Aviation Careers Expo 2012, an exhibition dedicated solely to aviation careers, is planned to take place in Brisbane on Saturday August 25.
Now in its 12th year, the expo is run by training organisation Aviation Australia, but has the backing and sponsorship of several large companies including CAE Oxford Aviation Academy, Swinburne University and Chopperline Flight training.
Aviation Australia CEO Bill Horrocks said the company was proud to be the driving force behind the expo.
“At Aviation Australia, we are dedicated to providing continuous support, growth and awareness for the aviation industry,” he said. “As the Australian aviation industry continues to reach new heights, we are very pleased and proud to continue hosting this year’s Aviation Careers Expo.
“The Aviation Careers Expo has strong focus on careers, training and employment, and has successfully grown each year due to the support of aviation and aerospace organisations. The occasion is also an industry event that brings together government organisations, industry partners, companies and education providers where networking opportunities are available.”
Another company throwing its support behind Aviation Careers Expo is Qantas Engineering. Spokesman Russell Burgess had this to say.
“We have been involved in the Aviation Careers Expo from day one and see great value in promoting Qantas and careers in the industry and Queensland. It is a fantastic opportunity to come face-to-face with potential applicants and those who may not have considered employment in aviation.”
Among 20 companies exhibiting are Daedalus Aviation, Airservices Australia, Sky Education Australia and Griffith University.
Aspirants to careers in aviation will be given the opportunity of getting close to aircraft in a static display area, and try their hand at flying in a flight simulator provided by Geosim Technologies.
They will also be able to attend seminars with industry experts to provide advice on possible career paths.
More information is available on the Aviation Australia website.