The Inside View of Working for the CAA

Amy Breckell is an aviation enthusiast, to put it mildly. Amy joined the Civil Aviation Authority direct from Uni, having studied Psychology and Criminology at Liverpool.  

‘I was looking for research jobs, and asked for Work Experience from people on a CAA exhibition stand. Four years later, still here!’

Amy also took the initiative to create a CAA meetup group called Future Faces, inviting any and all folk early in their careers within the Authority. This group embraces the need for constant evolution within the organisation, meeting every other month on diverse professional discussion areas.  With sandwiches!

Amy has a positive view on her path with CAA:  ‘Everyone has been fantastically helpful, transparent and inclusive since day one, which has helped me enormously in finding my way.  And there is an ongoing opportunity for learning in hugely varied areas of activity, which opens up further areas for development all the time.’

Amy says that the CAA is more innovative and fast moving than you would imagine. ‘Since I started, the CAA has not really stopped changing. The organisation has become better at change, and providing clarity and transparency on direction.’

And Amy is a fan of the Civil Aviation Authority’s inaugural structured development intern programme:

‘This is exciting for a couple of reasons – one, more people to join Future Faces, with more ideas, and secondly I am sure that I would have benefited from a more formal programme.  New recruits will do well!’

The CAA currently have six different graduate internship streams to choose from, ranging from Finance to International Operations. Apply here

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