional flight attendants starting next year.

Last year, the carrier hired approximately 1,200 flight attendants out of 150,000 applicants. With an acceptance rate of less than 1%, candidates would have an easier time getting into Harvard University, which had a 5.1% acceptance rate last year.

Delta said that candidates must have a high school diploma or GED certificate, and be able to be legally employed in the United States. Applicants must also be fluent in English and have attained the age of 21 by January 1, 2018.

The carrier said that the ideal applicants will have over a year of work experience in customer service or a job that ensures the safety of others, such as a teacher, firefighter, coach, or lifeguard, and will have an education beyond high school. Fluency in other languages is also considered a plus.

To give applicants for the position a better idea of what to expect, the carrier is launching a new mini-series, “Earning our Wings,” which chronicles the process that five newly hired flight attendants go through as they complete the eight-week training program at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters. The airline will post a new episode of the series on YouTube and the Delta News Hub every Monday and Thursday for the next ten weeks.

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