Finance & Legal
You are logical, responsible, enjoy interesting projects and have great attention to detail. If you’re interested in finance or accounting you might find airline, airports and aviation financial management interesting. Responsibilities are broad and varied, often with a global aspect. Working in the finance function, you are involved in financial decisions ranging from structuring finance for large scale equipment purchase, such as aircraft engines or landing gear, to evaluating the profitability of routes. Most airlines sell fares in a variety of currencies in different countries, so you gain great international finance experience working for an airline. Similarly for airports and aviation organisations, financial aspects of these organisations are complex, requiring careful management so this can be exciting.
If you are interested in the legal aspects of aviation, there are lots of different avenues. You can consider being an in-house lawyer with an airline, airport or aviation organisation. Alternatively you can specialise in aviation law and work for a specialist legal practice. Areas of aviation law include leasing, contracts, insurance, compliance, commercial and litigation. Aviation law is interesting as it is multi-faceted, working with multiple stakeholders, often advising on projects with a global aspect.