As a young person in the aviation industry, I was first attracted by the numerous and varied aspects of aviation. I particularly appreciate the high technologies employed both on the aircraft and as support, including manufacturing, maintenance, repairs and others.
Since my start in the aviation flight support sector seven years ago, I have moved on to managing over 25 dispatches in an around-the-clock, worldwide organisation. The average age of these dispatchers is 25, and they are so passionate about their jobs that working nights or weekends is of no concern.
Their motivation is due to the interesting, non-stop activity of light aircraft for commercial, business or military flights. To find others like these enthusiastic young people, the industry must communicate the benefits of working in Business Aviation in a strong way, using social media, exhibitions and conventions, dedicated youth workshops, and other ways that can get young professionals and graduates to have the industry at the top of their minds when looking for new opportunities.
I’ve seen since the beginning of my career that young people who have a good introduction to the industry are usually convinced to stay. Their passion must be present and encouraged at every possible chance.
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.