The International Air Transport Association has developed an online training course to help laid-off airline cabin crew members re-enter the job market.

The three-hour course will be free for those who register between February 9-23.

Iata said a survey of 800 cabin crew who have lost their jobs in the crisis found that 78% wanted help to identify skills that can enable them to transfer into other roles.

The Cabin Crew – Leveraging Professional Skills course was developed with input from former crew members to enhance expertise that can be useful in other jobs.

Crew will also learn tips for preparing for job applications and hear the experience of colleagues who have already moved to roles outside the industry.

Stéphanie Siouffi, Iata’s training director, said: “Tens of thousands of crew members have lost their jobs in this crisis.

“We hope to welcome them back to aviation, but for now many will need to seek opportunities to earn a livelihood in other sectors.

“Fortunately, they have the skills to make the transition. Applying Iata’s training expertise, we will help them to present these skills to potential employers.”

The course is part of Iata’s ongoing #WeAreAviation campaign, and details can be found on the association’s training course web page.