SIA Signs MOUs With Three Polytechnics For Cabin Crew Recruitment And Training
10 January 2013 - Singapore Airlines has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with three local polytechnics to facilitate joint activities related to cabin crew recruitment and training.
The MOUs are with Nanyang Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic and Temasek Polytechnic. In addition to co-operating on cabin crew recruitment activities, an internship-recruitment programme is being established under which selected students will be offered employment contracts and undergo training to become full-time cabin crew.
The MOUs also cover other areas of potential co-operation, such as curriculum development related to service, operations, and safety & security, through sharing and research with the educational institutions. Singapore Airlines will also work with the polytechnics on continued education programmes for cabin crew as part of their personal development.
“We are pleased to work with the three polytechnics through this special programme, which will enhance Singapore Airlines’ ability to continue attracting the best talent and cater to our operational needs as we grow,” said Singapore Airlines’ Acting Senior Vice President Cabin Crew, Mr Marvin Tan.
“Singapore Airlines believes strongly in programmes that benefit the communities in which we operate. These partnerships with three of Singapore’s polytechnics are consistent with our longstanding support for educational initiatives.”
Singapore Airlines employs nearly 7,500 cabin crew, seeking suitable candidates including those from various universities and polytechnics in Singapore. New crew undergo an extensive 15-week training programme which covers service delivery, customer relations, language & communication, deportment & grooming, as well as security and safety. Cabin crew also continue to undergo training on a regular basis throughout their career with Singapore Airlines, in line with the Airline's focus on constant improvement to deliver the best travel experience to our customers.