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Singapore Aviation Sector: Job Opportunities and Career Conversion Programmes to Tap on for a Successful Industry Switch

Interested in a career in aviation? Check out the job opportunities and support available to help you make an industry switch.

As aviation companies turn up the volume of recruitment, job opportunities abound. On the MyCareersFuture (MCF) job portal, there are about 900 available openings from aerospace and air transport companies as of June 2022. MOM Labour Market Survey reports vacancies in these industries to have exceeded pre-Covid levels.

What are the job opportunities in the Singapore aviation sector?

Work in the aviation sector does not have to be airborne. In fact, there are more roles available that require you to have both feet safely on the ground. Here are some examples listed on the MCF portal:

Role Salary Range
Sales/Business Development Manager $6,000 to $10,000
Mechanical / Electrical Engineer $3,700 to $6,000
Software Engineer $6,000 to $9,500
Operations Manager $4,800 to $8,000
Customer Service Manager $4,100 to $6,500

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What are aviation companies looking out for?

Workipedia by MyCareersFuture speaks to two actively hiring aviation companies, Changi Airport Group and SATS, on the MyCareersFuture jobs portal to find out more about their hiring stance.

Changi Airport Group 

If job security is what you’re looking for, here’s some good news. Changi Airport Group is not looking to fill up vacancies only for the short term, but also aims to bring on board people whom the company believes would be able to support its various operations for the future.

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Airport of the Future: Many new job roles are available in Changi Airport to support its operations. (Image credit: Changi Airport Group)

Speaking to Workipedia by MyCareersFuture, Stephanie Ho, Head of Talent Acquisition, People Team at Changi Airport Group shared: “As we look to the future, we place increased emphasis on the possibilities for innovation brought about by new technology and change management across job functions.” 

“For example, our facilities management and airside, among many others, are creating multi-skilled and deeper technical roles as part of this transformation. These roles require the adoption of new capabilities, such as artificial intelligence, data and trend analysis for more precise decision making, as well as resource optimisation, to enhance operational safety and efficiency,” she added.

Check out jobs at Changi Airport Group here.

SATS’s hiring

As for SATS, the company has also included financial perks and benefits as part of efforts to enhance recruitment numbers.

Enhanced financial perks and benefits: SATS employees have more reasons to smile. (Image credit: SATS)

Jeremy Tang, SATS’s Head of Talent Acquisition and Resource Planning shared with Workipedia by MyCareersFuture: “We have put in place structures and incentives to increase the attractiveness of a career in aviation with SATS such as a $5,000 joining bonus for Singaporeans joining us in frontline positions. We also offer clear career pathways via our progressive wage models.”

Check out jobs at SATS here.

Where can I get help to make an industry switch to the aviation sector?

Jobseekers or mid-career switchers keen on joining the aviation sector can up their chances of landing a job by upskilling themselves. 

Plenty of training opportunities are available to help you make a mid-career industry switch to aviation.

WSG has Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs) with On-the-Job Training for the following job roles in aerospace and air transport:

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MyCareersFuture Job Portal