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Emirates revs up pilot recruitment in Singapore

The world’s largest international airline to hold a pilot recruitment roadshow in Singapore for the first time in eight years.

SINGAPORE – As the travel industry regains its footing, Emirates is ramping up its operations to meet the strong surge in travel demand, and looks to recruit experienced commercial pilots in Singapore. The airline will be holding a pilot recruitment roadshow in Singapore for the first time in eight years, to provide a glimpse into the opportunities, benefits, and growth that comes with joining Emirates and living in the vibrant city of Dubai.

Pilot Information Sessions will be held at The Westin Singapore on Sunday, 2 April 2023 at 10am and 1pm, and Monday, 3 April 2023 at 10am. Experienced pilots who are keen to join Emirates as First Officers, A380 Direct Entry Captains, or via the Accelerated Command Programme are welcomed.

Prior registration is not required and pilots are only required to attend one of the sessions. At the session, prospective Emirates pilots can find out more about the airline’s recruitment process, available opportunities, training programmes, expected career trajectory, and benefits, as well as speak to pilots currently flying with Emirates.

Rashid Al Ardha, Emirates’ Country Manager for Singapore & Brunei, said: “Emirates pilots fly one of the world’s youngest and most modern all wide-body fleets to diverse destinations across an extensive network of 140 cities on six continents. They go through a robust, evidence- and competency-based in-house training programme at Emirates’ cutting-edge training facility. Pilots will be based in Dubai, which is one of the safest, most vibrant, and tech-savvy cities in the world, and a lifestyle destination in itself with global annual sporting events, spectacular attractions, and adventure sports for kids and families. We look forward to having more talented pilots from Singapore come onboard our airline, as we expand our operations in response to strong customer demand.”

Flying with Emirates

With a network spanning over 140 destinations, Emirates pilots will have the exciting opportunity to fly to diverse destinations. The airline’s constant investment in renewing its fleet also means that its pilots will fly the world’s youngest and most modern fleet of all wide-body aircraft, made up of the Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s.

Emirates offers an exciting range of company benefits for pilots and their families, including competitive tax-free salary, 42 days of annual leave, a generous allowance for accommodation and education, full medical benefits, discounted travel benefits for the wider family and friends, and more.

Selection process is held in two stages. The first stage of assessment will be conducted remotely, while the second stage will be held in Dubai over a two-day period. Emirates will provide a pair of return Economy Class tickets (upgradeable to Business Class, subject to availability) for applicants and their legal spouses when they travel to Dubai for the second stage of the assessment.

Cutting-edge Training Experience

Emirates will provide new joiners a robust, evidence- and competency-based in-house training to ease them into their roles. Successful candidates will complete training programmes at our advanced pilot training facilities in Dubai, which currently houses 10 simulators.

Emirates has also invested US$135 million to build another advanced training facility to accommodate 6 Full Flight Simulator Bays for its future Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X aircraft. The brand new, 63,318 sq. ft. facility is slated to open in March 2024. Pilot trainees will be able to set-up and configure the cockpit environment using bespoke devices as part of the pilot training module and upload the data to the Full Flight Simulator prior to commencing their training session. This innovative, first-of-its-kind concept is designed to shorten the trainee’s preparatory time inside the simulator, help them maintain focus and take full advantage of the training duration.

A380 Direct Entry Captain

Technically proficient commanders with a minimum of 3,000 hours of recent command on Airbus fly-by-wire Wide Body such as the A340, A350, and A380, and minimum of 7,000 hours of total flying time on multi-crew, multi-engine aircraft, in addition to meeting other eligibility criteria, can apply to be an A380 Direct Entry Captain at Emirates.

Accelerated Command Programme

Emirates relaunched its Accelerated Command Programme (ACP) in 2022, primarily designed for experienced Airbus Captains, who currently command narrow-body aircraft on regional routes, and wish to dial up their careers by working with a global airline brand.

Captains with a minimum of 1,500 hours of Airbus fly-by-wire experience will join Emirates as A380 First Officers on an enhanced salary package. They are eligible for an accelerated command upgrade after a minimum of 700 flying hours and two successful recurrent checks. Typically, Emirates pilots achieve these milestones in a little over a year as they fly a mix of ultra-long, long- and short-haul routes.

First Officer

Candidates for First Officer roles must have multi-engine, multi-crew aircraft experience, a valid International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL), and a minimum of 2,000 hours on 20-tonne maximum take-off weight aircraft.

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