Showing posts with label Jobs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jobs. Show all posts

07 March, 2024

Joby Acquires Facility in Ohio, Begins Hiring to Support Initial Manufacturing Operations

Joby Aviation, a leading company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, confirmed this week that it has acquired an existing facility at Dayton International Airport and begun hiring in support of the Company’s initial manufacturing operations in Dayton, Ohio.

The facility acquired by Joby will be fitted out to support initial manufacturing operations in Dayton, which are expected to begin later this year. The facility will be used for the manufacturing of aircraft parts in support of Joby’s Pilot Production Line in Marina, California.

Joby’s acquisition of the on-airport facility is the first step in the Company’s plan to develop facilities capable of building up to 500 aircraft per year in Dayton, which is expected to include the design and construction of a larger greenfield factory.

“We’re pleased to be able to acquire an underutilized facility at Dayton International Airport and repurpose it as a modern, high-tech manufacturing center to serve as our initial manufacturing footprint in the region. Later this year, we expect to begin subtractive manufacturing of titanium and aluminum aircraft parts as we continue to grow our workforce in Dayton,” said Didier Papadopoulos, President of Aircraft OEM at Joby.

21 February, 2024

Airline jobs.....

SAS   LOADER SUMMER 2024

City: Stockholm-Arlanda
Job Function:  Passenger/Traffic handling
Apply for a summer job as an aircraft loader at SAS Ground Handling Arlanda!
 

SUMMER TEMP/PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT starting in the spring of 2024. The position is a fixed-term employment until the end of August 2024/until further notice with a 6-month probationary period. Degree of employment: 50% or 75%.

As a ramp worker, the job is varied and fast-paced! Your duties include all tasks related to both the arrival and departure of the aircraft, which means, among other things, that customers' luggage must be sorted, loaded, transported and unloaded in an efficient and safe manner.
Working at SAS is characterized by a strong team spirit where we always prioritize Safety First.

To fit into the role, you are a confident and independent person with a positive attitude. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same.

You enjoy working with others and sharing your knowledge. You see the value in giving and receiving feedback, both positive and constructive.
We are looking for someone who is in good physical shape and likes to work with the body – to never sit still.

Further, we see that you are:

Responsible
Stress-resistant
Flexible
Qualifications for the position
Turned 18
Category B driving licence for automatic or manual gearbox. It is meritorious to have a C driver's license
Excerpt from the police's criminal records without remarks and security clearance through the Swedish Transport Agency before the start of the training. To meet these requirements, you must be able to prove what you have done in the last 5 years in the form of references and supporting documentation, such as certificates and grades.
See more info here: https://www.sakerhetspolisen.se/sakerhetsskydd/sakerhetsprovning.html
Alcohol and drug test without remark during the hiring process
Be able to get to Arlanda at all hours of the day - from early mornings to late evenings both during weekdays and weekends
Very good knowledge of Swedish and English
Experience of shift work is an advantage
What we offer
Fun working days with nice colleagues
Paid loader training
Favourable collective agreements with good OB supplements when working in the evenings and weekends
Mobile phone
Friskvรฅrdsbidrag
Staff discounts at Arlanda's shops and restaurants
Free training at our gym at Arlanda 
The chance of hourly employment after the summer if needed


18 February, 2024

Jobs and apprenticeships

Apprenticeship and job vacancies in the aviation industry.





Direct Entry Pilots “not experienced”

ITA Airways, the Italian national airline born on October 15, 2021, is hhiring.  We need to bring on board qualified, motivated people with the desire to get involved with passion and initiative.

We are looking for:      Direct Entry Pilots “not experienced”

As a high-performing and motivated Direct Entry Pilot, delivering consistent operational excellence in the sky whilst maintaining our high safety standards, you will give our customers an exceptional journey.

Prerequisites

High school Diploma or Bachelor
Good level of physical fitness with a valid Class 1 EASA Medical
Good spoken and written English (Min. lvl B2 CEFR)
English ICAO level 5, Italian level 6.
Valid EASA ATPL Frozen (CPL-IR and MCC)
Eligible to live and work in the E.U.

What we offer:   Permanent contract, CCNL Trasporto Aereo.
Location:  Fiumicino, RM. Linate, MI.


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AW139 Rotary Co-Pilot (Offshore) Bond Helicopters 


Location: Norwich



Bond Helicopters is a Joint Venture company, co-owned by Peter Bond and the Gama Group, the Bond Helicopters brand is synonymous with Offshore Helicopters in the North Sea for decades, is delighted to be returning to the market. 

Further to the award of a fixed minimum 5+ years offshore contract for multiple aircraft with a major energy company, Bond Helicopters is recruiting UK licenced and rated AW139 Rotary Pilots for our Norwich operation.

