London City Fleet FAQs
We are unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the UK. We do not offer migrant sponsorship for this role. You must have the permanent right to live and work in the UK at the time of application; documents will be checked at assessment and if you do not have the right to live and work in the UK you will be sent home.
We are only recruiting for permanent, full time positions.
No, we can only accept applications for one of our fleets ie. Mixed Fleet, London Gatwick or London City. If you submit more than one application we will not be able to progress with your application until you have withdrawn any other current Cabin Crew applications.
We will update you on this information as the campaign progresses. However, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, as it is our intention to invite successful applicants in for assessment within a short time frame.
We are unable to reimburse any travel expenses.
All of our assessments for these roles take place at the British Airways Head Office (5 minutes from London Heathrow airport). We do not offer Skype interviews or overseas assessments for these roles.
Details will be provided to you if you are invited to our assessment day.
If you have booked an assessment with us then you must attend on this date. If you do not show for your assessment and have not been in contact with us prior to this date, we will withdraw your application; you will be able to reapply after 6 months.
Our aim is to contact you as soon as possible to let you know the outcome of your application.
You can re-apply for the Cabin Crew role in 6 months’ time.
If you are successful in your assessment, we will send you a provisional offer of employment. The provisional offer of employment will not include a start date as this is subject to the first stage of essential pre-employment vetting and security checks. Once we receive your acceptance of the provisional offer of employment, we will start the first stage of pre-employment vetting, this will take approximately 6 weeks. A 3rd party company will conduct the checks on behalf of British Airways, and you will be sent a link to provide your pre-employment history. You will have 7 days to register your information, if you do not register within 7 days, British Airways will withdraw your application. For the first stage of pre-employment vetting you will be asked to provide comprehensive history for the last 5 years in both the UK and overseas, this includes employment, education and any gaps of over 28 days. Your current employer will not be contacted at this stage.
Once we complete the first stage of pre-employment vetting we will send you a conditional offer of employment with a start date. Once we receive your acceptance of our conditional offer, we will send you a contract of employment and will progress to the final stage of pre-employment vetting. For the final stage we will contact your current employer and be provided with details on how to obtain your criminal record check required for cabin crew roles.
Annual leave cannot be taken during your new entrant training. You can request leave once you join for any pre-booked holidays within the first few months of employment, however this is not guaranteed to be granted and there may be times when we are unable to grant the requested leave, especially around school and bank holiday periods. We will require evidence of a holiday booking made prior to the date of your assessment day although the requested leave is still not guaranteed. Any annual leave required to cover a holiday would be deducted from your annual leave entitlement. Our holiday year runs from April to March and you would only be entitled to annual leave pro rata for the duration of your employment for that year with a maximum of 14 days to be taken between April and September. Any requests that fall outside of the current holiday year will need to be made in the appropriate holiday year.
You should not plan any holidays within the 6 weeks of joining as cabin crew. Annual leave can be requested once you have started your training course but not over any days you have essential training.
BA CityFlyer training length varies between 30-32 days including days off. All training schedules may fall over weekends and days off will be varied.
Training will take place at British Airways London City, City Aviation House, London City Airport and you may be required travel to other training facilities to undertake parts of the training course.
A typical roster pattern at BA CityFlyer can vary from 2 to 5 sectors (flights) per day. Our crew also nightstop in many of our destinations and can often be away from home for anything up to 5 days. Each month you have the opportunity to submit a request for certain days off or particular flights, although these cannot always be guaranteed. Rosters are published monthly, approximately 3 weeks in advance.
BACF currently operate a fleet of 76-seat Embraer 170s and 98-seat Embraer 190SR.
BA CityFlyer serve a variety of business and leisure destinations in Europe out of London City Airport.
BA Cityflyer's uniform policy requires that tattoos must never be visible outside the uniform.
As a guide, areas shown in grey on this diagram will not be covered by BA’s standard issue uniform. Additionally, as all our uniform shirts are white, you will be required to wear an appropriate white undergarment if you have a tattoo on your upper body in the blue area, so that your tattoo is in no way visible through the uniform shirt.
Please note that covering tattoos with plasters, tights, jewellery or watches in the grey areas is not permitted and it will remain your personal responsibility that tattoos are never visible when in uniform.
Covering tattoos with plasters, tights, jewellery or watches in the grey areas on the tattoo diagram is not permitted and it will remain your personal responsibility that tattoos are never visible when in uniform.
No. A tongue piercing is not permitted. You will be required to remove any items from your tongue for training and duty.
No. This is not permitted.
Our uniform standards require you to meet a groomed look that meets conventional standard. For women, you will need to have a styled look with hair and makeup that would be appropriate in a professional environment and complements our uniform. For men, your hair must meet a conventional style which is appropriate for a professional environment, shaven or sculptured styles and long hair are not permitted. Dyed hair must be of a natural colour for both men and women.