Neighbouring the likes of Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire, the West Midlands is one of the most densely populated counties in England. There are more than 2.8 million people living in the county, and with such a volume of people, it is unsurprising that Aviation is a popular sector for candidates and employers alike. For this, recruitment agencies are on hand to hire staff for vacancies.
These come in the form of agencies who provide an all-round service as well as some who specialise in the Aviation sector. The recruiters help employers, whether they are looking to hire on a permanent, contract or temporary basis. These aforementioned agencies are spread out throughout the West Midlands, with Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton all being home to recruiters.
More than 70% of the county's residents are economically active and there are many Aviation opportunities for them. For those with such expertise, the salaries are also generous. An Aviation & Production Assistant can start on £18,000, while a Maintenance Controller in the West Midlands can expect a salary of £40,000. Line Maintenance Control Engineers earn the same starting salaries as Maintenance Controllers but these can rise as high as £60,000 as experience grows further.
The Aviation industry is well represented in the West Midlands, which is home to a number of airports. Chief amongst them is Birmingham Airport, situated less than six miles from the city centre. After handling in excess of 10 million passengers in 2015, the airport is the UK's seventh busiest and well-known airlines reside on the premises. The likes of Thomson Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, Flybe and Ryanair all have bases at Birmingham Airport. In the West Midlands, there are other airports as well that provide Aviation vacancies. These include Coventry Airport, which is one of the most easily accessible in the country. The region is also home to companies like Marshall Aviation Services, whose expertise provide support to the Aerospace industry.