dnata Australia Graduate Program

UNSW Aviation partners with dnata for their first Graduate Program in Australia

In October 2023, UNSW Aviation and industry partner and leading Ground Handling Organisation, dnata forged an MOU for dnata Australia’s first Graduate Program. It is with great pleasure we would like to announce UNSW Aviation (Management) graduate, Waleed Tariq Idrees as the first dnata Graduate of this program, commencing in 2024.

The two-year program offers a robust pathway to a career in aviation for the successful graduate with an aim of nurturing future leaders for the organisation.  Graduates from this program will be part of a unique hands-on work experience which will give them an in-depth understanding of day-to-day nuances of not just airport operations but also head office administration.  The program features rotational exposure to various departments for a holistic understanding of the dnata organisation, including but not limited to dnata Head Office, dnata Ground Handling, dnata Cargo, and Cabin Services Australia.

Waleed has started his training for airline passenger services. By the end of the year, the program will take him into head office functions such as HR, Finance, Business Intelligence, and Workforce Planning.

For 2024, the successful applicant had to meet the following criteria: 

  • Academic Excellence: Maintain a credit-weighted average mark (WAM) of 65% or above.
  • Educational Qualifications: Studying one of the following degrees at the UNSW and currently be in your final year of studies:
    • Bachelor of Aviation (Management), or
    • Bachelor of Aviation (Management) and Bachelor of Commerce.
  • Legal Eligibility: Possess full working rights in Australia.
  • Commitment: Be ready and able to work full-time, dedicating 38 hours per week to your career journey.
  • Ability to Travel: ad-hoc duty travel to major Australian International Airports may be required

 We look forward to building the relationship with dnata to provide education needs across their different ports.