Choosing to work in aviation recruitment is a decision you won’t regret.
Every day, you’ll be working in a dynamic and glamorous sector that’s responsible for getting everything from freight, to passengers where they need to be.
You’ll be encouraged to think on your feet, and use your initiative to enhance processes and optimise outcomes for clients.
We want to share the joy aviation recruitment can bring with you. So, we’ve prepared this handy guide to help you find out whether you’ve got what it takes to work in aviation recruitment:
What’s it like to work in aviation recruitment?
Let’s start by taking a look at the types of task an aviation recruiter might do in an average day:
- Communicating with highly skilled pilots, cabin crew, ground crew and other aviation staff.
- Liaising with clients from major airlines and other household name aviation companies.
- Researching new opportunities via the media, specialist databases and your own network of contacts.
- Creating and positioning compelling job ads that can achieve the results clients want.
- Managing your own workload and having complete control over hitting your targets.
There’s so much more you’ll learn to do as an aviation recruiter. And, the best are defined by their ability to put their own stamp on their working practices.
Get your aviation recruitment career set for take-off
It takes a special type of person to work in aviation recruitment.
It’s tough to remember all the skills and attributes that might be beneficial, so we’ve come up with a list of the five most important attributes you’ll need to be successful:
- Passionate: Particularly within AeroProfessional, you should have a passion for all things aviation – read trade magazines, visit conferences, learn about industry phraseology and aviation’s seasonal cycles.
- Organised: You’ll have to manage multiple tasks and client accounts simultaneously, so you’ll need to be organised enough to keep things running smoothly.
- Personable: You should be able to establish professional relationships with people from all over the world and communicate with absolute clarity.
- Proactive: You need the drive to go out and find potential clients who might benefit from aviation recruitment services, then stay in touch regularly about the solutions you can offer.
- Reliable: You should be able to meet stringent hiring and administrative deadlines, even when the work environment is pressurised.
If you see yourself in this description, then these are the steps you need to take to start work in aviation recruitment:
- Study to degree level: Degree type isn’t a deal-breaker, but commercial (business) or communicative (English) topics would give you a good foundation.
- Accumulate some experience: Look for customer service, sales or marketing experience via an apprenticeship, internship or full-time position.
- Get to know the industry: Spend time researching airlines, industry bodies and what’s unique about aviation recruitment.
- Craft a killer CV/cover letter: Draw up an absolutely knockout CV, showcasing your talents and demonstrating that you can practise what you preach when it comes to hiring.
- Start sending out applications: Search for leading aviation recruiters and begin sending out your applications – good luck!
At AeroProfessional our accomplished team sell our services to airline companies across the globe. Based in our offices in Farnborough, it’s challenging work and particularly suited to those with a strong interest in world-geography, aviation or business in general.
If you think you’ve got what it takes to work in aviation recruitment and are looking to join the leading provider of aviation recruitment and manpower solutions Call on the experts at AeroProfessional and find out how to apply.