As Covid-19 restrictions lifted globally with the accelerated distribution of vaccines, Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, plans to recruit more than 6,000 staff over the next six months.
The company plans to add pilots, cabin crew, engineering specialists, and ground staff to meet the unexpected recovery in demand for travel.
The company said in a statement, “We have already restored 90 per cent of our network and are on track to reach 70 per cent of our pre-pandemic capacity by the end of 2021,”
Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, and CEO of The Emirates Group said. “Emirates has always been at the heart of Dubai’s growth. Our requirement for 6,000 additional operational staff signifies the quick recovery Dubai’s economy is witnessing and will lead to opportunities and other positive developments across various other businesses, including those in the consumer, travel and tourism sectors,”
In the month of September 2021, the airline had said it would recruit 3,000 cabin crew and 500 airport services employees to join its Dubai base to support operational requirements.
“As travel demand gains more traction than was earlier anticipated, Emirates will now require an additional 700 ground staff in Dubai and across its network,” the airline said. The airline is also recruiting 600 qualified pilots in Dubai.
The company will reinforce its engineering team by hiring 1,200 skilled technical staff, comprising aircraft engineers and engineering support staff, to be based in Dubai and outstations.
Being based in Dubai, Emirates offers its Cabin Crew an international lifestyle, an attractive tax-free salary, free quality accommodation and the opportunity to work with an award-winning multicultural team. Salaries for Cabin Crew are competitive and packages of attractive travel benefits and excellent professional development opportunities are available.
The airline also said,” Working with Emirates will give you endless opportunities: to meet and work with people from over 120 nationalities; to increase your skills and rapidly advance your career,”
“Currently, high performing Cabin Crew have been able to attain the position of Flight Purser within five years and many have also become trainers in-cabin service,” It said
“Many people in middle and upper management joined the airline as Cabin Crew and now work in other departments. Opportunities abound: waiting for you to pursue them, based on the performance of course!” It added.