Aviation Industry Struggles to Recruit Technical Staff, says AeroProfessional
November 24, 2017
A new whitepaper from Farnborough-based aviation recruitment specialists AeroProfessional claims 40% of companies in the industry are struggling to hire staff with the desired technical know-how, emphasising the need for a recruitment strategy geared towards the digital age.
According to the whitepaper, entitled ‘Aviation’s technological transformation: Why your recruitment strategy needs an urgent refit,’ many candidates for roles which are driving the industry forward – such as web developers and data analysts – are coming from roles outside aviation, meaning traditional recruiting techniques may not be successful.
Furthermore, another differentiating characteristic of technical candidates is that they’re likely to be millennials. AeroProfessional’s report suggests that unlike previous generations, millennials place importance on the less tangible factors offered by employers, such as opportunities for progression, brand reputation and flexible working arrangements.
Sam Sprules, Director of AeroProfessional, comments, “There are many challenges affecting the aviation industry, but without the right staff companies won’t be able to address them.