Aircraft spares support specialist AJW Aviation is offering the AJW Bursary to talented applicants from the worldwide aviation industry. The MSc. Aircraft Maintenance Management degree course from City University, London, improves knowledge of the complex disciplines required to enable full understanding of the various technical, operational and financial pressures affecting flight operations.
Social marketing and job search giant LinkedIn is now a part of aviation job distribution network specialist Jsfirm.com’s arsenal for helping aviation companies and aviation job seekers hook up.
The International Society of Air Safety Investigators (ISASI) wants agenda topics for the group’s 44th annual meeting next August in Vancouver. The meeting’s theme is “Preparing the Next Generation of Investigators.” Isasi deadlines say that by February 4 authors must submit an expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. March 4 is the cutoff for abstract submissions of no more than 300 words to email@example.com.
The British Business and General Aviation Association (BBGA) is looking for a new chief executive to replace Guy Lachlan, who will be leaving the organization to pursue an opportunity outside aviation. The recruitment process began last month and shortlisted candidates will be called for interview beginning late this month until a suitable applicant is found.
Good news for job hunters–and the helicopter industry. A survey of 500 aviation companies by JSfirm (Booth No. 3611), an employment Web site dedicated to the aviation industry, finds 80 percent of employers in the helicopter industry expect to hire employees this year. Major areas of job growth will be in production (assembly and maintenance) and flight-crew positions, followed by sales, engineering and management positions.
The NBAA has launched a new Business Aviation Jobs board at www.nbaa.org/jobs. The board is operated by JobTarget, a New London, Conn.-based service provider that works with organizations to create job Web sites. The NBAA jobs board is free for job seekers and, as an introductory offer, employers can post a job for free through November 15.
Times are tough and layoffs are widespread. Two companies are offering innovative ways to help people seeking jobs in aviation.
JSfirm announced Monday at Heli-Expo in Anaheim, Calif., that companies using their Web sites to advertise job openings can take advantage of JSfirm’s “E” program.
HAI held its seventh Heli-Expo Job Fair on Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in three ballrooms on Level 3 of the Anaheim Convention Center. Some 30 companies sent human relations personnel, recruiters and others to talk employment with what turned out to be a steady stream of job seekers.
Aviation jobs listing service JSFirm reported record postings for aviation professionals last year, with more than 4,000 company members, 60,000 individual résumé members and an average of more than five million Web site hits per month, according to account manager Tonya Salatino. Web site activity has already climbed 10 percent this year, she added.
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