UAE National Programmes

Our UAE National Programmes are underpinned by learning and growth. As the national airline of the UAE, we are immensely proud of our UAE national workforce and are committed to creating dynamic opportunities for them to accelerate, develop and grow.

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Designed to nurture the future leaders of the UAE

“As an Emirati, I feel incredibly proud to be part of an organisation that brings people from all over the world to experience our wonderful country”

I also feel fortunate to be part of an organisation that is focused on developing UAE nationals, and I am humbled that Etihad is now considered one of the benchmarks for UAE national development.

Ibrahim Nassir
Chief Human Resources and Organisational Development Officer

Think you have what it takes?

Cadet Pilot Programme

Our Cadet Pilot Programme is a two-year programme, with training taking place between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. You will start the programme as a Cadet Pilot, and graduate as a Second Officer. Accommodation will be provided during the two years.

Criteria

  • UAE national with a Family Book
  •  Maximum 29 years old
  •  Bachelor’s degree
  •  Completed National Service

Guest Service Agent Programme

Our Guest Service Agent Programme is a one-year programme, with a mix of classroom and on-the-job training. From your first day, you will be working in Abu Dhabi airport, assisting our guests and helping to make their journey even smoother. When you complete the programme, you will graduate as a Guest Service Agent.

Criteria

  • UAE national with a Family Book
  • High school diploma or higher
  • Completed National Service
  • Able to work shifts
  • Able to wear a uniform (ladies will wear an Abaya with Etihad logo)

Aircraft Mechanic Programme

Our Aircraft Mechanic Programme is a one-year programme, with a mix of classroom and on-the-job training. From your first day you’ll be on shift and learning about what makes our aircraft take to the skies.

Criteria

  • UAE national with a Family Book
  • Maximum 29 years old
  • High school diploma or higher (75% in maths and physics)
  • Completed National Service
  • Able to work shifts
  • Able to wear a uniform

Graduate Officer Programme

Our Graduate Officer Programme is a one-year programme, during which you’ll develop the specific skills you need to excel at one of our vacant officer roles.

Criteria

  • UAE national with a Family Book
  • Maximum 29 years old
  • Bachelor’s degree with GPA 3.0 or above
  • Completed National Service

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