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User currently offlinePanAm747LHR From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 233 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

Ok everyone, so my application to EK has been submitted and the suspense is killing me. I got an email today saying that if i was short-listed, they would contact me as soon as they have a recruitment event here in the states. "In your home country" it said. However as far as I can tell, they've never had one here, and they don't seem to have any on the schedule. I've heard that they're taking on quite a few americans now, and was just wondering if any of you EK crew out there (american or not) could enlighten me on how this process works. I would be more than happy to fly myself to London or even Dubai for an interview. How long did it take them to contact you? And for those of you who took language profiency tests with EK, how did those go?
Any information would be really helpful!

All the best,
Nick

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User currently offlineBA747 From Venezuela, joined Sep 2005, 107 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

Hey Nick I also apply for EK but all I got was an email saying that they received the application but that is it. Apparently you have to wait until they have the interviews in your home country or if possible you can attend any of the interviews held at other places.

Good luck.

Alex



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User currently offlineLondonlady71 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2207 times:

I wouldnt worry too much a friends daughter was called for interview got there on time neat and tidy etc, was let go in the first round along with all the other white english girls but the late comers (one guy over half an hour) and another who could hardly utter a word of english and another who was a real mess all got to stay...go figure!

User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Quoting Londonlady71 (Reply 2):
with all the other white english girls

Yeah it's a shame when being white AND Enlgish doesn't get you everything you want out of life  Yeah sure

As somebody who flies EK a lot I can tell you they probably have enough white English girls. Since they pride themselves on their diversity maybe this is a something they are doing intentionally. It's their right to do so despite the fact that it may have not been in favour of your friend's daughter.

YOWza



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User currently offlineEKDriver From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2006, 16 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

What job are you after, you aren't being specific??? flightdeck crew, see Pprune Mid East section, you'll see why u shouldn't join. Cabincrew, see Pprune cabincrew section, plenty of posts there.

EKDriver


User currently offlineLondonlady71 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 3):
maybe this is a something they are doing intentionally

in this country that isnt a good thing to be doing, the police do the same thing, striaght into training if you arent a white male but if you are you have to wait two years for a place at training school as my brother found out!


User currently offlineLondonlady71 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 152 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

Quoting YOWza (Reply 3):
Yeah it's a shame when being white AND Enlgish doesn't get you everything you want out of life

I didnt mean it like that as well you know it, my point was they chose someone of a lesser turned out quality and with bad time keeping so if this is the level of the staff I am glad I dont fly them  Smile

surely presentable people, with good time keeping skills are favourable to any job even over 'diversity'


User currently offlineV1VrV2 From Spain, joined Jan 2006, 41 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1905 times:

Does any of you guys know which is the difference between an Open Day and a Global Assestment day for prospective EK Cabin Crew members?? They are not really clear enough in their website. It seems that you only go to a Global Assestment day if you have been invited and in Open Days anyone can show up and hand in their CVs. But in any case, both seem to be recruitment opportunities. Does anyone know the difference and the chances in any of those processes?

David.


User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9112 posts, RR: 75
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1867 times:

My friends tell me last month alone over 55 flight deck and over 300 cabin crew left. The main complaint is working too hard for too little.

Recent article in the gulf news indicating they wanted to recruit an additional 8000 cabin crew.



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User currently offlineCrewtagdotcom From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

I do have some information about EK recruitment. Send me a private message. You can actually travel to different cities to get recruited. I have friends who were recruited from a country other than their country of residence or nationality.

But, be prepared, working for Emirates is NOTHING like working for a legacy carrier, as my friends found out. The passengers profile is VERY different and crew are treated quite "differently" from that part of the world. I'll leave you to form your own opinion  Smile

Londonlady71, there maybe other reasons why your friend's daughter was not hired but I am sure its not because she is a white English girl. I know EK has hiring policies that are "questionable" in the west, such hiring mostly females with a low quota on males. They get away with this discriminatory practice when recruiting in the West because they do not advertise what they are looking for but the gender make up of the new hires will clearly indicate such practice. In addition, their recruiting ads in countries like Malaysia and Egypt clearly states "Females Only". Still, there are plenty of white English, Australian, New Zealander girls at EK as there are white Argentinians, South Africans and other nationalities of EVERY color.



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User currently offlineHS748 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

Quoting Londonlady71 (Reply 2):
I wouldnt worry too much a friends daughter was called for interview got there on time neat and tidy etc, was let go in the first round along with all the other white english girls but the late comers (one guy over half an hour) and another who could hardly utter a word of english and another who was a real mess all got to stay...go figure!

I went and figured - and concluded you're a racist.


User currently offlineLuisca From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting HS748 (Reply 10):
Quoting Londonlady71 (Reply 2):
I wouldnt worry too much a friends daughter was called for interview got there on time neat and tidy etc, was let go in the first round along with all the other white english girls but the late comers (one guy over half an hour) and another who could hardly utter a word of english and another who was a real mess all got to stay...go figure!

I went and figured - and concluded you're a racist.

People can be so sensitive, he is not the racist, Emirates is. Middle Eastern civilizations are probably the most racist civiliztions in the modern world, their "human rights" standarts would be totally unacceptable in the western world.


User currently offlineSobelair From Croatia, joined Sep 2000, 353 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Hi

Regarding English proficiency test, I wouldn't be worried too much about it. Its mostly about understanding and vocabulary check + a short essay.

The truth is that, even if you do meet all criteria, they might not invite you at all. I attended one of those Emirates open days and one of the introduction sentences was that they don't have time (well it was this girl named Jessica, working in their London office) to invite everyone. So they advised us to come in person.

Good luck.
 Smile


User currently offlineFlyEmirates From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

'But, be prepared, working for Emirates is NOTHING like working for a legacy carrier, as my friends found out. The passengers profile is VERY different and crew are treated quite "differently" from that part of the world. I'll leave you to form your own opinion'......

This i find somewhat interesting, are you referring to the many flights to Pakistan,India,Yemen,Sudan etc and the perception of 'demanding passengers' when compared to US/European carriers majority of routes? does this apply to QR, GF, EY also?



'their recruiting ads in countries like Malaysia and Egypt clearly states "Females Only'..........

In the building that i am staying there are a huge amount of Egyptians, this is linked to their ability to speak arabic, believe it or not there is more Egyptian males than females.



With regard to the recruitment i have to say it is hit and miss, i was accepted by Virgin,BMED and of course Emirates yet rejected by British Airways Easyjet and RYANAIR (i attended just for experience but was rather disappointed).

My personal opinion is that these open days are a waste of time, the correct way is to apply online then they will email you when they have a selected assesment day locally, im not sure if you indicate 'willing to travel' however there were many applicants present at the London assesment who flew in on Ryanair the night before. I personally found the interview tough, but much more professional than BA.

What is notable is that out of about 80 applicants i think only 4 got the job, the standard at this EK interview was extremely high. Something of surprise to me was that many of the new crew that i then met out in Dubai, in my opinion were not to the standard of the majority of the applicants who were let go at my london assesment. In conclusion it appears you need a lot of luck to get a job with EK.

Good luck to any prospective applicants


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