As we all know only too well, the airline industry has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19.
According to IATA - ‘financially, 2020 will go down as the worst year in the history of aviation. On average, every day of this year will add $230 million to industry losses.’ As a result, thousands of airline personnel – including approximately 60,000* pilots worldwide - have been made redundant at a time when airline recruitment is predicted to stagnate for several years.
Resilient Pilot and pilot training and assessment company, Flight Pad – have teamed up to launch a campaign called #AvTalent which encourages recruiters to simply tag opportunities that lend themselves to the many transferable skills airline personnel possess using #AvTalent.
The campaign goes one step further to ensure all talented airline personnel are similarly recognised. Additional hashtags such as - #AvTalent #pilots, #AvTalent #CabinCrew, #AvTalent #GroundCrew, #AvTalent #Engineers, #AvTalent #Ops; etc. will help to fine-tune the competencies recruiters desire, so that those seeking employment can easily spot roles suited to their well-earned skills.
For our #AvTalent press release click here
Resilient Pilot and Flight Pad are calling upon recruitment companies, agencies and recruiters to adopt #AvTalent and role specific hashtags. Airline personnel can then follow their hashtags to quickly access opportunities.
Resilient Pilot and Flight Pad hosted a joint webinar to launch the #AvTalent campaign on 5th August 2020. The webinar focused on pilot's transferable skills and the practical ways pilots can demonstrate those skills to recruiters through their job applications and at interviews.
If you missed the webinar, you can listen again and find the details below and further information will be added to this website in due course.
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If you are an employer or recruiter and would like to know more about how you can support #AvTalent, please contact us using the form below.
In the meantime, get hashtagging and following #AvTalent
*Based on CAE 2017 figures of 290,000 airline pilots worldwide and 20% being made redundant or retiring early and IATA expectation of return to 2019 levels by 2023
Transferable Skills for Pilots - Launch of #AvTalent
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