Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines with one of the world’s most modern fleet, reveals what it takes to join the ranks of their pilots – and what is offered in return.

What are the main values guiding Emirates work ethic?

At Emirates, we strive to provide a safe and unparalleled flying experience for our customers. This is the central value that guides all activities at our workplace.

What are the main benefits of working at Emirates?

Working for Emirates, pilots operate a modern, state of the art, all – widebody fleet of Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 aircraft. Emirates is the largest operator globally of these aircraft types. Our network includes over 155 destinations across six continents. Pilots therefore get experience of flying the aircraft to a wide variety of global destinations. In addition to a competitive tax-free salary including a housing allowance, Emirates also provides other benefits such as insurance, free chauffer transfer to and from the pilot’s residence and discounts on shopping and leisure activities in Dubai.

What is the attitude you expect from your employees?

In addition to the required technical skills, the role of a pilot for Emirates requires that the candidate be a responsible and reliable person with strong communication skills and someone who is a good team player. We have a truly multi-cultural working environment at Emirates. Currently we have staff from over 160 nationalities in the company and our pilots come from over 100 countries. Pilots would therefore also need to have an open mind to be able to work well with such a diverse team.

In three words, how would you describe the work environment at Emirates?

Forward-looking, Innovative and Dynamic.


Interested at career at Emirates? Meet them at the Pilot Career Show in Amsterdam on May 10th, 2018. Aiming to provide current and aspiring aviators with the opportunity to meet their peers, share career advice, experiences and to learn the dos and don’ts of building a career in aviation, the event is expecting over 300 attendees and 12 hiring aviation companies. For more information and entrance pass please visit https://www.pilotcareershow.com/.