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Whether you need flight crews, engineers, or your next CEO, our aviation recruiting divisions are staffed with managers and consultants from a variety of aerospace fields with knowledge and experience related to the operation, maintenance and production of aircraft. fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
This means that we fully understand your hiring needs and can offer the right solutions to the highest standards, providing you with the right people the first time.
Whether you require Pilots, Engineers, or your next Managing Director, our Aviation Technical Recruitment and Flight Crew divisions are staffed with managers and consultants from a variety of aviation & aerospace backgrounds, with skills and experience related to the operation, maintenance and production of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. This means that we fully understand your recruitment needs and can deliver the right solutions at the highest standards – providing you with the right people, first time.
With a payroll solution tailored to your business, you'll reduce payroll costs and have the flexibility and capacity to focus on what matters.
Resource Group offers a range of end-to-end specialist Human Resources (HR) consultancy services in the aviation and aerospace sector, helping clients to not only reduce HR costs, but also improve the delivery of HR strategy, enhance employee satisfaction and maximise employee performance.
Separate but integral to the HR function of any company is the recruitment of suitable staffing. We fully understand the complexity of the management of this process, but we have accrued more than 40 years of experience in the sector of aviation and aerospace providing such services for our clients. We will act as intermediaries to solve problems, streamline processes, and provide consultative experience in any area of management, supporting employees and companies to maximize their potential.
Whether a single aircraft VIP operation or a volume recruitment campaign for seasonal airline crew or a permanent position we can determine the correct recruitment and screening solution for each of our customers.
Due to the breadth of capability within the Group, across Recruitment, Training and Aviation Consultancy we are uniquely positioned in the market to provide bespoke, blended solutions.
Our specialist recruitment services can define, recommend and implement the most effective recruitment strategies for employers. We understand the importance of company culture, processes and goals, and support employers in sourcing the perfect candidates with the potential to become future engineers.
Our specialized recruitment services can define, recommend and implement the most effective recruitment strategies for employers. We understand the importance of company culture, processes and goals, and we support employers in finding the perfect candidates with the potential to become future engineers.
How to Make your LinkedIn Profile Grab the Attention of a Recruiter
LinkedIn is one of the best locations online where you can search for your next job. Recruiters know that LinkedIn is an environment where motivated professionals connect and engage, that is why they use it every day! 72% of recruiters use the platform to find or vet job candidates. Therefore, it is best practice for your profile to be up-to-date because it shows who you are and puts you in the spotlight.You need to stand out from the crowd. LinkedIn provides you with the platform to showcase your skills and experience to encourage recruiters and organisations to contact you and hopefully offer you employment. So utilize it!We have put together a list of top tips on how to improve your LinkedIn profile:Understand your audienceFirstly, you need to think about what sort of people you want to attract to your LinkedIn, which changes dependant on the type of job that would be of interest to you. You will then need to create your career path and what factors apply to you. Things to consider are the people you are trying to impress - friends, clients, or executives. Depending on who they are will depend on how you would tailor your messaging. Change your introductionMaking changes to your introduction, for example, your location in your contact information can go a long way to get you noticed. Other sections to consider changing are: A new profile photoBackground photoAdd a headline - this section appears just under your name What section to spend most of your time onThe section you need to spend your time on is the summary, which is found at the top of your LinkedIn page and is always seen first. The summary section is for you to define what your role entails and expand on why you carry out these tasks. It is always about the first impression here, and you should demonstrate your strengths and why you are different from others with what skills you have. Another tactic to impress is adding a mission statement or a purpose, allowing others to see the direction you would like to lead in life and your career. Show what you have achieved LinkedIn is not another platform for you to showcase your CV. You need to demonstrate how you have impacted a company and what changes you made to achieve the result. Once you have shown this, you can describe how you accomplished the final result.If you are unable to think of ideas, visit here to see some ideas: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/rock-your-linkedin-profile/showcase-your-accomplishments-with-work-experience?autoAdvance=true&autoSkip=false&autoplay=true&resume=trueVisuals Pictures can tell your story a lot more than words can. Therefore, if you can demonstrate what you do for a living through photos, videos, presentations, or websites, this will help show your achievements. The best place to feature these examples is your summary/work experience. Recommendations sectionAs per any outcome, you always need to show you can back it up and, the best way to achieve this is on LinkedIn by people leaving recommendations. Which usually helps to back up everything you achieved and explain what it is like to work with you. It is also beneficial to gain recommendations