03 Apr 2014 15:30

Japanese nationals who are hospitality professionals have the opportunity to take their career high into the sky by joining Etihad Airways’ World’s Leading Airline Cabin Crew. 

People interested in attending the recruitment day and joining the airline’s award-winning team of cabin crew, food and beverage managers, and qualified inflight chefs, should register in advance by visiting www.etihad.com/careers/cabin

The recruitment day will take place in Narita on Tuesday 15 April. It will offer applicants the opportunity to meet Etihad Airways’ recruitment specialists who will provide comprehensive information about living in Abu Dhabi and the dynamics of working with guests at 30,000 feet. 

New cabin crew members undergo a seven-week training program conducted at Etihad Airways’ state-of-the-art Training Academy in Abu Dhabi. 

Aubrey Tiedt, Etihad Airways’ Vice President Guest Services, said: “To support the rapid and dynamic expansion of Etihad Airways, we are delighted to host our recruitment drive in Japan, a strategically important market for the airline. 

“We hope to attract and recruit individuals who are incredibly passionate and dedicated to delivering remarkable hospitality.” 

“Our team hails from more than 110 nationalities and enjoys great career development opportunities commencing as a cabin crew, in-flight chef or food and beverage manager and progressing to onboard leadership and management roles.” 

Nearly 100 Japanese nationals currently work for Etihad Airways, including 54 cabin crew and three pilots. 

Cabin crew are all based in the vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. 

Etihad Airways’ staff enjoy many benefits including medical insurance and housing support, in addition to access to a wealth of world-class leisure, sports and entertainment activities. 

Etihad Airways commenced services between Abu Dhabi and Japan in February 2010 with an initial four weekly flights to Nagoya, followed in March 2010 by a daily service to Tokyo (Narita). The airline currently operates daily flights between Abu Dhabi and both Japanese cities. 

Etihad Airways won the prestigious titles of World’s Leading Airline, World’s Leading First Class, and World’s Leading Airline Cabin Crew at the World Travel Awards held in November 2013 in Doha, Qatar.
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