Dubai Duty Free currently employs over 6,000 staff of 47 different nationalities and is one of the premier “employers of choice” in the UAE. This is evidenced by the fact that the company received more than 81,500 unsolicited job applications during the last year.
The company has a long standing policy of “promotion from within”, resulting in only two entry-level positions being recruited for externally – Sales Assistant in the Retail Operations area and Stores Assistant in the Warehouse environment.All other back-office support functions (Marketing, HR, Finance, Purchasing, IT, secretarial, etc) and supervisory positions are recruited and developed internally, while the vast majority of managerial level vacancies are also filled from inside the organisation. This policy provides for the maximum possible career growth and development opportunities for Dubai Duty Free staff and is one of the reasons why the company has an enviable staff turnover ratio and high levels of employee loyalty and commitment.
The Company welcomes candidates of any and every nationality and is proud of its non-discriminatory promotion, career development and compensation practices, particularly with regard to nationality and gender. “Cultural diversity” training is one of the compulsory early training events for any new employee. The company provides competitive compensation and benefits, while the remuneration system is reviewed on an ongoing basis to ensure the company is able to attract and retain the right caliber of employee.