After a hiring restriction on non-operational positions for 15 years, Air India appears to be on a hiring surge with intentions to grow.
The airline, which is owned by Tata and serves as India’s national carrier, reported receiving more than 73,000 applications for pilot and cabin crew vacancies. The carrier added that in less than a week, it had received more than 25,000 applications from postgraduates in management who had worked in ground-based business roles for three years.
More than 2,000 applications for positions in various departments, including developers, architects, cyber security experts, project managers, and UX graphic designers, have been submitted to the Delhi-based airline, which also just built a tech center in Kerala.
Suresh Dutt Tripathi, the airline’s head human resources officer, said
The limited hiring over the years has prevented an entire generation of workers from having the chance to work for Air India, according to the Indian financial media outlet Livemint.
“Our talent acquisition initiative is focused on identifying and recruiting the right talent in order to ensure that our human resource capabilities keep pace with the growth momentum and evolving needs of the organization,” Tripathi said.
Tripathi added: “The induction of new generation talent is also essential to bring about cultural change that will make Air India an employer of choice.”