Posted on April 08, 2019

Qatar Airways’ Al Darb programme, the airline’s Qatarisation initiative, held its recruitment event for Nationals at Al Hazm, Doha on 3 April 2019. The one-day event invited young Nationals to meet with Qatar Airways’ recruitment staff and learn more about the airline’s Al Darb programme.

Meaning ‘The Pathway’ in Arabic, the Al Darb programme invites young Nationals to explore the many different employment opportunities available at Qatar Airways Group, including the National Scholarships programme, the Cadet Pilot programme and the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering programme.

Programmes are tailored so that young Nationals can choose their own career paths and identify development opportunities, gaining experience in a culturally diverse organisation. The Al Darb programme enables students and graduates to work on real projects, preparing them for a successful career at Qatar Airways Group. The diversity of the initiative allows Nationals to explore different career paths that meet their interests.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Human Resources, Ms. Nabeela Fakhri, said: “At Qatar Airways, we believe that you make the most of yourself when you work somewhere that makes the most of you. Our Al Darb programme continues to be tremendously successful in providing Nationals with the opportunity to work for one of the world’s leading airlines, choosing their own career path along the way. As the National Carrier of the State of Qatar, we are very pleased to have taken part in the initiative at Al Hazm, as we seek to be the employer of choice for Nationals.”

The Al Darb Qatarisation Programme, a government initiative that aligns with Qatar’s 2030 National Vision, includes a variety of modules, from integrating new joiners into the world of aviation to developing high-calibre students into future professional airline pilots. It provides financial and academic support to Nationals studying at home and overseas. Students are provided with assistance during their studies and upon completion, join Qatar Airways as Graduate Developees.

Qatar Airways won two awards at the Linkedin Talent Awards 2018: ‘Best Employer Brand’ and ‘Best Recruiter.’ Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide. A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Business Class’ by the 2018 World Airline awards, managed by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Business Class Seat’, ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge’. 

Qatar Airways has launched an array of exciting new destinations recently, including Mombasa, Kenya; Gothenburg, Sweden; and Da Nang, Vietnam. The airline will add a number of new destinations to its extensive route network in 2019, including Lisbon, Portugal; Malta; Rabat, Morocco; Langkawi, Malaysia; Davao, Philippines, Izmir, Turkey; and Mogadishu, Somalia.