Graduation Day!

20 Jun

Yesterday was a pretty special day for me. After 6 months in Dubai I have finally graduated!

My job has taken me to so many different countries, I’ve served hundreds of meals and drinks to passengers from all over the world, I’ve tried food I never even imagined eating and made some of the best friends I could ask for.

Bright and early we got up to go back to training college, where we had spent so much time learning, writing exams, and practising for life in the sky. We all had our batch “photoshoot” on stage and then spent the morning going over what we had learnt, chatting with some of the SFS’s and pursers who were also graduating and taking lots of pictures.

After a quick lunch break it was time for the most important part, the actual graduation! After a few speeches we all went on stage one by one to collect our certificates from our managers and once our batch was all up we were told to take a bow (making sure our hats didn’t fall off!) After all the ab-initio batches had gone up the seniors went to collect their certificates and say a few words which was lovely to watch. We finished off the afternoon with a few more speeches and a video and photo compilation from training college. I spotted myself in a couple of the pictures!

Even though I’ve been flying since February it was still pretty exciting to finally graduate and be able to officially say I’m a part of the World’s Best Airline (which happened to be announced the night before!). Once the ceremony was over we headed upstairs for some cake! Joey was enlisted as photographer and took lots of pictures of us!

That evening a whole big group of us went to the Shangri La for dinner and then us girls headed over to Mahiki! These 6 months in Dubai have gone so quickly and I have had such a good time, let’s hope the next 6 months and more are just as good!



10 Responses to “Graduation Day!”

  1. Richard Gould June 20, 2013 at 13:43 #

    Congratulations ! All the best for the next 6 months.

  2. Elis June 22, 2013 at 11:06 #

    First of all, congrats! Wish you all the best for next few years! And please keep on writing! I love your blog so much! Can’t wait to read more! 🙂

    • thedubaidiaries June 23, 2013 at 09:08 #

      Thanks so much, I’m really glad you enjoy reading my blog! 🙂

  3. Anonymous June 22, 2013 at 22:12 #


  4. Joana June 27, 2013 at 03:32 #

    I am so happy for you honey! Loved your blog and thanks for talking about the graduation day cause anyone has ever done it on this kinds of blogs! Keep writing and best wishes with your flights miss trolley dolley! :b
    Kisses from portugal

    • thedubaidiaries June 27, 2013 at 08:19 #

      Thank you so much! I’m really glad you enjoy reading! 🙂 Rachel xx

  5. Ana June 28, 2013 at 15:17 #

    I love reading your blog it really inspires me to apply for Emirates!:) I was wondering if you could tell me if Emirates accepts girls from all heights? Because I’m 5”9 and all the girls seem to be petite. Thank you and I look forward to keep reading your blog!!

    • thedubaidiaries July 1, 2013 at 10:03 #

      Hi Ana, thanks so much for reading! Yes there’s no maximum height, just a minimum that you have to be able to reach. I’ve flown with loads of tall girls before, I’m 1m70 so average height but it won’t be a problem if you’re tall! 🙂

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