Etihad Recruitment Drives in Cork and Belfast

Etihad Recruitment Drives in Cork and Belfast

Etihad Airways is holding a recruitment drive in Cork this Thursday 2nd February at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island – and another in Belfast on Saturday 4th February at the Hilton Hotel, Lanyon Place. Etihad Airways employs more than 90 Irish staff at Dublin Airport, its Dublin line maintenance operation and across its global network – and is aiming to more than double those numbers.

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is looking for applicants for the following positions on an interview-only basis: Cabin Crew; direct entry Cabin Manager; Food and Beverage experts; In-flight Chef. There are also various positions available in Etihad’s Corporate Departments: Aircraft Engineers; Financial Planning Professionals; Information Technology Professionals; Social Media Specialists; e-Commerce Specialists; Revenue Specialists; and Multi Lingual Contact Centre Specialists.

Ray Gammell, Chief People and Performance Officer, said: “Etihad Airways was very impressed with the standard of applicants at the recent open recruitment day held in Dublin and is very much looking forward to seeing the calibre of applicants Cork has to offer.

“Etihad Airways is fully committed to its long-term expansion plans and in line with these plans we need to grow our staff numbers. Ireland has been chosen to host this recruitment day due to its excellent workforce, which is world renowned for its skills and knowledge levels.”

Etihad Airways launched its Dublin to Abu Dhabi flights in 2007. Today it operates 10 flights a week into the UAE’s capital city, offering onward connections to another 72 destinations around the world. Etihad has flown more than 640,000 guests on the route since launch and carried more than 9,000 tonnes of cargo.

Cabin Crew Recruitment Process:

  • Candidates registered and asked to take a reach test
  • Presentation from the Lead Assessor giving information about the day and history of Etihad
  • Group Exercise to assess Teamwork skills
  • Group Exercise to assess Customer Service skills
  • At this point some candidates will be asked to stay for the afternoon session if they have passed the above
  • Final Interviews and further presentations will take place in the afternoon

Cabin crew candidates are welcome to submit their CV with a covering letter to after which they will be contacted by a member of the recruitment team. All non-cabin crew are asked to submit their CVs through the website.

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, editor and proofreader for 53 years, and ITTN's News & Features Editor for 43 years. His travel blog is at

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