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Our partner airlines work with us because they believe in the value of our new and innovative approach to attracting and selecting pilots. We have taken every opportunity to gain feedback from them to enhance our recruitment services and, in doing so, bring together candidates and airlines in an open and collaborative way. Partnering with Pilot in Command gives airlines the opportunity to reach future employees through a single channel, providing a methodology for fine-tuning search criteria to reach pilots who are the closest match, and communicating only with those pilots genuinely interested in a new opportunity with the airline.
There are approx.
Boeing and Airbus
have in excess of 42,000 aircraft currently in operation.
There are 55 key city airports with more than 10,000 daily long-haul passengers.
that 558,000 additional pilots will be needed by 2035
Our mission is to be the preferred and trusted online recruitment partner for our airline partners and candidates. We will deliver a quality, responsive, flexible and professional online recruitment solution to our airlines, and provide our candidates with a safe and secure method to finding their next flying job.
There are hundreds of companies to choose from.
Finding one you can count on and build a relationship with for the long term is a difficult task. Here are some reasons why you have made the best decision choosing us.
To us, it's not just work - we take pride in what we do and the solutions we deliver. We are always trying to achieve excellence in all endeavours and aren't satisfied until our assignments meet our own personal high standards.
We are a small team totally focussed on bringing a new approach to how pilots are sourced around the world. We aren’t interested in making a quick buck, we want to ensure that the right pilots are teamed with the right airlines, to ensure a long-term relationship.
Our Unique Abilities
We have the technology to bring airlines and pilots together, and because of this we provide a value-for-money route to finding the best match for both. We have developed the technology to reduce the challenges of the sourcing and selection process, by providing a one-stop-shop for airlines and pilots to come in to contact with each other, based on over 10 years of experience in the market.
Quality is a word that is often used, and frequently misunderstood. Each assignment, large or small, is supported and monitored by the PIC Team. We are continually searching out ways to attract the best pilots, using our relationships with our airline partners to provide the best opportunities. We may be new to the block, but we are driven by our mission of desire to be a tried and tested partner to our customers – be they airlines or pilots. Providing a quality service is why we’re here, but most importantly, what we want to be known for!
We have seen other recruitment websites come and go and we plan to still be here years from now. We offer standard, office-based support, available from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday; that said, we will always respond promptly should you need us. We may be new to this business, but we’re not new to the world of pilot recruitment, and our business plan is designed to have us in business 20 years from now.
So, let's get started...
Simply fill in our contact form, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your assignment on the move. We know you won't be disappointed.
Our expert team can help you with all aspects of international pilot recruitment. Coming from a background in the aviation industry and with over 20 years' experience of recruiting in to the left or right hand seat, we feel we are well placed to support our airline partners and those looking for their next flight deck position.
Ruth Spalding, Director
After a varied career in the service industry, initially starting in an operations role, Ruth moved in to human resources where, after taking up roles in learning and development and change consultancy, she found her niche in recruitment and resourcing with BAA at Heathrow. In 2009, Ruth started at easyJet as Head of Volume Recruitment, managing the critical task of sourcing pilots and cabin crew for the UK's largest airline, 4th largest in Europe. The demand for pilots, ranging from Second Officers through to Command, became a key focus as the recruitment market became more competitive and the airline market started to develop following recession. In 2015 the concept for Pilot in Command was first discussed, and following many conversations with airline recruiters around the challenges of finding great pilots in a challenging global marketplace, it became reality in 2016.
Laura Phelan, Operations Director
Laura has over twenty years’ experience working with organisations ensuring that their leadership strategies and practices support the achievement of the business agenda. As General Manager HR in Permanent TSB, she held the Executive leadership responsibility for the overall planning, development, organisation and cost effective delivery of a range of strategic HR services that supported the achievement of the bank's business objectives and its 2,500 employees. As Managing Director of SHL (Ireland), Laura worked with both public and private sector clients on a range of organisational development initiatives. Currently, her position as Global Operations Director involves her in interaction with a range of global airlines and their partners.
Laura Casey, Marketing Assistant
Laura joined cut-e, a provider of psychometric tools and products to a range of clients, in September 2013 and started working on “Momentum”-a government initiative aimed at getting long term unemployed back into the workforce. In 2014 Laura moved across to join the Support Team offering support to clients and candidates from Singapore, Australia and the UAE. In addition to her other responsibilities, Laura also reviews the video interviews for Global clients, which she believes gives her great experience in matching candidate profiles with client requirements. From time to time, Laura has been involved in Assessment Centres and supervising candidate re-tests with cut-e's Irish clients. In January 2016, Laura joined the team at Pilot in Command, supporting with administration, marketing, client and candidate communications and is a valuable member of the office-based team.
Pilot In Command (PIC) was created to fill the
resourcing gap matching both direct entry and cadet pilots with opportunities
available in airlines across Europe and beyond. It is a cost effective and
efficient approach to filling pilot vacancies, and, because it is not an agency,
the airline partner retains the important role of maintaining direct contact
with pilot applicants, directly marketing their organisation and the roles
available, and managing all corporate messaging.
Allows you to create a discreet and confidential profile containing your experience and type ratings in a consistent format, along with the inclusion of copies of log books, medicals and licenses as attachments. The profile can be updated at any time, thus keeping it current and relevant for any future opportunities offered by airlines which match your experience. Airlines can only contact you when you have expressed an interest in their vacancy, so saving you from unwanted approaches.
PIC allows our airline partners to specify exactly the pilots you are searching for through the creation of a vacancy profile which allows you to input hours, aircraft type, rank and all other information relevant to the opportunity. You can then 'market' that vacancy to the database of candidates who meet your specific requirements.
In addition, the site can be an applicant tracking system where you don't have the relevant technology, allowing you to view candidates, progress them through a selection workflow and monitor and view what stage and status each candidate has reached.
Platform links pilots with airlines. There is an accurate match between their requirements and your experience.
You can save all your career related data securely with Pilot in Command including CV, flight logs and references.
Pilot in Command facilitates direct contract between pilots and airlines. No middlemen or recruiters. You can reach out directly to airlines of interest to you through this platform.
Looking for a new role but haven’t prepared a CV? On Pilot in Command you can use our ‘CV Generator’ functionality, tailored specifically for pilots, to allow you include all information airlines require to consider you for a new position.
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