The GHI Big Debate: How do we overcome skills shortages by make ground handling a career worth aspiring to?

15:40 - 16:40

The only time the public tends to hear about ground handling is when bags are lost, or industrial action looms is a common lament within the sector.
Yet, this invisible part of the aviation community offers superb career progression opportunities and rich job satisfaction. With major airport expansions planned across Europe and a dearth of quality candidates entering the industry- what can we do to boost the talent pipeline?
GHI’s panel will discuss a blueprint.

Simon Witts, Founder & Chief Executive, Aviation Skills Partnership

Patricia Batista, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EMPOWER SKILLS INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY

Desiree Perez, Inclusive Leadership & Corporate Culture Coach, Aviation Leadership Academy

Alex Turner, Lead Agent / Ramp Agent , Menzies Aviation

Gary Granger, HR Director, DNATA