Job fair will address the skills shortage in the industry and allow professionals to discuss jobs with airlines and MRO companies
International job site Aviation Job Search has announced it will be hosting a free job fair on 3rd October 2019 at London Gatwick.
The job fair, named the Aviation Job Expo was created to connect professionals in the industry with airlines and MRO companies. A free event for jobseekers, it will provide a platform in which candidates can meet with potential employers in an informal setting to discuss career opportunities.
Exhibitors include BA CityFlyer, Bombardier, Loganair, KLM UK Engineering, and headline sponsors, BAE Systems, plus many more.
Guest speakers will also be present, including aircraft maintenance recruitment expert Jamie Portt from JMC recruitment, and Christopher Babayode, who was previously a flight attendant for British Airways.
Pilot Recruitment Consultant for Goose Recruitment, Fenella Jefferson, will also be present to talk about how to land a pilot job, as well as sharing her experiences of flying in the Australian outback.
The event is also welcoming aspiring aviators, who can speak directly with training companies about a future career in aviation.
Managing Director of Aviation Job Search, Dave Capper, said, “We’ve been connecting jobseekers with employers for the last twenty years, so it’s the natural next step to host this event.”
“Anyone who is thinking about a new career in aviation is invited to come along. We’ve also got some very exciting talks lined up from experts in the industry on various hot topics.”
In 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast the number of air travellers to reach 8.2 billion by 2037, double the current figure. With such strong growth projected, Director General and CEO of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, suggested that this would support a further 100 million aviation jobs globally.
Capper continued, “There has been a lot of discussion around how companies will facilitate this growth in recent months. It’s important that we all play our part in bringing the next generation of talent into the industry. We hope the expo will be a pathway into the aviation for many of our visitors.”