Aimee Simpson shares what life is really like working with aviation businesses and professionals as a Team Leader of Aviation Recruitment at GOOSE Recruitment.

Aimee Simpson - Team Leader of Aviation - GOOSE Recruitment

08:00 am – I arrive at the office after utilising our flexi time to drop my son at school and when I arrive most of the team are already here and preparing for the day. I use the first 30 minutes of my day to check if any emails need urgent attention and then check last week’s weekly activity figures and prepare for the team’s Monday morning meeting.

08:30 am – The team and I have our Monday morning meeting. We talk about our activity from the week before, sharing and celebrating wins, small and large. We also talk about any difficulties we have had and brainstorm ideas for how to overcome them. I then meet with each of the team individually to discuss the jobs they are working on, the clients they are building relationships with and their plan for the week.

10:00 am – Time to make a coffee and go through my emails, applications, and messages properly. This leads to me having three interviews to arrange, so I contact the candidates and confirm suitable time slots, before making the full arrangements and booking interview preparation calls.

11:00 am – I now spend some time sourcing candidates, looking through LinkedIn, and our database and head-hunting people I think could be suitable for open vacancies.

12:00 pm – I have a catch-up with Martin our COO to discuss last week’s activity and performance and our plans for next week. We also talk about the events GOOSE will be attending and how we can improve the way our database works for us.

Team Meeting

1:00 pm – Time to break for lunch, as it was raining, I ate in the kitchen with colleagues and did some life admin.

2:00 pm – I take a Teams call with a charter brokerage we work with in France who are looking for several people to join their team. We discuss exactly what they are looking for and what they can offer to prospective employees to ensure we can get the right people for them.

2:30 pm – I spend some time assisting one of my team to put a proposal together for a potential new client who would like our assistance.

Aviation Recruitment

3:00 pm – I receive an email from a broker I had spoken to last week confirming her interest in a vacancy I am helping a company in New York to fill, so I make the introduction and submit her CV. I then talk to another candidate that I am working with to discuss several of our clients that might be a good match for him.

3:30 pm – We are releasing an MRO and Engineering Survey Report this week, so I spend some time working out which of my contacts might be interested in reading the report.

4:00 pm – I catch up with a team member who was working at home this afternoon to see how the candidate interviews she had lined up with her client for Cabin Crew vacancies had gone and went through some points on compliance.

4:15 pm – I look over emails that had come in through the afternoon and action them or schedule actions for another day, booking a call with a candidate looking for a new C-Suite level position for Wednesday morning.

4:45 pm – I plan my day for tomorrow, to ensure I come in with a clear mind and know my priorities for the day.

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