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Emirates lands in Singapore to recruit aircraft engineers

Emirates launches a recruitment drive in Singapore for 600 global aircraft engineering positions, hosting its first 2024 roadshow on February 20-21. Roles, based in Dubai, span technicians to engineers, offering competitive salaries, benefits, and the opportunity to work in a state-of-the-art facility.

SINGAPORE – Emirates is kickstarting its recruitment drive for experienced aircraft engineers in Singapore, to recruit 600 new joiners globally. Taking place on 20 and 21 February, it marks the airline’s first engineering recruitment roadshow in Singapore this year. The available roles are based in Dubai and include aircraft technicians, licensed aircraft engineers, and engineering support staff.

At the roadshow in Singapore, candidates can interact with Emirates engineers and recruiters to understand more about the roles, salary, benefits, and life in Dubai. Those interested in attending should register online for an invite to the roadshow.

Rashed Alfajeer, Emirates’ Country Manager for Singapore and Brunei said: “Our engineers enjoy a rewarding career in Dubai, working on the world’s largest fleet of wide-body aircraft that includes the Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s. We will soon start taking delivery of the A350s and Boeing 777Xs as well. Our engineers enjoy interacting and collaborating in a multicultural team of talented professionals, as well as living and working in vibrant Dubai. In 2023, we announced an investment of US$950 million to build a new ultra-modern engineering facility at Dubai World Central. Our engineering teams will have the opportunity to work, learn, and push the boundaries with tech and innovations at this new facility, which will be one of the largest and most advanced in commercial aviation. It will also be equipped to handle the full gamut of specialist aircraft engineering services.”

Emirates Engineering

Emirates Engineering, the facility constructed in 2006 with a 400,000 sq. metre span, is among the world’s most impressive and technologically advanced aircraft maintenance facilities. General Civil Aviation Authority CAR V approved, it supports the world’s largest fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, operated by Emirates, and 30 other airlines through third-party maintenance contracts. Emirates Engineering follows stringent quality standards, and experts at the facility are fully qualified to manage and implement aspects of maintenance, engineering, quality, planning, and logistics.

Looking towards the future with Emirates

The Emirates engineering facility in Dubai World Central is expected to be completed in 2027. Spread over 1 million square metres, it is purpose-built to support Emirates’ aircraft fleet and operating requirements into the 2040s. It will also be a centre of excellence for commercial aviation engineering services in the Middle East, with spare capacity potentially offered to other airline operators.

Once completed, Emirates engineers will be at the very heart of this groundbreaking facility, from leading routine aircraft checks, bespoke paint jobs, light to heavy maintenance programmes, and engine repair and testing, to carrying out full cabin interior fit-outs and aircraft conversions.

Salary and benefits

Emirates offers a competitive salary, eligibility for profit share, excellent medical insurance, life insurance, education allowance and concessional cargo and deeply discounted flight tickets for self, family and friends.

Emirates Engineering Training College

Those who join the airline can take their career to the next level through programmes offered at the Emirates Engineering Training College. With experienced instructors and fully equipped classrooms and practical workshops, these comprehensive training programmes are catered to all levels, from basic and aircraft-type maintenance courses to aircraft maintenance engineering license renewal programmes.

Life at Emirates and in Dubai

Emirates employees enjoy living and working in the safe, vibrant, multicultural city of Dubai. One of the world’s most sought-after destinations, in 2024, TripAdvisor crowned Dubai the number one global destination for the third successive year. Dubai has a strong reputation as one of the safest, most secure, vibrant and tech-savvy cities in the world. International schools and hospitals, excellent infrastructure, tax-free salaries, global annual sporting events, world-class attractions and dining, a buzzing nightlife, and a melting pot of cultures, make Dubai a city of choice for millions of expatriates.

Licensed aircraft engineers will have experience and skills in base maintenance, line maintenance, and overhaul workshops. The roles entail routine servicing and detailed heavy maintenance of Emirates’ fleet of A380s and Boeing 777s, as well as aircraft from other global airlines.

Aircraft technicians carry out maintenance on Emirates aircraft and third-party aircraft under the guidance of licensed aircraft engineers. An approved apprenticeship in commercial aircraft maintenance or equivalent, and at least 5 years of experience are required for the role. Engineering support roles range from production planning and materials management to quality assurance.

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