from people across several departments as they can show different types of interactions they have had with you.If you are asking for senior managers to write a recommendation about you then it would probably be best for you to create a first draft, to which they can adapt and change to sound more like themselves. This can also be beneficial as they will only focus on what you would like them to. Resource group - our recruitment team At Resource Group our Aviation Technical Recruitment and Flight Crew divisions are staffed with managers and consultants from various aviation & aerospace backgrounds, with skills and experience related to the operation, maintenance, and production of fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. Meaning, we fully understand your recruitment needs and deliver the right solutions at the highest standards – providing you with the right people, first time round. https://www.employment.resourcegroup.co.uk/employers/employment-services/recruitmentOur teams regularly search LinkedIn for suitable candidates based on their job titles and experience shown on their LinkedIn profiles. In addition, if someone has also sent their CV to the recruiter to apply for a job, they will double-check their LinkedIn profile matches their CV. As times are moving forward, recruiters are using LinkedIn more and more to recruit new staff. Therefore, you should keep it regularly updated with current work experience. Your profile is all about you and enables you to demonstrate your strengths and show why you are different from other candidates.READ MORE
Pursue a Career as a Commercial Pilot
Are you are looking to become a pilot and have a long successful career with great opportunities and to meet people all over the world, but always wondered how? A career as a pilot often pays well and comes with various benefits including, reduced airline tickets and hotel stays but, this varies from airline to airline. If being a pilot is the career of your choice, it will be very costly and requires a lot of self-funded private training before you can look at applying for a pilot job. What are the different types of pilots?There are two primary types of aircraft, these are fixed-wing (pilot) and rotary wing (helicopter). Also, there are three different flying groups: private, commercial, and military. Private pilots – these usually include Cessna and Piper planes and are 2-4 seaters. You tend to see these planes flying much lower in the sky compared to cargo planes. Private pilots fly at their leisure. Commercial pilots – requires additional training compared to private pilots, and also a minimum of 200 hours qualifying flight experience, meaning they will qualify for a Commercial Pilots License (CPL). If they hold this license, they can fly planes for all different airline companies allowing passengers to travel around the world and transport cargo and are allowed to receive money to do so. Military pilots – follow a separate path to private and commercial pilots. They are required to take a different type of training which enables them to control/manage aircrafts in the armed forces. To become a military pilot, you must join the RAF, Royal Navy, British Army, and Air cadets air squadron.Commercial PilotTo become an airline Commercial Pilot, you need to gain your ATPL exam qualifications, which are achieved through an aviation academy or flight school. With the ATPL exams passed, plus Commercial Pilots licence and Instrument Rating training you will hold what is known as Frozen ATPL (or fATPL) you can apply for first Officer jobs working beside a captain. To become a captain, you must have a minimum of 1500 hours of flight time behind you and meet a specific standard, this ‘unfreezes your fATPL to allow you to carry out the role as Captain). The role of a Captain comes with a much higher salary but a significant increase of responsibility. Skillset needed for training to be a Pilot:Personal attributes: you must have a great interest, desire, and enthusiasm for flight, technical ability, able to deal with demand and structural thought. Secondary education grades: You must show qualifications for GCSE grades A-C in Maths, English, and Science.Medical certificate: You must hold an official Medical Certificate (Class 1 for Commercial Pilots, and Class 2 for Private Pilots). To show proof, you have passed your eyesight, hearing, coordination, and general health test which you need throughout your pilot career. Age and correct qualifications: You are entitled to apply for the training at 17 years old however you must be 18 to start the training. You need to meet the requirements to live in the country the training occurs in. Assessment: You will be required to carry out various tests that includes; Computer-based aptitude testing, personality questions, teamwork exercises, and competency-based interview questions that allow the interviewee to find out whether you will succeed as a pilot and this is a suitable career path for you.Different Paths to take to achieve your career as a pilotThere are two routes you can take to become a pilot. Whether you decide to study at a university (which isn’t vital) or, if you are sure you would like to have a career as a commercial pilot then, it would be beneficial for you to start your private training and would be more cost-effective in the long run.However, if you are not 100% sure, you can study Private Pilot’s license at university, this will not give you the full qualification, and additional training and studying are required. In addition, to be accepted for a university, you will be expected to have A-Levels or similar.How to gain your fATPL Licence: There are 3 different ways you can achieve your fATPL training these include:Integrated Training Modular and integrated training are not similar, but they can still achieve the same result. Integrated training is where you will start the training right from the beginning and, modular training is where you should have PPL already and work for 150 hours prior to training. Unfortunately, like everything, the private training is costly and varies between £80,000-£90,000 and added extras. The integrated course runs on average, for 18 months and