After a 15-year hiring freeze on non-operational roles, Air India appears to be on a recruitment spree, with plans to expand.
The Tata-owned airline, which is also India’s flag carrier, said that it had received more than 73,000 job applications for pilot and cabin crew positions. The carrier also said in just over a week it had received more than 25,000 applications from management postgraduates with three years’ experience in ground-based business roles.
Additionally, the Delhi-based airline recently opened a tech center in Kerala and has received more than 2,000 applications for professions in various departments, including developers, architects, cyber security experts, programme managers, and UX visual designers.
The airline’s chief human resources officer Suresh Dutt Tripathi told
Indian financial media outlet Livemint that an entire generation of workforce has missed the opportunity to work for Air India due to limited recruitment over the years.
“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.”