Emirates is sending teams of recruitment
specialists to 27 countries on four continents between January and April, as
the airline launches a multi-national campaign to recruit new cabin crew for
its continually growing fleet.
The airline's target is to welcome on board 1,000 high calibre new cabin
crew by mid 2004, boosting numbers to over 5,000. Emirates will be looking
for male and female candidates with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, maturity, a focus on service and a positive attitude.
In January, recruiters will visit eight cities in Europe (London, Rome,
Milan, Paris, Istanbul, Ankara, Belgrade and Berlin), seven in Asia-Pacific
(Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne and Auckland), four in Africa (Cairo, Cape Town, Johannesburg and Nairobi)
and one in the Middle East (Beirut).
In February the search widens to Tokyo, Vancouver, Barcelona, Dublin
and later the East European nations of Bulgaria, Romania and Hungary.
First efforts to find candidates in Central and South America come in
March and April, when recruiters visit Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Mexico.
Teams will also tour UK cities outside London, including Birmingham and Leeds.
The award-winning airline, founded in 1985, already has around 4,000
crew serving customers on its rapidly expanding fleet, and has $26 billion
worth of orders to take the forecast number of aircraft to 133 by 2012.
Emirates offers competitive, tax-free salaries, attractive travel benefits,
career security and excellent professional development opportunities. These
include access to modern training facilities, as well as e-learning programmes for those seeking a long-term future in the company. Living
in Dubai also offers many lifestyle benefits to cabin crew.
Rick Helliwell, Emirates’ Manager Recruitment, said: “We’re looking for
team players who get along with people from all over the world and have the
confidence to relate to others in any circumstances.
“We’ve recently taken on more recruitment officers, all with experience in
top airlines. Now we’re sending them off to look for the best candidates for
these demanding and exciting careers. The job is ideal for young people,
and Dubai is one of the world's most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities.”