Excellent Salary 
Competitive North Sea Roster
Comprehensive benefits package 
Opportunities for professional development and advancement

Essential requirements

Current UK CPL(H) privileges with AW139 Type Rating 
Valid UK Class 1 Medical
Valid UK IFR (H) Multi Engine privileges
UK ATPL (H) theory and MCC certificate
500 total hours
500 hours multi-engine on helicopters (may include up to 10% in an approved flight simulator)
100 hours in command (may include up to 10% in a flight simulator). This may be substituted with approved alternative training criteria in accordance with IOGP OHRP
Proactive approach to service delivery and customer satisfaction
Team player, result driven and customer focused
Physically and mentally fit to undertake demands of the role

Advantageous

50 hours on AW139
SNS offshore experience


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Apprentices Required at London Gatwick Airport


Applications now open



Joining London Gatwick means growing your career with the world's most efficient single-runway airport - where no two days are the same. You'll get the space and support to grow and develop with us. Together, we can succeed in creating an enjoyable and easy experience for our passengers. 

Applications for this year's Engineering Apprenticeships are now open.

Gatwick engineering team protects, maintains and repairs​ our infrastructure. From the electricity that powers us to the giant plant rooms that heat and cool the airport. 

Apprentice help keep our baggage, airfield, and safety systems in top shape. This four-year programme leads to being a qualified engineering technician. 

Do the words 'complex challenge' and 'race against time' sound exciting? Then this could be the apprenticeship for you. 

You'll need an actual or predicted GCSE Level 4/5 or above in Maths, English and a Science Subject 
Able to commit to a four-year programme 

Apply now
Joining London Gatwick means growing your career with the world's most efficient single-runway airport - where no two days are the same. You'll get the space and support to grow and develop with us. Together, we can succeed in creating an enjoyable and easy experience for our passengers. 

Applications for this year's Engineering Apprenticeships are now open

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Airport Security Officer at London Gatwick Airport 

Salary including shift pay and allowances up to £36,218 per annum full time



As an Airport Security Officer at London Gatwick, your primary goal is to work as part of a team to keep our customers and colleagues safe and secure. You will play an important role in enhancing the customer experience by providing a warm and welcoming environment.

Airport Security Officers ensure our safety and security by conducting searches, safety checks, and assisting customers and colleagues throughout their airport experience.

This is a great opportunity to start your journey with London Gatwick, many of our people have developed themselves to pursue opportunities in security leadership and other teams across the business.  The shifts for this roster are provided 2 weeks in advance, but it does provide the highest pay!  Other rosters may be available please apply and discuss your preference for hours worked at the interview stage.

What will you do?
Upon successful completion of training and National X-Ray Competency Test exams, you will:

Work collaboratively within a team and various airport departments to deliver an outstanding customer experience.
Verify documents and perform security screening and searching for both customers, colleagues and vehicles entering the security controlled areas.
Utilise colour X-Ray images in both 2D and 3D to screen customer and colleague belongings.
Assist in handling health, safety, or security incidents.
Participate in regular training sessions to maintain screening and searching competencies in accordance with the Department for Transport (DfT) regulations.
What di we need?
We are seeking people with the following qualities:

Ability to provide friendly customer service in a high-pressure environment.
Physical fitness; able to stand, sit, bend, and walk for the durations of a shift.
Fluent in written and spoken English with excellent communication skills.
Ability to multitask in a busy operational environment.
Full colour vision and hearing that meets our standards.
UK residency of three years with the right to work in the UK.
You will be required to undergo pre-employment medical, criminal record, and counter-terrorism checks.
For more details and to apply, please visit. 
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07 December, 2023

New year, new career? It could take off at East Midlands Airport

Anyone looking for a new career to take off in the New Year should put Wednesday 17 January in their diary to attend a Jobs Fair at East Midlands Airport (EMA).



The event will take place in the check-in hall from 10am to 2pm and representatives from a wide range of businesses operating on the site will be available to speak to. These include Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which owns and runs the airport itself, as well as major cargo operator DHL, baggage handling firm Swissport, food service company HMS Host, one of EMA’s main airlines Jet2 and World Duty Free.

The Jobs Fair will provide a great opportunity for jobseekers to engage directly with employers and find out what they are looking for from applicants to boost their chances of securing employment at the airport. Free parking and a free shuttle bus to the venue will be provided.

MAG’s Group Head of Education, Skills & Employment, Marcella M’Rabety, said: “Whether you want to land a career at East Midlands Airport or are already working in the industry and looking for a change, our Jobs Fair is the perfect event for you!

25 October, 2023

United Airlines gives U.S. Army Reservists and Students a direct way in to become airline maintenance technicians


Calibrate Technician Pathway Program establishes partnerships with the U.S. Army Reserve, National Aviation Academy, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

United expects to bring up to 300 eligible students annually; it plans to hire thousands of new maintenance technicians by 2026


The U.S. mega carrier, United has just announced the launch of the Calibrate Technician Pathway Program giving U.S. Army reservists and students from three prominent aviation maintenance schools a direct pathway to lucrative careers as technicians at the airline. In this initial phase of the program, United will establish partnerships with the U.S. Army Reserve in their Aviation Command Unit, National Aviation Academy, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics with plans to bring in up to 300 eligible students per year.

