Strongfield provides reliable end-to- end specialist recruitment solutions which includes sourcing and selecting Aviation expert talent who will deliver a modern, safe, customer service and financially efficient focus. For a global solution, choose the leading intelligent global provider.
When your goal is to attract top talent across every region, you need a recruiting partner who will maximise your Organisation's reach. Our progressive systems and expertise keep pace with hiring priorities to deliver consistent programmes, best practices – and Client/Candidate matches that add value.
The Strongfield Team are expert at delivering local successes on a worldwide scale. Our Team delivers the People who deliver results – giving them the strong platform they need to stand on first. The Strongfield Service Frameworks illustrate our core Programme Management touch-points.
We are highly experienced in assessing skills and will pre-select the Type Rated Contract Flight Deck Crew Members you need very quickly. You then make the final decision about who will report for duty.
Whenever you need Temporary or Interim people we action our Freelance & Contractor Programmes.
At every Seniority and across all the Personnel in your Organisation you can be certain of an effective, high quality service because we’ll secure the right people, first time - keeping your investment in Recruitment costs to a minimum
Strongfield Executive is a head-hunting service that is entirely designed around you and the Executives you plan to secure. At every step, we assess, deliberate, review and compare each interested Candidate to deliver a match that works for both you and them
We know that VIP Operations inhabit a very special world – totally unlike any other part of the world’s Aviation industry. The Strongfield Team are expert and specialist in this recruitment style.
With your precision knowledge and our reliable in-house expertise, we always understand who you need and we share all our skills to reach out to secure the people who will deliver all our futures
A snapshot of how we work for you – then day by day we’ll develop your unique pathway
A mid to longer-term option, when you plan to secure Flight Deck Crew Members who will reside locally, providing their Services on a rolling basis for 1 month or more:
Your costs include a Monthly Rate, and where appropriate …. Per Diem/Overnight Allowance, Air Tickets, Accommodation, Ground Duty Transport, Paid Leave/Off Rotations and Life, Medical & Repatriation Insurance.
Optional costs include loss of licence insurance, paid sick-leave, paid maternity/paternity leave, company mobile phone, uniforms and any other benefits you may prefer to offer, in accordance with your Company policies.
Whichever country your Operation is based in we may be able to offer a legal/compliant solution which removes any obligation that you may otherwise have to pay Employer’s Tax or Social Security/National Insurance costs etc.
Client operational needs are prioritised and we strive to ensure the very best personality matches, as well as answering your requirements for superior technical skills, experience, flexibility and commitment – as everyone expects.
Each Flight Deck Crew Member has their full Profile matched to the specific needs of your Business: licencing authorities, route knowledge, language skills, insurer requirements, hours on type, training history, skills overview – and their proven ability to step into a new environment, to understand their role and to immediately deliver the solutions that enhance your Operational successes.
All Supporting Documents, exactly as your Aviation Authority requires, are provided – we’ll even reach out across The Strongfield Global Network for any unique Visa/Validation needs you might have.
Temporary Services answer a variety of needs in the modern world and can often be more cost effective than hiring permanent, direct hire, full-time Employees who may add substantial weight to your monthly outgoings.
Instead, bring in skilled and experienced Contractors or Freelancers with all the professionalism your need on Day 1 and then release them, when the job is done:
When required, a full set of Supporting Documents will be supplied for your Aviation Authority approval per person and our experienced, professional Management support is provided throughout the selection, reporting and operational phases - until the last person goes home.
We maintain an On-Call Pool of pre-approved, qualified and current Flight Deck Crews, Licensed Engineers and VIP Cabin Attendants.
One call and we’ll action a Freelance Request, for you to select from those who confirm their availability.
Your costs are limited to a Daily Rate (including per diem/overnight allowance), Air Tickets, Hotel and Ground Duty Transport for the number of days you require.
Whichever country your Operation is based in we offer a legal solution which removes any obligation that you may otherwise have to pay Employer’s Tax or Social Security/National Insurance costs.
Each Maintenance Engineer in our Contractor pool is certified to work on at least one of the world’s civilian airframes, engines, avionics and/or in-flight entertainment systems – and many hold multiple Licences to cover ICAO, FAA and/or EASA regulations, with authority to sign off multiple types.
We’ll secure the Team or individual whose Profile matches exactly the breadth of skills and qualifications you need to slot into your Team:
All Seniorities will report with a verifiable track record and will meet your stringent insurance requirements - Supporting Documents and References will be supplied – and many Maintenance Engineers travel with their own tool kit if needed.
We believe each member of your VIP Cabin Crew should deliver:
When we know our shortlisted VIP Flight Attendants answer everything above, we then make sure their technical skills match your Operational needs. They’ll be experienced and/or licensed on your aircraft type(s) or similar and if you're planning to secure the most Elite skills to support the training of your own local Team, all the Certificates needed to verify Instructor status will be supplied.
