The largest international airline in the world, Emirates, has advertised thousands of cabin crew jobs for its new fleet of Airbus superjumbos.
As the airline gears up to add five A380s – each seating 517 passengers across two levels – to its existing fleet of 15 superjumbos, it is striving to entice international staff to its ranks.
The Dubai-based airline is seeking English-speaking recruits aged between 21 and 30, all of whom are technologically savvy. It is taking out adverts on various social media sites in a bid to attract young staff who are familiar with the web.
Emirates is also in competition with other major airlines, such as Qatar Airways and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad, who are also currently hiring, to become the ‘employer of choice’, Emirates’ advertising manager Sardar Khan told the Sydney Morning Herald.
Khan said, “We’ve growing rapidly and that presents a massive hiring challenge. Apple and Nike are aspirational brands and we like to think of ourselves as in that league. Your friends are going to think, wow, you’re working for them?”
Emirates is looking to increase its cabin-crew numbers by a third to 16,000 over the coming months.