Emirates, a Dubai-based airline, is preparing the “groundwork for its next big growth phase” by conducting a massive global search for new pilots, cabin crew, engineers, and a host of other positions.
The airline stated on Tuesday that the “mammoth” recruitment campaign had been planned in advance of the arrival in 2024 of a brand-new fleet of cutting-edge Airbus A350 and Boeing 777-X aircraft.
The large recruitment campaign was necessary, according to Oliver Grohmann, senior vice president of human resources at Emirates, due to planned growth, network development, and a booming travel industry.
In an effort to find new flight attendants, a team of Emirates recruiters holds cabin crew hiring events annually in hundreds of cities and across six continents.
The recruitment process, according to Grohmann’s team of recruiters, has been revamped so that candidates can move from submitting their resumes in person to finishing their final interview in only one day. Within 48 hours, candidates are notified of the decision.
“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.”
Only 17,260 of the astounding 2.7 million applications the airline received in the past year were successful in receiving 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.
The airline is working to fill hundreds of customer care and IT positions as quickly as possible, and recruitment teams will also be traveling to Australia, Canada, Brazil, and South Africa in order to find hundreds of new engineers.