ONE of the world’s biggest international airlines is looking to recruit people from Bournemouth who dream of living a jet-set lifestyle.

Emirates will hold a cabin crew recruitment open day at Bournemouth’s Royal Bath Hotel at 9am on Thursday, September 12.

The Dubai-based airline is looking for both men and women and says the new positions have been created due to “continued growth of the airline” including the addition of new routes on the Emirates network, as well as additional aircraft.

Emirates currently flies to 158 destinations across six continents operating a modern fleet of 269 all wide-body aircraft.

Those interested will need to meet strict criteria and must be at least 21-years-old at the time of joining and have an arm reach of 212cm when standing on tiptoes.

Cabin crew are offered an entire employment package, which includes a variety of benefits such as a tax-free income, free high standard shared accommodation in Dubai, free transport to/from work, medical and dental cover as well as exclusive discounts on shopping and leisure activities in Dubai.

It also offers "attractive concessional travel benefits" for cabin crew as well as their families and friends.

Richard Jewsbury, divisional vice president UK for Emirates, said: “Our cabin crew are open-minded, helpful, friendly and service-oriented and that’s what we need from candidates in order to deliver Emirates’ award-winning on-board experience to customers. This open day is a great opportunity for people to get their career off to a flying start. Applicants need to arrive at the Open Day with an up-to-date CV in English and a recent photograph.

“Candidates will need to come prepared to spend the full day at the venue if required. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of timings for further assessments and interviews.

Mr Jewsbury added: “It is an exciting time for us as Emirates continues to grow and we encourage interested applicants to attend and meet some of our cabin crew recruitment team who will be happy to answer any questions about the role and life in Dubai.”

The latest open day comes after Emirates held a recruitment day in Bournemouth in May.

Although not mandatory, candidates are encouraged to complete an online application on the Emirates Group careers website prior to attending the open day.

More information about the requirements for the selection process as well as cabin crew starting salary and benefits can be found at