The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Airports Council International (ACI), has opened the recruitment campaign for the 2016 selections for the third, consecutive Young Aviation Professionals Programme (YAPP).
The collaborative Young Aviation Professionals Programme, led by ICAO, is open to candidates worldwide and provides exciting career development opportunities in the Montréal civil aviation hub. The programme aims to attract young talented professionals who have advanced university qualifications, supplemented with a minimum of two years’ professional working experience in aviation-related regulatory activities and/or in the aviation industry. During the selection process, due consideration is also given to gender and geographic diversity.
The selected YAPP candidates will contribute to one or more of ICAO’s Strategic Objectives, focusing on the inter-relationships between the work of ICAO and fellow IATA/ACI experts from the airline and airport industries, respectively. Each Young Aviation Professional is also mentored throughout the programme by an ICAO subject-matter expert.
“With aviation’s links to socio-economic prosperity now more important than ever before, this 12-month long programme serves as a unique means of fostering enthusiasm and awareness around the benefits of air transport in a new generation of young professionals,” commented ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu. “Young Aviation Professional Officers get to advance their knowledge and understanding of the global civil aviation system within a United Nations international regulatory body, as well as the airline and airport industries, and gain important insight into how these stakeholders work together to achieve lasting progress and truly global benefits for States and regions.”
Interested candidates who meet the selection criteria are invited to submit their application at ICAO’s employment site by the closing date of 8 October 2015. The target date for the commencement of the programme, and the reporting of the selected candidates to ICAO Headquarters in Montréal, will be towards the end of February 2016.