By Stacey Leasca
July 23, 2019
Air New Zealand Jobs
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As a kid, your summer jobs likely included working at a local ice cream shop, lifeguarding at a nearby beach, or babysitting younger kids in your neighborhood. Those are all well and good, but, Air New Zealand is hoping to make summer jobs even better with its latest program.

On Friday, the airline announced it is hiring a few new crew members to assist with what it believes will be its busiest summer season yet.

"Our flight attendants have set the benchmark high. They love putting on the uniform every day and enjoy the challenge of working in a dynamic industry,” Air New Zealand General Manager Cabin Crew Leeanne Langridge said in a statement. “While being a flight attendant can be incredibly fun, it's a demanding role that will push you to perform at your best. You need to be able to cope well under pressure and enjoy the fact that no two days are the same.”

According to the job listing, successful candidates will be offered either four or six month temporary contracts. As part of the job the new hires will also undergo a “condensed and intensive regulatory training course at the Air New Zealand Academy of Learning in Auckland before taking to the skies from October.” That means the usual two-month training will likely be condensed into a few days or weeks.

In exchange, Air New Zealand will pay a salary equivalent to $40,000 per year along with away from home travel allowances.

As the job posting noted, applicants must be at least 18 years of age or older. They must also have New Zealand or Australian citizenship or permanent residency. Candidates must also be willing to work holidays. Want to apply? You can do so here, just make sure to have your application in by July 28.

As Langridge added, “Many people tell me that they've thought about being a flight attendant at some stage in their lives, so this is a great chance for those people to give it a go."