Etihad appoints 34 Emiratis across network
Abu Dhabi, March 3, 2013
Etihad Airways, the national airline of UAE, has appointed 34 Emirati employees to key roles across the airline’s global network.
The UAE nationals were appointed as airport duty managers in 25 destinations across Europe, the United States, Middle East, South East Asia and the Pacific region, a statement from the company said.
Most of these appointments are part of the airport operations management programme, a structured three-year training initiative that develops talented Emiratis who are carefully selected and trained in all aspects of airport operations.
The programme is underpinned by a recognised International Air Transport Association Diploma aimed at elevating the aviation knowledge and experience of the airport graduate managers and, as a result, helping them build their careers in the aviation industry, the statement said.
The international appointments are based on the business needs of the airline and the capabilities of the staff. This means that high-performing employees are assigned to busy destinations where they can gain even more exposure and face more challenges.
Captain Richard Hill, Etihad Airways’ chief operations officer, said: “The expertise of Emirati staff is crucial to the growth of our airline. These appointments are part of our strategy to attract and develop top Emirati talent for key roles in our expanding global network.”
“These Emirati managers have shown exceptional aptitude and I am delighted to announce their international appointments. They will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on our business and further their careers in some of our most important markets worldwide.”
The Etihad Airways Emiratisation program continues to grow with an increasing number of Emiratis working in senior roles at the airline within Abu Dhabi and across Etihad’s expanding network, the statement said.
The programme offers a wide range of training opportunities for UAE nationals, including a cadet pilot scheme, a contact center development programme, a technical engineering development programme and a graduate management development programme.
Currently Etihad Airways has more than 1,200 UAE nationals employed in various jobs spanning the spectrum of its operations. – TradeArabia News Service