Young airport professional network to support careers in aviation


The Australian Airports Association (AAA) has launched its new Young Airport Professionals network at its national conference today.

The network will bring together staff from airports across the country, providing mentoring and support as young professionals develop their careers in aviation.

AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the network was an exciting opportunity to celebrate the many career paths available to young people working in the industry.

“Aviation is such a dynamic and exciting industry with so many options for building a successful, long-term career at Australia’s airports,” Ms Wilkie said.

“We are delighted to create a network that will help young professionals consider the pathways available to them and connect with more people working in the industry.”

Gold Coast Airport Airside Operations Superviser Jared Feehely will be the inaugural chair of the network.

Jared commenced his aviation career in Gladstone in 2011 and has since held roles at a number of Australian airports.

“I’m very excited to be part of the network from the very beginning, particularly given the many opportunities airports have offered me over the course of my career,” Mr Feehely said.

“The network will provide a fantastic forum to discuss development pathways at Australian airports.

“I look forward to speaking with more of my peers as the network grows.”

Staff from regional, remote and capital city airports will be invited to join the network in the near future, with its events calendar to be released in the new year.



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