This new program is in support of the airline's United Next growth plan – where the airline expects to take the delivery of 800 new aircraft between 2023 and 2032. United has already hired more than 3,200 technicians in the last 18 months and plans to hire thousands more by 2026 to support all the new planes entering the fleet.

"Investments in new aircraft and facilities require that we also increase our pipeline of maintenance technicians that will ensure our expansive fleet, facilities and equipment are safely and efficiently maintained," said Simone Drakes, Managing Director of Calibrate at United Airlines. "Launching this new program alongside highly regarded institutions whose high-quality training and aviation education will help us to reach our United Next and maintenance technician hiring goals."                          

Once accepted into the Calibrate Technician Pathway Program, students must maintain a high GPA and strong attendance record to remain in the hiring pool after graduation. United will host interviews, open houses and career fairs at each of the schools. With the U.S. Army Reserve, United will host career fairs within the Aviation Command Unit's local communities and provide guidance on Airframe and PowerPlant certification programs to reservists. Recruiting through the U.S. Army Reserve will also help support United's hiring goals for ground service equipment and facilities technicians.

In partnership with United's talent acquisition team, reservists and students will be invited to apply and interview at the airline's Tech Ops Recruiting Center in Houston as a final step after completing all necessary certifications on their own. Participants will have priority screening consideration and benefit from United's large ecosystem, including access to mentorship opportunities with seasoned maintenance technicians and its 42 domestic Technical Operations stations. In the future, the airline plans to expand the program to also include its United Express carriers and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul partners. 

United Next


In 2021, United announced its United Next strategy anchored by the biggest aircraft purchase made by a U.S. airline in a decade – 270 single-aisle Boeing and Airbus planes – allowing the airline to increase the number of planes in its fleet and their average size. The historic purchase was followed by the largest widebody order by a U.S. carrier in commercial aviation history: 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliners with options to purchase 100 more. And the recent triple-digit aircraft order gives the airline additional flexibility for its long-term fleet strategy and bolsters its leadership in global travel for years to come.

With these historic aircraft purchases comes unprecedented growth, including adding 50,000 new team members by 2026. This year alone, United is on track to hire more than 15,000 new team members companywide, including over 2,500 maintenance technicians to be based across our seven hubs and technical operation stations.  

The Technician Pathway Program is separate from the current Calibrate Apprenticeship Program and focuses on bringing in fully certified new hires. Last November United, in partnership with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the Federal Aviation Administration, launched Calibrate, an in-house apprenticeship program to help increase its pipeline of maintenance technicians. The inaugural class started in Houston, followed by cohorts in San Francisco and Orlando. The airline will start accepting external applications in 2024, extending the program to its global employee base and external candidates increasing access to lucrative aviation careers. 

Key Calibrate Technician Pathway Program Partners


U.S. Army Reserve


The U.S. Army Reserve Aviation Command (ARAC) is based in Fort Knox, KY, providing command and control for all Army Reserve aviation. The ARAC provides air traffic services, airfield management, aeromedical evacuation, combat aviation brigade reinforcement, theatre aviation support and coordination of aviation staging and onward movement to support Army or joint operations.

With more than 4,400 Soldiers, approximately 600 civilians and 230 aircraft in 12 states, the ARAC is a one-of-a-kind command and control centre for all Army Reserve aviation, air assault, air movement, aeromedical evacuation, and inter- and intra-theatre transportation, and support of all FEMA emergency response within the U.S. The ARAC operates state-of-the-art rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, including the UH-60s, HH-60s and CH-47s, and C-12s and UC-35s, respectively.  

National Aviation Academy


National Aviation Academy (NAA) is a globally recognized aviation maintenance training school focused exclusively on preparing the next generation of aviation maintenance professionals. With two Federal Aviation Administration-certified campuses in Clearwater, FL and Concord, MA, NAA offers a hands-on, industry-based curriculum with innovative technologies to fuse the theoretical with the practical. As a result, students become career-ready in as little as 14 months with classes starting every five weeks. Employers across aviation, aerospace, and parallel sectors consistently recruit NAA graduates, contributing to graduate placement rates of 96% in Tampa Bay and 89% in New England.

"Industry demand is a direct reflection of the vital importance of aviation maintenance technicians and their work, and the need to establish pathways connecting quality training to these in-demand careers is critical," said Pam Van Sant, President & COO of National Aviation Academy. "It's an honour to partner with United knowing the impact the Calibrate Pathway will have for National Aviation Academy students."

