Business Aviation is an exciting industry. You work with people who have a real passion for private jets, logistics and bespoke luxury services, and work hard to offer their customers the most efficient and comfortable way to travel.
However, this is not the only way that many young graduates and job seekers think about the industry. Considering the learnings from EBAA’s Millennial Report, and hearing student’s reactions to the EBACE Millennial panel that I took part in, the main concern seems to be actual job opportunities and career progression within a ‘closed’ and ‘old-fashioned’ industry.
To attract more young professionals to the industry, companies and associations will have to change perceptions and raise awareness about the opportunities it can offer. By better educating students and young professionals about the new emerging trends and innovation within the industry, and the wide range of career avenues that are available around private travel, will help them to discover what is possible within Business Aviation early in their career decision-making process.
We’re increasingly seeing that many young professionals also have their own vision of our industry’s future. The Millennial Report also raised the youth’s concern about sustainability and environmental issues. The creation and development of more jobs to tackle the industry’s carbon footprint will undoubtedly be attractive positions – as long as young people know about them.
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.