However you need any VIP Cabin Crew to slot in to your Operation, our professional Crew are at your Service.
An appropriate and effective Candidate search strategy is devised with your approval, drawing from The Strongfield Global Network of over a million global professionals, personal recommendations and proven jobsites. We first adopt a 'head-hunting' approach by individually identifying Candidates who best match the role, based on their outline details.
Those hand-picked potential Candidates are then invited to apply - and we then fully assess their skills, qualifications and positive interest, plus their attitude and approach.
We achieve success for you by:
From our Shortlist of ideally qualified Candidates, we will Telephone Interview or meet for Face-to-Face interviews if requested.
Whatever you prefer, we'll forward the Profiles of those who we are happy to recommend - because they are ideal for the Role - for your own review and selection.
The Strongfield Global Network includes over a million Aviation employees; we have CVs/Resumes on file from every continent and every Company Department
At every Seniority and across all the Personnel in your Organisation:
When we understand who you need and how our Services can deliver the right solution for your Business, we’ll launch a confidential programme which identifies and hand-picks the people you want to bring in, within your preferred timeframe.
Candidates with the skills, background, experience, knowledge, qualifications and suitability to match your needs, deliver success and grow your business will be very carefully assessed and shortlisted, for your final selection.
Ambitious Organisations recognise one key goal - Securing Talent – the smart, sophisticated, commercial people who are technologically literate, 360 degree business aware and operationally agile, with the ability to secure Team commitments that achieves success, security and growth.
With personal contacts that reach Executives by name, company or sector, our instinctive abilities and personal attention guarantees an ideal skills, cultural, personal and corporate fit.
We Network with Executive from OEMs, Carriers, MROs and Organisations across the world. No other firm can offer the same level of specialist industry knowledge and contacts and it’s this established resource that provides your specialist Executive Search advantage.
We begin with a clean sheet of paper when we first speak with you. Together, we’ll build a picture of who your new Executive should be – their skills, background, qualifications and technical knowledge (of course) but more than that: Who should this person be? What should they achieve for your business? Do they have the vision to identify how things can improve? Can they engage the Team to deliver enhanced services? What value can they add? Why should you hire this person rather than someone else?
Only when we really understand the depth of who you want to bring in to your Team will we begin to work for you.
Throughout the Programme we will identify and hand-pick the Executives who fully match your expectations.
We will also guide all parties through interviews, leading to offers with salary and benefit packages, the working environment and culture, work-life balance, current business priorities, planned future goals – and every aspect of the sensible and considered decision making process all parties have to make, if the correct match is to be made.
Your VIP Operation is entirely focussed on the delivery of exceptional customer care, quality of service, safe operations and a pro-active Team approach – whoever joins your Company must bring understanding, knowledge and experience from within this most Elite sector of the Aviation industry.
Being a successful part of an Elite VIP Team requires individual care and attention and a natural ability to anticipate and deliver Guest needs – but it’s also so much more than that. Throughout the entire VIP function supplied by your Team, your on-board Guests transition seamlessly through their arrival and boarding, your in-flight Team greet their Guests, have pre-checked their personal preferences and made them comfortable, whilst behind the scenes, loads are being balanced, weather and route planning is confirmed and the trip can begin. Only when your Passengers disembark feeling fresh, cared for and can smoothly continue with their personal plans – but without really knowing why – can your VIP Crew Members know they’ve done an excellent job and then begin planning their next leg.
Trust, safety, flexibility and the willingness to go the extra mile are normal. An elegant appearance and belonging to this Elite world are pre-requisites.
We professionally recommend Executives, Managers, Pilots, Cabin Crew and Maintenance Personnel for our private Customers:
Absolute discretion and confidentiality is assured from the moment you first contact us.
Each VIP Recruitment Programme is handled with individual care and attention, because we know your Team interact closely with their Passengers - and must therefore meet not only your personal needs, but theirs too.
After detailed discussions to fully understand your VIP Operation and hiring plans we strive to ensure the very best connection in all ways, as well as answering your requirements for superior skills, experience, flexibility and commitment:
For us, you and your VIPs - Elite means the best of the best.
100 years ago few people could imagine flying – now we take it for granted.
From cabin pressurization to winglets, black box data to in-flight WIFI and now full electric aircraft – and we are all now forging ahead as the 21st century progresses.
All Sectors, all Seniorities, all Job Titles. Which people who are skilled and experienced do you want to add?
The Strongfield Global Network includes Innovators across the wider Aviation world.