Aviation Institute of Maintenance


With 15 campuses and 4,500 students nationwide, Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM) is known for providing high-quality, hands-on training for maintenance, repair, and operations of aircraft. Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), the AIM program typically takes 21 months to complete.  AIM focuses on A&P certification throughout its program, including a 5-week capstone course which prepares students for the FAA certification exams and paying for the cost of the exams within the program.  AIM has graduated nearly 60,000 students and provides thousands of graduates each year to enter the workforce.

"Over the past two years, United Airlines has hired more of our graduates than any other airline," stated Dr. Joel English, Executive Vice President of Aviation Institute of Maintenance.  "United gets to know our students and develops relationships with them while they are in school, and they have become true members of our academic community in Newark, Chicago, Washington, San Francisco, Houston, and all of the markets we serve together.  The Technician Pathway Program will help United and AIM further develop this relationship as we solve the workforce shortage together."

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics


Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) is a non-profit, career-focused institution offering hands-on aviation training since 1929. Students attending the main campus in West Mifflin, PA, pursue Associate in Specialized Technology degrees in Aviation Maintenance and/or Aviation Electronics Technology. PIA's campuses in Youngstown, OH; Hagerstown, MD; and Myrtle Beach, SC, feature targeted Aviation Maintenance diploma and certificate programs. Recognized by Forbes as the Top Two-Year Trade School in the nation in 2018, PIA is proudly accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Experienced faculty enhance instruction with real-world scenarios and guide students through hands-on projects endorsed by PIA's industry partners. Through a wide range of student and graduate services, a nationwide industry network, and a reputation for producing exemplary technicians for nearly a century, PIA graduates have the tools they need to be successful in the exciting world of aviation maintenance.

"We are proud to be selected as a partner school in the United Calibrate Technician Pathway Program," said Suzanne Markle, President of PIA. "It is exciting for us to align our students with this amazing opportunity, while providing United Airlines with the top talent needed for sustainable growth, which will safely and efficiently serve the travelling public."




02 October, 2023

London Stansted is hosting a local jobs fair to recruit hundreds of new employees a on 10th October

London Stansted is hosting its latest jobs fair to recruit hundreds of new employees ahead of a busy winter season.  More than 500 job openings will be on offer in the areas such as flight crew, baggage handling, security, retail, and hospitality at the airport's Radisson Blu Hotel on 10th October.

The jobs fair comes as Stansted continues to make the fastest recovery of any major airport in the UK following the pandemic with August the second busiest month on record.  The airport and some of its on-site business partners are now looking to recruit additional staff for the winter and busy Christmas travel season.

Stansted has welcomed more than 27 million passengers in the last 12 months and expects numbers to continue growing as passengers take advantage of the industry-leading choice, value and efficiency it offers.

Nathan Mullane, the airport’s Employment and Skills Manager, said:   “The jobs fair will feature over 500 vacancies, including those for cabin crew, engineers, and retail assistants. For those seeking employment in the aviation sector, the event will provide an excellent opportunity to meet employers, learn about job opportunities, and network. We are really focussed on attracting ambitious new colleagues from across the East of England and London with a passion for exceptional customer service to join us at London Stansted as the airport continues to increase passenger numbers with many new destinations and increased capacity on popular routes on offer this winter. Our team is looking forward to meeting many new prospective employees at the event and hopefully welcoming them into the team in the coming months.”

Some of the employers looking to meet new talent are Ryanair, TUI, Swissport, Border Force, World Duty Free and MAG London Stansted.  Those securing roles with MAG can also take advantage of a wide range of benefits.  These include discounts of up to 80% on public transport when travelling to work, free on-site car parking whilst working and when going on holiday, pension scheme, training programmes and retail discounts.

The Airport Academy will also be in attendance promoting its free pre-employment support programmes, including fully accredited training schemes for those who are on jobs seekers allowance, and require additional support before applying for the jobs.

The event will be held at the airport’s Radisson Blu Hotel between 10am and 2pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2023.

Visitors will be offered free travel on public transport and free parking will also be available at the venue.

To find out more and to book a place on the jobs fair click here

22 September, 2023

Career changers welcome......at easyJet

An opera singer, a former chef and an ex-radio presenter are the stars of a new recruitment campaign from easyJet

The campaign aims to show that anyone with the right skills from all walks of life can become cabin crew




An opera singer, a former chef and an ex-radio presenter are the stars of a new easyJet cabin crew recruitment campaign, which aims to tackle stereotypes about the profession.

The airline is looking to recruit over 1,000 new cabin crew this year with career changers among those being encouraged to apply.  The campaign highlights that life experience and transferable skills, such as customer service, communication, teamwork and people management, make many ideal candidates for the role.

A former dental nurse, optician and Paris police officer also feature in the campaign.

The initiative follows on from easyJet’s work last year encouraging people over 45 to consider a career as cabin crew, and since then the number of over-45s flying with easyJet as crew has increased by 28%.

