You bring the energy, and we’ll turn it into expertise.
At Airways, we offer development opportunities for everyone. Our learning and development strategy is innovative, and has been recognised as one of the best in the industry. Within our highly specialised workforce, there are varied pathways, each supported with career development opportunities.
Inspiring Leaders is our world-class, three month foundation programme for leaders, created in partnership with Otago University. Participants benefit from 1:1 coaching with expert facilitators and gain 10 university credits.
Leadership Edge is designed and delivered by Dr Ian Brooks for senior leaders. You will learn to enhance your interpersonal skills to become more inspirational and influential. You'll benefit from 1:1 coaching with Ian and a leadership experience like no other.
Development for technical professionals
Professional Advantage is for our technical professionals. It broadens horizons and invigorates innovation and energy through new ways of thinking. The programme includes world class technical leaders sharing their expertise.
Previous Professional Advantage events have featured:
Dr Michelle Dickenson: leading Nanotechnologist, Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Auckland, and a regular on TV and Ted Talks.
Dr Richard Greatbanks: Senior Lecturer in Operations Management at the University of Otago, a Chartered Manufacturing Engineer and expert in business process improvement including ‘Lean’.
Egor Olteanu: Google[x] and Project Loon's Operations Manager.
Glenn Martin: Entrepreneur, and inventor of the Martin Jetpack.
Understanding our business
We have a wide range of programmes that help our people understand our vision, business strategy and values.
The ‘Walk in my shoes’ programme includes a number of opportunities for people to partner with colleagues to learn and experience different roles and teams. Opportunities include spending the day shadowing one of our executives, visiting a control tower, attending a workshop to learn more about a new product or service, or joining engineers for a day on the runway.
Unplugged sessions with our executive team help to keep your finger on the pulse of how we are tracking and where we want to get to.
We have our own in-house training centre providing a broad range of operational training. The Training Centre offers courses in everything you need to do your job more effectively. These include all of the Microsoft programmes, and courses in stress resilience, health and safety, and presentation skills, through to risk management and technical operational courses required for your role.
And outside of these programmes, we offer plenty of support to continue your learning, such as study assistance and on-the-job training.