Emirates to mount global campaign to hire 5000 new cabin crew

AviationUpdatesPH.com – Emirates is mounting a global campaign to hire 5000 new cabin crew from six continents.

Image: Emirates Airbus A380 (Credit: Emirates)

The Dubai-based carrier announced plans for the global cabin crew recruitment drive as the airline expects to take on the first Airbus A350s to join its fleet later this year, followed by the Boeing 777Xs next year.

During the year, Emirates' recruitment team will host open days and assessments in more than 460 cities across six continents. Selected cabin crew recruits will then undergo the airline's eight week training course at its facility in Dubai.

In a statement, the airline said:

The recruitment drive is designed primarily for those who will soon or have recently stepped into the world of work. The airline is inviting fresh graduates with internships or part-time jobs on their résumés, those with a year or so of hospitality or customer service experience, and individuals keen to embark on an exciting career travelling the globe. The new recruits will be a part of the world’s largest international airline and one of the most iconic brands, plus they will learn hospitality and life skills from the best trainers in the business.

In 2023, Emirates hired 8000 cabin crew and held recruitment events in 353 cities as the airline ramped up its post-pandemic services. As of August 2023, the airline's cabin crew numbers crossed 20,000 with 21,500 working for the Dubai-based carrier.

Successful cabin crew recruits will then be able to join Emirates' multicultural crew representing more than 140 nationalities capable of speaking 130 languages.