Aviation Job Search exhibit at MRO Middle East show as demand grows

Aviation Job Search exhibit at MRO Middle East show as demand grows

This week, the Aviation Job Search team exhibited at the MRO Middle East show, held at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Exhibiting at this show for the first time, the team were on hand to speak directly with employers who were looking to recruit in the Middle East.

Billed as, ‘the preeminent conference and exhibition for MRO professionals doing business in the Middle East,’ the show welcomed over 4,000 visitors across the three day conference and exhibition.

The show is designed for colleagues, customers and peers to all come together in one space to discover the crucial issues impacting the MRO industry today. Attracting people who will foster the growth in this region is a key focus for the show.

It’s forecasted that MRO and service providers will be expanding their operations to meet with increasing demand in the growing market. Boeing’s latest report, has found that the Middle East will require US$745 billion in aviation services up until 2037, largely driven by the forecasted demand of nearly 3,000 new commercial aircraft. The report further suggests that the Middle East will make up for more than 8% of global demand in aviation services, growing at a projected 4.6% annually.

Managing Director of Aviation Job Search, Dave Capper, was accompanied to the show by MRO Specialist, Seriena-Levi Johnrose, and Business Development Manager, Aaron Jabbary.

Capper said, “It’s been a fantastic show here in Dubai, hosted in a great city. The market is expanding in the Middle East at a healthy rate. In turn, that growth will provide challenges in terms of labor to facilitate it, which is where we come in.”

He continued, “On a recent poll, over 7,000 of our active jobseekers said they were willing to relocate. The UAE in particular is a popular destination for overseas workers. 

Boeing’s latest report forecasted that the Middle East region would need 63,000 technicians over the next two decades to service the growth in this area. While some of the talent is expected to come from overseas, many companies are trying to make the most of local talent via higher education institutions. With more than 60% of the Arab world aged under 25, it’s a viable solution.

Head of Engineering Technical Services at Etihad Airways Engineering, Shevantha Weerasekera, told how the company had successful talent sourcing programs, but were recently shifting their attentions in which region to focus on.  He said, “There was a trend to look east but that is now shifting towards Europe. There’s been problems in Europe with various bankruptcies freeing up technical talent.’

However, while recruiting talent from overseas has its benefits, the company still believe that sourcing domestic talent closer to home is a more sustainable model. He continued, “For us, the long-term view is generating talent locally.”

Who are we?

We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

Aviation Job Search attends Flight Crew Futures and MRO Europe

Aviation Job Search attends Flight Crew Futures and MRO Europe

This week, the Aviation Job Search team attended two major aviation events, Flight Crew Futures in London, and MRO Europe in Amsterdam.

Exhibiting at Flight Crew Futures for the first time, the team were on hand to speak directly with pilots searching for a new direction in their career. Held at the Hilton at London Gatwick, the event is billed as a “unique opportunity to get all the facts, career advice and answers in an informal environment.”

The drop in format included presentations throughout the day from some of the world’s biggest airlines, including Emirates, Aer Lingus and Ryanair. The presentations provided a comprehensive overview of current flight crew requirements, salary packages and employment terms.

Over in Amsterdam, our Managing Director, Dave Capper, was accompanied by our MRO specialist, Seriena Levi Johnrose, and Senior Account Manager, Natasha Metcalf.

Capper said, “It’s been another fantastic show at MRO Europe, hosted in a great city. It’s important for us to be at these events, meet with our clients face to face and to build long lasting relationships.”

During the event, Principal at ICF International, Joost Groenenboom declared that he expected “the global MRO market to grow by 4.6% per annum to $118 billion by 2027, up from $75.5 billion in 2017.”

He continued, “Asia is now a larger market than both North America and Europe and looking further ahead, by 2037 it will generate 38% of MRO demand. In western Europe there will also still be growth, but it will be relatively marginal, rising by 3.3% per year to $26.5 billion in 10 years’ time.”

Who are we?

We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

Cobalt Airlines grounds all flights

Cobalt Airlines grounds all flights

At midnight last night, Cypriot airline, Cobalt Airlines grounded all its pending flights and ceased trading. In a statement released on Wednesday evening, they said, “Cobalt regrets to announce that it will be cancelling all Flights as of 23:50pm on October 17, 2018 due to indefinite suspension of Cobalt’s operations.”

They continued, “As a result, future flights or services provided by Cobalt will be cancelled and will no longer operate.” It’s not known exactly what will happen to their 200 staff, or how many passengers will be affected by the collapse yet, but nine flights were due to arrive, and nine flights were due to depart from Larnaca Airport today alone.

The Cypriot media have suggested that the collapse was due to the airline failing to reach a deal with its main investor, China’s Avic Joy Air.

The low cost carrier was Cyprus’ biggest airline, flying to 23 destinations including Heathrow, Stansted, Gatwick and Manchester, since 2016.

This is the second collapse of a Cypriot airline in the last few years alone. Back in January 2015, Cyprus Airways collapsed following a change in policy from the European Commission, which resulted in the airline going bankrupt.

The latest news is a further blow to the industry who are still reeling from the collapse of Nordic airline, Primera Air, earlier this month. They claimed that “several unforeseen misfortunate events” had affected its financial position, leading up to their demise.

 

Are you due to fly with Cobalt Air?

The official statement released advised passengers to not go to the airport as it was an “indefinite suspension of Cobalt’s operations.” Instead they advised passengers to contact their credit card provider or travel agent.

