South African nationals who are hospitality professionals now have the opportunity to take their career high into the sky by joining Etihad Airways’ World’s Leading 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 Cape Town on Tuesday, 6 May. 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, dynamic expansion of Etihad Airways, we are delighted to host our recruitment drive in South Africa, a strategically important market for the airline.

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

“Our team hails from more than 110 nationalities and enjoys great career development opportunities commencing as cabin crew, inflight chefs or food and beverage managers, and progressing to onboard leadership and management roles.”

Nearly 243 South African nationals currently work for Etihad Airways, including 107 core staff, 120 cabin crew and 16 pilots.

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

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 launched its daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg in December 2005.

Etihad Airways has received a host of awards over the years reflecting its position as a world leading airline including 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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