A career in corporate aviation is very different from that of typical airline crew. No 2 days are the same and it is both rewarding and challenging.
Rewarding, exciting but not always easy.
You will be working for high profile clients on their private jets. It is a very unique position and extremely rewarding, You may be on call 24/7 during your days on duty. The most important thing potential crew should know is that the role of VIP/corporate crew is demanding and has its challenges like any job, expect long hours and be prepared for anything. However, the job often offers extensive breaks down-route in some of the most amazing places on earth. It is not uncommon to have more days chilling on the beach than actually flying. But this will naturally vary from job to job.
“However, the job often offers extensive breaks down-route in some of the most amazing places on earth. It is not uncommon to have more days chilling on the beach than actually flying. But this will naturally vary from job to job.”
Salaries are usually very good.
Salaries are usually good, on a full-time contract you will be paid a basic salary between £2000-2500 a month plus allowances. A more experienced crew member can earn between £3000-4000 basic plus allowances. On top of this, your meals, WIFI and dry cleaning may well be covered depending on your contract. Some companies offer a rotation which can be anything from two weeks on duty/two weeks off – one month on duty/one month off and two months on duty/one month off.
Competition can be fierce
“At Elite Crew Ltd we help our students land their first job.”
Most VIP and corporate crew jobs require VIP or first-class experience of at least two years or more. At Elite Crew Ltd we offer specialised training enabling individuals without the above experience a chance of landing their dream job. Competition can be fierce, the world of private aviation is an elite and private world and most of the jobs are by word of mouth, so networking is a crucial part of becoming a VIP crew. There are various operations who advertise so do your research, send out your CV to charter and owner-operators even if you have not seen an advertisement of a job opening as jobs are often kept just as much a secret as the operation its self is. Register with agencies to increase your chances and check websites which advertise aviation jobs. At Elite Crew Ltd we help our students land their first job. We have many contacts in the industry who are often looking for crew. Do make sure your CV stands out and has a professional photo of yourself, aircraft types and experience should be highlighted. If you send a covering letter, tailor the letter to the operators' requirements and sell yourself with your experience and skills.
Fly with Royals, superstars and billionaires.
Becoming a VIP flight attendant requires hard work and dedication, do your research and learn new skills. If you work hard enough you are more than likely going to get a response from an application offering you your dream job. Working as VIP/corporate crew will give you an opportunity to meet people you never could on a regular job, such as Royal family members, superstars and billionaires and you will travel to places you have never been to before. We can help you take the first step by completing our online VIP Aspire course.