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Foot in the door!


Having specialised in Aviation Security training for 9 years.. gained the Training Practice and associate membership of the CIPD, I would like to move into other areas of training i.e; customer care, management skills etc, but it seems that without previous experience, most training organisations won't even consider an application.
Has anyone else experienced this and if so, how did you overcome it. I've written to countless companies already and I'm registered with a number of recruitment agencies.
Duncan Heyes

2 Responses

  1. Sympathise!
    Hi Duncan
    I sympathise with your situation! Are you still employed in the Aviation Security? If so, look for opportunities inside the company (or the industry) to try something ‘more human’. You could also look for doing some out-of-hours Voluntary work.
    If you’re currently unemployed, check with your Job Centre whether they could use your expereince & point you in a new direction…

    Do youdo any Public Speaking? like at Rotary or Lions? Can you turn your specialised Security knowledge & practice into say Domestic Security & offer help to people looking to make their lives safer???

    Stay positive! If you can IMAGINE your successful move to human training clearly enugh, you will influence your way of dealing with potential employers very quickly!

    Good Luck


  2. I share your fustration
    My experience is reasonably similar except I have the experience of customer care and management skills with the CPP and NVQ4 to back it up. I am increasingly fustrated with the recruitment agencies as it appears that if you have one single skill missing from job spec then you are not even considered and often you only have a small paragraph of information about the job to go on. I’m not really sure what the answer is except perserverance. Usually it is the case of tailoring your CV to suit the position but that isn’t always that easy when you have little info to go on and quite a few agencies don’t even give you the courtesy of a reply – and we are all meant to be from the field of Human Resources.

    The job market for T&D is getting better and if you could use your CPD records to relate your experience of dealing with customers may also help.

    Good Luck


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