With so many traditional job vacancies disappearing over the last few years, many people are taken to starting their own small businesses in order to survive the recession. Even so, there are still some very stable jobs out there if you know where to look. You see; regardless of what happens in the world politically and financially, some services will remain constant. Funeral directors will never find themselves out of work, and neither will food sellers. In much the same way, airlines are likely to exist forever, as they’ve become an essential element to business operations. So, if you’re looking for a reliable source of income each month but you don’t want the responsibility of starting your own firm, deciding to apply for airline jobs could be the ideal solution.
Of course, you don’t have to be an air hostessor a pilot to work for these companies. In fact, there are hundreds of different position available for those who are willing to go the extra mile. Just be warned that this line of work tends to involve a lot of stress and long working hours, so don’t apply if you’re unable to deal with volatile people in bad situations with a smile on your face.
With all this in mind, here are some jobs you might consider applying for…
Anyone with a background in engineering could find airplane maintenance to be very fulfilling. Your duties will involve checking all equipment before take off and identifying any parts that may need replacing. You might even be able to find this type of work as a subcontractor, because companies like Skywheels operate at certain airports for specific airlines.
Being as they’re taking so many bookings all the time, airlines have to employ lots of administrative staff to ensure everything runs smoothly. For the most part, these staff members will work from exterior offices outside the airport, but depending on the specific role you manage to obtain, it is possible you’d be working a little nearer to the action.
This job focuses on the maintenance of all electrical systems within the aircraft and the airport, and people who do well at this usually have official qualifications in a relevant field. Electricians are obviously the ideal choice, although anyone with engineering experience would be hard to overlook. At the end of the day, any mistake could cost the lives of hundreds of people, so as with any airline job, only the best applicants will prevail.
Although it can take well over ten years to become an airline pilot (and even longer to work for a top firm that will pay a good wage) many people are put off by the whole idea. Still, it is achievable for those with enough money to spend on flying lessons and university charge. Personally, I wouldn’t waste your time with something like this, it’s much quicker to become a fighter jet pilot on the air-force anyway.
So, now you’ve had some time to read through the most interesting jobs available at all airlines today, I wonder which you’ll be more inclined to apply for when you see a vacancy advertised?
Answers on a postcard guys!