UAE Based Etihad, Emirates and Flydubai airlines hiring Now

U.A.E Airlines, Etihad, Fly Dubai, Emirates have invited candidates for different job categories and posted job openings on their official websites.
If you want your career to take flight, here are some openings in UAE airlines that can help you chart your way up:
 Etihad Airways
 Abu Dhabi's flag carrier has multiple job openings for positions based not only in the UAE but also in larger GCC region and worldwide.
  •      Cabin Crew
  •      In-flight Chef
  •      Sales Representative - New York
  •      Captain B787
  •      Head of Social Media
  •      Country Manager - Lebanon
  •      Finance Officer - Berlin

Emirates Airlines

Recently, it was named the world's best airline by travel community website TripAdvisor. Here is your golden opportunity to be based in certain parts of the world:
  •     Travel Document Check/Profiler     UAE
  •      Purchasing Manager (dnata Travel)     Mauritius
  •      Equipment Operator/Driver  -Airport Operations     Dubai, UAE
  •      Travel Executive     India
  •      Cabin Crew (UAE Nationals Only)     Dubai, UAE


Dubai's premier budget airline is looking for captains and first officers. They also have openings for those who prefer to be on the ground.
  •     Captain - Type Rated
  •     First Officer - Type Rated
  •     Flight Dispatch Trainee
  •     eCommerce Content Specialist

Graduates to get 'job-focused' tourism training in Dubai

A new vocational tourism college will launch to train fresh graduates in areas of the hospitality sector and educate future tourism professionals starting September, it was announced on Tuesday.Dubai College of Tourism (DCT), launched by Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), will offer courses in five faculties- Tourism, Events, Hospitality, Retail and Culinary Arts - to help young graduates learn a trade and soft skills from established professionals in the industry.

College representatives said the 'job-focused' training will help give students a detailed introduction to the different fields in tourism through a one-year certificate or two-year diploma, to enable them to decide the direction they would like their career to take.
DCT will accept the first intake of students in its foundation course titled "introduction to the Tourism Industry" from September 2017 onwards. The course will offer an introduction to each faculty, which will be available from January 2018 as in-depth certificate and diploma courses.

The opening of the institution is in line with Dubai Tourism's strategy that aims to welcome 20 million visitors to the city by 2020.Essa bin Hadher, The General Manager of Dubai College of Tourism, said the college will help fill the vocational education gap in Dubai.
"Vocational education is lacking in Dubai. We can see the number of hotels and new attractions coming up and the gap created this has created," said bin Hadher.

"We have to fill this gap, which is human capital. Vocational education is required to assist in bringing students from schools to industry and give them the basic information about tourism."Only one to three percent of Dubai's students enrolls in vocational education after high school, which leads to labor shortages within key industries in the future.

Dubai's tourism sector set to employ a workforce of more than 500,000 by 2020.

The college's program, to be accredited by Dubai's Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), will help nurture and hone the talent of Dubai's young people, both expat, and Emirati, who want to study, work and succeed.

It will have an advisory board of key stakeholders within Dubai's tourism sector to help train students. It has also partnered with Australian vocational educational experts TAFE SA, whose advisors will be providing curriculum development support and teacher training expertise.

Training current tourism employees

The college will also offer a 3-month training program for employees in the tourism sector.The online-based Dubai Way will educate employees, sponsored by their companies, on customer service, marketing, communication, and problem-solving. Through a series of videos, it will cover different areas of Dubai culture, history, transport and safety to crisis management.

Michael Petrillose, Academic Director at DCT, said the video-based program will help unify the starting point of employees in the tourism sector.

"Unlike competing countries, Dubai has the challenge that many of its front-facing customer employees are from outside the city. The program will help educate them about the history, knowledge and customer service skills vital in the industry," said Peterillose.

The college will also offer Dubai Expert program that will address challenges faced by foreign travel agents.

 DCT programmes

Five vocational courses in Tourism, Events, Hospitality, Retail and Culinary Arts

Dubai Way that will train current employees in tourism sector on Dubai culture and history

Dubai Expert that will address challenges faced by foreign travel agents

DCT is now accepting applications for the September 2017 'Introduction to the Tourism Industry' Applicants can apply through

Qatar Airways to hire cabin crew from Dubai

Qatar Airways is holding a recruitment event in Dubai this month to hire new cabin crew, according to the airline’s recent career advisory.

