Emirates lands in Cardiff to recruit aircraft engineers


Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, is kickstarting its recruitment drive for experienced aircraft engineers in Cardiff, with the aim of recruiting 600 new joiners globally. Taking place on 24 and 25 May, it marks the airline’s first engineering recruitment roadshow in Cardiff this year. The available roles are based in Dubai and include aircraft technicians, licensed aircraft engineers, and engineering support staff.

At the roadshow in Cardiff, candidates can interact with Emirates engineers and recruiters to understand more about the roles, salary, benefits, and life in Dubai.

Those interested in attending should register online for an invite to the roadshow.

Emirates Engineering

Emirates Engineering, the facility constructed in 2006 with a 400,000 sq. metre span, is among the world’s most impressive and technologically advanced aircraft maintenance facilities. General Civil Aviation Authority CAR V approved, it supports the world’s largest fleet of Airbus and Boeing aircraft, operated by Emirates, and 30 other airlines through third-party maintenance contracts. Emirates Engineering follows stringent quality standards, and experts at the facility are fully qualified to manage and implement aspects of maintenance, engineering, quality, planning, and logistics.

Looking towards the future with Emirates

The Emirates engineering facility in Dubai World Central is expected to be completed in 2027. Spread over 1 million square metres, it is purpose-built to support Emirates’ aircraft fleet and operating requirements into the 2040s. It will also be a centre of excellence for commercial aviation engineering services in the Middle East, with spare capacity potentially offered to other airline operators.

Once completed, Emirates engineers will be at the very heart of this groundbreaking facility, from leading routine aircraft checks, bespoke paint jobs, light to heavy maintenance programmes, and engine repair and testing, to carrying out full cabin interior fit-outs and aircraft conversions.

Life at Emirates and in Dubai

Emirates employees enjoy living and working in the safe, vibrant, multicultural city of Dubai. One of the world’s most sought-after destinations, in 2024, TripAdvisor crowned Dubai the number one global destination for the third successive year. Dubai has a strong reputation as one of the safest, most secure, vibrant and tech-savvy cities in the world. International schools and hospitals, excellent infrastructure, tax-free salaries, global annual sporting events, world-class attractions and dining, a buzzing night life, and a melting pot of cultures, make Dubai a city of choice for millions of expatriates.

Licensed aircraft engineers will have experience and skills in base maintenance, line maintenance, and overhaul workshops. The roles entail routine servicing and detailed heavy maintenance of Emirates’ fleet of A380s and Boeing 777s, as well as aircraft from other global airlines.

Aircraft technicians carry out maintenance on Emirates aircraft and third-party aircraft under the guidance of licensed aircraft engineers. An approved apprenticeship in commercial aircraft maintenance or equivalent, and at least 5 years of experience are required for the role.

Engineering support roles range from production planning and materials management to quality assurance.

For more detailed info on the roles, click here.