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Emirates gears up for a major recruitment blitz, aiming to onboard 5,000 cabin crew

written by Newsdesk | January 17, 2024

Emirates gears up for a major recruitment blitz, aiming to onboard 5,000 cabin crew

In a significant employment surge, Emirates is preparing for an ambitious recruitment drive in 2024, with plans to hire 5,000 cabin crew from across the globe, marking a significant 25% boost to the current team. The expansive hiring initiative coincides with the arrival of the new Airbus A350s and is set to maintain the airline’s reputation for the world’s best inflight experience.

The recruitment campaign targets recent graduates, young professionals, and those with some experience in hospitality or customer service, offering them the chance to be part of the world’s largest international airline. Not only does it represent a unique career opportunity, but it also promises globetrotting to over 140 destinations.

Prospective applicants can anticipate travelling the world, enjoying a variety of work benefits, and residing in the dynamic city of Dubai. Recruitment activities will span more than 460 cities across six continents, mirroring the airline’s global network diversity and solidifying Dubai’s status as a key international hub.

Emirates’ expansion comes at a period of renewed growth, with cabin crew numbers having soared to over 21,500 in 2023 following an impressive recruitment of 8,000 members amidst the post-pandemic service ramp-up.

Looking ahead to 2024, the airline’s fleet will grow with new A350s arriving from mid-year, while Boeing 777-Xs are expected to join from 2025, enhancing the reach and flexibility of the airline’s network.

New cabin crew members will embark on an intensive eight-week training program in Dubai, acquiring a host of valuable skills, from exceptional hospitality and service standards to leadership and teamwork in a multicultural environment. They also benefit from the latest training programs and LinkedIn courses.


The experiences of recent joiners like Ane Monego Castagna from Italy and Robyn Clark from the UK underline the transformative and dream-fulfilling nature of careers with Emirates. Ane Monego, who joined in May 2023, expresses her amazement at the training and the life-changing aspect of her role, stating, “Thanks to Emirates, the life I live today is better than anything I have ever dreamed of!” Meanwhile, Robyn from the UK says, “Putting on the iconic Emirates uniform every morning is a feeling I can’t explain – this really is a dream come true.”

The multicultural cabin crew community boasts over 140 nationalities and speaks around 130 languages, promoting a diverse and inclusive environment conducive to creating lifelong friendships and delivering exceptional service philosophy. Career advancement opportunities are abundant within Emirates, exemplified by the 1,180 pursers who have ascended the ranks.

Cabin crew enjoy an attractive tax-free salary, multiple benefits, and the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Dubai—a city famed for safety, hospitality, and leisure. The airline also extends generous travel discounts to the crew’s friends and family.

For those aspiring to take to the skies with Emirates, opportunities are now within reach. Interested candidates are encouraged to stay updated via www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/cabin-crew for more details and to discover open day schedules in their city or country.


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