An aviation career is a career of travel, excitement, and hard work. Ensuring that you have the right training behind you is vital.
The aviation sector in Kenya is taking off! Ok, cheesy puns aside, the industry has seen significant expansion over the last few years, and is looking to become even bigger by the end of 2018. By October 28, the sector will see the launch of non-stop flights that will make Kenya Airways the first airline to offer non-stop flight between East Africa and the U.S. For the first time, there will be daily flights to and from New York, carrying up to 234 passengers.
With this, Kenya has established itself as the solid aviation hub in East Africa, and this only means one thing; there will be plenty of opportunity for employment. If a career of travel, tourism and aviation interests you, now is the time to get on board.
Which Course to Choose
Here are the top courses for you to choose from.
Which is the Course Recommended by Educartis?
There are various different courses to consider should you be interested in a career in aviation. We will look more in depth at the top three courses for the most popular career choices; airport operations, tourism, and of course, cabin crew.
Diploma in International Airport Operations
With the aviation industry growing as quickly as it is, airport operations are gaining a massive boost in growth too. Workers in the industry need to be skilled, and responsible in order to carry out the complex day to day tasks. This two year Diploma will provide you with a headstart in either airlines, freight forwarders, or ground handling companies.
The on campus programmes covers air cargo operations, airport management, and airport security. You will also be equipped with the knowledge of business management and strategic planning in order for you to grow rapidly in your career. Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive a Diploma in International Airport Operations. This will allow you to gain knowledge in handling air cargo, analyse the technical characteristics of aircraft for planning, operations, and revenue management and ensure efficiency, safety, and security of the airport and cargo
International Travel and Tourism
If the world of travel and tourism is in your heart, a career could be your answer. The three year, on campus Diploma, provides you with the hands on industry-knowledge and to jump start your career. Training is closely aligned with regular site visits to ensure you’re job ready on graduation.
You will be trained in customer service, marketing conceptions, research, sales strategies as well as tourism products, services, and experiences. Your position will be largely focussed on keeping up with the latest trends in tourism and staying on top of the latest hot spots to visit.
International Airline Cabin Crew Duties
If the sky is your destination, and a passport full of stamps appeals to you, this two year Diploma in International Airline Cabin Crew Duties could be your solution.
Not only will you be representing an airline as a cabin crew member, but you will essentially be an ambassador for the company. This is an exciting, yet highly challenging role and you will have to display professionalism at all times and meet the needs and requirements of the airline’s customers. You will learn how to deal with all aspects of cabin safety, first aid, and customer service. The training is challenging and strenuous. You will learn how to deal with emergency situations, handle unexpected situations during a flight, identify aircraft types and relevant cabin crew functions. Carry out the general duties and responsibilities of a cabin crew member, including giving safety demonstrations and in-flight refreshments.
What You Should Take Into Account When Looking for an Aviation Course?
The first thing is where your career path is going. Do you wish to be a part of the team in the sky, or would you prefer keeping your feet on solid ground, and manage the operations at the airport?
The cabin crew role is challenging with its long hours and is extremely taxing on the body. Your shifts can be irregular and long, with a lot of hands on work with passengers. If you are not a peoples person, this role is not for you! Passenger satisfaction is critical with this role, and you are held responsible for their safety!
A career in tourism and travel is largely a passion following, and you will need to ensure that you are willing to put in the long hours and expect a lot of responsibility from whatever role you choose.