The new campaign, featuring multi-talented easyJetters who started off in different careers, aims to showcase the potential for anyone to turn their skills and passions towards becoming cabin crew.  

New research finds that 75% of Brits believe there is still a misconception that being cabin crew is a role for women

Over three quarters (76%) surveyed believe being cabin crew is only for those aged 18 to 25 years


As part of the recruitment drive, easyJet polled 2,000 British adults about the job, which revealed that there are still widely held misconceptions about the role.

Research from the airline found that 75% of Brits believe there is still a misconception that cabin crew is typically a role for women. As a result, 4 in 10 (43%) British men say they would not consider doing the job because of the traditional gender stereotypes around the role.

17 September, 2023

Jetstar Asia renews training partnership to support growth

As Jetstar Asia prepares to welcome additional aircraft and more than 200 new pilots and cabin crew, the airline has signed a new seven-year training partnership with Aviation Safety & Training (AST) to provide world-class training for the pipeline of new recruits.

As a Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) approved training organisation, AST provides Airbus A320 simulator training to pilots and access to the cabin emergency evacuation trainer (CEET) at the state-of-the-art aviation training centre at Changi Business Park.

Jetstar Asia CEO, Bara Pasupathi, said the agreement ensured the Singapore low-cost airline would have a strong training partner to support their growth plans as they look to increase their fleet, recruit more crew and expand their network.

“Since its inception in 2018, our training partnership with AST has been a strong collaboration, especially as we worked together to address the challenges over the last three years,” Mr. Barathan said.

“This is why we’re so pleased to extend this strong partnership as we look forward to collaborating once again during a period of exciting growth.”

Jetstar Asia COO, Geoffrey Lui, added “AST’s integrated one-stop training facilities and the high standard of training offered means we can confidently and safely ramp up our operations and enhance the proficiencies of our crew.”


AST General Manager, Peter Zhao Shi Shan, thanked Jetstar Asia for engaging AST as its long-term training partner. 

“We’ve enjoyed a special partnership with JSA and their support over the past few years has demonstrated the strength of this relationship,” Mr. Zhao said.

“The cooperation and trust established will enable both companies to build capabilities together for a strong future”.

Jetstar Asia recently confirmed two A320 aircraft will join the fleet by the year’s end, with more than 200 new pilots and cabin crew being recruited to join the airline in the coming months.

Jetstar first took to the skies in 2004 and has since flown more than 350 million customers across an extensive international and domestic network. The Jetstar Group is made up of Jetstar Airways (subsidiary of the Qantas Group) in Australia and New Zealand, Jetstar Asia in Singapore, and Jetstar Japan in Japan. A leading low-fares airline, Jetstar is committed to offering everyday low fares to enable more people to fly to more places, more often. As one of Asia Pacific’s fastest-growing airline brands, Jetstar was voted Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia Pacific in 2021 and was recognized for its excellent flight safety records and services when listed on the "2022 World's Top 10 LCC" released by Airline Ratings.

07 September, 2023

Skills shortages in the aviation industry......

Aviation commentators are warning of a worsening skills shortage which could threaten the industry's bounceback from the pandemic. This is particularly acute for pilots, but covers all workers from cabin crew to ground staff. Artemis Aerospace explores how training is being affected.


Last year, along with many other industry commentators, we sounded a warning about the need to address the skills shortage in the aviation sector, and discussed how to build momentum to overcome it and highlight the appeal of careers in the industry. If we fast forward a year, has this changed?

Boeing's Pilot and Technician Outlook 2023-2042 states that "over the next twenty years, 649,000 new pilots, 690,000 new maintenance technicians and 938,000 new cabin crew members will be needed to maintain the global commercial fleet."

A global skills survey from IATA in 2022 found that the percentage of pilots in place to meet immediate needs was 72%, maintenance and technical staff was 70%, and cabin crew only 63%. In the US, there are 10% fewer fully trained air traffic controllers than there were ten years ago, 12,000 fewer mechanics, and nearly 15,000 pilots are due to retire within five years. In the UK, the number of pilots who retired during the pandemic is reputed to be at least twice the usual levels.

There are a multitude of different reasons for this alarming shortfall in personnel, one of the most important ones being issues surrounding training. It's critical for the industry that more training places are provided, and more applicants encouraged to take them up.

Inevitably, for jobs on which people's lives depend, training is thorough and demanding. On graduating from a UK pilot training school, prospective pilots will have gained a Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) and an Instrument Rating (IR) which combine to make a "frozen ATPL." This opens doors to jobs as a first officer or co-pilot. In order to "unfreeze" the APTL, 1,500 flying hours are required before a trainee can advance to the rank of captain, as well as a practical skills test, and exams in subjects such as radio navigation. Whichever training route is taken, courses are completely self-funded and extremely expensive - between £70K and £120K - which doesn't encourage a large or diverse entry into the system.