includes a mixture of theory teaching and practical flying time. This course is strongly advised if you are looking to start with an airline and even though you may have zero flying time, you are more likely to be accepted from taking this course. Modular Training You can train/study Modular training alongside you working, but the downside is that there is no set time limit where the course needs completing by. You are also unable to begin your commercial pilot training until you have met the entry criteria, which includes having your PPL and completing 150 hours of flying.Multi-Crew Pilot Licence This type of license can stop pilots from being able to work for certain airlines and aircraft. This route isn't advisable unless you know you have a job opportunity at the end of your training.Registered training providersCivil Aviation Authority: https://www.caa.co.uk/Data-and-analysis/Approved-persons-and-organisations/Datasets/Lists-of-approved-persons-and-organisations/Pilot-training-providers---ATOs-and-RTFs/University courses:Private Pilot Licence (PPL)Private Pilot Licence and ground instruction theory (ATPL)Frozen ATPL goes hand in hand with the Private Aviation Training Schools providing the whole knowledge and practice you need. There will be numerous written exams that you have to sit/pass to gain your commercial pilot licence, these include:Air lawAircraft general knowledge: airframe/systems/powerplantAircraft general knowledge: instrumentationMass and balancePerformanceFlight planning and monitoringHuman performanceMeteorologyGeneral navigationRadio navigationOperational proceduresPrinciples of flightCommunications: visual flight rules (VFR) and instrument flight rules (IFR) KSA – Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes Overall Becoming a pilot has many pros and very few cons but, it is a great career choice. If this is the career you would like to pursue, please consider the study route and how quickly you would like to become a pilot. When you have passed your qualifications, we could help you find your first job, therefore don’t forget to keep an eye on our website to see all the jobs we are recruiting for.READ MORE
The Aviation Industry Begins To Take Flight
When the pandemic first hit, the aviation industry came to a halt, which meant that many people lost their jobs, countries closed their borders, planes were parked up on runways or put in storage and, some retired earlier than planned. However, as the adult population began to be fully vaccinated and restrictions started to ease in April, we have seen the Aviation industry increase dramatically. Therefore, there has been a rise in aviation jobs and the number of flights taking off. Summer 2021Towards the end of summer, the flight industry saw a 51% increase in July 2021 of scheduled seats per week globally compared to July 2020. When the holiday season hit towards the end of July, it meant that the flight capacity for European holidays heightened to 21.5 million scheduled seats. For more information regarding statistics of flights visit here: https://blog.ch-aviation.com/2021/07/27/since-the-covid-19-outbreak-capacity-numbers-are-at-an-all-time-high/The furlough scheme ended at the end of September 2021, and we could expect to see more redundancies in the aviation industry and further businesses going into administration. Changes to the travel traffic light system will show fewer countries to appear on the red list. All countries on the amber and green have combined to form one list and, you will no longer be required to take a PCR test 3 days prior to travelling to the UK if you are fully vaccinated. However, the requirement to take a PCR test 2 days after arriving in the UK was still in place. The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has stated the aviation industry has overcome the most difficult times of the Covid Pandemic and has advised the government to reduce the travel rules and allow for borders to open. Although in 2022, reports show there will still be a predicted loss of £8.5bn and, the industry is working towards a slow but positive recovery. For example, Ryanair has seen an increase in passengers on their flights. The London Stock exchange reported on their passenger traffic data that Ryanair passengers increased from 5.2m in September 2020 to 10.6m in September 2021, which overall shows an 81% increase from the year before.Australia’s borders have finally opened at the beginning of November. They have had their borders shut since the beginning of the Pandemic March 2020, which equates to nearly 600 days.What We Have Seen So FarAs we head into Winter 2021/22, airlines are not forthcoming with adding capacity too soon. Although, they have seen positive changes happening and more customers booking winter holidays, especially in October half term. For example, Spain has seen a 1.9% growth for its flight schedule between November 21 - March 22, which is more than their schedule in 2019, pre-pandemic. Canary and Balearic Islands have also seen a 10% increase in their flight schedule for this year compared to 2019. From Sunday 24th October, the government relaxed the rules further by, fully vaccinated holidaymakers returning from non-red-list countries are not required to take a PCR test 2-days after arriving in the UK. Instead, you are required to take a lateral flow test booked through private providers and, the test is a lot cheaper compared to the original PCR tests.Positive Impact For Resource GroupOverall, the aviation industry is finally looking up, and reports show that traffic will not return to normal until at least 2024, with business travel taking longer than leisure trips.At Resource Group, we have seen positive movements with aviation companies recruiting for new opportunities in the industry. Whether this is for flight crew, engineers, mechanics, and office roles, there are a lot of jobs available - click here to see: https://www.employment.resourcegroup.co.uk/jobs.In September, we saw our Resource Training solutions welcome 14 students from Airbus Helicopters, Airtanker, JMI, and DEA starting their exciting learning journey consisting of a fully approved Level 3 CAT A Aviation Maintenance Apprenticeship programme. They will be training with us for the next 10-months at our training facility in Cirencester to produce a safe and competent, work-ready apprentice that can actively contribute to their workforce. But it doesn’t stop there because we are already looking to recruit our next cohort of apprenticeships next year Jan/Feb 2022 for more of our world-leading clients. This is all positive news for Resource Group and, we hope to continue growing our company.READ MORE
