ICAO announces 2017 opportunities for young aviation professionals

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has launching the recruitment campaign for the 2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme (YAPP).

The programme, which is managed under ICAO’s leadership, is a joint initiative with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI). According to a release from the Organisation, the programme provides a unique professional development opportunity, as selected candidates will “contribute to one or more of ICAO’s Strategic Objectives under the mentorship of an ICAO subject-matter expert.”

Talented professionals embarking on their aviation careers from around the world are invited to apply.

Applicants must hold advanced university qualifications and have already acquired a minimum of two years of employment in the aviation industry or in aviation-related regulatory activities. The organisation says that due consideration will be given to gender equity and geographic diversity as part of the selection process.

“ICAO is forecasting that air traffic volumes will double within fifteen years, and so ensuring the international civil aviation network has sufficient human resources available to manage this growth will be critical to ensuring its sustainability and the sustainability of aviation’s contributions to socio-economic development,” explained ICAO’s Secretary General, Dr. Fang Liu. “Along with the ICAO programme for the  Next Generation of Aviation Professionals, ICAO’s continuing support of the Young Aviation Professionals Programme is one of the measures that we are implementing to help States address this challenge.”

Interested candidates who meet the selection criteria are invited to submit their application at ICAO’s employment site by the closing date of 21 October 2016. The target date for the start of the programme, and the reporting of the selected candidates to ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, will be towards the middle of February 2017.

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