Due to the specialist, highly skilled nature of the aviation and aerospace industry headhunters are sought after and highly useful within the sector. Although separate industries in and of themselves, headhunters for the sector can often work within them both.
Headhunters are used at all levels of the aerospace and aviation sector to recruit the ideal candidate, but especially at the executive and managerial level. They are also used to search for highly skilled candidates to fill positions in research and development, engineering, manufacturing and similar. Headhunters may also often be used in this sector to source new and emerging talent from universities and particularly candidates in postgraduate careers.
Headhunters know the landscape of the industry and the needs and requirements of both the industry main players such as BAE Systems or GKN Aerospace as well as the specialist nature of the positions within such organisations. In an industry such as this it can be preferable to use a headhunter rather than a recruitment agency at times, as clients will know that not only does the headhunter have a raft of specialist industry knowledge but also that they are dedicated to their particular search for the ideal candidate to fill a position. This is particularly important in an industry such as aviation and aerospace considering the specialist nature of the work involved.