Etihad Airways recently announced its decision to take on 12 Italian trainees to join its engineering division and take part in a training opportunity.
The trainees will have an opportunity to develop careers at the aircraft line and light maintenance facilities at Abu Dhabi International Airport. The Graduate Engineering programmes are conducted by Etihad Engineering in partnership with the Higher Colleges of Technology in Abu Dhabi and the Abu Dhabi Polytechnic.
Jeff Wilkinson, senior vice president of technical for Etihad Airways, said: “This is an opportunity for young people from our equity partners to immerse themselves within an organisation of engineering. In doing so, they will acquire knowledge, skills and experience.”
The UAE and Italy already share strong links through a partnership between Etihad Airways and Alitalia. The carriers have played a key role in bringing international visitors to the event, with an estimated eight million attendees travelling to the conference by air.