Skills Development

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
our customers.

Leadership Development

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 pursues a bursary programme, aimed at aiding qualified, previously disadvantaged commercial pilots gain sufficient experience and flying hours in order to meet Comair’s minimum requirements.

Several young commercial pilots are pursuing their dream of flying for an airline however, aren’t able to obtain the required experience due to the costs that entails. Under the new framework, we will be working with identified private air schools to provide the selected candidates with bursaries in order to gain the experience required. We already have motivated and talented young professionals progressing well towards being fully qualified and employed at Comair.

Pursuing a career towards becoming a pilot is not easy, however we have many examples at Comair of staff who started off as employees in different parts of the company, and have worked their way up to becoming the pilots they aspired to be.

One way to do so is to create your profile on the Comair Careers page by visiting www.comair.co.za/careers.

The following link could be of assistance in providing you with a list of private charter airlines who offer Private Pilots License Training should you not have your PPL yet.

Skills Development

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.