As the transportation, economic, and cultural hub of the United Kingdom, the city of London is a great place for airline professionals to find their first job or a new position. There are a number of major airports that rest just outside of the city limits and a number of airlines of all sizes that are headquartered or have offices in London. Indeed, London and its surrounding communities is a fertile place for those seeking a new airline job. However, the competition is high for the airline positions available in London. There are a wide variety of pilots, maintenance professionals, and airline crew aspirants that are graduating universities, leaving flight schools, and applying from Europe and North America on a daily basis.
Airline professionals interested in working in London need to develop a reliable plan of action, one that is dynamic and does not rest all of its hopes on one resource. First, airline professionals need to develop a list of all of the airline companies that are headquartered or have offices in the London area. This allows a professional to create a checklist of companies applied to and contacted, as well as giving them an overview of the London airline industry that they would be entering.
In the process of assembling a list, an airline professional can review websites for positions that aren't advertised on job sites or by recruiting firms. As well, airline professionals need to consider using any connections they have to the London airline industry. A new pilot may have an instructor or teacher in the past who knows people with a regional airline in London. While these types of connections can be unreliable or lead to little in the way of progress, they can give an airline professional opportunities to network with London airline workers and gain interview experience. Finally, an airline professional can work with a London recruiting agency or job placement service in order to get the most opportunities. An agency that works with airlines and aerospace companies develops relationships that mean a wide range of opportunities for airline recruits.
In fact, an airline that works with a recruiting agency often develops an exclusive agreement with this agency to be the sole recruiter for their various open positions. An airline professional can benefit from working with an agency not only in finding the widest range of open jobs but developing the professional skills to remain successful in the industry for years to come.
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