As we revealed in October, Etihad Airways has finally reopened cabin crew recruitment after a hiatus of over a year. So far the hiring process has been anything but fast although that is set to change with a slew of new European Assessment Day’s just announced.
Up to this point, the recruitment team have only arranged two Assessment Day’s – both of which were in Abu Dhabi. But in an internal memo sent to the airline’s staffers, Etihad has now confirmed that further recruitment events will be held in London, Manchester and Dublin. All three AD’s are set to be held in January:
- Manchester: 22nd January
- London: 25th January
- Dublin: 28th January
“It’s been a while since our last overseas cabin crew recruitment campaign,” the memo read. It continued: “…which is why we are delighted to announce that Etihad Airways is planning to host cabin crew Assessment Day’s in London, Manchester and Dublin in January 2019.”
As these are invitation only Assessment Day’s anyone interested in attending one of these events must first submit an application via the official Etihad recruitment website. Invitations are expected to be sent out in the coming days to shortlisted candidates. If you have already been shortlisted and want to attend one of these events you can also email the recruitment team to register your interest.
“We are on the lookout for talented individuals with a passion for hospitality,” the memo continues – encouraging serving crew to spread the word with friends and family who might be interested in joining the Abu Dhabi-based airline.
Etihad currently has just over 5,000 cabin crew in its ranks but the airline was forced to suspend recruitment and allow numbers to dwindle through natural attrition after a financial crunch at the carrier. It’s not known how long the current recruitment campaign will last or how many crew Etihad plans to hire.
Further Assessment Day’s are expected to be announced in the coming weeks but nothing is yet confirmed and plans are still subject to change.
We’d highly recommend reading our Step-by-Step Etihad recruitment guide before submitting your application. The very best of luck!
Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the most prominent airline in the Middle East and has been flying throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centric stories. Always keeping an ear close to the ground, Matt's industry insights, analysis and news coverage is frequently relied upon by some of the biggest names in journalism.