Emirates Group inks deal with ENDP
Dubai, March 12, 2012
Dubai national airline Emirates has signed a MoU with Emirates National Development Programme (ENDP) to encourage career development for high school graduates.
The MoU will specifically address the need for operational staff; such as pilots, cabin crew, engineering and airport services, said a statement from the airline.
Successful candidates will be placed in front-line areas such as the brand new Concourse 3 and in Emirates Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, the newly-appointed Tawasul call centre and in Emirates Engineering facility.
As the high school graduates will be the face of Emirates, representing both the company and the UAE, Emirates is looking for bright applicants with positive attitudes, with interest in the aviation industry who have great communication skills and English proficiency.
“As the aviation and tourism industries continue to expand, Emirates recognizes that there will be continuing need for qualified employees at all levels of our organisation,” said Nasser bin Kherbash, Divisional Senior VP, HR Development and Employee Services.
“The MoU with ENDP is the perfect approach to support our UAE citizens at the high school graduate level, developing both their talent and preparing them for career growth at Emirates, as well as filling the need for this much-needed skill set going forward,” he noted.
Essa Al Mulla, executive director Knowledge & Human Development Authority said, “Our partnership with Emirates Group, which extends today to more than 6 years, is a testament of our commitment to ensure placement of National candidates in the workforce of the UAE; recognizing that the tourism and hospitality sectors will see incredible growth going forward.”
'Emirates has a clearly stated mission to support UAE nationals and to respect the national culture through its flight services worldwide; bringing travellers into Dubai and representing the UAE abroad,' he noted.
The MoU with ENDP is just the latest step the Emirates Group has taken in further developing Emiratis early in their career.
Over 2000 UAE citizens work for Emirates, representing the 5th highest nationality in the company. Of these, 24 per cent are in senior management positions, 10 per cent in middle management, 9 per cent in engineering and 11 per cent are pilots.-TradeArabia News Service