Al Eqla’a

The Abu Dhabi Airports National Training Programme.

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The UAE is at the forefront of global aviation growth, with UAE airlines and airports setting the benchmark for excellence globally. This growth has also created a number of opportunities in aviation and airport-related job roles.

The main focus of Al Eqla’a is to develop young Emiratis as airport professionals by providing them with key skills and the ability to work in critical roles within Abu Dhabi Airports. This initiative will play a vital part in ensuring that Abu Dhabi Airports supports Abu Dhabi Vision 2030 by not just being the key gateway to the Emirate of Abu Dhabi but by ensuring the focus is on attracting and developing Emirati talent in the aviation sector.

We understand that the career choices you make today will define your long-term future career growth opportunities, and what better career choice than the aviation industry which is one of the growth pillars of the UAE. Al Eqla’a offers the opportunity for Masters Degree, Bachelors Degree or Higher National Diploma holders to join as Graduate Trainees, while 3-year diploma or 2-year certificate diploma holders can join as Junior Trainees.

This comprehensive training programme, which is the first of its kind in the region, will be delivered over an 18-24 month period in two stages consisting of an airport foundation programme and an airport specialisation training programme. The foundation part of the programme gives trainees an insight into airport management and operations, while the specialisation part of the programme allows trainees to choose from a variety of airport job functions ranging from operations, engineering, finance, HR, customer service, IT and commercial, to name but a few.

Brought to you by the Gulf Centre for Aviation Studies (GCAS), the world’s first International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) TRAINAIR PLUS Gold member, Al Eqla’a is a cornerstone of our vision to be the world’s leading centre for airport and aviation training.

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