SriLankan strongly upholds the notion that “To develop business, we must first develop people”. We believe that each employee is unique and possesses a diverse set of skills. Therefore we have placed a strong emphasis on developing and harnessing the human talent that resides within the Company. Our focus is on maximizing the capabilities of our employees.
Every day at SriLankan is a whole new learning experience altogether. The exposure to aviation industry and the opportunity to work alongside experienced industry professionals transform the everyday experience at SriLankan into a fulfilling endeavour.
We believe that human talent needs to evolve. The meticulously crafted training programmes that we offer aim to grant our employees with the competitive edge that they require to stay abreast with the demands of the industry. The training that we offer is on par with industry standards and we create the ideal launching pad that the aspiring individuals need to develop flourishing careers in the field of aviation.
SriLankan Aviation College
SriLankan Aviation College (SLAC), the training wing of SriLankan Airlines is committed to deliver a career–focused, innovative and comprehensive portfolio of aviation training courses, which prepare students for professional and personal success. SLAC has been contributing to the training and development of SriLankan staff for over three decades. In understanding the global standards and the unique individualism of different airlines; the unparalleled experience has enabled it to introduce customised training solutions for international airlines, industry professionals and individuals. SLAC also focusses on inspiring Sri Lankan youth to pursue lucrative careers in aviation.
SLAC also contributes towards the national interest, by focusing on training skilled employees to meet the demands in the aviation industry. The aviation industry plays a huge role in the sustainable development of our nation. As one of the fastest growing industries of the world “Aviation Industry” demands more and more skilled employees who are with the right skill set, knowledge and attitude to enter the industry and help its growth.
Find out more about SLAC www.srilankanaviationcollege.com
SriLankan Airlines runs many development programmes for its employees. We believe that when employees are given a growth opportunity and a well- defined road map of their career, it will serve them as a motivation factor to perform even better. Hence greater emphasis is taken in developing successors for key positions in the organization. These identified individuals will go through a comprehensive training and development programme, where they will not only get the opportunity to harness their management skills but will also have the opportunity to have mentoring sessions from renowned corporate giants.
Future Leaders programme
At SriLankan Airlines, we strongly believe in bringing new talent into our business with the potential to become our future leaders. Hence the Future leaders program is introduced to ensure business continuity and infusion of new blood to the organization to take up the future managerial positions. The program is focused on building leadership capabilities and accelerating the development of young graduates to be ready for managerial positions in the future, with the necessary technical knowledge, on the job skills and all the required Management, Leadership skills and other soft skills.
These management trainees are exposed to every aspect of the business, in turn making them competent enough to work in any area at any given time in the organization, with the thorough exposure they will obtain whilst at training.
These management trainees are selected through a multi-stage recruitment process spanning over three months which evaluates them through modern recruitment methodology, including interviews, written tests, combined with field exercises that assessed leadership qualities such as self-confidence, team role, situation awareness, decision making, creativity and communication
“SriLankan Stars” Top Rankers Development programme
The top ranking employees identified through the performance evaluation system of the organization go through a management skill development programme. This would encourage and motivate the high performers to continuously fuel their performance. The high performers’ development programmes are conducted in collaboration with the state universities of Sri Lanka.
Leadership Programs for Talent Pools
Leadership Development for the Strategic Level / Tactical Level/ Implemental Level- (Executive Development program / Operational Level (officer/ supervisory Development programs) Leadership and management are fundamental to the delivery of our Strategy. The aim of the HR Strategy is to develop high quality leadership at all levels of the organization, focusing on identifying and developing leaders for middle and senior management roles, as similar to the succession planning process. Thus our career progression and succession planning policies are appropriately aligned.
Nena Pahan –Youth Development Program
This program is intended for employees’ young children to get familiarized with the airline industry and to train them on corporate based programs to groom them for a better future once they commence their careers.
A special training programme that aimes to condition the minds of senior employees towards their eventual retirement is also being conducted by SriLankan Airlines. Senior employees who are expected to retire within a year are chosen to be a part of this programme. The objective of the programme is to motivate them towards living a fulfilling life after retirement. The programme discusses how they could attain contentment and relish the freedom that is endowed upon them after the retirement.
Strengthening the spirited efforts of female employees
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, SriLankan Airlines strongly believes that the gender is never a barrier to achieve your career aspirations. The Airline believes that gender isn’t the defining factor that determines the tasks that you can perform as an individual. The Airline has developed a work ethic which encourages its female employees to excel at male dominant fields. Whether you aspire to be a Pilot, Engineer, Technician or Crew Member, SriLankan Airlines offers equal opportunities to strengthen your efforts to achieve professional fulfilment.
Whilst saluting the spirit of womanhood on the International Women’s Day, SriLankan Airlines organized a series of workshops with the vision of empowering and strengthening the tireless efforts of spirited women of the Airline.
SriLankan Airlines strives to promote a culture where women’s voice is heard and given equal prominence. Recognizing the key role performed by female employees towards driving the Airline’s growth, this year’s Women’s Day Campaign unravelled around the theme, ‘Press for Progress’. The key events of this year’s Women’s Day campaign included workshops conducted by renowned female figures and lecturers. The workshops which were conducted included, ‘Creative Education for Professional and Personal Life’ by Ms. Nayantara Premakumar and Ms. Mira Philips, ‘Achieving Inner Peace’ by Ms Anoja Weerasinghe, ‘New Age Thinking and Creating New Heights in Female Entrepreneurship’ by Ms Dinali Bandaranayake Dandeniya, ‘Ethical Fashion Design’ by Ms Lonali Rodrigo and ‘Insights to Horticulture’ by Ms Nadeera Assellaarachchi, Mr Noel Edirisooriya, Mr Sameera Rupasinghe and Mr Susantha Pathirana. A special culinary demonstration was also conducted by chefs from SriLankan Catering.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and organization that believes in nurturing talent and developing a multi-skilled and multi-talented workforce, SriLankan Airlines, seeks to provide the ideal platform that all female employees need to excel and achieve their full potential.