Emirates is going on a massive global hunt for new pilots, cabin crew, engineers, and a raft of other roles as the Dubai-based airline lays the “groundwork for its next big growth phase”.
The carrier said on Tuesday that the “mammoth” recruitment campaign had been timed in preparation for a new fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A350s and Boeing 777-Xs which will start being delivered in 2024.
Oliver Grohmann, Emirates’ senior vice president of human resources, said projected growth, network expansion, a buoyant travel market and an optimistic outlook overall necessitated the need for the massive recruitment campaign.
A team of Emirates recruiters are holding cabin crew hiring events across six continents and in hundreds of cities a year in the hunt for new flight attendants.
Grohmann said his team of recruiters had redesigned the recruitment process so that candidates could go from submitting their resumes in person to completing their final interview in just one day. Candidates are contacted with the decision just 48 hours later.
“The Emirates Group has built an extraordinary reputation as an employer of choice and as a trailblazing force in aviation,” Grohmann commented. “People aspire to be part of the Group’s growth story and its ambitions as well as work and live in Dubai, one of the world’s safest, most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities.”
In the last year alone, the airline received a staggering 2.7 million applications, but only 17,260 of those were lucky enough to get a job offer.
Along with more cabin crew, Emirates is also on the hunt for new pilots and is currently holding open days in the United Kingdom and Ireland, following similar events in Budapest, Madrid and Lisbon last month.
Recruitment teams will also be heading to Australia, Canada, Brazil, and South Africa in the search for hundreds of new engineers, while there are also hundreds of customer service and IT roles that the airline is trying to fill as fast as possible.