Czech Airlines Technics (CSAT), a daughter company of the Czech Aeroholding Group which provides aircraft maintenance services, plans to significantly increase the number of its employees this year, by approximately 80. The increase in employee numbers is directly connected with the launch of operations of the fifth in-line base maintenance production line. CSAT wishes to fill the vacancies with the exclusive co-operation of the Secondary School of Civil Aviation in Prague.

Czech Airlines Technics is a perspective company providing aircraft maintenance services. The company has over 90 years of experience in the field and is known for its high-quality work. CSAT already employs over 760 workers but, due to the future development plans of the company, it needs to increase their number. The scholarship programme tailored to the needs of students of the Secondary School of Civil Aviation in Prague, located close to the Hangar F, should help achieve the goal.

“The lack of a qualified workforce troubles us greatly. We would like to expand, but the situation on the labour market is not exactly favourable. Therefore, we were forced to look for alternative solutions. First, we want to use the potential of Czech secondary school graduates to the maximum by turning them into future team members using our own resources,” Pavel Haleš, Chairman of the Czech Airlines Technics Board of Directors, describes the idea behind the scholarship programme launch, adding: “The school appeal has grown thanks to the fact that graduates have guaranteed jobs. The co-operation is thus mutually beneficial.”

The scholarship programme has been designed for perspective 3rd and 4th year students of the Secondary School of Civil Aviation, with specialisations in Aviation Mechanics and Electrical Engineering Mechanics. There are about 40 to 50 students of the specialisations combined in each year. “It would be ideal if about 20 scholarship programme participants were recruited from each year,” says Pavel Haleš. The operation of the 5th base maintenance production line will create about 80 new jobs.

Czech Airlines Technics will carefully select the scholarship programme participants. “We want to use the fact that we will be able to watch the potential job candidates in our company during their studies and thus review their reliability, diligence and skills - criteria in which every potential Czech Airlines Technics employee must excel,” Pavel Haleš explains.

Alongside training, students offered a place in the scholarship programme will also get an incentive scholarship. “However, the main benefit provided is a guaranteed job immediately after finishing studies. A job in a renowned company with a long-lasting tradition of providing quality MRO services. In return, we will require the students to follow their study duties, graduate in term and stay in our company for the time agreed in their job contract,” Pavel Haleš specifies the key programme criteria.