Saudi Arabia opens applications for recruitment of female soldiers, immigration officers

Women immigration officers will soon be working at airport and land border checks in Saudi |Arabia under a new program of the Ministry of Interior. (SPA file photo)
Updated 14 June 2019
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Saudi Arabia opens applications for recruitment of female soldiers, immigration officers

  • Applicants must be born and raised in Saudi Arabia
  • applications would be received through the website www.jobs.sa

RIYADH: The Saudi Interior Ministry’s undersecretariat for military affairs opened the application window for the recruitment of female soldiers, to ensure the security of female civil status offices across the Kingdom, on Thursday.

It noted that applications would be received through the website www.jobs.sa from 10 a.m. on June 17 to 10 a.m. on June 20.

The ministry also announced the opening of the registration process for female jobs at the Passports Directorate. New recruits will be given military ranks and will be assigned to serve at airports and land border checks.

It added that the women can now enlist at the rank of private at the Women’s Security Training Institute at King Fahd Security College.

Applicants must be born and raised in Saudi Arabia, except for those who grew up with their father while serving the state outside the Kingdom. They should have a good reputation and character, with no criminal convictions.


Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani. (GACA)
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Saudi pilot Yasmeen Al-Maimani’s 1st flight celebrated

  • Yasmeen Al-Maimani has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US

RIYADH: The Saudi General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), represented by the management of Hail International Airport and Nesma Airlines, celebrated the first official flight of Saudi pilot Capt. Yasmeen Al-Maimani, 29, on Sunday.
Al-Maimani made her first official flight between Hail International Airport and Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Qassim, becoming the first Saudi woman to fly a commercial aircraft as a co-pilot with Nesma Airlines.
She received the opportunity after the airline advertised vacant positions for co-pilots on its New Pilots Program — 11 were accepted, including Al-Maimani, who has a commercial pilot’s license (CPL) from the US.
Following their acceptance into the program, the pilots underwent a four-stage training regimen at Prince Sultan Aviation Academy in Jeddah, including practice on multi-engine planes with multiple crews.
Ground training using an ATR 72-600 aircraft at Nesma Airlines’ training center in Hail followed, before progressing to simulators in Jakarta and Madrid.