Sky High Careers Day

On Tuesday 10 August, Newcastle Airport hosted more than 150 high school students at its fifth annual Aviation Careers Day.

The Aviation Careers Day is the only aviation-targeted careers event for high school students in the Hunter region.

The event offered students from years 9, 10 and 11 the opportunity to take part in presentations and workshops conducted by aviation industry specialists. The presenters outlined the aviation jobs that are available and the paths that can be taken to get involved in this growing industry.

Students also had the chance to get up-close to aircraft, including helicopters, civil aeroplanes and F/A 18 Hornets, and toured the inside of a working hangar.

This year, the students heard from Aeropelican, BAE Systems, Defence Recruiting, International School of Aviation, Jetstar and Newcastle Helicopters.

“For students interested in pursuing a career in the aviation industry, the Newcastle Airport Careers Day was a not-to-be-missed experience,” said Newcastle Airport CEO Paul Hughes.

“Students gained first-hand knowledge and information from our industry partners, and of course the highlight of the day was the BAE hangar tour and having a look inside a working helicopter”, said Paul.

“As Newcastle Airport cements its reputation as one of the nation’s leading aerospace centres; and with growth occurring across our aviation precinct, it is tremendous that Newcastle Airport’s aviation partners are working together to promote aviation careers to ensure we have a highly skilled workforce that will lead us into the future,” concluded Paul.

Newcastle Airport is jointly owned by Newcastle City Council and Port Stephens Council. The Aviation Careers Day is an initiative of the Airport’s Community Engagement Program.

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