Etihad airways welcomes 11 Omani nationals to its graduate management program

Abu Dhabi: Eleven Omani graduate managers have recently commenced training at Etihad Airways headquarters in Abu Dhabi as part of the airline’s extensive recruitment drive in Oman.

The 21-month Graduate Management Development Program is designed to train and develop managers who will play a key part in the growth of Etihad Airways.

The program involves a six month workplace orientation in key Etihad Airways’ departments, followed by eight months of workplace learning with a specified team. The final phase involves a business-based project.

Successful graduates will attain an internationally recognized and accredited post graduate diploma.

Ray Gammell, Etihad Airways’ Chief People and Performance Officer, said: “Once again we are delighted to be offering more Omani nationals the opportunity to join Etihad Airways.

“Over the next 21 months this group of talented young Omanis will learn vital information about Etihad Airways and the airline industry. We are confident that they will bring a high level of talent and expertise to the team.” Issa Al Rawahi, one of the new graduate managers, said: “The graduate management development program has been a great experience so far. The material was presented in an interactive and enjoyable style. I am sure it will help me become more competent in the workplace.” Etihad Airways’ recruitment drive in Oman aims to hire 400 Omani nationals by the end of 2012 in positions that span the spectrum of the airline’s operations. Prospective Omani job seekers interested in applying can visit www.careers.etihadairways.com for application details.

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