In partnership with Oman Air and The British School of Excellence, the Muscat Hospitality Academy announced a unique opportunity for Omani female students to enroll in preparatory cabin crew training.
The six-month program will encompass academic and practical training with world-class experts and coaches, who will provide students with the necessary credentials to secure a guaranteed job from Oman Air.
The training program includes specialized courses covering in-flight service, the tools and equipment used on board, industry terms and phrases, and the rules and regulations governing air service operations.
Participants will also receive world-class training, which will incorporate workplace safety, grooming, deportment and etiquette, mindset and emotional intelligence, communication skills, service excellence, food and beverage service, aviation knowledge, and English speaking skills.
Upon successful graduation, the students will receive official certification from the MHA and The British School of Excellence, qualifying them to work for Oman Air.
Entry requirements for the program include a high school certificate and English language proficiency — both spoken and written. Applicants must be aged between 21 and 28 with a minimum height of 157 cm and must have the ability to swim unaided as well.
The MHA is part of Heart of Hospitality, a subsidiary of the Muscat Investment House. Aligned with Oman Vision 2040, the MHA focuses on driving tourism as a key enabler for economic sustainability and development by placing Omani nationals in the frontline of hospitality and providing skilled labor for investors and operators.
As the MHA continues to impart education and training programs to support the sultanate’s Omanization policy, the latest program for cabin crew training comes at a time when aviation is well positioned for a strong recovery.
Hilal Al-Siyabi, senior vice president of people at Oman Air, said: “At Oman Air we are proud to have the best and brightest Omani talent and are committed to continuing our Omanization drive, which now stands at 94 percent, with the exception of our female cabin crew. This is something we are working hard to improve. Being a cabin crew member is a highly respected and sought-after role, offering an unparalleled opportunity to travel the world along with many other benefits. Our cabin crew teams are not only the face of our brand but are our international ambassadors for Oman. Therefore, we strive to ensure that they receive world-class training that reflects our unmatched traditions of hospitality. Meanwhile, we continue to develop a sustainable, highly skilled workforce that can support the future growth of Oman’s aviation sector and strengthen the national economy.”
Amina Al-Zadjali, general manager for the MHA, said: “As we all know, there is a rising demand for Omani professionals across all sectors, more so in tourism and related fields … We are persistent to leave no stone unturned to bring the best of the world to nurture the best, here within Oman. Nothing enthralls us more than our students achieving tremendous success in their chosen field of career.