ICAO announces 2017 opportunities for young aviation professionals

Posted: 22 September 2016 | International Airport Review | No comments yet

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) launches the recruitment campaign for the 2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme…


The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is launching the recruitment campaign for the 2017 Young Aviation Professionals Programme (YAPP) today.

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).

It 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. Focusing on the inter-relationships between the work of ICAO and that of the airline and airport industries, they will also work in close collaboration with IATA and ACI experts. 

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. 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 commencement 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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