An industry supporting flexibility and diversity of careers - EBAA

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An industry supporting flexibility and diversity of careers

“Working in the Business Aviation industry is really fascinating. The industry is so unpredictable that you need to adapt every day,” says Julie Audouit, Chief Operating Officer for Time 2 Fly, and one of the 10 delegates who represented the Business Aviation industry at One Young World 2018.

In Business Aviation, you learn from every new situation. Contrary to working for regular air carriers, you cannot study a specific route or airports that your aircraft will fly to for the whole season. It’s this variety on a day-to-day basis that makes me enjoy both the flexibility and diversity of options that this industry can offer.

In Business Aviation, everything is possible.

However, these options are not always clear to young professionals. To attract more young people to the industry, companies need to be far more visible. For example, when I was studying for my aeronautic engineering degree, we never discussed companies that focused on Business Aviation, so I had no idea that there were any career paths available besides working for large carriers.

It was only after working in aviation for over a year that I had the opportunity to join the industry and realise just how interesting Business Aviation is. You never know where your aircraft will go in the next few days, or even in the next few hours! In this industry, the companies are usually small enough to have that unique human touch, enabling us to work quickly, efficiently, and to completely understand our customer’s needs.

About One Young World and Business Aviation

One Young World is a global charity that gathers together young leaders from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections and create positive change. The annual Summit stages talent from global and national companies, NGOs, universities and other forward-thinking organisations as well as world leaders, who debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues the world faces. This year’s Summit hosted over 1,800 exceptional young leaders, with 10 Delegates from the Business Aviation industry attending, providing an opportunity to showcase the sector’s commitment to being a progressive and responsible corporate citizen.