Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Emirates Supports Uae Nationals At Careers Fair

DUBAI, U.A.E, 28th March 2009 - The Emirates Group is once again supporting the country’s Emiratisation drive, by taking an active part in the Annual Career Fair to be held in Dubai World Trade Centre from 29th to 31st March 2009.

A strong supporter of Emiratistaion since commencing operations in 1985, Emirates has worked hard to recruit and retain UAE nationals, providing them with the exciting opportunity to give UAE nationals a chance to learn about, and develop meaningful careers in aviation.

HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group said: “The Annual Careers Fair is an ideal platform to raise awareness of the opportunities available within the Emirates Group for UAE nationals. Emirates has always been committed to recruiting Emiratis and helping them cultivate their careers and we will continue to support them now and into the future. We understand this year will be a very challenging year for almost all employers, however we will continue supporting national recruitment and taking it on priority.”

“We will thoroughly review each application and provide opportunities for the candidates to be assessed in order to determine the best available vacancy that matches their profile.”

At the 2008 Annual Careers Fair, the Emirates Group stand received over 3900 applications for employment. This year, Emirates Group expects a record number of job seekers to pass by its stand E4- 1 in Hall 3, which has been enhanced with new and exciting facilities to cater to the expected increase in demand.

The new stand will span two levels and will be installed with 10 internet stations to encourage paper free applications. An initial medical pre-screening for UAE nationals who have expressed interest in the cadet pilot program will also be undertaken on the stand by specialized Nurses.

Staff and management of Emirates’ National Recruitment & Development department will be at the company’s stand to discuss career development opportunities with visitors throughout the exhibition. In addition, UAE national pilots, cabin crew and engineers will be available to share their experiences of training and working in the Emirates Group and to answer visitors’ queries.

Key programmes offered by the Emirates Group include;

National High School programme, covering a range of diverse areas such as; Sky Cargo, Dnata Airport Services, IT, Sales, Group Security and facilities
Apprentice Mechanic (Dnata Technical) programme
English language trainee programme
Cadet pilot and cabin crew programmes
Diploma Graduate training programme
Aircraft Mechanics (Emirates Engineering) programme
Graduate training programme (National Higher Diploma / Bachelor) for HR, Corporate Communications, Performance Development, Industry travel, D&LM, Commercial Operations, Airport Services, IT , Finance, Dnata Travel Services, Hotel & Resort, CASA, YM and Flight Operations
For more information on careers within the Emirates Group visit www.emiratesgroupcareers.com

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