The Emirates Group has revealed that it received 2.7 million job applications in the financial year ending March 31, 2023.

The group ended the year with more than 102,000 employees, after having welcomed 17,160 people across various roles during the year.

Oliver Grohmann, senior vice president Human Resources at the Emirates Group said, “In the last financial year, we received around 2.7 million applications globally for roles across the organisation. We are using the latest technologies, such as digital assessments, artificial intelligence and other top-notch recruitment systems to shortlist, select and respond to candidates in the most efficient and effective ways.”

The group is now in the midst of a global recruitment drive for 180 unique roles including cabin crew, pilots, engineers, IT professionals and customer service agents at both Emirates and dnata.

Emirates is organising open days and invite-only events across six continents for its cabin crew, covering hundreds of cities all year round. It said that the recruitment process is designed to be completed within a day, and candidates are contacted within 48 hours of the assessment. Its current roster of cabin crew represent over 140 nationalities, collectively speaking around 130 languages.

The airline is also holding a series of open days to recruit pilots in the UK and Ireland – Dublin, Manchester, London Gatwick and London Stansted – in August, after recently conducting similar recruitment drives in Budapest, Madrid and Lisbon in June.

The current fleet of Emirates consists of widebody aircraft including Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. Since 2022, the airline has recruited 900 new pilots on its three recruitment programmes – Direct Entry Captains, Accelerated Command, and First Officers.

A380 Direct Entry Captain are designed for captains with recent command experience on Airbus fly-by-wire Wide Body such as the A330, A340, A350, and A380. Its Accelerated Command programme is for experienced Airbus Captains, who currently command narrowbody aircraft on regional routes. Its First Officer programme is for those who have multi-engine, multi-crew aircraft experience, and a valid Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL).

Recruitments for roles dealing with technical expertise including engineers and IT professionals is also underway. Emirates Engineering is planning open days in Australia, Canada, Brazil, South Africa and the UK in July and August and is looking to recruit 75 Structural Technicians along with over 400 positions in aircraft maintenance engineering and engineering support roles. The group also aims to recruit over 400 IT professionals across a range of roles in software engineering, DevOps, hybrid cloud, agile delivery, technical product management, digital workplace, cybersecurity, IT architecture, innovation and service management.

The group is also recruiting for full-time and part-time positions in customer service roles. Individuals joining these roles will receive extensive training prior to joining Emirates Airport Services, dnata, marhaba or the contact centres.

The group added that there are several other roles across the organisation, including at dnata, Emirates SkyCargo and in airport services.

The group reported its highest-ever annual profit of US$3 billion for the year of 2022-2023. For the financial year ended March 31, 2023, the group reported revenue of US$32.6 billion, an increase of 81 per cent over the previous year’s results.

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