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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Hi all.

Now I did a post a while back about jobs in aviation.

I applied for university a few months back and got an offer for this course:-

http://www.lgu.ac.uk/courses/ug/ug_avia.html

Now, I like the look of it, but would like to ask you all, if anyone knows what the progression route would be for a course like this, what jobs etc could come of it, is it worth while etc

I have done and continue to research into this and just wondered if any of you a.net guys had any info etc on working in aviation with a degree

Any help much appreciated

LGW

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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1798 times:

Any one here know how a degree will aid an aviation job?

LGW


User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1795 times:

Oh yeah, a degree in aviation management will definitly help in securing a job with an airline. Just think about the advantage that you will have over someone with just a normal business admin. degree. An aviation management degree will secure you a job in ops., airport management, dispatch, or scheduling. Go for it! Once I transfer, that is what I will most likely major in. Go for it! Big grin


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User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

Sounds good, thanks for your reply Jcs17, think i will go for it!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

LGW


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7165 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1763 times:


Guildhall university does not have a very good reputation. I would personally recommend a business degree, and afterwards specializing. With this degree, you are very specialized into working for an airline. For the next few years the aviation market for jobs will be very depressed indeed. Keep your options open. Perhaps choose a transport or travel degree...



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User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Depends what kind of job you want. If you are attracted to the management side of running an airline, then absolutely go for it! Some airlines even require graduate trainees to have a business-oriented degree, so this will definitely stand you in good stead.

On the other hand, some airlines just require you to have 'a' degree in any discipline; for example, BA's management trainee program (when it was last open) required a degree in any discipline.

You might want to check out Cranfield University's website; there is quite a lot of info there, related to aviation management degrees. You could really go on to do any job you liked though - doesn't necessarily have to be in the field of aviation. You could still become a pilot, an aviation analyst, management consultant (yuck...).....whatever.

I'd skim through a few books if I were you, just so that you get a flavour of what it's like. I was once interested in taking an aviation management course until I read on of the Airline Finance books......yuck! To darn complicated for my simple mind!

Check out 'Flying off-course' by Rigas Doganis (any edition, although the 3rd is the newest I think). That's a fairly good summary of what you can expect.

'Cleared for take-off' by Thomas Lawton (Ashgate Publishing) is quite interesting, if you're interested in low-cost airline economics (especially on the Ryanair business model, which the book worships...)

Have fun!


User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

Hi Ben,
I have a friend doing a travel and tourism degree at Manchester Metropolitan and he hopes to go into the aviation sector. The benefit of such a degree, as with a business one is that it doesn't limit your career prospects to one job and will put u in the right field allowing you to then specialise in a certain area once you graduate. Good luck with your uni applications, have you applied anywhere else?
Regards
Mark



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