Duncan Aviation is looking to hire as many as 33 interns this summer at its trio of full-service aircraft maintenance facilities in Michigan, Nebraska, and Utah. The paid positions in its airframe, engine, install, and interior production departments will enable students to gain hands-on experience while learning more about the company and exploring career paths in the business aviation industry.
This past summer, while many such programs were canceled by the Covid-19 pandemic, Duncan continued its relationship with its technical school partners and accepted 14 interns.
Treated like any other hire by the company, those interns participate in a two-day welcome orientation, intended to provide a solid understanding of the company and its culture. They are then placed into teams, paired with an experienced technician mentor, and given actual projects to work on.
The program also enables them to build relationships and network with those in the industry. “It plays a critical role in the recruitment and development of future Duncan Aviation technicians,” said senior talent acquisition specialist Jennifer Monroe, adding the company has seen many long-term hires as a result. “One of the most valuable benefits of the program is once interns get the chance to experience Duncan Aviation’s culture, they are sold on the company and want to stay.”