18 July, 2023

ABM doubles cabin cleaning presence at Manchester Airport


ABM, a leading provider of integrated facility and aviation services, has more than doubled the number of airlines it serves at Manchester Airport and increased headcount by 163% following the award of three new contracts.  

The multi-year contracts serving 10 airlines mark a significant increase in presence at the Northern aviation hub, which is in the final stage of a £1.3billion transformation programme. ABM’s aviation division offers cabin cleaning as one of its two core services, with decades of successful service delivery experience and world class expertise. With cabin cleaning contracts at all major UK airports, the new partnerships are part of ABM’s strategic growth plan.   

As part of the agreements, ABM has invested significantly in new ground equipment including four minibuses, one high lift, one water service unit, one waste trailer and a duty manager car. The partnerships will also see the company supporting the ambitious growth plans and passenger experience campaigns from the different airlines with impeccably clean and hygienic planes, courtesy of ABM.   

Jim Niblock, ABM Managing Director for Aviation says: “Sustainable service delivery is highly dependent on a happy and engaged team on the ground. One contract has meant a significant number of new team members which is why management implemented regular crew room visits, and numerous one-to-ones with individuals in advance of contract mobilisation.   

06 July, 2023

easyJet appoints oldest employee and cabin crew member into special new role ahead of her 73rd birthday

easyJet is celebrating the birthday of their oldest employee, cabin crew member, Pam
Pam has flown over 4,500 flights for the airline, serving 800k passengers, over a career spanning 20 years
easyJet has appointed Pam as their over 45s recruitment ambassador, to inspire more great cabin crew candidates to come forward
‘Nana Pam’ is flying high at the age of 73 and has become one of Britain’s oldest cabin crew members.

It was on an easyJet flight to Madrid 20 years ago that former hairdresser Pam Clark picked up a recruitment advertisement and was inspired to make her childhood dream come true – at the age of 53.

The grandmother, soon to become a great-grandmother, but known as ‘Nana Pam’ to her regular passengers, is now flying the flag for over 45’s to take advantage of easyJet’s drive to recruit career changers.

With 20 years of loyal service, Pam has welcomed an estimated 800,000 passengers on board 4,500 flights and as she turns 73 this week she is easyJet’s oldest employee.

Among those taken under her wing have been premiership footballers, TV stars, and a precious trombone needing its own seat.

The initiative from the airline builds on its successful recruitment campaign encouraging more over 45’s to consider becoming cabin crew, which has delivered a 10% increase in crew members over 45 and a 160% rise over the age of 60 since 2022

22 June, 2023

Airbus progresses on target to recruit over 13,000 employees in 2023

Airbus is calling on aerospace enthusiasts to join a growing sector as it looks to recruit more than 13,000 people across the globe in 2023. To date, more than 7,000 of those positions have been filled despite a challenging labour market.

Plans are already well underway to fill the remaining positions with new hires being instrumental in supporting Airbus’ production ramp-up and decarbonisation ambitions.

“We are happy to see that Airbus remains attractive despite the labour market challenges. Our recruitment efforts are paying off and will continue to support our production ramp-up and company transformation," said Thierry Baril, Chief Human Resources & Workplace Officer of Airbus. “We are focused on attracting, training and developing the best diverse talents in our company to help us shape the future of sustainable aerospace.”

The Company is offering thousands of job opportunities in manufacturing, engineering and activities supporting Airbus' long-term objectives like cybersecurity, software engineering and new propulsion technologies (e.g. hydrogen, cryogenics, fuel cells).

A third of the total recruitment will be allocated to recent graduates. With this ambition, Airbus has just signed an extension of its partnership with Georgia Institute of Technology for another 5 years, in the frame of the Airbus Academic Program (with selected Top 15 Universities and Schools worldwide).

19 April, 2023

How to become an air traffic controller.....

24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, the special Air Traffic Controllers at NATS keep around 2.5 million flights and 250 million people flying above our heads in the UK safe. 

The UK, like many countries, has ‘controlled’ and ‘uncontrolled’ airspace. In controlled airspace, pilots take instructions from Air Traffic Controllers on where, when and how to position their aircraft. Most commercial aircraft operate in controlled airspace.

For the first time since before the pandemic, people can apply to join NATS’ student controller scheme, with basic training based at one of their two training facilities in Hampshire and Gloucester. Once passing an online assessment, successful candidates go through around nine months of vigorous initial training, before being posted to an airport tower or control centre to complete their learning and assessments.

Successful controllers come from all walks of life, but NATS is seeking to redress the gender imbalance that exists across the aviation industry, with the ambition that half of its new intake to be made up of women.

Do you want to learn more first-hand what it is like to be an Air traffic Controller?  NATS is having a special event tomorrow at 14:00.    For more details please visit this site. 

For more information and to apply,   visit NATS recruitment site. 

For travel insurance....