The candidate screening in the emirate, scheduled to take place on April 28, is part of a series of events the Gulf carrier has scheduled worldwide to expand its flight staff.

The airline is also looking to hire applicants from various cities in Asia, Europe, and Africa, including Cebu, Philippines; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Brussels, Belgium; Durban, South Africa; Athens, Greece; Yerevan, Armenia, and Kuwait.

Candidates are being enticed to join the carrier’s growing cabin crew with a tax-free compensation package, plus a chance to travel the world. “Dinner in Paris, lunch in New York, breakfast in Montreal, while cruising around the world at 40,000 feet on some of the most modern aircraft in the world is definitely not your typical office job,” the airline said on its website.

Interested applicants are advised to wear a formal business attire and bring along their CV, including one passport photocopy, one passport photograph, one full-length photo and one photocopy of their highest education certificate.Operating in more than 150 destinations and currently undergoing a rapid expansion, the Doha-based carrier has announced new routes that will kick off this year.

A planned expansion for 2017-2018 will see new flights introduced to various destinations, including Nice, France; Dublin, Ireland; Chiang Mai, Thailand; Las Vegas, United States and Canberra, Australia, among many others.

Last year, the airline introduced flights to 14 new destinations and acquired 19 additional aircraft. As of April 2017, its fleet on order includes more than 300 aircraft: 110 Boeing 777Xs, 10 Boeing 777-300ER, 66 Airbus A350s, 30 Boeing 787s, 4 Boeing 777F, 75 Airbus A320 Neos, 6 Airbus A380-800s, 8 Airbus A330 Freighters and 60 Boeing 737 MAX 8.

Recruitment events:

  • Brussels, Belgium- May 6 , Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
  • Durban, South Africa- May 6, Hilton Durban
  • Athens, Greece- May 7, Athenaeum Intercontinental
  • Yerevan, Armenia- May 6, Opera Suite Hotel
  • Kuwait- April 28, Movenpick Hotel & Resort
  • Dubai, UAE- April 28 (between 2 pm and 8 pm), Nassima Royal Hotel (formerly Radisson Royal Hotel Dubai)
  • Cebu City, Philippines- April 30, Radisson Blu
  • Chiang Mai, Thailand- April 25, Holiday Inn Chiang Mai

All recruitment events, except the screening in Dubai, will start at 9am sharp.

Air India to hire over 80 junior pilots for Boeing planes

State-owned Air India is hiring over 80 junior pilots for its wide-body Boeing B777 and B787 aircraft to meet the shortage of cockpit crew. The process to induct these first officers or co-pilots is in the final stage and they are expected to join Air India by next month, an airline source said.

Air India currently has about 170 co-pilots to steer its 15 B777 and 23 B787 planes as against a requirement of over 370, the source said. It is scheduled to take delivery of four more Boeing 787 as well as three B777 between July this year and March next year.

The airline operates these planes majorly on its long and ultra-long haul routes. “As many as 95 candidates were selected for the simulator test after they cleared the written examination. Of these, 85 could clear the simulator test and they are now in the process of joining Air India,” the source said.

These candidates are already type rated on narrow body Boeing 737 and conversion as pilots for the wide-body B737 can be done easily, he said. “Conversion from a narrow body Boeing pilot to a wide-body Boeing aircraft pilot is easier than from Airbus to Boeing or vice versa as the training period then gets reduced from eight sessions to about four sessions,” the source said.

This, in turn, reduces the type rating cost as well, he said. Of the 85 co-pilots who are expected to join the airline in May, 45 are likely to be deployed on B777s and the remaining 40 on B787s, he said.

Type rating is a regulating agencies’ certification given to a pilot to fly a certain aircraft type that requires additional training, which involves huge cost, beyond the scope of the initial license and aircraft class training.

According to the source, a B777 requires a set (each set has two pilots) of 13 pilots (26 pilots) and a set of eight pilots (16 pilots) is needed for operating a Boeing 787. There are nearly 90 co-pilots currently on B777 fleet and 80 first officers on B787s. “Going by the standard requirement, the airline needs at least 195 co-pilots for 15 B777s and 184 for 23 B787s. Moreover, seven more such planes are going to be added in the fleet in the next one year. So even after inducting 85 more pilots, the shortage will remain,” the source added.

