By Shane McGinley
Abu Dhabi-based carrier says it has been inundated by applications from Sultanate
Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways wants to hire up to 400 new employees from Oman by the end of year, it was announced on Monday.
The carrier said it had received more than 3,000 applications to work for the airline from the Gulf Sultanate.
The jobs on offer range from cabin crew positions to maintenance jobs, technical engineering to cadet pilot and financing to airport ground services.
“Identifying and attracting talent, globally and locally, has always been imperative to our success. The Omani workforce is renowned for its skills and knowledge levels and we are delighted to offer eligible Omani nationals the opportunity to join Etihad Airways,” said Ray Gammell, Etihad Airways chief people and performance officer.For all the latest transport news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
A very noble gesture! what about Emiratisation are there not 400 people suitable from the huge pool of unemployed Emiratis?
You got it wrong! Etihad Airways is just about the only Company with huge Emiratisation programme. The 400 is above and beyond the massive campaign to recruit Emiratis this year.
Etihad Airways is fast growing and hence the Company needsmore than what the market can offer.