This month, we successfully hosted our first aviation job fair, the Aviation Job Expo, at London Gatwick. Over 700 jobseekers joined us on the day, all enthusiastic to find new employment and progress their career.

 

Our job site, Aviation Job Search, has connected industry professionals with airlines, MRO companies and recruiters for the last 20 years, so we looked into new ways in which we could expand our offerings and connect jobseekers to genuine career opportunities – and so, the Aviation Job Expo was born!

 

We welcomed 22 exhibitors including BA CityFlyer, KLM UK Engineering, Wizz Air, Flybe, Bombardier, Loganair, Leonardo and BAE Systems. All exhibitors are recruiting for various positions now – you can search their vacancies here.

During the fair, seven guest speakers covered a variety of topics designed to improve our visitors current work life, or inspire them onto the next chapter in their careers.

 

Guest speaker and CEO of Online Lingo, Dr Molly Lim discussed how an online language learning system can help you advance in your career, and expand your world.

 

Lim said, “Aviation has changed lives and helped people travel to distant lands. With traveling, we encounter people from cultures different from our own. The key focus of the aviation industry is to get travelers from point A to B, but not without the challenges of language and communication.”

 

Travel Wellness Expert from nojetstress, Christopher Babayode, also shared his practice of nutritional therapy to cure jet lag for frequent fliers. During Christophers twenty years as a Flight Attendant for British Airways, he has visited 45 countries and clocked up 1.2 million miles which gives him plenty of experience regarding the subject.

Just 10 days before the expo, travel group Thomas Cook went into liquidation, leaving thousands of UK employees facing uncertainty about their future. Many ex Thomas Cook employees joined us on the day and we hope the event offered some genuine opportunities in these difficult times.

 

The Aviation Job Expo is the beginning of a new chapter for the Aviation Job Search team with many more live and virtual job fairs planned for 2020 and beyond. Keep your eyes peeled for more information and future event dates!  

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