EBACE2023 Career Day: Breaking into Business Aviation

Calling all high school, technical school and university students interested in learning more about the business aviation industry and the opportunities this industry holds for current and future job seekers!

With such a wide range of opportunities available, business aviation is an attractive industry for anyone interested in aerospace, technology, engineering, customer service, entrepreneurship and innovation.

But how can first-time job seekers break into the industry? What kinds of business aviation companies are seeking new entrants in the job market? What kinds of skills are most valued? What does a “typical” career path in business aviation look like?

This year, we’re excited to welcome as a keynote speaker Mack Rutherford. In August 2022, Rutherford broke the world record to be the youngest person to fly solo around the world at age 17. Rutherford received his microlight pilot’s license at age 15 and has flown across 52 countries and 5 continents. He is an inspiration for young people looking to make a career in business aviation. Learn more about Mack Rutherford.

Mack Rutherford on solo flight around world at Biggin Hill, England. 21 August 2022

Career Day will include:

  • Meet and greet with Mack Rutherford followed by a live Q&A session
  • A dynamic breakout session with industry professionals on how to break into the industry and the types of opportunities available.
  • A guided tour for high school students of company exhibitions and aircraft and the opportunity to meet with business aviation companies actively seeking fresh talent

Career Day is open to high school and university students and teachers across Europe. Come as a class, small group or as an individual! Meet directly with industry professionals and recruiters, and tour Europe’s largest business aircraft display.

Program Schedule

Thursday, 25 May 2023

10:00 – 11:00
Meet and Greet with Mack Rutherford

Keynote & Innovation Summit A2

Mack Rutherford, Pilot

Taunya Renson-Martin, Mach Media

Get to know Rutherford as he shares his experiences as the youngest pilot to fly solo across the world and breaks the myths and stereotypes related to business aviation. His remarks will be followed by a live Q&A session.

11:00 – 12:00
Group Discussion: Breaking Into Business Aviation

Keynote & Innovation Summit A2

Espen Høiby, AAP Aviation Group
Hans Nilsson, Alumni Executive Search
Patrick Müry, CAT Aviation
Sarah Silke, Flexjet

Break out into small groups to hear from young and experienced industry professionals about their experience in the industry and hear their advice for any new graduate hoping to forge a career in business aviation.

Guided Tour

Meet Outside the Keynote & Innovation Summit A2

Take a guided tour of the exhibition to meet with business aviation companies actively seeking fresh talent – an opportunity for companies to present themselves and for you to present yourself to them!

Registration & General Information

Admission to EBACE Careers Day is free for all high school and university students, ages 14 and higher, as well as their faculty, parents and chaperones. Students 14-17 must be accompanied by a chaperone.

In addition, students attending a university have the option of attending all three days of EBACE2023 at a discounted rate. Note: Students will be required to present a school/university ID at the EBACE2023 registration counter to obtain their badge.

For more information on Career Day, email [email protected].