Oman Air is to be the Lead Sponsor of the Omanisation Careers Fair (OCF) 2016, which will be held from 19th-21nd April 2016 at the Oman International Exhibition Centre, Muscat. The event, which is held annually under the patronage of Ministry of Manpower, enables employers of all sizes to meet potential employees from throughout Oman.
As demand for Omani staff continues to grow throughout the public and private sectors, OCF is the only major recruitment fair to be held in the Sultanate. Last year it attracted 5,000 candidates, from fresh graduates to seasoned professionals.
Oman Air’s participation reflects its commitment to further increasing the number of Omanis it employs. As the airline continues its major fleet and network expansion programme, it has pledged to increase its percentage of Omani staff working throughout Oman Air’s international network.
Dr. Rashid Mohammed Al Ghailani, Executive Vice President – Human Resource at Oman Air, commented:
“Oman Air is proud to be the Lead Sponsor of the Omanisation Career Fair 2016. As the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, Oman Air is a major employer in the country and OCF 2016 offers us a unique opportunity to recruit suitably qualified, experienced and motivated citizens to a range of roles.
“This year we are particularly interested in recruiting customer service agents and cabin crew. We offer outstanding pay and conditions, along with the high level of pride and satisfaction that comes with working for what is probably the world’s most-recognised Omani brand.
“Furthermore, we are pleased to have the opportunity to leverage Oman Air’s high level of visibility in support of our nation’s Omanisation policy. As the national carrier, we have been vocal advocates of the policy since its inception and now we have 4246 strong Omani workforce comprising a strong 64 per cent of our total employees. We aim to increase that figure over the coming year and OCF 2016 will play an important part in enabling Oman Air to achieve this objective.”
Oman Air’s contribution to Oman’s social development goes beyond employing Omani citizens at every level of the company. In addition to sponsoring national careers fairs, the airline has worked with Boeing to run workshops and seminars for young people and has made important investments in enhancing the skills, experience and capacity of Oman’s workforce. In 2015, Oman Air expanded its programme of recruiting Omani pilots, participated in a range of educational initiatives which aim to develop the Omani business leaders of the future, and supported the growth of the Sultanate’s SME (small and medium sized enterprises) sector.