P2 Unit 6 Travel and Tourism

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Unit 6: Preparing for Employment in Travel & Tourism Task 2: CAREER FACTFILE: JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN THE TRAVEL AND TOURISM SECTOR Job Title 1: Airline Pilot Job Title 2: Cabin Crew Job role Airline pilots are responsible for flying passengers and/or cargo on long or short-haul flights for leisure, business or commercial purposes. Air cabin crew members make sure that airline passengers have a comfortable, safe and pleasant flight. Air cabin crew member must be polite, well-spoken and have a positive approach Main duties & responsibilities The job of a pilot comes with heavy responsibility and personal commitment. There is more to the role than just flying the plane, which has to be done safely and economically,…show more content…
During this time your performance would be checked by trainers or senior crew members. You would have to pass regular exams to test your knowledge of safety and emergency procedures, and to make sure you meet official first aid requirements. Other factors, e.g. location, CRB disclosures, driving licence It is recommended that before candidates you begin any training you take the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) Class One Medical. It is a requirement that all airline pilots pass this medical, and if they do not, they will not be able to complete the training to achieve the ATPL. Criminal record checks can play a key role in your personnel security regime, both at the pre-employment stage and as a tool in personnel security aftercare. The Department for Transport) requires a basic criminal record disclosure for certain roles. This shows unspent convictions only. Candidates also must be able to swim for 25m unaccompanied. Cabin Crew candidates must go through a CRB check. To be successful candidates must not have a criminal record and in some cases not even a caution. Candidates also must be able to swim for 25m unaccompanied. Depending on what airline you work for, you must hold a driving license e.g. Flybe require candidates to have a valid driving licence. Progression: Opportunities for promotion & progression Newly qualified pilots start with an airline as a copilot, where they will be second in command on the aircraft. The captain has the overall

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