How to Prepare For an Apprenticeship Interview
When the time comes to finish school or college, it can be hard to know what to do in the future. If further or higher education is the path you would like to choose then you could be faced with the decision of going to university to get a degree verse gaining an apprenticeship to earn while you learn. Therefore, it is worth considering all your options and discovering which is the best route for you. Apprenticeships combine both practical and theoretical elements whilst earning a salary at the same time. It enables you to gain a real qualification and a long-term career path in a specific sector. It is a real job; you are an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. Apprenticeships can take between one and six years to complete depending on the one you choose. The typical trades such as construction and engineering are now not the only sectors available to choose from, with most people being surprised to hear the variety of apprenticeships that are now on offer. The ever-expanding choice of apprenticeships in business functions such as Human Resources, Law and Sales now enable young people to choose a path which will have a real impact on their experience and influence their future career. Yes, engineering is a common and traditional apprenticeship choice however it can open doors to exciting and challenging careers in a range of industries such as aerospace, marine, mechanical, energy and, many more. Engineers are essential in almost every industry, therefore there are always opportunities to choose from. When you have made the decision to choose an apprenticeship, you will need to apply as you would for any other job. Like all jobs, there are many stages leading up to a successful offer of employment. To be successful for an Engineering apprenticeship, you may be required to carry out screening checks, psychometric testing, interviews and attend an assessment day. These stages give you the chance to find out more about the company, the people who work there, and the job itself. Interview TipsTo support you on your journey, we have created a list of helpful tips and advice that we feel are important and will help you prepare for the interviews and assessment day:Always research the company Whether this is looking at their website, social media platforms, or blogs, always know the company’s history and what they are up to. Present yourself as if you are already part of the team. Know why you want to do this apprenticeship and work for the business Think about your future and what you want to achieve, explain how an apprenticeship will support your ambitions. Also, what interests you about the company you are applying for. Research the apprenticeship you have applied for You need to understand what will be required from you for the apprenticeship and how you can transfer other relevant skills and adapt them to the current role you are applying for. Always use examples.e.g. Working in a shop which taught you how to deal with different personalities/people. Prepare your questions to ask the company at the end of an interview You should always be prepared to have some questions you would like to ask; this will show you are interested in the job and the company you are applying for. e.g., After completing the apprenticeship what opportunities will be available within the company?Always be enthusiastic about what you are applying for and the industry Show why this apprenticeship interests you, you may have a hobby or be fascinated by fictional programs but demonstrate this in the interview. Practice talking about yourself and in front of friends and family Work through various interview questions to help you gain confidence in answering them. Think about your goals and where you want to get to in the future In the interview, a typical question would be ‘where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time’ – prior to the interview research what jobs you are looking to progress into. For our apprentices, typically this would be an aviation maintenance engineer. Plan, whether it be for the interview or assessment day, and make sure you arrive on timeAlways arrive 10 minutes early and make sure you look at your route in advance to allow for traffic.Come prepared Always bring a hard copy of your CV and details of the apprenticeship you applied for, this will give you something to refer to if you need a little help. After the interview has taken place, the employer normally gives you an estimated date for when to expect a response to whether you are successful or not. Thank's, them for their time, and always make sure you check your emails and double-check your phone works for voicemail if you can’t answer. How We Can HelpResource Training Solutions has been delivering Engineering Apprenticeships for over 17 years and has an established reputation as the leading training provider for the aviation industry with an illustrious client base and the highest level of accreditations. Being industry embedded, our dedicated Apprenticeship team can provide a fully managed service to recruit, train and deploy apprentices through a full career path. To see our current apprenticeships/apply visit here: https://www.employment.resourcegroup.co.uk/jobs?page=2Our specialist recruitment team provides the support and guidance you need to hopefully become successful with our apprenticeship offering. If you would like to find out further information about the recruitment services we offer and our step-by-step guide from when you submit your CV and the final assessment day please visit our full recruitment process here: https://www.employment.resourcegroup.co.uk/employers/employment-services/Apprenticeship-recruitment-solutionsREAD MORE