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Arik Air is a customer-focused airline that offers consistently outstanding services to both business and leisure travellers.

Arik Air offers opportunities for employment in administrative, professional, technical and airline-specific disciplines, irrespective of the level or area of responsibility, each employee contributes to the growth and success of our airline. We believe that individuals score goals, but ultimately “the team wins the game”.

If you feel you have these values, a drive to excel in the performance of your job duties and would like to be part of the Arik team, please submit an application for one of our open positions. We welcome the opportunity to bring enthusiastic new people aboard. At Arik Air, you will become part of a heritage of great achievement with a future of even greater promises.

We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:

1.) Head-Internal Audit

Location: Lagos
Department: MD’s Office
Reporting To: Board Audit Committee / Group CEO (GCEO)/ Executive Vice President (EVP)

Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related discipline.
  • MBA or other post-graduate degree is desirable.
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA/CA/ACA) specialized in auditing, financial analysis, and business process.
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience at a senior level in auditing and/or accounting functions within aviation or a Big 4 environment.

Click here to apply online

Company Lawyer (Secretary)

Location: Lagos (Head Office)
Department: MD’s Office
Reporting to: Executive Vice President & Board Of Directors
Direct Reports: Assistant Manager Legal, Legal Officer, Administrative Coordinator Legal

Person Specifications

  • A graduate of Law or related field.
  • Masters in Law (Desirable)
  • Membership of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (preferred).
  • Ability to take ownership of the role and work with minimum supervision.
  • Must be keen to innovate and be successful at formulating and implementing strategies and plans.
  • Previous board-level experience.
  • Sound, effective and enthusiastic communicator.
  • Previous experience as a company or board secretary would be an advantage
  • Previous experience in the aviation industry will be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of 10 years work experience, preferably in the Aviation Industry of which at least 5 years must have been in heading the Legal Affairs.
  • Should have received specialized training in Aviation Law, Airline Contract Law, Aircraft Financing, Conflict of Law, Contract Negotiations, International Law and Legal Drafting.

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Vice President (VP), Finance

Location: Lagos
Department: Finance
Reporting to: SVP-Finance, GM-Finance (Based in London)

Person Specifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) desirable. Master’s Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred.
  • A minimum of 15 years of combined accounting and finance including at least 10 years of experience with planning, compliance and reporting activities associated with a publicly-held company. Experience working with a multinational corporation is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of IFRS
  • Must be located in Lagos with a minimum 25% to travel among different office locations as required.
  • Demonstrate management and financial skills in dealing with all phases of business operations.
  • Leadership and communications skills to supervise and mentor accounting, and other company staff.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Applications and SAGE ERP other ERP software comparable to Oracle, etc.
  • Must be able to exercise a keen awareness of the legal implications of disclosing material company information; ongoing awareness of trends in senior Management’s thinking; ongoing familiarity with both industry and company activities; and an ongoing knowledge of stock market and financial trends.
  • Excellent financial and business judgment skills; business acumen and ability to provide financial and business advice to all levels of Management and the Company’s Board.
  • Motivated to work in a fast-paced environment, to move things forward, to meet stringent timelines, and to handle multiple demands simultaneously.
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide range of people with varying degrees of financial exposure. Understanding and articulation of the Company’s financial position and strategic activities is essential.
  • Independent and creative problem solving skills are required.
  • Ideal candidate will also have broad-based financial background, including experience with financial planning and analysis, forecasting and budgeting.
  • Fluency in English (written and oral).

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All applicants for theses positions can also send their CV’s to: vacancies@arikair.com

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These are the 5 most ‘boring’ — and exciting — jobs in the world, according to a recent study

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Financial jobs may often be lucrative — but some of them could make you seem boring and even incompetent to the people around you, according to a new study.

Researchers from the University of Essex in Colchester, England, asked more than 500 people across five different experiments about the careers and hobbies they considered the most “boring” — and what characteristics they associated with people who did those jobs. The study was published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin earlier this month.

Finance was overwhelmingly tagged as the world’s most boring industry, with finance-associated positions occupying four of the top five slots on the “most boring” list. The people occupying those “boring” jobs were also not seen as competent, according to the report, which surprised at least one of the study’s authors.

“I would have thought that accountants would be seen as boring, but effective and the perfect person to do a good job on your tax return,” Wijnand Van Tilburg, a study co-author and senior lecturer in the university’s psychology department, said in a statement last week.

Tilburg said that stereotypically “boring people” are generally disliked, and often avoided by the people around them — largely due to unfair preconceived notions.

Your perceptions of people can certainly change over time, but folks dubbed as “boring” don’t often get a chance to prove the stereotypes wrong, Tilburg said. “The very fact that people choose to avoid them can lead to social ostracization and increase loneliness, leading to a really negative impact on their lives,” he said.

Tilburg said he launched the study to explore stigmas around boredom, and how it can impact the way humans perceive each other: “The irony is studying boredom is actually very interesting and has many real-life impacts.”

