Aerospace & Aviation Recruiters

Oaklands Global is an internationally recognised name as an Aviation and Aerospace recruitment partner. We ensure best practices in each of our searches, from interim and contingent to retained and executive search recruitment. As your trusted aviation and aerospace headhunter, we are dedicated to meeting the dynamic needs of the industry with unmatched precision.

Companies we have partnered with around the world

Our Expertise in Aviation Headhunting

We excel in connecting top talent with leading organisations and are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. Our expertise in the Aviation & Aerospace Industry spans recruitment for cabin crew, flight operations, MRO (Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul), defence, engineers, and executive positions.

Our Clients

  • Commercial Airlines
  • Cargo Airlines
  • Business Aviation Operators
  • eVTOL, UAM & Drone Businesses
  • Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO)
  • Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM)
  • Airports & Fixed-base Operators (FBO)
  • Helicopter Operators (On & Offshore)
  • Aircraft Leasing
  • Charter Brokerages

Our Geographical Remit

  • UK
  • Europe
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Australia & Oceania

Business Unit Specialities

  • Senior Management & Executive Level
  • Technical Service: Quality, CAMO & HSE
  • Aircraft Maintenance - Licensed Engineers & Mechanics
  • Engineering - design, development & technicians
  • Project Management
  • Air Traffic Control
  • Flight & Ground Operations
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Flight & Cabin Crew - Instructors/Examiners

Typical Search Titles

  • Board Chair & Non-Executive Director

  • C-Suite (CEO, COO, CFO, CCO, CMO, CTO…)

  • Managing Directors & General Managers

  • Middle management (HR, Finance, Sales, Flight & Ground Operations....)

  • Form 4 Signatories & Nominated Postholders

Aviation Executive Search Process

Schedule a call

1.Search Plan

Defining the search breach

Client Meeting & Briefing / Job Analysis / Company Culture / Leadership Characteristics

2.Manage Response

Search Strategy & Candidate Acquisition

Target companies / Direct Search / Database Search / Networking & recommendations / Social Media / Marketing / Telephone Screening to create long list

3.Short List

Identification & Assessment

Competency Assessments / NDA’s / Consultant Interviews to include; Achievements, history, resume, media screen and Industry / knowledge review

4. Executive Feedback

Assess Finalists

Shortlist presentation / Detailed Assesment reports / Client Interviews
Informal References / Manage Discounted Candidates / Finalist interviews

5. Close Search

Executive Selection

Debriefing / Offer & contract negotiations / Formal references / Ensure proper start
Post Start Consultation

Why Oaklands Global

Oaklands Global is an internationally recognised name in the supply of Aviation & Aerospace professionals. We are a partner of choice for interim, contingent, retained and executive search recruitment solutions, promoting diversity, inclusion and best practice in each of our searches.

Our team of industry specialists work closely with a global network to attract and secure high-calibre professionals for our clients.

Aviation & Aerospace Case Studies

  • Delivering a robust, multi-disciplined sales team

    5th May 2022

    In 2021, RAS Completions was acquired by Jet MS (Part of the Aviation Solutions Group). 12 months later the business rebranded as Jet MS Completions.

  • Recruiting a New Chief Operating Officer

    13th October 2021

    As dedicated sector specialists in the Aviation, Aerospace & Space markets, the search team at Oaklands Global was able to leverage a diverse international network on behalf of Texel Air.

  • Expanding Offshore Helicopter Operator – Africa

    21st January 2020

    Our client is a well-established helicopter operator based in Africa that focuses predominantly on offshore operations, along with governmental and other services, to nations across the region.

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