New Delhi: Not just passengers but it seems that job applicants are not in mood to join Air India.
Air India's plan to hire commanders directly through walk-in-interviews failed to attract even a single applicant.
On Tuesdays and Wednesday, walk-in interviews were organised in Hyderabad as part of AI's broader recruitment plan. There were 197 vacancies of commander and first officer (co-pilot) for Airbus fleet but not a single applicant showed interested. AI spokesperson confirmed the news saying, "No Commander turned up". READ MORE
As reported in Hindustan Times AI official said "This is the first time in recent memory that the airline organised walk-in interviews for captains and it was completely mismanaged".
An ‘interview panel' of senior AI officials and outside experts was also flown in. “The board members were lodged in five-star hotels, and not a single person turned up,” said another. “Ideally, applications should have been invited online and panelists flown in only if there were applicants.”
A senior pilot said, "It's a statement on the state of affairs at AI that a once-sought-after job failed to attract a single applicant".
AI in recent days has been slammed by passengers for late flights and other issues, now this incident has been marked as deep embarrassment for Maharaja.