Despite growing concerns over pilot shortage in global commercial aviation, kick-starting one‘s career as a professional aviator still poses its difficulties. Aside from the ever increasing requirements, training costs and strict regulation, landing a job in aviation is also time-consuming. But a new type of pilot career fair – Pilot Career Show – is here to change that.
Pilot Career Show is not one, but a series of events taking place in multiple cities across the globe dedicated to professional and aspiring pilots. The fair, designed to cut time and cost involved in finding a new job opportunity, brings together pilots, cadets and numerous leading aviation companies that are looking to recruit, all under one roof.
“The main idea of the Pilot Career Show is to significantly speed up the recruitment process for cadets, pilots and aviation companies. By bringing them together in one place, we aim to make the recruitment process as quick and as personalized as possible. Each candidate can see what opportunities are out there in the industry and find out what type of career move fits them best,” shared Jurate Jonusyte, one of the organizers of the event.
So far, four events are planned in the upcoming months. The first one is set to take place in Amsterdam on 10th of May, 2018. “With three weeks to go, Pilot Career Show already has a strong lineup of participating exhibitors. Companies like Emirates, CAE, Wizzair and China Airlines have already confirmed their participation and have shown interest in upcoming events in Istanbul, Jakarta and Frankfurt. Therefore we are very optimistic that pilots and aspiring aviators will be able to find the best career opportunities,” the organizer said.
According to the organizers, one of the goals of the show is to minimize the shortage of personnel the industry faces, by speeding up the process of recruitment. With the drastic annual growth of air travel Boeing predicts that 637,000 new commercial airline pilots will be needed in the next 20 years to keep up with the demand. “I think now more than ever, a career in the aviation industry is very promising. The companies we talk to are definitely motivated to create the best opportunities for their new personnel,” Jonusyte added.
The event also provides a space for pilots and cadets to exchange industry insights while also networking with major airlines and training schools. The organizers believe that bringing together hundreds of commercial airline pilots and aspiring cadets will enable them to share their experiences and discover the do’s and don’ts of the business. “By sharing their insights, the professionals can give each other advice on the specifics of the job – what’s it like to work for a specific company or region, what to avoid and what to embrace,” Jonusyte pointed out.
Pilot Career Show is organized by aviation news hub – AeroTime – and the leading international job board for aviation professionals AviationCV.com. Together, the organizing companies were able to create a pool of the top companies looking for new faces to join their teams. You can register for Pilot Career Show at https://www.pilotcareershow.com/. Attendance is free!