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Airport Operations Programme

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Programme overview

This programme provides development opportunities for Airport Operations Management diploma graduates to pursue various roles within Hamad International Airport at various professional levels. This programme aims to provide developees with a well-rounded understanding of the activities required to successfully manage the different functions and customer experience within the airport.

The HIA Graduate Development Programme comprises of two different programme durations and varies between 2-3 years. The duration is dependent on the selected programme stream.

Minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Must be aged between 19 and 28 years
  • Airport Operations Management Diploma from Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) sponsored by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority (QCAA)
  • English Language
  • Qatari - Overall score of 70%, IELTS of 5.0 or above
  • Candidates with Qatari mother - Overall score of 75%, IELTS of 5.5 or above
  • CID clearance
  • Medical clearance

Programme benefits:

  • Structured rotation and development programme
  • Multicultural environment
  • Learning and development
  • Growth opportunities

Airport Operations Programme streams:


1. HIA Graduate Development – Operations (HIA GD OPS)

  • Terminal Operations    
  • Airport Operation Control Center (AOCC)     
  • Airfield Safety Operations    
  • Safety Assurance & Training   
  • Emergency Planning & Administration    
  • Wildlife & Hazard    
  • Baggage Handling Systems   
  • Security Operations   
  • Operational Planning and Commissioning

2. HIA Graduate Development– Strategy (HIA GD SCE)   

  • Projects   
  • Customer Experience 

3. HIA Graduate Development– Facilities Management (HIA GD FM)   

  • Logistics Projects   
  • Customer Projects   
  • Maintenance Projects   

4. HIA Graduate Development– HR (HIA GDP HR)

  • Recruitment   
  • Employee Services and Special Projects   
  • Training and Development   

5. HIA Graduate Development – Commercial (HIA GD COM)  

  • Property Management    
  • Public Relations, Protocol and Events
  • Marketing, Branding and Promotions

6. HIA Graduate Development – Commercial (HIA GD IT) 

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