Transport Minister of Cyprus, Vassiliki Anastassiadou, has advised that the government would assist financially, but stressed that the help would only be for return tickets to get travellers back to their original destination. Telephone numbers to assist stranded passengers are due to announced shortly.

 

Who are we?

We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

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The largest International Pilot Recruitment and Training Expo in Europe is coming to Berlin.

2 days, 2 divisions, 30 speakers, more than 300 exhibitors, and endless networking opportunities.

 

The shortage of pilots in the aviation has become an important issue that has had an affect aviation companies globally. For both future pilots to get an impression of the advantages of aviation and current pilots to learn more about work and growth opportunities, Europe’s largest International Pilot Recruitment and Training Expo will be held in Berlin on February 22-23, 2019.

“Every day, our organizers work in the aviation industry and they recognize that this will be a valuable opportunity for everyone on two fronts. The first is to identify the current problem with the workforce shortage and how to solve it. The second will be providing invaluable information for current pilots regarding their careers and how to navigate their futures. We would like to start an annual tradition to meet with all potential and current pilots in one place where we can discuss important questions and, of course, come up with new work challenges,” says Captain Kay Wachtelborn, the Pilot Expo representative.

The International Pilot Recruitment and Training Expo 2019 will take place over two days – February 22 and 23 at the Messe Berlin Exhibition Grounds. There will be an exhibition, a conference and an Airliners’ Party during the Expo. At the exhibition, every interested participant will have a chance to attend aviation schools and visit some of Europe and Asia’s biggest aviation companies and recruiting agencies. As well as this, we have some very exciting manufacturers who will present their newest products that have been designed for the successful educational process, recruitment and skills evaluation. Split into two, the conference will focus on:

1. Experienced Pilots: Discuss all aspect of aviation with the experts. Ranging from tax to rights and insurance, there will be a variety of professionals for you to speak with.

2. Future Pilots: Find out about opportunities for new entry pilots. Everything from study opportunities, EASA pilot licensing, and financing questions will be answered.

 

The Pilot Expo is inviting you to the Airliners Party to meet your course mates, colleagues, and new friends on the evening of Friday, February 22. It will be an excellent opportunity to meet your peers and enjoy good music at this fantastic venue.

For more up-to-date information about the event visit the Pilot Expo website here.

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We’re Aviation Job Search, the biggest job site in the world that specialises in just aviation jobs. We work hard to bring together all the latest aviation jobs, news and advice all under one roof. Our team speak daily with the world’s biggest employers and recruitment agencies to keep you right up to date with all the latest opportunities. If you’re looking to make your next career move, why not start your journey right now with us.

How to stop your high performing billers from burning out

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We recently caught up with Nicky Coffin from Centred Excellence, to see how she thinks you can stop your high performing billers from burning out.

“Now usually the focus for many owners is on under performers; though what if you have a super star that you are worried might burnout? You know the one I mean. A superstar in the pack that you don’t want to lose or push over the edge. It’s happening more frequently in the recruitment organisations we work with. Both Katy [he business partner] and I know that it’s easy to overload great performers; especially when you know they are great at delivering; trouble is they won’t always tell you that enough is enough. With workplace wellbeing and mental health issues becoming part of every responsible leaders agenda we want to shares some facts and a few suggestions on what you can do.”

The burnout signs

“According to a post in Personnel Today, your high performing billers could be at risk of burnout; it doesn’t just happen to corporate high flyers. Here are some indicators to look out for. 1. Burnout happens to high performers and is sometimes called over achievers syndrome 2. It can happen to the top 20% of your billers 3. The conditions for burnout are created by organisations or circumstances 4. Burnout predominantly happens among 20 to 30 year olds and occurs during the first five to ten years following a subtle downward spiral 5. The immune system is under stress, and you might notice repeated coughs and colds that they struggle on with 6. Aches and pains are common, watch out for neck and back problems and repeated use of painkillers 7. Most recruiters love to party, and excessive alcohol consumption is the norm 8. Similarly, if your high performer used to be a gym freak and now eats nothing but rubbish, it’s a warning sign 9. They have a short fuse, and though they still hit the goals you set it’s harder than it used to be 10. Surprisingly they are oblivious to any changes”

How to prevent burnout

“The world has changed, and so has our workforce. Our Millennial and Gen Z employees expect: 1. Procedure and process 2. Professional onboarding 3. Training 4. A talent pathway 5. A development plan as standard 6. A performance management and review process Also, they want to work in an organisation that has an awesome culture and an employer brand that stands out. You can read more about all these areas in the other posts we have written recently. Are you delivering these elements and do they form part of your induction process that lasts longer than month one; we hope so! If you have these procedures in place it’s a great grounding for the right approach. The uncomfortable question needs to be asked too; are you expecting too much? Though we both hate that word realistic are your targets logical and achievable rather than impossible and soul destroying?”

How to tackle burnout

“We have mentioned some actions already around regular review and appraisal. As a manager, develop your questioning skills and ask questions that open up a conversation where employees feel safe to let you know what is happening for them. Have mentors or buddies in your team and foster a ‘team’ approach where people look out for one another. Consistently review the targets you set, if no one is achieving what you have set without working 15-18 hour days; something is wrong. You need more people to scale, or your targets are wrong. Fact: Flogging a dead horse rarely brings improved results!”

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