P2 Unit 6 Travel and Tourism Essay

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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,
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Personal qualities
Pilots need to display a very special blend of personal characteristics: maturity, commitment, a technical aptitude and interest, determination to succeed, self-motivation and willingness to take on responsibility.

The qualities of a good cabin crew are approachability, warm personality, sincerity, honesty, having a humble disposition, friendliness, discipline, stable emotion, having good listening skills, rule oriented, being organised, having a cross-cultural sensitivity and understanding, adaptability, assertiveness, dedication to details and having a good sense of humour. Some airlines look for air cabin crew who can speak a second language and this will be essential if you want to be based in an overseas location.
Experience
Pilots must be at least 21 years old and have full ATPL and have a certain amount of flying hours to start flying. They will need to pass a thorough medical check.
To become a cabin crew memebr, you would be given basic training lasting between four and six weeks. This covers: security, customs and immigration regulations safety and emergency procedures first aid customer relations and passenger care currency exchange food preparation and service, and galley management

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