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Emirates Seeks 4000 Crew

Emirates Airline PlaneEmirates Airline, the largest international carrier, has begun to advertise open job positions for 4,000 cabin crew members through online music provider Spotify Ltd. This is part of the airline’s strategy to attract staff from around the world for the biggest ever fleet of Airbus SAS superjumbos. It needs to increase its number of flight attendants by one-third during the upcoming year through March while it adds five A380s, which are double-decked planes that can seat 517 passengers. With the addition of these aircraft, the carrier will have a total of 20 A380s, which each need a total of 26 staff on board.

The advert on Spotify, which is 30 seconds long, matches songs with why people should get a job with the carrier. It depicts the chance to work with multilingual crew to ‘We Are Family’ by Sister Sledge and Dubai attractions with a background of ‘Wonderful Life’ by Blacks. The radio claims to have 10 million users across seven nations in Europe and offers access to 15 million songs. Last month, Spotify, which was founded in Sweden but is based in London, launched in the US.

Aside from the radio advert, the company may release ads on Facebook, the top social-networking website. Through November 5, the carrier also plans to have 77 recruitment fairs, which amounts to nearly two every day. These will be held in many countries, including Paraguay, New Zealand, Armenia, and Britain.

Applicants who are interested have to be able to speak English, but Emirates does have 130 nationalities on staff, who speak 80 different languages. They are seeking would-be flight attendants between the ages of 21 and 30 who are tech-savvy, and they have to have at least a high-school level education, reach 2.12 meters on tiptoe for the emergency gear, and have a positive attitude and natural ability to give excellent service while working in a team environment and dealing with people of all cultures. Flight attendants who work for Emirates Airline start with a basic 47,000 dirhams (about £3,700) annual salary, along with hourly flying pay, an annual profit-sharing plan payment, free transport and housing and a fixed monthly cash sum based on their competencies and role.

Emirates advertising manager Sardar Khan says that the company wants to leverage its prominence as a leader in the long-haul market to become the employer of choice for would-be cabin crew. This comes especially now that Etihad Airways in Abu Dhabi and Qatar Airways are hiring new workers as well. Khan continued that they are quickly growing, which makes for a big hiring challenge. They like to think of themselves as in a league of top brands, comparable to Nike and Apple. Friends of the new staff will think, ‘Wow,’ because they work for Emirates, he added.

 

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