Airservices to highlight aviation career opportunities at Avalon

1 Mar 2013

Airservices will be showcasing a range of aviation career opportunities at Australia’s premier airshow – the Australian International Airshow at Avalon 2013.

Airservices regularly seeks applications from people interested in aviation rescue and fire fighting, air traffic control and projects and engineering and will highlight the varied opportunities available through the airshow’s aviation Careers and Skills program.

Airservices Executive General Manager People and Culture, Andrew Boyd said, “Airservices offers challenging and rewarding career opportunities and has an ongoing commitment to career path development in the aviation industry.

“We’re very pleased to be promoting career options and attracting new entrants to the aviation industry especially during such an exciting time of growth for the industry. We are a diverse organisation and we actively encourage women and people from all backgrounds to consider applying for a career with Airservices,” Mr Boyd said.

Airservices staff will present to students, educators and industry groups throughout the airshow with information about career prospects and opportunities also available at the Airservices career stand in Exhibition Hall 1.

Visitors to the airshow will also have the opportunity to view an Airservices ultra-large Mk8 fire truck and an air traffic control simulator used to train the next generation of air traffic controllers at the Airservices Learning Academy in Melbourne.

“The simulators we use can replicate a variety of air traffic levels and weather conditions at Australian airports, this simulator will give the public a small taste of the challenging scenarios faced by the men and women providing the nation’s air navigation services,” Mr Boyd said.

Airservices provides air traffic operations for over 80 million passengers on more than four million flights each year and has more than 740 aviation and rescue fire fighters based at 21 of Australia’s airports.

Airservices is a major sponsor of the Australian International Airshow, providing air traffic control and aviation rescue and fire fighting services to ensure all visiting aircraft and those participating in the flying displays are safe at all times.

The airshow began on Tuesday 26 February with a range of trade displays. Gates open to the public from 2pm on Friday 1 March.