© 2023 Strongfield. All rights reserved. Privacy Notice | Quality Policy
25th May 2018 (v1.2)
Policy for processing personal data
1. Introduction / Background
Strongfield (STL) is an international group with its head-office in the UK, that provides specialist technology based products, consultancy & recruitment solutions to our clients and candidates primarily across Aerospace, Defence, Aviation, Automotive and Advanced Engineering sectors. Strongfield operates from companies across UK, USA, Canada, India & China as well as through key strategic partnerships across the globe. In 2008, Strongfield also merged with Betts Recruitment to provide enhanced services to the Aviation market.
STL must process personal data so that we can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data controller.
Relating to this Privacy Notice, the “Company” shall mean the following UK companies:- Strongfield Technologies Ltd, Strongfield Aviation plc & Milfoam International Ltd. (Strongfield Consultants is a trading name of Strongfield Aviation plc)
STL is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy notice outlines our approach regarding the collection and processing of any personal data we collect from you or you provide to us.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC). The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate.
This notice applies to the personal data of our candidates, clients, suppliers, website users, and other people we may contact / interact with.
2. Lawful purpose for maintaining possession of data
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) requirement is that possession of data may only be maintained on the basis of having a lawful purpose for doing so.
Accordingly, the following lawful basis is applied by STL when maintaining and processing information in respect of the data subjects for whom data is held and processed by STL:
(a) Legitimate interests:
the processing of personal data is necessary for STL’s legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.
the individual has given clear consent for STL to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
the processing of personal data is necessary for a contract STL has with the individual, or because they have asked STL to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
(d) Legal obligation:
the processing of personal data is necessary for STL to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
3. What kind of personal data do we collect?
We may collect information about you if you contact / interact with us or register on our systems or databases which may include your personal data. Our aim is to demonstrate that we we process data lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals.
The legal bases we rely upon to offer our services to you are as follows;
3.1 Candidate Data
We process data belonging to Candidates who are Job Seekers engaging with us for work finding services or career support; and Placed Candidates who are placed into employment or temporary/contract assignments.
We collect Candidate Data in three ways:
1. Personal data that a Candidate gives to us
2. Personal data that we receive from other sources (such as referees or LinkedIn, job sites/boards)
3. Personal data that we collect automatically (e.g. through our website, newsletters or other marketing material)
3.1.1 Job Seekers
The information we may collect from a Job Seeker in order to find them a suitable role or provide career support may include:
• Email address/s (personal and work)
• Telephone number/s
• CV / work history
• Job preferences including role, geographical areas and salary/rate
• A log about of certain communications by social media, email and telephone about a potential role / job seeker current status
• Education and training certificates
We obtain Candidate Data from a Job Seeker for the purpose and legitimate interest of finding the Job Seeker temporary work/employment, fulfilling a contract with the Client to whom the Candidate is or may be introduced and to carry out our obligations as a compliant recruitment business/agency.
Personal data obtained is stored only on the basis that there is a legitimate interest & expectation of the need of our services prior to entering into a fully executed contract/agreement.
3.1.2 Placed Candidates
Information that we may collect from Placed Candidates who we have placed into employment or temporary/contract assignments (in addition to the above) can include:
• Marital Status
• Date of birth
• Work permits and/ or visas
• National insurance number
• Bank details
• Medical information
• Financial information
• A log of certain communications by social media, email and telephone
• Details of job offers and placements
• Outcome of criminal record checks and security clearance (for certain roles)
Personal data obtained is stored on the basis that there is a Contract and therefore a lawful basis, need & obligation for the data retention during the contract.
3.2 Client and Supplier Data
We collect Client and Supplier data in three ways:
1. Personal data that we receive directly from the Client or Supplier (either by phone, email or through our consultants’ business development / sales activities
2. Personal data that we received from other sources (due diligence checks, market intelligence, delegate lists at relevant events, candidates)
3. Personal data we collect automatically (e.g. through our website, newsletters or other marketing material)
The information we may collect from a Client or Supplier can include:
• Email address/s (personal and work)
• Telephone number/s (personal and work)
• Due diligence & ISO quality management checks
• Company Details
• Financial information
Consent to process Client and Supplier data is obtained solely on the basis of fulfilling the services required, or may be required, during execution of Contract / agreement with the Client or Supplier.
3.3 Prospective Clients & Suppliers
As part of our marketing and business development / sales activities, we will obtain, store and process in a secure manner, the data from representatives of Prospective Clients & Suppliers.
We collect Prospective Client & Supplier data in three ways:
1. Personal data that we receive directly (either by phone, email or through our consultants’ business development activities)
2. Personal data that we received from other sources (due diligence checks, market intelligence, delegate lists at relevant events, candidates)
3. Personal data we collect automatically (e.g. through our website, newsletter or other marketing material)
The information we may collect from a Prospective Client or Supplier can include:
• Email address (work)
• Telephone number (work)
• Company Details
Personal data of Prospective Client & Suppliers is stored on the basis that there is a legitimate interest & prospect of the need of our services/solutions prior to entering into a fully executed contract/agreement.
