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Aviation: Crew

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 126641, tabled on 21 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to (a) British Airways and (b) other airlines to help recruit more cabin crew staff.

Answered on

25 February 2022

Supporting the UK’s aviation workforce is a key priority for the Department for Transport, and this includes supporting airlines to help recruit and retain workers.

We launched the Aviation Skills Retention Platform (ASRP) in February 2021 to support the retention of skills within the sector by offering increased visibility of recruitment opportunities. Since its launch, over 100 businesses have registered on the ASRP, including British Airways and 6 other major UK airlines.

In addition, we launched Talentview Aviation (TVA) in November 2021, to help employers showcase apprenticeship, traineeship, and graduate vacancies. Both platforms provide airlines with the capability to advertise recruitment opportunities for a range of roles, including cabin crew.

In addition, through our Reach for the Sky skills outreach programme, we work with industry and educators to raise the profile of the roles available in the aviation sector, including for cabin crew.