Skyports Drone Services announced on January 13th the launch of a large scale employment program aimed at recruiting personnel to support the roll out of drone operations across existing and emerging markets. The program is named the “Hub Operator Program” and intends to find applicants willing to travel for extended periods of time and work at the leading edge of drone operations in the company’s key markets for 2023, which include Columbia, UAE, the UK, Kenya, and Korea.

Successful applicants to the Hub Operator Program will work alongside Skyports Drone Services’ team of experienced drone pilots to support flight operations.

Those selected for this program will serve as Hub Operators, who will support through the execution of non-safety critical roles, including: assisting the management and set up of flight hubs to enable efficient and safe aircraft landings and departures and the execution of key checklists required for the safe operation of Skyports Drone Services’ aircraft.

Applicants selected for the program will undergo a training program as well as receive ongoing guidance throughout to ensure they meet Skyports Drone Services high safety standard, and Skyports has stated that some of these operator jobs may be eligible for conversion to a full time role after completion of the program.

Alex Brown, Director, Skyports Drone Services, said of the program: “Demand for drone operations has skyrocketed in the last 18 months and we’re busier than ever with our delivery, survey and monitoring services.

Why it’s important: Skyports’ increased hiring targets for the Drone Hub operator program reinforce the level of demand for skilled persons who can manage drone hubs globally; further, the program will facilitate higher capacity flight operations rates to help develop the necessary knowledge and experience to eventually support larger scale aerial mobility operations of the future.

More information on the program and application information can be found here:

Singapore Drone Hub Operator

UK Drone Hub Operator

Posted by Naish Gaubatz