15 April, 2023

Air Traffic Controllers at NATS keep around 2.5 million flights and 250 million people flying above our heads in the UK safe. and now YOU can be one of them......



24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, the special Air Traffic Controllers at NATS keep around 2.5 million flights and 250 million people flying above our heads in the UK safe. 

The UK, like many countries, has ‘controlled’ and ‘uncontrolled’ airspace. In controlled airspace, pilots take instructions from Air Traffic Controllers on where, when and how to position their aircraft. Most commercial aircraft operate in controlled airspace.

For the first time since before the pandemic, people can apply to join NATS’ student controller scheme, with basic training based at one of their two training facilities in Hampshire and Gloucester. Once passing an online assessment, successful candidates go through around nine months of vigorous initial training, before being posted to an airport tower or control centre to complete their learning and assessments.

12 April, 2023

Air Traffic Controllers at NATS keep around 2.5 million flights and 250 million people flying above our heads in the UK safe...... and now you could be one of them.......



24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, the special Air Traffic Controllers at NATS keep around 2.5 million flights and 250 million people flying above our heads in the UK safe. 

The UK, like many countries, has ‘controlled’ and ‘uncontrolled’ airspace. In controlled airspace, pilots take instructions from Air Traffic Controllers on where, when and how to position their aircraft. Most commercial aircraft operate in controlled airspace.

For the first time since before the pandemic, people can apply to join NATS’ student controller scheme, with basic training based at one of their two training facilities in Hampshire and Gloucester. Once passing an online assessment, successful candidates go through around nine months of vigorous initial training, before being posted to an airport tower or control centre to complete their learning and assessments.

Successful controllers come from all walks of life, but NATS is seeking to redress the gender imbalance that exists across the aviation industry, with the ambition that half of its new intake to be made up of women.

Helen Fuge, Head of Talent and HR Services at NATS, said: “Air traffic control should be a career anyone can aspire to, but along with the wider aviation industry, it has long been heavily male-dominated. We have many wonderful women controllers, but they make up only around only 30% of the total and we want to change that.

“We know businesses that are inclusive and diverse are more successful, they make better decisions and are more effective, but fundamentally we believe improving diversity across our organisation to better reflect the world around us is simply the right thing to do.”

NATS currently has around 1,600 controllers whose job is to safely manage the flow of aircraft through the UK’s busy and complex airspace, as well as at 15 of the country’s busiest airports - which include: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Bristol, Cardiff, Farnborough, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, London City (remotely via a Digital Tower arrangement), Luton, Manchester, Southampton, St Athan and Stansted.  NATS also look after Gibraltar International Airport. 

It's been around two years since London City Airport successfully transitioned to a digital tower and began controlling flights from a brand-new remote-control centre, based in Swanwick. You can read about the experience here






For more information and to apply,   visit NATS recruitment site. 

11 April, 2023

looking for a new challenge where the sky is the limit.........Air Traffic Controllers Needed



24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year, the special Air Traffic Controllers at NATS keep around 2.5 million flights and 250 million people flying above our heads in the UK safe. 

The UK, like many countries, has ‘controlled’ and ‘uncontrolled’ airspace. In controlled airspace, pilots take instructions from Air Traffic Controllers on where, when and how to position their aircraft. Most commercial aircraft operate in controlled airspace.

For the first time since before the pandemic, people can apply to join NATS’ student controller scheme, with basic training based at one of their two training facilities in Hampshire and Gloucester. Once passing an online assessment, successful candidates go through around nine months of vigorous initial training, before being posted to an airport tower or control centre to complete their learning and assessments.

Successful controllers come from all walks of life, but NATS is seeking to redress the gender imbalance that exists across the aviation industry, with the ambition that half of its new intake to be made up of women.

Helen Fuge, Head of Talent and HR Services at NATS, said: “Air traffic control should be a career anyone can aspire to, but along with the wider aviation industry, it has long been heavily male-dominated. We have many wonderful women controllers, but they make up only around only 30% of the total and we want to change that.

“We know businesses that are inclusive and diverse are more successful, they make better decisions and are more effective, but fundamentally we believe improving diversity across our organisation to better reflect the world around us is simply the right thing to do.”

NATS currently has around 1,600 controllers whose job is to safely manage the flow of aircraft through the UK’s busy and complex airspace, as well as at 15 of the country’s busiest airports - which include: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Belfast International, Bristol, Cardiff, Farnborough, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow, London City (remotely via a Digital Tower arrangement), Luton, Manchester, Southampton, St Athan and Stansted.  NATS also look after Gibraltar International Airport. 

It's been around two years since London City Airport successfully transitioned to a digital tower and began controlling flights from a brand-new remote-control centre, based in Swanwick. You can read about the experience here






For more information and to apply,   visit NATS recruitment site. 

06 April, 2023

BA Cityflyer seeks first officers


BA Cityflyer is looking for first officers for its London City Airport base as it seeks to expand operations and routes.  

