The Sky is the Limit for Youth Graduating from Cabin Crew On-The-Job Training

14 June 2023
A woman in cabin crew uniform stands in a plane
UNICEF/Al-Safadi

AMMAN, 14 June 2023 – Through the Azem programme from UNICEF and The Business Development Centre (BDC), in partnership with Royal Jordanian, fifty young people graduated as Cabin Crew today at an event in the national carrier’s training centre.

The young people received three months skills training combined with ‘on-the-job’ training - allowing them to develop their foundational, employability and English language skills, while also completing the necessary safety and technical training and receiving a salary. Each of the graduates will be employed by Royal Jordanian to start their careers as Cabin Crew.

“Young people need to be equipped with the right skills to access jobs in the labour market and transform their futures,” said Philippe Duamelle, UNICEF Representative to Jordan. “UNICEF is working closely with the Government of Jordan, civil society and private sector partners to provide young people with the skills, training and support they need to succeed. This partnership between UNICEF, BDC and Royal Jordanian demonstrates how effectively this can be done.”

Samer Majali, Vice Chairman/CEO, Royal Jordanian, said: “RJ, the national carrier of Jordan, has a strategic aim as part of its social responsibility efforts to help Jordanian youth find employment. RJ cooperates with its partners on various programmes that help young Jordanians pursue successful careers in the burgeoning local aviation sector. This partnership with UNICEF and BDC will support young Jordanians who dream of building their careers in air transport.”

“BDC’s programmes aim to incorporate young Jordanians into non-traditional work sectors, enhance their livelihoods and boost their skills for global competency. With UNICEF’s support and partnering with different sectors, including the aviation industry, and companies, such as Royal Jordanian, our youth programmes aid economic growth and reduce unemployment in Jordan,” said Sajed Ashour, Azem Project Manager.

Azem is part of UNICEF’s Learning to Earning programme - supporting vulnerable adolescents and youth to access meaningful employment and income through training and entrepreneurship support that reflects the needs of the labour market. The On-the-Job Cabin Crew training is generously supported by the United States Government.

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UNICEF Jordan
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