Bosch to hire 3,000 people for its engineering operations in 2017

Auto components maker Bosch said it will hire 3,000 people for its engineering operations across the country and soon start work on the second phase expansion of its technology development centre in Bengaluru, its biggest engineering facility outside parent country Germany

Most of the new recruits will be fresh graduates from engineering colleges in the fields of software, IT, analytics and other technologies, Soumitra Bhattacharya, managing director of Bosch, stated

Bhattacharya, who took over from former India head Steffen Berns last year, said the second phase development will start in the “near future. “The company started the first phase expansion in September, at an investment of about $50 million. That has the capacity to accommodate about 3,000 engineers. The facility will house the majority of the local development -including R&D centres of Bosch, Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, and Bosch Home Appliances.

Bosch works in a number of technology areas including connected cars, IoT (internet of things), artificial intelligence and more for its businesses that include mobility solutions, industrial technology, consumer goods, and energy and building technology.

Gulf Education and Training Exhibition offered jobs for Fresh graduates in UAE

The main challenge that also lies ahead of academic institutions is preparing students for future jobs that don't yet exist, said Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education on the sidelines of the 29th edition of the Gulf Education and Training Exhibition (GETEX).

"We witnessed this year a larger number of students who were sent abroad with scholarships for higher education, which increases connection to workplace and the employability for expats and Emiratis," said Belhoul. "The challenge now is finding stronger link between the outcomes of higher education and the workforce," he said.

To address this gap, Modul University Dubai has announced a one-month paid internship for students enrolling for any of its undergraduate and Master's programmes. The university will send students for internships with its corporate partners including banks, insurance companies and industrial manufacturers to prepare them for the workplace.

"Instead of granting them gifts or scholarships for joining, we are investing in their future and we have seen a strong demand doing so," said Zaid Maleh, the university's managing director. He added that the internship will not only enhance students' employability, but also offer operational insights at Dubai's institutions. Over 140 students are currently pursuing various courses at the university - the only institution specialised in the tourism and hospitality sector.

Maleh added that the university is also introducing new sustainability in management and development programmes, besides ones in renewable energy and sustainable tourism to prepare students for future jobs. New bachelor fields in entrepreneurship and digital marketing are also seeing a strong demand.

Abu Dhabi University, which is opening a new branch in Dubai Knowledge Park with 14 new postgraduate programmes in business, engineering and international relations among other fields, is also focusing on equipping students for recruitment in an ever-changing workplace.

Among the new programmes that will be offered in its Dubai branch starting Spetember is the Master of Strategic Leadership, Engineering Management, and Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture, and Master of Information Technology. Charles Diab, director, university advancement, said programmes equipped with technological advancements increased graduates' placement rates in workplace or post grad schools by 90 per cent.

He noted that these academic programmes are designed to cater to skills needed in the workplace. The university, which currently has about 7,000 students from 70 nationalities studying in its Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses, also offered a digital marketing programme in addition to teaching students to implement technology in business and robotics and mobile apps in engineering. "Technology, innovation, entrepreneurship are the buzz words of the future. We have to equip our students on free and independent thinking," said Diab.

Anselm Godinho, the managing director of International Conferences and Exhibitions, GETEX's organiser, said one of the main aims of the event is to introduce segments that involve students with activity-based education outside classrooms. "We want to help students get more involved in the type of education that would get them jobs," said Godinho.

He added that as the job market becomes competitive, more opportunities open in postgraduate education to help graduates climb the ladder.

While the UAE has witnessed an increase of future-specific nuclear and space programme - about 20 new programmes - have been introduced during GETEX - Godinho said there must be a link between the industry and universities.

"Industries will have to make sure their employees are feeding into the market growth, and this won't happen if both sides didn't work together," he said.

"While that link isn't happening now due to the disconnection between public and private, it will happen overtime. It is inevitable," he said.

UAE Based Etihad, Emirates and Flydubai airlines hiring Now

U.A.E Airlines, Etihad, Fly Dubai, Emirates have invited candidates for different job categories and posted job openings on their o...