AirAsia goes local in first Bintulu cabin crew recruitment drive
BINTULU, 28 October 2018 - AirAsia today held its first cabin crew recruitment involving the local community that saw candidates take part in traditional Iban activities.
At the RH Jangu longhouse in Ladong Tahir, candidates engaged with members of the local Iban community to string beaded necklaces, tie cangkuk manis bundles, knit fishing nets, weave rattan mats, baskets and hats as well as play traditional musical instruments for taboh ngajat.
The group activity was the second stage of evaluation for candidates who were shortlisted from the cabin crew recruitment drive at Parkcity Everly Hotel here yesterday, the first ever such exercise held in Bintulu.
Bintulu Member of Parliament YB Dato' Sri Tiong King Sing said, “I commend AirAsia’s effort in holding cabin crew recruitment drive to the coastal town of Bintulu, opening job opportunities for the locals. This shows AirAsia’s strong commitment to Sarawak in making the state an important regional aviation hub.”
AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, “The assessment was held at the longhouse so that the candidates could get a feel for the day-to-day lives of the local community, while at the same time allowing us to evaluate their people skills.”
He said the recruitment drive was part of AirAsia’s efforts to further develop talent from the different communities in East Malaysia and offer opportunities for youth to pursue a career with the airline.
Riad added: “We welcome everyone from all walks of life, who are passionate, enthusiastic and determined. Come join us and let's paint the skies red together.”