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AeroProfessional report reveals pilots in search of job security

Training delays, development plans and job security are impacting pilots’ career decisions, as AeroProfessional’s latest research highlights looming workforce pressures.


 
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Research by aviation recruitment specialists, AeroProfessional, conducted in July and August 2023, shows that six out of 10 pilots would consider a new role.
 
AeroProfessionals’ Pilot Hiring report, based on survey responses from more than 540 Captains and First Officers, illustrates that in 2023 only one in 10 pilots continued flying with the airline they worked for in 2022.

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Responses suggest pilots are looking for long-term personal development plans, protected rostering and job security.
 
According to Sam Sprules (above), Managing Director of AeroProfessional: “Demand for pilots is sky high, as 60% of pilots we asked had received job offers from more than one airline. Retention, retention, retention is front of mind for all senior executives in the airline industry.”
 
Levels of discontent cannot be put down to seeking higher salaries. AeroProfessional’s analysis shows that less than one in four pilots move for higher salaries alone.
 
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Delays to pilot retraining, for those switching airlines, is increasing. Many pilots now wait upward of four weeks before their retraining commences.
 
Sam Sprules added: “AeroProfessional’s guide to creating a compelling Employee Value Proposition (EVP)** highlights how employers can attract and retain the best talent. As passenger demand continues to grow even greater pressures will be placed on airline schedules.
 
“Airlines need to look beyond pilot pay and develop robust EVPs, that appeal to candidates long term. Tackling pilot churn is vital.”
 
The research is shared as AeroProfessional released its latest report: Employee Value Proposition: The Complete Guide to Creating your EVP in the Aviation Industry on 26th October.

Farnborough based AeroProfessional is an international consultancy specialising in developing high-impact people strategies and resourcing solutions in aviation.

 

 


 

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