Malaysia Airlines has launched MH EDGILE, an
upskilling and reskilling programme for employees.
The programme is open to more than 2,000 employees
- mainly pilots, cabin crew and other front-line staff - who are
affected by the current reduced network and operational capacity.
The programme enables employees
to lend their expertise and services to support the long-term
business sustainability of the company, and explore new avenues to
grow and develop their potential within the company.
Subject to approval,
the employees will be temporarily re-assigned to
support other departments that require workforce for critical
roles or job functions resulting from the constrained workforce
due to added deliverables and attrition.
Group Chief Executive Officer of Malaysia Aviation
Group (MAG), Captain Izham Ismail said, “With the pandemic still
showing little sign of improvement, forcing some airlines to halt
operations and ground almost fleet, it is important for us to
prepare our workforce with new skill sets to become more efficient
in their current roles or shift into emerging positions as well as
to support the business goals. This is the perfect time for the
staff to reinvent themselves.”
This initiative is offered on a voluntarily basis and
is subject to job pre-requisites and selection criteria of the
All assignments will be on a full-time
basis; however, employees will still be allowed to maintain their
job license validity. The period of the interim assignment will be
dependent on the company’s business and operational requirements.
Employees with the approved application will be equipped with the
knowledge and new skill sets through coaching and training to
prepare for the new role.
Malaysia Airlines Berhad’s Group Chief Human
Capital Officer, Dato' Mohd Khalis Abdul Rahim said, "We are on
our journey to transform MAG employees into future workforce
adaptable to new challenges and ready for what lies ahead of us in
the post-COVID19 world. At MAG, we strongly believe in developing
talents and creating a culture of continuous improvement to drive
the long-term business sustainability of the Group. We are embracing the Lean and Agile work culture
and digitalisation simultaneously to take full advantage of the
opportunities the new norm has to offer. Therefore, improving work
qualities and amplifying learning are central to success.”