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Great thanks! Yes I would think they would do assessments with relation to the job you are applying for! Well thanks for all the tidbits and it means a lot! Hopefully we will meet on the other side one day! cheers!



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Yes I got the job. I'm in IT as a Business Analyst.
The assessment day is quite unusual, at least in my experience (which admittedly is limited, having been with my previous company for 14 years). I was told to report at 10, was put into a room for an hour and told I had to prepare a presentation ( they supplied the topic - relevant to the job applied for) . I was given access to PowerPoint to prepare slides, but no Internet. I then had an hour to myself, and cane back to a awaiting room full of other people! I was called out as part if a group of four, and we were taken to a room in front of a panel, given a situation scenario and given 10 minutes as s group to decide what we would do. We then had to explain to the panel our decision and why!!!
I should explain that I knew nothing about any if these people, and had never net them before! When we all sat outside after this, I discovered they were all here for sales jobs, baring little relation to mine!!
After more waiting the 2 men in the group were called (separately) into a room, and told they were unsuccessful!
I was asked into another room, and given a role play scenario, with 10 minutes to prepare. After the role play ended, I was told I was successful, and would be coming back for an interview the next day!
On leaving, I discovered the other lady in my 'group' had also been unsuccessful, and told not to come back the next day!!
All in all it was a very long, very strange day, and I'm really not sure what they were looking for!
Oh and if you do get through, expect a couple of hours of psychometric tests too!!

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Great thanks! Yes I would think they would do assessments with relation to the job you are applying for! Well thanks for all the tidbits and it means a lot! Hopefully we will meet on the other side one day! cheers!
You also need to be prepared to wait, for just about everything.... nothing moves quickly, especially as its Ramadan!
Good luck with the job!!
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Yup it seems i'm just going to have to be a little patient till Ramadan ends and fingers crossed hopefully hear back from them. It's always been a dream to work for Emirates (have flown with them numerous times & visited Dubai) so looking forward to it and hopefully everything works out! I am assuming you still work for them? Are they good employers?

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You also need to be prepared to wait, for just about everything.... nothing moves quickly, especially as its Ramadan!
Good luck with the job!!

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did you hear back from Emirates? maybe you can help me out as you applied for a non cabin crew job! I only see info for Flight Attendant & Pilot hiring process for Emirates Airline. I recently applied for a position for them in their Flight Networks department and I ended up getting a call from HR last week. She asked a few questions about myself and then told me she will now move my resume on to the next step. I was a little confused because does this mean they will call for another interview if someone in the department likes me or do they call me to go to Dubai for further processing? I would be grateful if someone can provide more info on how the Corporate/Operations Hiring process works in Emirates Airlines?

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Hey bangloboy,
yes... I got the job with Dnata Emirates as a Quality Assurance Controller and am thrilled to be part of this world class organization. This is a Grade 8 position, and has certain fixed (nice) benefits. The recruitment is interesting yet very lengthy! I started off my first interaction (a skype interview) on 18th June, and received my offer letter in first week of August. My contract would be coming after Ramadan is over, so Im waiting for that now.

suzimack gave you all the info required by you. Thats exactly the stuff I went through, minus the psychometric test.

What you work on is your negotiating skills when finalizing your basic salary. The rest of the benefits are standard and dont change. So, do your homework well before demanding a certain range, in order to be convincing enough to get that.

Do post if you require any other assistance.

Best of Luck and do keep us posted on your chances.

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CONGRATS mavericksam! that's great news! Well both of you have been helpful as I couldn't find anyone on this forum that shared NON-cabin crew jobs at Emirates!

Just a quick question did they call you before June 18th and ask you a few questions and then call for the skype interview? Did they let you know in advance about the skype interview or simply call and ask you to speak to them? Does the status change online?

I've only received the initial call which sounded more of a pre-screen kind of a call! And my online status keeps saying under review. Also did you fly into Dubai to do the stuff suzimack did?

Please share your timeline! Sorry for so many questions!

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Hey bangloboy,
yes... I got the job with Dnata Emirates as a Quality Assurance Controller and am thrilled to be part of this world class organization. This is a Grade 8 position, and has certain fixed (nice) benefits. The recruitment is interesting yet very lengthy! I started off my first interaction (a skype interview) on 18th June, and received my offer letter in first week of August. My contract would be coming after Ramadan is over, so Im waiting for that now.

suzimack gave you all the info required by you. Thats exactly the stuff I went through, minus the psychometric test.

