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.
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
“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
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