News & Blogs
In an age of change and constant innovation, we believe in sharing ideas and discussing a variety of trending topics around recruitment, aviation, aerospace & defence and investment banking. Please peruse our library of blogs and articles below
Are Industry-Specific Recruiters Important?
12th August 2022
There is little doubt that using a recruitment service can save time and resources but to ensure you get the most from your recruiters, it is vital that they have specialist...
Who are the "A Teams"?
22nd July 2022
2021 was a good year for mergers-and-acquisitions bankers. Dealmakers made more than $5.5 trillion of M&A globally in 2021. This total far exceeds the previous record, which was...
Causes of the 2022 Travel Crisis
20th July 2022
When the world came to a grinding halt in 2020, travel was one of the worst-hit industries, especially the aviation industry. Planes were grounded and people were forbidden to...
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.
The Benefits of Diversity in Aviation and Aerospace
11th January 2022
Diversity is a hot topic of conversation across every industry, though when it comes to the aviation and aerospace sector it seems as though the balance is universally one-sided.
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...
Executive Search vs Contingency Recruitment
20th July 2021
Contingent recruitment consultancies tend to be engaged later in the process, often too late in fact, once roles have been signed off and recruitment finally moves temporarily to...
Always keep your CV alive!
19th July 2021
A CV needs to breathe. It needs to be current, relevant and appealing. Anybody in recruitment will tell you – keep it vibrant.
Oaklands Global Team
30th June 2021
This is our team of Aviation & Aerospace subject matter experts at Oaklands Global. We are currently working with a wide range of clients on an exclusive basis. With roles in a...
Covid will not define your career
23rd June 2021
There is no denying it has been a horrible year, most of us have lost family and friends, some have lost careers and livelihoods and it has taken a massive toll on the economy and...
IR35 faces Coronavirus delay
30th March 2020
2020 will go down in the history books as the year of Coronavirus. The virus which has claimed tens of thousands of lives (so far) has literally ground people, societies and...
How to survive working from home: 6 top tips.
24th March 2020
As we speak, more people than ever will have cut the commute and find themselves working remotely from home.
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...
Asia’s largest low-cost airline – An Executive Search
21st January 2020
Set to be become the world’s first truly digital airline, our client are already Asia’s number one low cost carrier with aggressive expansion plans across the group in the APAC...
Top 5 interview questions
26th December 2019
Every candidate that comes to Oaklands Global brings a different set of expectations to the interview.
Oaklands Global travels to the Middle East
14th November 2019
We spoke to our Chairman David Edwards about Oaklands Global’s work in the Middle East and his vision for growing the business in the region.
Are more women applying for jobs in the traditionally male dominated world of aviation?
8th November 2019
October 5th was International Girls in Aviation Day and the recruitment teams at Oaklands Global celebrated with pride as our network of high quality female candidates grows and...
How to hire and retain the best talent
29th October 2019
In a fast-paced recruitment market, established and entrepreneurial businesses are in a constant race to find the talent they need to continue leading the field or to scale...
Halloween interview strategies – trick or treat?
29th October 2019
As we gear up to the annual spook-fest, we scary recruiters are asking ourselves whether candidates should be harnessing the spirit of Halloween by wearing a mask to an interview...
The importance of making an offer quickly in a competitive market
30th September 2019
We live in a fast-paced world. Technology is advancing at a cracking rate, our natural world is evolving and society is developing and progressing around us. We are told that...
National Online Recruitment Awards
13th September 2019
We are absolutely delighted to have been nominated for consideration for the 19th annual National Online Recruitment Awards.
13th September 2019
WOW. Two shortlists in one week. This time for the prestigious Institute Recruitment Professionals (IRP) 2019 Awards.
The perfect engineering CV.
3rd September 2019
A CV is a vitally important part of the jobseeker’s toolkit. It’s your opportunity to sell yourself, to showcase your skills and to show just what you can bring to the door of a...
How our everyday lives have been shaped by the aviation industry.
19th August 2019
Feats of engineering are all around us. We have incredible technology at our fingertips around the clock – and we barely even think about it anymore. The modern day way of life...
Reasons to choose a career in aviation.
6th August 2019
There is no denying that the aviation industry is exciting, diverse and full of vibrancy. It takes an army of people to transport and take care of the 4.1 billion passengers who...
