Survey EUROCAE's Working Group on the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals
Objective of this request
I am writing to you to request your support in distributing a survey to gather insights on factors influencing career choices in aviation. It can be distributed within your organisation/ company, amongst your network, students, professors, groups, or associations connected with you.
The survey has been translated into as many languages as possible. If you go to the tab on the top right-hand side where it says English (language by default), you can scroll and pick one of the languages that the survey has been translated into. A few that do not appear will be coming in the next few days.
The survey is an integral part of EUROCAE's working group 125 proceedings. It is working on the Next Generation of Aviation Professionals (NGAP), framed as a sustainability goal for the organisation.
Recap, EUROCAE's Working Group WG125,
Working Group WG125 co-chaired by EASA's Antonio Gonzalez-Gomez, launched an initiative in January 2023 to address the potential shortage of aviation professionals in the European aviation system. Within WG125, the "connectors" subgroup is led by Catherine Bichara, an EASA external expert. “Connectors” is dedicated to bridging the gap in sharing information between educational institutions and industry, particularly in preparing and communicating the needs for future aviation skills.
- What factors attract and make retaining diverse talents remain (or not) in an aviation occupation.
- Identify what is influencing career choices in aviation for young individuals and professionals.
- Obtain a comprehensive view from various groups involved in making aviation an attractive career choice.
- Analyse responses across different groups to derive potential courses of action based on commonalities or differences.
The subgroup is aware that the survey is not comprehensive and meticulous. Due to a lack of time and also resources we opted to have a simple survey that would dwell rather on the qualitative aspects of its answers. There is merit in checking what the different audiences think. The success of the results would lie in reaching as many audiences across Europe as possible
The survey will target the following audiences:
- Young people (18 and below)
- Aviation/non-aviation students
- Young aviation/non-aviation professionals (18+)
- Professionals who left aviation due to COVID-19 and their willingness to return
- Educators (primary & secondary schools)
- University professors/researchers
- Industry personalities/facilitators/influencers/role models
- Aviation volunteers
- Trade Unions
- Aviation organizations/associations
The survey is also being sent to other sources and organisations that showed interest in the topic and in supporting this study
The insights gathered will contribute to the EUROCAE WG125 "connectors" subgroup's report, scheduled for release a report by May 2024.
We strongly believe that the collaborative efforts in disseminating this survey within your networks will enrich the data and insights gathered.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or require additional information. Thank you for your collaboration.Antonio Gonzalez-Gomez