Etihad embarks on Oz recruitment to support expansion

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Etihad Airways has launched a major recruitment drive in Australia as it seeks new staff to support its ambitious expansion plans Down Under.

The Abu Dhabi airline said it is seeking Australian nationals interested in joining as cabin crew, food and beverage managers, and qualified in-flight chefs.

Interested candidates are being urged to apply online at www.careers.etihadairways.com, ahead of scheduled recruitment days next month.

The recruitment days will take place in Sydney on Monday February 10 and in Melbourne on Wednesday February 12.

Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways' vice president guest services, said: "To support the rapid, dynamic expansion of Etihad Airways , we are delighted to host our recruitment drive in Australia, a key market for the airline.

"We hope to attract individuals with a great passion for guest service and hospitality to join our multinational and multicultural cabin crew team.

"We are proud to have the world's leading airline cabin crew within our team, who are the face of our brand, and work in a range of roles including flight attendants, in-flight chefs and food and beverage managers."

Successful applicants undergo a seven-week safety and service training programme conducted at Etihad's Training Academy in Abu Dhabi.

Nearly 350 Australian nationals currently work for Etihad Airways, including 52 pilots and 83 cabin crew.

Etihad Airways currently flies double daily to Sydney in conjunction with the airline's partner, Virgin Australia, and daily to Brisbane and Melbourne.

Direct flights from Abu Dhabi to Perth, Western Australia, will commence from July 15.

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