Become a flight attendant or Steward


Flight Attendants or Stewards are also known as cabin crew. In this role, you are responsible for the reception and security of passengers from boarding the plane to arrival at the destination airport. It is one of the most popular professions among  the training offered at the ESMA aviation school.

Before each flight, you will ensure all on-board safety equipment is functional, check security and stock levels of for-sale and catering products and prepare the cabin to accommodate passengers in the best conditions.

Share your flight with thousands of passengers

During the flight, you will perform safety demonstrations, ensure the well-being of passengers and offer on-board services such as catering and duty-free sales. You will also provide first aid in the event of a medical incident and ensure the safety of passengers on board the aircraft. You are also in constant contacts with the Pilots.

This job requires interpersonal and presentation skills, an ability to work in a team as well as a sense of responsibility, particularly for safety and first aid. The hostesses and stewards’ workspace is confined, so it’s important you are comfortable and calm in small spaces.

Cabin personnel must finally be medically fit in order to practice their profession. They are also subject to an annual maintenance of skills in firefighting, security, safety, emergency evacuations and first aid.

You will love the role of cabin crew if you enjoy travelling, are customer-service focused and can effectively work in a fast-paced environment.

Flight Attendant Training

The Cabin Crew Attestation (CCA) preparation training is available directly after the BAC if you are at least 18 years old. You must also have a satisfactory level of English as this is necessary in the profession of Cabin Crew. You do not need prior aviation experience for this training.

« Registration remains, however, subject to obtaining a swimming certificate. This certificate will detail the ability to easily perform several pre-defined exercises in the aquatic environment. A medical certificate attesting the ability of practice swimming will also be required upon registration.  »

Before you start your training, it is strongly recommended that you hold your Class 2 Medical given by a doctor approved by the DGAC, or a Medical Expertise Center for Seagoing Personnel. It is compulsory to hold this qualification to work as cabin crew on board an aircraft.

The Job of the Flight Attendant & Steward

The job description on flight attendants and stewards  allows you to obtain all information on this profession.

This is a diverse role where you are not only responsible for the safety of the aircraft and passengers, but also passenger comfort and excellence in service.

To gain employment within European airlines you must, among other things, be a CCA holder, speak conversational English and have clean presentation.

Post Bac Curriculum

What training to become a flight attendant or steward?
The Cabin Crew Attestation (CCA) preparation training is available directly after the BAC if you are at least 18 years old. You must also have a satisfactory level of English as this is necessary in the profession of Cabin Crew. You do not need prior aviation experience for this training.

Training Calendar

Find here all the sessions dates for CCA and additional training modules.

Dates may be changed according to the schedule and fill rate.