'For BA Cityflyer Pilots, the customer always comes first. Your goal will be to provide the very best flight experience bringing our business and leisure customers into the heart of London.

As the leading airline at London City, we operate into a variety of destinations throughout Europe and the UK with the opportunity to night stop as part of your roster. Operating the Embraer 190 primarily from London City Airport, with its high value and sophisticated customer base, we fly in and out of one of the world’s most challenging operating environments. Therefore, our pilots are required to maintain the highest professional standards.'

For more details and to apply, visit BA Cityflyer website. 

13 March, 2023

High flying easyJet women bring daughters to work to inspire next generation of women in STEM

This Mother’s Day, easyJet invited daughters to join their high-flying mothers at work in a bid to inspire the next generation of pilots, engineers and data scientists


As part of its ongoing work to support early careers, easyJet has launched a team of Enterprise Advisors to support local schools with dedicated careers advice and is funding opportunities for young women and young people from black, asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to launch a career in aviation through a new partnership with Fantasy Wings
For this Mother’s Day, some of easyJet’s high-flying parents took their daughters behind the scenes at work, in a bid to inspire the next generation of women in STEM,

The airline is raising awareness of STEM career opportunities in aviation and in professions where women are underrepresented across the industry, including its apprenticeships in Engineering, IT, Data and Artificial Intelligence, as well as it’s Graduate Programmes in Engineering and Finance and its industry-renowned airline pilot training programme.


10 year old Harriet joined pilot mum Debbie Thomas at Luton airport to explore the flight deck of an A320 easyJet aircraft and budding young maths whizz, Amaryllis had the chance to learn from her physicist mum, Nikoletta, what it takes to be a Senior Data Analyst for easyJet


The move seeks to bust traditional gendered stereotypes of these professions and encourage more young women to explore these careers, by showing young people that all jobs are for everyone. It follows recent research which has suggested that based on current trends, it would take 22 years (until 2044) for the same number of women to be starting STEM apprenticeships as men.*

First Officer Debbie Thomas, an airline pilot at easyJet and former engineer, was joined by 10 year old daughter Harriet for a day at Luton airport where the pair explored Debbie’s office – the flight deck of an A320 easyJet aircraft. Harriet was shown the controls by her mum and practiced making a pilot’s passenger announcement.

Harriet said: “It was so fun to see my mum at her work, I think her job is amazing which is why I want to be a pilot just like her when I grow up.”  


Amaryllis, aged seven, joined her mother Nikoletta, at work ahead of Mother’s Day. The budding young maths whizz had the chance to learn from her physicist mum, what it takes to be a Senior Data Analyst for easyJet. The pair spent the day analysing baggage data and trends, meeting colleagues across the business and attending meetings the airline’s head office at Luton Airport.

Nikoletta said, “This was a brilliant and important opportunity to bring Amaryllis to work with me and show her what a job in Data is all about. With fewer women than men starting STEM apprenticeships in the last year and research even showing that that number is falling compared to previous years, it’s critical to raise awareness of the incredible variety of jobs available in the industry and in those STEM roles from a young age.”

13 February, 2023

Exeter Airport launches summer season recruitment drive.....

Exeter Airport is creating 25 new jobs

ahead of the busy summer season


Exeter Airport is launching a recruitment drive to attract 25 new staff as it gears up for the busy summer season.

The airport has 26 direct destinations on offer this year with new summer flights to Faro in the Algarve with Ryanair, and year-round connections to the USA including New York, via Dublin, with Aer Lingus.

It is expecting to handle over 450,000 passengers this year and staff are needed to support the busy operation over the coming months.

Exeter Airport has won plaudits for its customer service and was ranked the best airport in the UK in a national league table published last year.

The airport will be holding a recruitment open day on Tuesday 21st February in the main departures terminal from 1.00pm to 6.00pm. Car parking is free and there is no need to book.

There is a wide range of posts on offer including passenger services agent, security officer, ground crew, despatcher, executive lounge assistant, cleaner, and Royal Mail screener.

To help potential new recruits get a flavour of the roles on offer, Exeter Airport has recently published a series of online videos in which its own staff are the stars, explaining why they love the jobs they do.

Stephen Wiltshire, managing director of Exeter Airport, said: “We’re expecting a busy summer ahead with new routes and increased capacity so we’re recruiting for around 25 roles to meet that demand and add to the 260 employees we already have. “The open day is a chance for people to come along and meet the team and find out more about working at their local airport, and we look forward to welcoming potential applicants to the terminal.”

Airport staff enjoy a range of benefits including free on-site parking while on duty, free airport parking when they go on holiday, discounts on Fred Olsen holidays and pension scheme. Full training and uniform are provided and there are great career development opportunities. 

The latest job opportunities at the airport are also posted on the airport’s website with details about how to apply.







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