Emirates has announced its latest recruitment drive on the back of recovering air traffic figures worldwide. And much like everything else at Emirates, its latest hiring campaign is set to be massive.
Emirates ended its financial year on March 31, 2023, with more than 100,000 employees and welcomed more than 17,000 new people throughout the year. The airline is now hoping to catch the eye of a wide variety of professionals once again and expects to cover vacancies in at least 180 different roles across the company, including pilots, crew, technicians, and customer service staff.
There are jobs aplenty, but these are also fiercely competitive. The airline receives around 2.7 million applications every year from all around the world.
One of Emirates’ preferred recruitment channels is the open day, which the airline organizes regularly in hundreds of cities on all continents. This time is no different and an entire schedule is already in the works, with different sets of dates and locations depending on the professional profiles being sought.
An online information session for prospective pilots will take place on July 19, 2023, at 1pm Dubai time, with the next in-person events to follow in August across the United Kingdom and Ireland (including Dublin, Manchester, London Gatwick, and London Stansted airports). Emirates has already held similar events in Budapest, Madrid, and Lisbon this year.
The call for pilots comes with the extra incentive. As soon as next year the Dubai-based airline will be inducting new aircraft types into its fleet, including the Airbus A350 from 2024, and the Boeing 777X as soon as it becomes market-ready.
There are also opportunities for engineers, technicians, and MRO personnel, with up to 475 vacancies on offer. Open days for these professional profiles will be held in July and August 2023, in Australia, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and the UK.
And with commercial aviation being increasingly digitized, demand is also strong for IT professionals, with 400 jobs for the taking, including software engineers, cybersecurity, and digital product management.
And, finally, the always important customer service department is also recruiting across the board.
In a press release, Emirates recommended checking the airline’s careers website for more information about the different jobs available.
What seems certain is that Emirates is extremely confident about the prospects of long-haul travel.