Fancy a career in the aviation industry? Well, there are several airline jobs available in Kenya that can kick-start your career in the sector. Some of the most common professions include pilots, first officers, cabin crews, ticketing and sales officer as well as technicians. Several companies offer employment and internships in the field. However, most of the jobs are in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
Here is a look at the top employers in the aviation industry in Kenya.
Kenya Airways Careers
For over 40 years, the Kenyan national carrier often referred to as the Pride of Africa has been flying to more than 50 destinations globally. KQ has bagged several accolades over the years including the World Travel Awards for Top Airline in Africa (business class and by passengers). As an employer, Kenya Airways offers multiple opportunities for career growth and exposure. All vacancies and opportunities in the company are on the Kenya Airways careers website. If you want to receive updates and alerts or view the current job postings, make sure you register with the Kenya Airways careers online recruitment portal (http://irecruitment.kenya-airways.com). Remember KQ does not accept any other applications except those done through the Kenya Airways careers recruitment portal.
Some of the opportunities available at KQ include:
Kenya Airways Careers Internships
The KQ internship program runs throughout the year in three phases. As such, the application deadlines also coincide with the phases. For the January to March program, applicants have to submit their applications by 30th November. The April to June session application deadline is February 28th and to qualify for the July and September intake make sure you submit the required documents by 31st May. Lastly, the deadline for the October to December program is on or before August 31st.
Candidates applying for the KQ internship need to meet the following requirements:
– Be a continuing student pursuing a diploma or undergraduate degree
– Have a minimum of B Plain in KCSE
– Have a letter from your institution confirming that an internship is part of the course
– Have a medical insurance cover
– Have a certificate of good conduct
– The internship program is open to fresh candidates (you should not have interned before) and runs for three months. Currently, there are openings for interns in the engineering and accounting departments in KQ.
Kenya Airways Graduate Trainee Program
KQ offers fresh graduates from various fields an opportunity to kickstart their careers at the company. KQ advertises the program on a needs basis. For example, they could be a graduate trainee opening in one department such as ticketing. The eligibility criteria are that you should have completed your degree and have at least one-year experience.
Kenya Airways Current Vacancies
From time to time, Kenya Airways advertises open positions in the company. Currently, KQ is looking for:
A Distribution Analyst
The role involves liaising with the Global Distribution System providers for optimal KQ inventory availability globally and minimize the cost of distributing. You need to have 5-years-experience of which three must be in revenue management, finance or sales.
Director Flights Operations
The Director Flight Operations is an executive role that entails operation control of KQ flights to ensure legal, efficient and safe flight operations. The post requires six years’ experience or three years managerial experience with large commercial planes.
As KQ’s pricing manager your goal is to increase passenger revenues by actively managing, initiating, negotiating and implementing Kenya Airways and Interline partners fare offerings. KQ require you to have at least two years’ experience in a commercial area.
Training Officer Sales and Ticketing
Your primary role is to evaluate, conduct and organize ticketing and fares training and development programs to enhance the overall performance of staff at KQ as well as improve customer experience. The position requires a university degree, Excellent IT Skills, ALTEA Central Reservations System Certification and three years’ experience in a busy airline.
The main role of the E-Acquisitions specialists is to increase online sales by attracting traffic to the Kenya Airways website using the most efficient channels and screening conversations.
The holder of this position will define and execute Kenya Airways’ payment strategy for online platforms.
E-Commerce Fraud Analyst
An E-Commerce Fraud Analyst at KQ is responsible for detecting and averting fraudulent payments and activities by screening KQ direct online sales to prevent financial losses.
Manager E-support, Content and Quality Management
This middle-level executive position requires someone who will manage the quality, availability and functional and operational performance of KQ’s mobile app and websites (kq.com and m.kenya-airways.com).
Get more information on the vacancies from the Kenya Airways Career Portal.
Other employers in the aviation industry include:
2. Jambojet Careers Kenya
A subsidiary of Kenya Airways, Jambojet Limited offers low costs flights within the country and neighboring states. Currently, there are no vacancies, but you can keep checking http://www.jambojet.com/us/careers
3. African Express Airways Jobs Kenya
African Express Airways specializes in international, local, and regional flights. Get more details on employment opportunities from their careers website.
4. 748 Air Services Jobs
748 Air Services Kenya is a charter airline specializing in cargo and passenger planes.
5. Fly 540 Careers
Fly 540 is also a low-budget airline operating international and local passenger and freight flights. Fly 540 mainly operates within the East African region.
6. Aircraft Leasing Services (ALS)
7. Qatar Airways Kenya Careers
8. AirKenya Express
9. Astral Aviation
11. Mombasa Air Safari Careers
12. Safarilink Aviation
13. Baracuda Airways
14. Wilson Airport Jobs
Source: TUKO Kenya news