The art of the perfect interview
23rd July 2019
Job interviews are an inevitable part of life. We all must go on them to launch, develop or reignite our careers no matter what level of seniority or sector you’re currently...
Flight Myths – Busted!
21st July 2019
From the ‘safest’ places to sit to seatbelt signs being used to control passengers, here’s the lowdown on the most popular flying myths.
The life of a trainee RAF pilot
9th July 2019
We caught up with a young RAF officer to talk about his desire to join the forces, how he found training and what lies in store for him next.
Addressing the lack of women in engineering by William Finden, Managing Director of Oaklands Global
21st June 2019
This Sunday marks International Women in Engineering Day. The aim of this occasion is to raise awareness about the chronic underrepresentation of women in engineering roles. It is...
The best airports in the world – according to Oaklands Global.
22nd May 2019
There are several surveys out there already which have looked at what makes an airport more than just a transport hub. They often consider factors such as size, passenger...
What’s life as a pilot really like? The things you always wanted to ask a pilot
15th May 2019
It’s easy to mythologise pilots; the job seems so glamorous. So unlike anything else.
Oaklands Global Shortlisted for Outstanding Business of the Year 2019
10th May 2019
Oaklands Global are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year’s Times 2019 Business Awards for Outstanding Business of the Year.
Oaklands Global Shortlisted for Best Business 1-25 Employers 2019
10th May 2019
Oaklands Global are delighted to have been shortlisted for this year’s Times 2019 Business Awards for the Best Business 1-25 Employers.
The logic behind departure times
7th May 2019
That early morning dash to the airport is the trademark of many a holiday. It’s also the signature lifestyle for those who work in aviation. For cabin crew or airport staff of any...
Flight hacks to make the most of your time in the air
7th May 2019
In the era of plane travel, we increasingly are likely to spend some time in an aircraft cabin for business or pleasure. In fact, UK residents spent £44.8 billion on trips abroad...
A pilot talks about a life in the clouds
12th February 2019
The beauty with the aviation industry is how many roles it covers and how much opportunity people have to move around the sector and explore different paths. Take Louise* for...
Reflecting on a life in aviation – for work and pleasure!
5th February 2019
Adam Lewis lives and breathes aviation – he’s been an aircraft engineer since he left school, got his PPL licence at 21 and spends his spare time playing with powered model...
How do leaders tackle the growing mental health crisis?
3rd February 2019
For any business that works with self-employed contractors, April 2020 is a month that will see significant changes to working practices.
IR35 – Oaklands Global explores the impact of the new legislation
3rd February 2019
Time off from takeoffs: How do pilots book their annual leave?
29th January 2019
After the recent issues Ryanair has faced over pilot shortages due to holiday allocation, it’s unsurprising that people are curious about how airline staff book their holidays.
Californiaviation: How Los Angeles made flight history and shaped air travel
16th January 2019
What comes to mind when you think of Los Angeles – and California in particular?
A Q&A with Richard, Pilot for Virgin Atlantic
2nd January 2019
Taking a short break out of the clouds, we spoke to Richard, Pilot for Virgin Atlantic, as he tells us about a typical day and how he made his way up in the aviation industry.
The day in the life of an aircraft bearings inspector
30th August 2018
We spoke to Jade Minty about her role as an aircraft engineer at GE Aviation Wales.
Oaklands Global Charity of the Year
22nd August 2018
Oaklands Global is proud to announce our chosen charity for 2018 is Fly2help.
Spooks on a plane: The scariest ever aviation stories
27th October 2017
Despite the fact that flying is still the, safest way to travel, there are plenty of nervous fliers out there.
China and Russia to strengthen aviation cooperation
26th July 2017
China and Russia have signed documents following a meeting on 21 July, comments the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).
We are hiring!
6th July 2017
So why would you want join Oaklands Global as a trainee?
Oaklands Global Welcomes New Chairman
7th February 2017
Oaklands Global is delighted to announce the appointment of Dave Edwards as the new Chairman of its board.
Helitech 2016 Great Success
11th January 2016
The final day of Helitech 2016 was a great success. We had a superb show, meeting lots of new Companies and Industry Professionals.
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