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Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter
Airservices Australia

Kristin Alston

What advice would you give young women wanting to start a career in Aviation?

You are capable. If you want to do it, just go and do it. You get taught everything anyway. I would just say go and do it and don’t listen to those that say you can’t. Whatever you chose to do, just do it, life is too precious. If you have a passion in it you will enjoy it and succeed.

What character qualities do you think suit this position?

It’s a very practical job, so you have to enjoy getting your hands dirty, have spacial awareness, be a good problem solver, you need to be fit and especially be a good team player. You need to enjoy a bit of adventure, a challenge and being pushed outside of your comfort zone.

What is your favourite part of the job?

Driving the trucks. I love driving the trucks.

Image: Kristin Alston

The security and safety
of the Australian border
depends on you

You are a team player and a ‘people person’.

The security and safety of the Australian border depends on you and your team and that makes you proud of your job. Your workday is fast paced, dynamic and challenging.

There is ample opportunity for a long term career, something many other industries can’t offer.

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AVIATION FIRE FIGHTING

Driving the trucks. I love driving the trucks.

Kristin Alston, Aviation Rescue Fire Fighter, Airservices Australia

Supported by the Australian Government under the Women in the Aviation Industry Initiative