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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 [2020] will add $230 million to industry losses.’ As a result, thousands of airline personnel – including approximately 60,000* pilots and many more cabin crew 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 teamed up in August 2020 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. 


Those with aviation talent simply need to follow the hashtag to easily spot jobs where recruiters recognise your talents.



Current #AvTalent Opportunities:

Opportunities posted here are done so with the agreement of the recruiter/employer with whom Resilient Pilot has engaged to promote the many transferable skills pilots and cabin crew possess. Any opportunities detailed here have been identified as opportunities that are well suited to the talents aviators can bring to the role and the employers are actively seeking applications from those who possess #AvTalent.


Follow the links for each opportunity to apply.

*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

© #AvTalent is copyright of Resilient Pilot Limited ™ 

Resilient Pilot supports and approves the use of #AvTalent by businesses and individuals for the purposes detailed above.  Should you wish to utilise #AvTalent for other purposes, we request that you contact us prior to doing so via . Thank you

Transition to Teach

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Transition to Teach is a UK Department for Education-funded programme which offers free support to those looking for a new career in teaching. They can support those who are facing redundancy, reaching the end of a contract, or taking early retirement to retrain in an exciting new teaching career. Your transferrable skills and knowledge, combined with unique experiences that you can share in the classroom to truly bring learning to life and inspire young people. 


Transition to Teach offers one-to-one support to help you consider:


  • Eligibility – we’ll talk you through qualification requirements and how they can be refreshed/updated if required


  • Financial support – we can help you explore any financial assistance you may be eligible for, including student loans, maintenance grants, tax-free bursaries for certain subjects and other specialist support


  • Training options – our advisers will explain the different teacher training routes, including university, school-centered and School Direct, and explore which may be most suitable for you 


Once you have your training place, you’ll be paired with a Guidance and Development Adviser (GDA). Our GDAs are experienced professionals with strong education backgrounds and will support you throughout both your Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and your first year as a Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT).


For more information, please visit the Transition To Teach website and register to attend one of their free webinars. Alternatively, if you would like a one-to-one initial conversation to discuss your options and eligibility, please Express your interest

Transferable Skills for Pilots - Launch of #AvTalent

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. Read our original media release


If you are a recruiter keen to promote your opportunities through #AvTalent, please contact


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. 

You can also subscribe to Resilient Pilot newsletters to receive further updates.

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.

Support #AvTalent

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