(By Ashton Morrow, Delta Air Lines)
Chosen from among thousands of applicants, Delta Air Lines flight attendants are recognized as the best in the business. And with more than 1,000 open positions for 2018, Delta is seeking dedicated, service-oriented professionals who love to be on-the-go, help others and enjoy variety in their work.
Last year 150,000 applicants applied for roughly 1,200 coveted flight attendant jobs at Delta. After reviewing 35,000 video interviews and conducting 6,000 in-person interviews, fewer than 1 percent of applicants were selected – based on those odds, it’s easier to get into an Ivy League school than to become a Delta flight attendant.
“Earning and wearing the wings of Delta is something our flight attendants are proud of and passionate about, as they should be,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President – In-Flight Service.
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“After making it through the highly competitive and exhaustive selection process, they put all their previous experience and skills to the test during our flight attendant initial training,” Ausband said.
“There’s no doubt we hire the best of the best because the caliber of people wanting to work for our great airline is top-notch. They see that what makes Delta different is our people and the unique culture we share together, and they want to be part of that winning team,” Ausband added.
To give top talent a better understanding of just what it takes to join the best in the business, Delta is launching the ‘Earning our Wings’ mini-series.
A new episode will post each Monday and Thursday to YouTube and the Delta News Hub for the next 10 weeks, chronicling the journey of five new hires as they make their way through the eight-week training program each new flight attendant must complete at Delta’s Atlanta headquarters. (Full Story Here)