Aviation UK Commercial Leadership Programme (CLP) 2022
Job Description Summary
The Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) develops future leaders in sales and marketing through challenging developmental experiences, rigorous training curriculum and mentorship by senior leadership. CLP prepares its members for off-program placement in challenging commercial roles by providing the opportunity to learn about GE Aviation’s products and customers, developing key sales and marketing competencies, while also making significant contributions to the business.
The program is designed to accelerate your professional development through technical and leadership training, while working on a variety of live projects with responsibility for business-critical priorities.
GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components, along with avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft.
At GE Aviation, we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward. If you join us, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead.
At GE Aviation, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. If you’re passionate about generating advances in aviation to solve some of the world’s toughest problems and are looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE Aviation as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.
If you’re interested in working within aviation and looking for a placement rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and development, then join GE. Today, more than ever, the world needs great minds. What the world needs...is you.
CLP is a two-year program providing real work experience in unique and developmental rotations, personalised to you, within the commercial functions (sales and marketing) of GE Aviation. The program gives exposure to various sub-businesses, products, and leaders as well as world-class training in sales, leadership, and business skills. Program participants strengthen their commercial, business, and leadership skills by completing an intensive curriculum of classroom, hands-on, and online training.
Three rotational assignments, which will involve at least two rotations in either sales, marketing or commercial operations, or a third broadening rotation in engineering, manufacturing or program management. All rotation goals and objectives will be motivated by real GE business priorities & driven by your interest and development areas
You could be based in any of our UK sites, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Prestwick or Feltham. It is likely you will experience at least two sites across the 2 years.
Bespoke GE Leadership Training Courses
Development of problem-solving and time management skills through Technical Classes, Workshops, Formal Reports and Presentations
Opportunities to meet with, and present to, influential GE Leaders
Volunteering Opportunities: Leadership program members are the focal point of GE’s culture, and participants are strongly encouraged to lead the way in championing GE’s core values.
You will need:
Minimum Bachelor's 2:1 (Hons) Degree in one of the following subjects Business, Business & Management Studies, Engineering with Business (Aerospace/Mechanical/Avionics etc.) or equivalent knowledge & experience
Internship or work experience in sales and/or the aviation industry
Interest in a career in commercial technology and a real passion for Aerospace industry
Demonstrated sales/people skills
Solid communication skills (both written and verbal).
An analytic, collaborative approach to problem solving
Once trained, the candidate must be a self-starter and willing to work independently within the wider team
Application deadline is 31st October but we may open earlier if we have sufficient candidates
At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward. Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.
As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;
Group income protection
Private medical cover
Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell
Right to Work
Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS