So just when I thought the assessment day + recruitment process = stressed, the first week of my SEP (Safety Emergency Procedures) training proved me wrong!
The first day was a welcome introduction day to ease you in. Depending on what your learning technique is, do what is best for you to process it all. I’m a note taker so I have a pad full of pages of notes. However, if you are a practical learner, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to show off your acting skills!!
In my first week of initial SEP training, I have learnt how to evacuate an aircraft during a planned/emergency landing whether this is on land or ditching (in water) while opening the door in a safe and timely manner.
I know how to correctly identify a fire on board and how to control and extinguish it quickly and safely. How to move an incapacitated pilot, what to do during a decompression and name all the safety equipment on board.
I learnt how to digest so much different pieces of information and demonstrate it practical towards the assessors without hesitation and how to identify bombs and suspicious packages and where to safely dispose of one on board where it would do the least damage.
All this just within the first week!
They do try and make it fun for you though. The trainers will crack jokes with you and have a laugh and it makes you feel so comfortable! 😋
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