With air transport key to global economic recovery and cargo volumes now above pre-crisis levels, firms require trusted partners to support growth
As shoots of recovery begin to spring in the aviation sector, one firm is aiming to help aviation professionals find new opportunities as the job market recovers.
AVPlacements, a London-based aviation recruitment consultancy, is using a unique approach to find candidates roles that match their exact attributes and skillsets. Staffed by ex-aviation industry professionals, the aviation recruitment specialist is able to use nearly two decades of experience working with aircraft manufacturers, national carriers and brand leading low-cost carriers to bring specialist sector knowledge to the recruitment process as a trusted adviser.
Founded in 2020, as Covid-19 grounded planes worldwide and plunged aviation markets into freefall, AVPlacements is the brainchild of managing director, Alexander Binks.
With markets decimated and the aviation jobs market at its lowest point in almost 20 years, Binks saw a gap in the market for a business that could act as a trusted advisor and bridge the recruitment divide by providing first-class industry knowledge and sector-specific experts who offer a reassuring hand to candidates and clients alike.
Binks is a former aviation professional who spent more than 18 years in various roles, including planning engineer and aircraft mechanic, before training as a commercial pilot. Those experiences and access to key aviation industry contacts give him a unique perspective and have fuelled a passion to help aviation professionals develop their careers and broaden skillsets across various sectors.
Now, as travel restrictions begin to lift and targeted vaccination thresholds are reached, AVPlacements is looking to captialise on predicted rises in global Revenue Passenger Kilometres (RPKs) which the IATA suggests will improve by more than 51% in 2022 to reach 61% of pre-crisis levels. At the same time industry losses are set to sharply drop from $52bn this year to $12bn next year, as traffic recovery continues.
“As we head into 2022 with airlines seeing improving financial performance across all regions and suggestions of profitability across the Atlantic too, AVPlacements is ideally placed to assist those companies looking to recruit the right people to support that growth,”
explains Alexander Binks, managing director, AV Placements.
Significantly, AVPlacements will be the only aviation recruitment consultancy taking part on ‘Farnborough Friday’ at the 2022 Farnborough International Airshow where more than £200bn of deals are expected to be signed.
“We’re representing at Farnborough 2022 to show candidates and clients alike that we mean business and are in a unique position to help them both fuel recovery in the sector and their careers. However, we also appreciate that some people might be looking for a career change and we are able to use our industry knowledge to introduce them to our wider partner network and roles they might not have considered,”