Gulf Air extends Bahrainisation recruitment strategy

National carrier takes on 22 new local technicians as its maintenance division reaches 90% Bahrainisation
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Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has continued with its Bahrainisation recruitment strategy, taking on a new batch of 22 Bahraini aircraft maintenance technicians.

With this latest batch, Gulf Air has reached 90% Bahrainisation in its maintenance department.

Gulf Air’s deputy CEO, Captain Waleed Al Alawi, congratulated the airline’s new aircraft maintenance technicians for passing the selection process.

He said: “Today, 90% of our aircraft maintenance technicians are Bahrainis. This is a major milestone for us to be a leader amongst carriers from our neighbouring countries by having local, specialised and professional talents representing our beloved Kingdom.”

Gulf Air said it is “committed to invest” in its Bahraini workforce and their career development. It aims to provide opportunities for Bahraini nationals to take over senior positions in the company.

The airline has established a tailored programme in which it recruits and trains Bahrainis to become aviation professionals.

The airline recently developed a detailed Bahrainisation plan outlining all positions that are occupied by expatriates and their Bahraini potential replacements who will undergo a thorough and timely career development plan to increase nationalisation across all different departments and divisions of Gulf Air.

Currently, 90% of headquarter employees, 97% of first officers and 100% of the airline’s second officers and male cabin crew are all Bahraini.

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