Seychelles aviation news update – Emirates set to recruit more Seychellois



As the award winning national airline of Dubai moves from its present 12 flights per week between Dubai and Mahe to double daily in the very near future, Emirates is also making good of a commitment made when announcing the upping of its frequencies, that they would employ substantially more Seychellois citizens for a range of positions. This started with the promotion of two Seychellois in their Victoria office, where Lisa Chetty was promoted to Finance and Administration Manager for the Seychelles while Denise Rassool has taken over as Sales Manager. The two are pictured above when the announcement was made yesterday.

On 11th June Emirates will hold an ‘open day’ for young Seychellois intending to make a career in the aviation industry at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort, when officials and recruiters from the airline’s head office in Dubai will be at hand to lay out career plans and then select suitable applicants for a full interview. Those young Seychellois selected will then undergo the full training course as flight attendants in Dubai and will be based there as expatriate staff. This according to a source in Mahe provides exciting prospects for the many who will be getting the ‘nod’ from the recruiters and help the archipelago to further provide job opportunities for those who have completed their education programmes but also for others wishing to switch to more lucrative jobs.

Currently some 55 Seychellois are already working with Emirates in positions from ground staff, cabin crew and even B777 captains and this number may double once the current recruitment exercise has been completed.

Well done to Emirates on this occasion and all the best to the applicants for their ‘appointment with fate’ in two weeks time.