By DebbieH 25 Jun 2019 7 min read

10 reasons you can’t afford to miss the Aviation Job Expo



1. You’re in good hands

The Aviation Job Expo is designed for jobseekers, and delivered by the world’s number one aviation job site, Aviation Job Search – if you’re looking for a change in career, it’s safe to say that we’ll be able to deliver the best opportunities around.


2. Apply for jobs straight away

If you’re seeking employment imminently, many of our exhibitors have live vacancies which you can apply for during the show.
The job seeking process can be challenging, so why not set yourself ahead of the competition by speaking with recruiters directly to see what they’re looking for?
Armed with information that might not not be readily available on a company careers page, you’ll be in good stead once the interview time comes.


3. Find a role that matters with BAE Systems

If you’re searching for an outstanding job with genuine career prospects, look no further than our platinum sponsor, BAE Systems.
From complex engineering projects to world-class cyber security solutions, everyone at BAE Systems plays a part in helping customers protect what matters most.
Search the latest vacancies by visiting here.


4. A stellar line up

Exhibitors include BA City Flyer, Bombardier, KLM UK Engineering, Caerdav and the Bostonair Group. If you’re looking for a career change, the expo is the perfect opportunity to touch base with numerous employers, all in one day.

One major advantage of attending a job fair is you’re already standing out from the crowd, and proving how serious you are about future career prospects. If you make a good impression, who knows what may happen? You may end up with an interview on the spot.

We’d recommend researching the exhibitor list, and doing your homework prior to attending. You need to have a clear understanding of who the exhibitor is, what they’re offering, if they’re vacancies would be suitable for you, and what type of candidates they are looking for.

It’s also a good idea to have a list of well thought out questions – questions that will make you stand out. Avoid asking things that can easily be found on their careers page – this will make it look like you couldn’t be bothered to do your research beforehand.

By doing some background research, you can spend more valuable time with exhibitors that are more relevant to you on the day.


5. Knowledge sharing

During the expo, our CV Doctor will be on hand to answer any questions or queries you may have about your CV.
With most recruiter’s skim reading a CV in less than 30 seconds, you need to think carefully about your CV – what to include, what not to include, and where to position the information so it can be easily digested.

A strong CV and cover letter is your chance to make a great first impression, and boost your chances of reaching the interview stage.

Simply bring your CV along during the expo to get advice from our team of experts, and you’ll be preparing for that interview in no time!


6. World class guest speakers

From recruitment gurus, to travel wellness experts, these sessions will deliver expert advice that you can implement in your job search or career today.
Study the timetable beforehand to ensure you don’t miss any talks that could boost skills in the areas you are lacking.
Guest speakers will often use the final few minutes of their time slot to invite the audience to ask questions. Got a burning question? Make sure you note down your questions so you can ask confidently when the time comes.


7. An exceptional prize

In partnership with Cabin Crew Wings, we’ll be giving one lucky winner a free cabin crew training course.
The two day course will give the winner a unique insight into the cabin crew profession, exploring all aspects of the role, including the hospitality, safety and security of passengers. If you’re serious about a career as cabin crew, this is the perfect opportunity to propel your knowledge and awareness, ready for that all important assessment day.
Simply register for the expo, and visit the Cabin Crew Wings stand on the day to be in with a chance of winning.


8. Networking

You’ve heard the saying, ‘It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.’ A professional network is critical for finding a good job, and there’s no better place to extend that network than during face to face events.
We’re bringing together 30 exhibitors and 1,500 visitors for one unique day – any one of which could help you professionally, either immediately, or in the future.
Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to new people and ask for business cards where you can. Connecting and talking over social media is fine, but nothing beats a face-to-face meeting to establish relationships and build trust for potential job opportunities.
If you’re a novice at networking, simply visit here to find out everything you need to know.


9. There are many avenues to explore

Even if you’re not fully qualified in your preferred career right now, many employers offer internships or training courses as a pathway into the industry.

An internship will help you prove your worth in front of a potential employer, and demonstrate skills on your CV when you have little or no previous work experience.
We’d recommend researching exhibitors beforehand to see if this is something they offer before making the trip.


10. It’s totally free to attend

Yes, you read that right.
The expo is powered by Aviation Job Search, and it’s our mission to get as many jobseekers into their dream career as possible – whether it be via our job site platform, or by one of the many job fairs we host.

Simply register for your free ticket by hitting the red button now.