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Emirates launches Cabin Crew Recruitment Drive

Travel News Asia 26 December 2003

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: Were 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.

Weve recently taken on more recruitment officers, all with experience in top airlines. Now were 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.

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