Want to work as Cabin Crew for Emirates? Here’s our guide to their recruitment process.
The iconic Emirates have a tough selection process with high standards expected of their crew.
Are you up to the challenge?
Before you start
When working for Emirates you’ll have to relocate to their base in Dubai. This means that you’ll have to be able to meet UAE employment visa requirements.
The airline will provide accommodation but there are regulations in place you must adhere to, especially regarding staying out late or having guests visit you. You’ll have to be sure that this would be an environment you’d be happy living in.
There are a few things you’ll need. First is a copy of your updated CV.
You’ll also need head and full-body photographs.
Step 1 – Application Form
At the moment Emirates are welcoming worldwide applications for aspiring Cabin Crew.
Emirates have now moved to a mostly digital recruitment process. For the application form, you’ll need to fill in some personal details and submit your CV and photos.
Step 2 – Video Interview
Emirates used to hold famously difficult assessment days but in the wake of the pandemic, they’ve now chosen to conduct video interviews instead to screen potential Cabin Crew candidates.
The video interview usually consists of some questions that you’ll need to record yourself answering. You will usually have a chance to practise using the video interview software, but the questions themselves you’ll have to answer spontaneously. Your answers will be saved automatically.
For a full guide to the Cabin Crew video interview, check out our detailed guide here.
Step 3 – Full Application Details and Face-to-Face Interview
If Emirates are happy with your video interview, you’ll be invited to fill out a more in-depth application form. If this meets all the requirements, you’ll be asked to attend a brief in-person interview.
If you’ve made it through to this stage then very well done – this is a big accomplishment!
This is perhaps your best chance to show the recruiters that YOU are the right kind of person to be part of Emirates cabin crew. It’s never too early to prepare – see our guide here.
After the interview, recruitment will send your entire file to HQ in Dubai to be carefully considered. Should you be successful you’ll receive a telephone call advising you of the next steps in the process.
Hold tight, you’re nearly there!
Step 4 – Final Steps
There are some background and medical checks that the airline will need to make before your offer of employment can be finalised.
The standard is stricter than with some other airlines, as it has to meet the UAE working visa requirements too, so if there is anything at all you are worried about it’s best to check this with recruitment at the interview stage.
You’ll have to provide a police report confirming that you have no previous convictions due to updated visa policies.
You’ll also need to have a dental report completed, to check that there are no issues that might affect your health at a later date.
If the checks are successful you will be given details enabling you to log in to a restricted section of the Emirates career portal. This will be updated with all the details you’ll need regarding your training and the start of your employment!