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Learning and Development


We have two units that look after the interests of our UAE national staff members:

1. National Training and Development Unit (NT&D)
2. National Career Development Unit (NCD)

The National Development Unit identifies the trainee’s career path and develops a training programme in liaison with the line manager. They evaluate and monitor the trainee’s progress for the duration of training, providing counselling, guidance and administrative support.

The programmes handled through the department are:

ProgrammeTraining Duration
National Aviation Management Programme 3 years
National Graduate Programme 12-18 months

Emirates Airport Services (EKAS) - Outstation Programme
 24 months
Commercial Outstation Programme 32 months
National Diploma Programme 12 months
National School Graduate Programme 12 months
Ab-initio Pilot 3.5 - 4 years
National Aircraft Mechanic Trainee Programme 5 years
Cabin Crew Programme 6 weeks
EK Sky Cargo school Graduate Programme 36 months
EGIT – National School Graduate Programme 54 months
EGIT – National Management Training Programme 24 months
EGIT – National Graduate Trainee Programme 24 months
Finance School Graduate Programme 36 months
Engineer Flight Simulators Programme  24 months 
Flight Operation Engineering Specialist Programme  36 months
dnata Cargo School Graduate Programme 36 months

The National Career Development Unit act as a career facilitator for UAE Nationals who are proactive in pursuing their career, identifying and meeting their development needs. The unit assists UAE Nationals to identify their 'best fit' between skills and expectations and to identify potential vacancies with them. This is achieved through the following:

• Design a framework
• Develop all rounded leaders at all levels
• Focus on excellent performers
• Direction & guidance