MRO and completions company Flying Colours held a recruitment event at its facility in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, on March 22 and 23, 2019.
More than 50 candidates were picked for face-to-face interviews from the more than 230 people who sent in their resumes ahead of the event. In addition, 110 walk-in candidates discussed opportunities with human resource and technical professionals.
Existing employees explained their roles, management responded to specific company questions and the HR team accepted resumes and organized interviews.
“We’re optimistic that we found some great candidates and will be working over the next week or two to make offers to some of those interviewed,” says Ian Ross, director of human resources, Flying Colours.
“It was obvious from the look of surprise on some of the faces that they were impressed by the scale of our operation here and our capabilities in terms of program quality and complexity. As well as finding some great new talent, I think we clarified to many just what we do.
“With a Global business aircraft on display, we also showcased the diversity of skills it takes to complete and maintain such a machine. It was an extremely successful event and we anticipate we’ll hold more here in Canada, as well as in the USA over the next year.”
Existing and new roles were highlighted as the business plans to fill in excess of 50 openings in its paint, avionics, maintenance, interiors, cabin installation and upholstery departments by the mid-summer.