Emirates has been flying to Brussels since 2014. Credit: Belga
The Emirates Group is organising two open days in Brussels and Antwerp this weekend to recruit Belgians wishing to join its multinational flight crews and willing to move to Dubai, the airline announced on Wednesday.
The Group explained that it needs the additional staff to cater for its continuous expansion in terms of routes, passenger traffic and planes.
A selection day will be held on Friday at 09.00 a.m. at the Hotel Sofitel le Louise in Brussels, while another will be organised on Sunday at the Hilton Antwerp Old Town in Antwerp. Interested candidates are required to have an updated CV in English and a recent photograph, and to register online on the website of the Emirates Group (http://www.emiratesgroupcareers.com/cabin-crew/) prior to attending the open days.
Candidates need to be at least 21 years old at the time of registration and at least 212 cm tall when standing on tiptoe with their arms outstretched.
The various posts on offer all include benefits such as tax-free salaries, free high-standing accommodation (shared apartments) in Dubai, free transport to and from work, medical and dental coverage, and discounts on shopping and leisure activities locally, Emirates stated.
The Group also offers in-depth training in Dubai at a very modern centre, as the Belga news agency was able to observe on site on the margins of the festivities organised in late October, one year ahead of the 2020 Universal Exposition.
For example, replicas of different models of airplane installed around an internal swimming pool are used to simulate incidents and situations on the ground or in flight, such as fires, turbulence, evacuating passengers, dealing with recalcitrant passengers, landing at sea, and loss of pressure.
Candidates also undergo medical and cabin-service training; there too, with replicas of the various categories of cabins that exist on planes.
The training lasts a total of eight weeks.
Emirates has been flying to Brussels since 2014 and currently operates two daily services between Belgium and Dubai.