The Australian Youth Aerospace Association (AYAA) hosts the Aerospace Futures conference in July each year to expose undergraduate and postgraduate university students to the opportunities and realities of the Australian aviation and aerospace sector.

Aerospace Futures is the major national event of the AYAA,  a three-day conference designed to provide students with access to representatives of both the Australian and international aerospace industries. Speakers provide insight and initiate discussions on current research, careers and future prospects in the industry.

Aerospace Concepts is a proud regular sponsor of this event and highly values the role the conference plays in preparing students for entry into the workforce. Shaun Wilson, CEO and Michael Brett, COO, both presented at the 2012 Aerospace Futures discussing various aspects of working in the small consulting engineering business.

Shaun discussed the journey that Aerospace Concepts Pty Ltd, now over a decade old, has taken from foundation to a company offering a range of complex aerospace and systems engineering services with a staff of approximately 30 and corporate and government clients in Australia and overseas.

Michael discussed a wide range of hints and tips for kick-starting a career in aerospace in the Australian industry, with a view to working internationally. From building your professional network to hints on what employers are looking for in an interview, Michael linked the latest industry trends to the opportunities for soon-to-be graduates and other young professionals

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