New air cargo recruitment company aims to find the next generation

By Damian Brett

A new recruitment company has been launched that aims to help find the next generation of air cargo workers.

IMC Careers is co-founded by Sebastiaan Scholte, ex-chief executive of Jan de Rijk and ex-chairman of TIACA, and Micheal Sales, who has held range of companies in air cargo over the last 20 years.

Sales explained why the two had decided to launch the new business: “Many people have said how much they need to attract a new generation with fresh ideas to make their own companies and the overall industry more competitive.

“I have published several successful books on the subject which have been well received by universities, but I still feel there is a serious lack of awareness about air cargo, which offers so many fascinating and rewarding careers.

“We are aiming to attract them to this wonderful business, which has been hidden for so many years. ”

Scholte added: “When I was at TIACA, we already started initiatives to help promote young people. In order to remain sustainable, we need to attract and retain talent.”

The company will advertise jobs and promote the industry via its recently launched website.

“Universities complain that they cannot provide interesting internships, projects and even jobs for their student base, whereas companies are struggling to attract young talent,” said Scholte.

“The website will be the interface where this apparent mismatch between demand and supply for jobs, internships and projects will be solved.

“Initially we will focus on the air cargo industry and at a later stage we will expand to other modalities in logistics.”

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