Where there is no prospect of entering into a services/consultancy contract, supply/distribution agreement we will obtain explicit consent to store the personal data on our database solely for the potential marketing and business development purposes in the future.
4. How do we use your information?
The main reasons for us using and processing Candidates’ personal data is to help them find employment and assignments which may be suitable for them. Collecting Candidates’ data allows us to better respond to their individual needs and personalise their experience. We may also use Candidate information to improve our systems based on their feedback, improve customer service and to send periodic emails & posts with information and updates.
The main reason for us using and processing information about our Clients is to ensure that our services can be targeted in a meaningful way and agreements can be fully implemented to ensure a smooth business relationship. The more accurate information we have from our Clients, the better the service we can provide to them.
The main reason for us processing Supplier information is to ensure that contract agreements between us can be fully implemented to ensure a smooth business relationship and to comply with any legal requirements.
Prospect Client and Supplier Data
The main reason for us using information about prospect Clients and Suppliers is for potential marketing and business development / sales purposes in the future.
5. Website - Users and Cookies
When you visit our website, there is certain information that we may automatically collect. This can include your IP address, the date, time and frequency with which you access the website and the way you browse our content. We will also collect data from when you contact us via the website including our live chat function.
We use data from users to improve their experience on our website, for example we may analyse your job search criteria to help us show you our recent jobs that we think you may be interested in. If you are a Candidate or Client, we may use your user data from our website to enhance our communication with you.
6. Who do we share your personal data with?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential and compliant with the latest GDPR. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our Company policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety.
7. How do we protect your information?
We understand how important it is to protect your personal information and we will always use our best efforts to take necessary precautions to prevent unauthorized access to, and misuse of, your personal data.
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when we enter, submit, hold or access your personal information. We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal data such secure electronic data storage (inhouse & cloud based servers), routine backup systems, anti-virus/malware protections and encryption where appropriate. We regularly review our technical controls & security measures and constantly monitor potential risks.
We also ensure that only authorised personnel have access to your data and that they are appropriately trained to manage your personal information.
8. How long do we keep your information for?
We retain Placed Candidate, Client and Supplier Data securely throughout the duration of a contract/agreement, Contract of Services or temporary assignment/employment placement until the end of such an agreement, for a maximum of 7 years after completion to comply with our legal / financial / audit obligations.
If we do not have an assignment contract, temporary employment or supply/distribution agreement with you and we have not had any contact with you for a period of at least 3 years, we will delete your personal data from our systems unless we believe that the law requires us to keep his information.
Where there is no prospect of entering into such a contract/agreement, we may also obtain explicit consent (via email communication or consent via our website) to store the personal data on our database solely for potential marketing and business development purposes in the future. On obtaining such consent we will retain your data for a maximum of 5 years.
9. How can you access, amend or take back the personal data that you have given us?
If we hold your personal data, you have rights which allow you to have control of how we use your data or if you would like us to stop processing your personal data. In some circumstances, we may be legally obliged to return your personal data for audit purposes, however these can be discussed with you depending on your requirements.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you are granted the following rights:
• Right to be informed
• Right of access
• Right to rectification
• Right to erasure
• Right to restrict processing
• Right to data portability
• Right to object
• Rights related to automated decision making
For more detailed information on your rights. Please read the relevant guidance issued by the ICO at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/
We may ask you to verify your identity or ask for more information about your request. Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may decline your request, but we will explain why if we do so. We will respond to all requests within one month or receipt of your request.
10. How do we store and transfer your data internationally?
All Candidate, Client and Supplier data will be obtained, stored and processed in a secure manner on our CRM, Payroll and ERP system/databases.
STL is a global organisation whereby we are able to deliver our services globally. In order for us to be able to continue delivering our service, we may be required to transfer or store your data internationally. Currently our data is stored in our UK Head Office location but is accessible remotely in our global offices./locations.
11. Contacting Us
• By Email:
Please contact us by email at email@example.com.
• By Post:
Alternatively, please send your request:to
Strongfield (Group of Companies)
Data Protection Officer
Unit2, 89 Manor Farm Road
If you would like us to stop retaining your data, you can request the Erasure of your data by contacting our Data Protection Officer (details listed above).
If you would like to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer (details listed above).
If you are not happy with how we have dealt with your request, you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
12. Changes to this Privacy Notice
This notice may change from time to time. If we make any significant changes to this notice, we will publicise these changes clearly on our website. Please check back frequently to see any updates.