We spend approximately 3.6% of our annual payroll on internal training and skills development as well as leadership development. The priority of training and skills development is part of our aim to provide high standards of safety, security, and quality service to
Investment in the Leadership Development Programme in conjunction with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) and underwritten by the University of Pretoria helps to identify and develop leaders within the company to continue to drive the business forward in the future.
Cadet Pilot Training
Our Cadet Pilot Training Programme sponsors individuals from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to train as pilots. Since the initiation of the programme in 2000, eleven cadets have obtained their commercial pilot's licence – six currently employed by Comair as Commercial Pilots and one as Operations Controller.
The Comair Skills Development Programme provides students from Ekurhuleni the opportunity to gain six months' work experience at Comair. Since this initiative in 2006, we have awarded 135 students from the Ekurhuleni district with passenger handling certificates, employed 9 students from the Ekurhuleni district as cabin attendants, and offered 111 students permanent employment.
In partnership with Tertiary Institutions in Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg, we offer third year Travel and Tourism students the opportunity to complete their Workplace Experiential Learning Module at Comair. Once the students have successfully completed their studies, they will be eligible to apply for full-time employment at Comair.