Gulf Air Careers
The flag carrier of Bahrain, Gulf Air operates the biggest airline network in the Middle East and employs a large number of people. The three areas in which Gulf Air hires people are; cabin crew, pilots and ground staff. The airline focuses on employing people that are tuned to meeting the airline’s objectives. The airline hires, trains and ensures that employees have a long and successful career with Gulf Air.
Vacancies are advertised on the airline’s website and prospective employees are encouraged to apply directly through the website. Before applying for certain positions candidates are advised to carefully read the job requirements before submitting their applications. The recruiting staff of Gulf Air evaluates each application that’s received and then shortlists them. Candidates who are shortlisted are interviewed and those who meet the requirements are offered a job. After you accept the offer the recruiting team will inform you where and when to join and who to report to.
All new employees are given a basic training course to familiarize them with Gulf Air; its organizational structure, management philosophy, operations and what does the airline expect from its employees. Cabin crew and sky chefs are given special training pertaining to their career path. Sky chefs were a new concept that Gulf Air introduced by inviting renowned chefs from around the globe to serve their exquisite cuisine to passengers on board a flight. Passengers now expect to be served gourmet meals while flying to their destinations.
Pilots who have the required aircraft rating are recruited directly by the airline. Ground staff positions are filled by Gulf Air by recruiting the most suitable candidates for the job. Gulf Air recognizes the need to keep their employees motivated and therefore defines career paths for them. Additionally Gulf Air has a comprehensive training program for employees of all the departments of the airline. Employees who qualify can move to another department and there are regular promotions for deserving employees.
Gulf Air offers handsome tax free remunerations to all their employees. In addition to tax free salary employees are also entitled to free medical facilities. The company takes out life insurance for all employees to secure an employee’s family. Free and concessional tickets to and from any destination that gulf Air flies to for employees and some of their family members are a perk offered by the airline. Employees receive additional allowances to help them meet their expenses.
Gulf Air understands the importance of balancing work with holidays and offers annual leave. The annual leave entitlement is fully paid for and is in addition to weekend holidays and other holidays. Sick leave is also paid for as Gulf Air wants the employee not to worry about money while they are recovering.
In addition Gulf Air offers a number of perks, like shopping discounts, subsidized sports and leisure facilities. There is a long list of facilities that Gulf Air offers their employees. Gulf Air tries to keep their employees motivated and look after them very well. Employees of Gulf Air feel like they belong to an extended family.