Skyborne has made two new appointments: a Recruitment Manager and Operations Manager who will support the company’s continued growth.  These roles will be pivotal in seeing Skyborne continue to recruit high-quality trainees and ensuring all aspects of airline pilot training are fully supported.

Julie Flower joins Skyborne as Recruitment Manager and will draw on her extensive aviation experience to manage Skyborne’s selection processes, ensuring the best possible candidates for enrolment on to the courses. This includes overseeing the implementation of a combination of tried and tested selection methods, as well as supporting candidates through an objective application screening process, airline style interviews and aptitude, skill and capacity testing.

As Operations Manager, Ashley Hodges will make use of more than 10 years’ aviation experience to ensure the smooth running of Skyborne’s operations, with responsibilities spanning everything from managing accounts and ensuring the readiness of fleets to monitoring the availability of training resources.  

Flower began her aviation recruitment career 25 years ago as Recruitment Advisor at British Airways. Her previous roles include Global Pilot Recruitment Partner and Assessor at L3Harris Commercial Aviation and Associate Recruiter at Hudson RPO, where she was responsible for candidate screening and interviewing for multiple UK and global airlines.

Hodges’ aviation experience spans piloting and operations, having previously held the roles of Operations Supervisor and Operations Manager at L3Harris Commercial Aviation, whilst gaining a UK Commercial Pilots Licence with Multi-Engine and Instrument Rating.

Ian Cooper, Chief Operating Officer, Skyborne, says: “Skyborne has been on an ambitious growth path and Julie and Ashley are excellent additions to our team, bringing a passion for aviation that spans many years and multiple businesses. In their roles they will play a key role in positioning us for continued growth, supporting our efforts enrol the best candidates for our courses, and ensuring we operate efficiently.”