What you work on is your negotiating skills when finalizing your basic salary. The rest of the benefits are standard and dont change. So, do your homework well before demanding a certain range, in order to be convincing enough to get that.

Do post if you require any other assistance.

Best of Luck and do keep us posted on your chances.

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I was contacted by email informing me that I was pre-selected for a skype interview which was scheduled for 18th June.
Thereafter, I was shortlisted to be called to Dubai for a 2-day comprehensive interview scheduled on 11 and 12th July. They arrange for the tickets and accomodation to Dubai on the scheduled day and time. You have to take note that you don't quite have a choice of re-scheduling the dates as they are pre-decided by Emirates and freezed for many many other interviews for various positions. I had to discontinue my vacation in Kashmir (India) with my family, to be on time for the Dubai interview, as they couldn't change the dates of Assessment.

Once to reach Dubai, Emirates staff arrange everything for you and the whole customs process is quick.

First day is the Assessment Day and second day is the Final Interview. I went through a similar process as suzimack who gave you all the details.

I was contacted after two weeks thereafter by email where they sent me a preliminary package for review. After some negotiations, they sent me an offer letter in first week of August. Regarding negotiations, although you can negotiate, there isn't much scope for increasing your basic, I beleive. rest of the stuff/benfits are awesome for that Grade.

I would be receiving my Contract soon to be signed and sent to them so they can proceed with the rest of the formalities.

So, you see that the process is lengthy, and trust me you want to wait for every single day to get a positive reply.

I hope I covered everything. If you have any other queries, feel free.

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thanks guys! both of your tips have been super helpful! will keep you guys posted & good luck to you guys on your endeavors!

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thanks guys! both of your tips have been super helpful! will keep you guys posted & good luck to you guys on your endeavors!
hey guys i have too many questions:
i`m living and working in dubai since 1 year i got an invitation from emirates to attend an interview on 5 july i passed an english and financial interview the first time they called me for admin and finance position but when we entered the interview they said the interview is for deffirrent positions.
after 14 days they called me for the final interview it was on 19 july it was for airport services agent i finished the interview and i left after one hour of that i opened my e-mail and i found this :
Thank you for attending the Emirates / Dnata recruitment interview recently.

Sub: Customer Services Agent


We are pleased to advise you that you have been successful and we will be forwarding your file to the Recruitment Manager for further consideration. Unfortunately at present we do not have any available positions but we anticipate vacancies in the near future. Please do not interpret this letter as an Offer of Employment. If employed, do not resign from your present job on the basis of having secured a future position with Emirates/ Dnata group.



If your application is approved, we will communicate with you immediately to arrange your date of joining, taking into consideration your notice period in your present employment.



We thank you for your interest in joining Emirates/Dnata and for your patience while waiting for further information on your application.



Yours sincerely,



Recruitment Manager
Until now i don`t know what do they mean by this i don`t know if they accepted me and they will contact me or noooo
I went to the hr the receptionist told me that sure they will contact u then i told her 100% sure she told me i can`t say that but just wait if they didn`t call u within 6 months u can apply for an other job ........
after that they called me for open day i think they made a mistake and it was written there if u applied for and groud position less then 6 months ignore the e-mail but i went there not for the interview i went just to meet anyone from the hr and ask them and i asked one lady there she said we can`t tell any thing u have to wait after that the security gard asked me about what`s going on i told him the story so he told me maybe it`s for the new airport that it will open the next year ...
i don`t know what to do......... and if they will contact me or not
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I work in HR for emirates, PM me with any questions and I'll see if I can help.

In regards to the guy who has been put on hold. I'm 99% certain this will be for the new airport as they have so many vacancies to fill but they don't need them yet so they are trying to get a head start. If you have passed the assessment as they have said then they will be in touch if/when they have a vacancy.

Just be patient, everything in the middle east takes time. lots and lots of time.
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It won't be for the New Airport, it's more likely to be for the new terminal. Terminal 4 is planned to open January 2013 and will be an A380 only terminal. Construction of terminal 5 has already started.

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