What we do

The Aviation Skillnet is dedicated to the aviation leasing and aerospace sectors.  We are an enterprise led network that promotes networking within the sectors, we work with companies to grow the skills base and deliver training solutions and professional development programmes that meet the specific needs of the sector.

A Steering Committee comprising of key players in the sector drives the activities of the network. The priority activities for the network are the provision of networking and collaboration opportunities and the identification of critical professional development requirements.

The Aviation Skillnet supports the sector in maintaining and enhancing Ireland’s position in aviation. A key driver of the success of the sector has been the knowledge, expertise and innovation of those employed within the industry. The mission is to constantly build on this and develop further the breadth and depth of expertise available thereby improving our global competitiveness.

Some key activities include:

  • Industry led courses
  • Knowledge Sharing Network

Our aims

Through the structures of the Irish Centre for Business Excellence the Aviation Skillnet aims to:

  • Support the sector in maintaining and enhancing Ireland’s position in aviation.
  • Act as a key driver of the success of the sector through the the knowledge, expertise and innovation of those employed within the industry.
  • Constantly build on this and develop further the breadth and depth of expertise available thereby improving our global competitiveness.

Promoting Agency

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Steering Group

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Member Companies

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About Skillnet Ireland

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Management Development

Enhancing management capacity, particularly in SMEs, is key priority for all Skillnet Ireland networks. In addition to the programmes our network delivers, Skillnet Ireland has a suite of Management Development Programmes available to help business owners and managers improve business performance and enable businesses achieve better results. Click here for more information on the Skillnet Ireland website.

Employment Activation Programme

The Aviation Skillnet focusses on supporting those in employment within the manufacturing and service sector. A number of other Skillnet Networks participate in the Skillnet Ireland Employment Activation programme. This initiative is designed exclusively for unemployed people and includes free training in skills in demand by companies combined with direct access to employers through meaningful work placements.

For further information on Skillnet Networks offering free training programmes for those seeking employment, subject to eligibility criteria, see the Skillnet Ireland website.

Testimonials

“In the ever changing aviation environment keeping up to date is key. The training that the Aviation  Skillnet facilitates keeps us at the forefront of the industry and allows us to provide a superior service to our customers.  

The involvement with the steering committee allows us to ensure that the training is both practical and relevant.”
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Owen Bagnell

Ops Manager

“The Aviation Skillnet develops and delivers first-rate training that is applicable to our industry, it also offers members of the network the opportunity to get together and share ideas from a T&D perspective”  

With the funding that is provided by the network , ELFC can offer a wider range of T&D opportunities to our employees via the Aviation Skillnet.”
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Maria Frost

HR Manager

“Training and development is a big focus at Carlyle Aviation Management as we continue to grow and hire more employees. This obviously comes at a cost, and the support the Aviation Skillnet provides is invaluable in ensuring we are able to get the best training available.

Being on the steering committee also allows Carlyle Aviation Management to advise on the training required to ensure Ireland remains as the number one location globally in the sector.”
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Marcus Miller

Vice President Dublin Operations