Applications for the July intake are now open. Or if you wish to be considered for the next intake planned for January 2017, please complete the airBRIDGE Cadet Expressions of Interest form which will be available from 1st July 2016 on our Vacancies Page.
Read on to learn more about the programme and how to apply.
CIAL airBRIDGE is a cadet training programme, equipping you with the base skills and experience to fast-track a career in Airport Operations. At the successful completion of the programme, our cadets will have achieved the NZQA National Certificate in Airport Operations Level 4 in Customer Service and Airport Safety.
We provide a supportive and hands-on environment, making the role ideal for those new to the workforce , an ideal bridge between study and the industry. Over the 12 months you will progressively learn the skills and responsibilities of an Airport Services Co-ordinator at Christchurch Airport and gain an insight into the variety of other stakeholder roles involved in an airport operation.
As the face of the Christchurch Airport, you will interact with a variety of people from airline staff to visitors and everyone in between. You need to be comfortable on your feet for long hours, available for shift work and be happy working inside and outside.
This is an entry level programme and is designed for people new to the industry and considering a career in aviation. This programme runs full time for 12 months, so you must be able to commit to the full duration.
Introduction Essay/Cover Letter
Please tell us about yourself and why you would like this opportunity. What appeals to you about the CIAL airBRIDGE Programme? What would you contribute to Christchurch Airport? What life or work experience has made you an ideal candidate for this cadetship? What are your career ambitions? Why the airport/aviation industry?
Preparing your CV is the first step to entering the working world and if you've never put one together now is a good time to start. Be sure to include the following:
You will need to upload your own CV document in Word or PDF format. Please make sure your file size is less than 1MB.
Read through the advertisement and application requirements to make sure you have what it takes
For open intakes, following the closing date, we will review all applications to create a shortlist, and will be in contact soon after to update you on your application. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview or to attend an assessment centre, as well as complete psychometric assessments for ability and personality profiles.
For expressions of interest, we will hold your application on file until our next intake, and will be in touch at that time to update you on your application.