We are very pleased to announce that a new-look careers information, advice and guidance (IAG) leaflet is available from the Royal Aeronautical Society which aims to provide a basic introduction to key career pathways in aerospace and aviation to young people, teachers, parents and careers advisors.

Debuted at the Farnborough Air Show, the leaflet has been produced by the Society’s Careers team in partnership with design company Radius Design and cleverly incorporates a poster on one side which can be displayed anywhere from a careers office or classroom in schools to a bedroom wall. The poster is based on a fantastic image of the A380 and also features some key facts about the aircraft as well as the British aerospace industry in general including its major contribution to the UK economy.

Inside, the leaflet provides a clear, digestible breakdown of career pathways, skills/qualification requirements and entry routes, categorised into the following areas:

Create & Initiate – Introduction to aerospace engineering and space, featuring Michael John, graduate engineer at Airbus.

Elevate – flying careers, including pilot and cabin crew, featuring Captain Emma Truswell of Flybe.

Operate – careers in airline and airport management and supporting fields such as regulation, featuring Caroline Maltby of the CAA.

Maintain – an introduction to aircraft maintenance and related careers, featuring Sevanthi Chandrasekara, aircraft maintenance planning engineer at Ryanair.

In addition, there is a special ‘I love my job’ case study with Jenny Hossen who talks about her role in Airside Development Assurance at Heathrow Airport Group. Finally, there are also useful links for further careers advice and information including the careers services and workshops provided by the Society.

The poster-leaflet is available FREE of charge to any individual or school, college, youth group etc. upon request. In addition, for more in-depth careers articles, case studies and industry features, the third issue of the Society’s in-house careers publication, Career Flightpath, is also available free of charge. 

For your free copy of the leaflet-poster and/or Career Flightpath magazine please send your name and address to:


Our thanks to Airbus, Flybe, the CAA, Ryanair and Heathrow Airport Group for their contributions. 


RAeS Careers
24 July 2014