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:
|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|
What are aviation companies looking out for?
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.
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.
As for SATS, the company has also included financial perks and benefits as part of efforts to enhance recruitment numbers.
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.”
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.
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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