FREE Pilot Careers Webinar – Wednesday 3rd June
Joint the RAeS Careers & Employability Team and our expert panelists, including members from the RAeS Flight Training Group on Wednesday 3rd June for the third in a series of webinars we have planned over the next few weeks and months.
Date: Wednesday 3rd June
Time: 15.00-16.30 BST
Themes we will be discussing include (subject to change):
1. Future prospects for Pilots following a crisis (general overview of the industry in its current state and highlighting the response from the industry and how this may impact the pilot community)
2. Pilot training in a turbulent time (addressing those who are either currently undertaking some sort of pilot training i.e. ATPL, MPL, CPL and those who are thinking of embarking on a career as a pilot)
3. How best to prepare yourself for the recovery (Looking at areas such as licence validity, completing further training courses i.e. MCC or instructors rating, Keeping up technical knowledge and interview tips)
4. Transferable Skills for Pilots seeking an alternative career for the short term. (Looking at the range of skills including leadership, teamwork, organisation, Management and training)
Followed by a Q&A session at the end.
Biographies of our speakers and panelists
Capt Marnie Munns, FRAeS
Marnie Munns is an experienced commercial airline captain who is currently flying the A320 series aircraft. She started flying in 1994 whilst at University through the University Air Squadron. After completing her degrees in Psychology at University of Bristol and Cranfield University she applied to the airlines and successfully gained pilot sponsorship in 2000. Following pilot training with FTE Jerez she converted onto the B737 400/500 with Aer Lingus. The following year she joined excel Airways flying the B737NG. In 2006 she moved to a low fares operator as a direct entry Senior First Officer to fly the A320 and was promoted to Captain by the end of 2007. As well as being an operational line pilot she has in the last 20 years undertaken different roles in the industry. These include being the Pilot Manager on diversity and inclusion projects, and qualifying as a Simulator Instructor (MCCi), training and helping newly qualified pilots make the transition to multicrew commercial pilots.
Stuart has recently graduated from an integrated flying course and is currently operating as a First Officer flying the Airbus A320 series aircraft. Having previously graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons) from Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, he has always had a keen interest in flying and the technical aspects of aircraft, completing his final year thesis on Commercial Aircraft Wake Vortices and the impact on airfield capacity. After a few years working in various roles within the Oil and Gas industry he gained an MPL Licence with L3 Airline Academy, completing training in 2019. He is an active member of the RAeS, representing the Young Persons Network within the Flight Crew Training Specialist Group, and enjoys encouraging and promoting the many different roles and ways into the aviation industry.”
Mark Furness, MRAeS
Mark has been an Airline Pilot for 12 years, currently flying the Boeing 777 as a long haul First Officer. As a graduate of Aerospace Engineering BEng (Hons) at Southampton University, where he learnt to fly through the University Air Squadron, he then went straight from university into commercial flight training. After gaining his ATPL license at Oxford he began flying the Boeing 737 in European short haul. He has a passion for inspiring young people to follow careers in aviation. In 2008 he became the founder of Careers in Aerospace, the leading website for careers in aviation and aerospace. His other passion is travel. In 2016 he created the travel blog @flyingandtravel which helps people to travel the world with inspiring destinations and expert flying and travel tips.
Rishi Radia, AMRAeS – Careers & Outreach Officer, RAeS
I had desired to work in the Aerospace sector since childhood, due to the influence of my father who gained a Private Pilots License and is an aviation enthusiast. My journey began at the age of 12 whereby I joined the Air Training Corps based at RAF Northolt. Additionally at the age of 13, I also became a Student Affiliate of the Royal Aeronautical Society whereby I could be seen attending various events and lectures I had always endeavoured to become a Commercial Airline Pilot and therefore upon finishing A-Levels, I embarked on gaining an ATPL license at CAE Oxford Aviation Academy. Upon completing the integrated course, I held various positions in the aviation industry, being based at Heathrow Airport as a Customer Service Representative for Menzies Aviation, to taking my career to the skies as a Cabin Crew based at Luton Airport. I then went on to undertake a position in Ground Operations whilst also searching for that all important First Officer position within an airline. Regrettably throughout this period, I was forced to give up my lifelong ambition of being an airline pilot due to unforeseen circumstances. However due to the major influence of aviation in my life up to this point, I felt that I could use my skills and knowledge to add value in other areas of our vastly evolving industry, in particular inspiring the next generation of young people into the world of Aerospace. This has then brought me to work here at the Royal Aeronautical Society, whereby I am able to use my knowledge and experience to assist the younger generation to carve out their path in the Aerospace industry.
Rosalind Azouzi – Head of Skills & Careers, RAeS
Rosalind is Head of Skills and Careers at the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) in London, leading its outreach, skills and employability activities which covers a number of programmes including primary and secondary school outreach, the alta mentoring programme for women, apprenticeships and end point assessment, as well as careers coaching, advice and guidance for all ages. Rosalind works closely with schools, colleges and universities as well as with employers from across the aerospace and aviation sectors and is a part of the AGP Skills Working Group, Aviation Industry Skills Board and Aerospace & Airworthiness Apprenticeships Trailblazer Group. Rosalind graduated with BSc French, Economics and International Business from the University of Surrey in 1997 and worked in in EFL training, student placements and employability, in France and the UK, before joining the RAeS in 2004.
Nicholas Davis, MSc – Employability & Skills Executive, RAeS
I am an engaged and enthusiastic member of the Careers & Employability Team at the Royal Aeronautical Society, leading on secondary outreach programmes, communications, careers workshops in schools, colleges and universities and content management for our Careers in Aerospace website. A key aim in my role is to provide support to uphold and create new talent into Aerospace and Aviation, through our outreach events, workshops and 1-2-1 careers service. I am also an experienced Flight Operations Controller within the commercial & private aviation sectors and have previous experience as a Marketing professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Communication, Public Speaking, Proposal Writing, and Report Writing. Strong marketing and aviation professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) focused in Geography from the University of Northampton and an MSc in Air Transport Management from Coventry University.