Here are the results of the study, including top-five lists for most boring jobs, most exciting jobs and most boring hobbies:

Top 5 most boring jobs
Data analysis
Accounting
Tax/insurance work
Cleaning
Banking

Top 5 most exciting jobs
Performing arts
Science
Journalism
Health professional
Teaching

Top 5 most boring hobbies
Sleeping
Religion
Watching television
Observing animals
Math
Some of those “boring” jobs do tend to pay more than some of the “most exciting” ones. According to compensation software and data company Payscale, the average salary for a data analyst is around $62,754 per year. That’s approximately $10,000 per year more than the average salary of someone in performing arts — roughly $52,522, according to Glassdoor.

And while “sleeping” ranked as the single most boring hobby anyone could have, getting regular amounts of high-quality sleep is essential to your productivity, health and mental sharpness, according to research.

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The 10 most-searched jobs in the U.S., according to Google—and how much they pay

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The coronavirus pandemic has spurred millions of people to quit their jobs to spend more time at home, become their own boss or pursue their dream career, among other reasons.

This phenomenon – often referred to as “The Great Resignation” – has dominated conversations in recent months, and new research from Google based on its search trends suggests that this quitting wave is reaching other continents.

The top countries searching for “how to leave your job” on Google between January 2021 and 2022 were the Philippines, South Africa, the U.S., Australia and the U.K.

While Google did not include additional global insights in its report, their researchers did identify the top jobs people searched for in the U.S. alongside the phrase “how to become,” such as “how to become a lawyer,” to determine which careers people are most interested in.

Google’s research shows that people are most excited about jobs that help others improve their mental and physical health, offer ample travel opportunities and flexible work schedules. “Real estate agent” and “flight attendant” claimed the top two spots on the list.

Some jobs, however, are more popular in certain regions over others. People in the Northeast, Northwestern Midwest and Western U.S. appear to be the most interested in real estate careers, while swaths of people in the South and Midwest wanted to become notaries.

Only two states’ most-searched jobs didn’t include notary or real estate agent: New Mexico, where flight attendant was the most popular gig, and Montana, where people searched for personal trainer jobs more than any other role.

Here are the top 10 jobs people want in the U.S. right now according to Google, how much they pay and the education requirements:

Map showing the top jobs in the U.S. including real estate agent and personal trainer based on new Google research


Image courtesy of Google

  1. Real estate agent
    Median salary: $51,220

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Flight attendant
    Median salary: $59,050

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Notary
    Median salary: $37,000

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree

  1. Therapist
    Median salary: $47,576

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s or master’s degree

  1. Pilot
    Median salary: $130,440

Typical entry-level education: Bachelor’s degree and flight training

  1. Firefighter
    Median salary: $ 52,500

Typical entry-level education: Postsecondary nondegree award (certificate program and other skills training)

  1. Personal trainer
    Median salary: $40,510

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

  1. Psychiatrist
    Median salary: $208,000

Typical entry-level education: Doctorate of medicine, or M.D.

  1. Physical therapist
    Median salary: $91,010

Typical entry-level education: Doctoral or professional degree

  1. Electrician
    Median salary: $56,900

Typical entry-level education: High school diploma or equivalent

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These are the top companies to work for in the UK in 2022, according to Glassdoor

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Software company ServiceNow has been named as the best place to work in the U.K. in 2022, according to Glassdoor’s annual employer rankings.

ServiceNow entered the U.K. rankings for the first time this year, with employees highlighting the company’s strengths in its workplace culture, career opportunities and training, in anonymous reviews left on Glassdoor.

California-based ServiceNow is headed up by Bill McDermott, the former CEO of software solutions firm SAP.

McDermott noted that the “employee experience is really everything” amid the return to work, speaking on CNBC’s “TechCheck” in August, on the back of ServiceNow’s acquisition of indoor mapping and wayfinding company Mapwize.

“There’s a war for talent out there … the companies that are early adopters to these technologies [will] win and the one’s that don’t will lose a lot of people,” McDermott said.

Global jobs website Glassdoor compiled the rankings by looking at companies that had received at least 30 ratings across nine attributes, including an overall score from an employee, as well as factors such as work-life balance, compensation and benefits, and whether staff would recommend their employer to a friend.

I.T. consultancy AND Digital came in second place on Glassdoor’s 2022 list and was also a newcomer in the rankings.

Jill Cotton, career trends analyst at Glassdoor, told CNBC via email that this year’s rankings had seen a number of new entrants partly because the coronavirus pandemic had “turned the business world upside down but this gave companies the opportunity to embrace change, rip up the corporate rulebook and put their people first.”

Cloud-based software firm Salesforce, which topped the rankings last year, dropped down to third place on the 2022 list.

Cotton said that technology companies dominated the rankings because they were “well-equipped to adapt during the pandemic.”

In addition, she said that the pandemic had forced many businesses to speed up their adoption of technology.

“This growing importance means that now all businesses need to be a tech company of sorts,” Cotton added.

Immediate Media Company, a special interest content and platform company, and Abcam, a supplier of protein research tools, rounded out the top five companies on Glassdoor’s list. Here’s the full rundown of the U.K.’s best employers.

The U.K.’s top 10 employers for 2022
ServiceNow
AND Digital
Salesforce
Immediate Media Company
Abcam
McKinsey & Company
Adobe
VMware
Arm
Meta (Facebook)

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