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What We Do
Pinstripe Solutions has been preparing candidates to succeed in their careers since 2000, specialising in Aviation, Defence Forces and Emergency Services. Our work in Aviation covers both Pilot and Cabin Crew roles for over 40 different airlines worldwide. We support you from resume preparation right through to the interview process and any industry specific testing. Our courses, products and one-on-one mentoring are designed to your individual needs.
For Aviation Employers
Pinstripe has become an internationally recognised hub for all things aviation. Our extensive candidate database and social networks offer Aviation Employers the opportunity to connect directly with high quality candidates, market vacancies and manage employee transitions.
Pinstripe Solutions Founder
‘Thinking about it, ending up in the aviation industry was not really a surprise. My dad was a WWII Pilot and a keen plane spotter. As kids he would often take us to the observation deck of Auckland airport. We loved it and it became a regular adventure.
My first foray into the world of Recruitment was rewarded by a win in the Telstra Industry Small Business Awards; shortly after Pinstripe Solutions carved out a niche in the aviation sector.’
“I get to help people strive for their career dreams every day. Your emails, courage and dedication continue to inspire me. I cannot think of anything else I would rather do”
I cannot speak highly enough of Pinstripe Solutions and Kirsty's approach to what she does. She has an in-depth knowledge of the inner-workings of many airlines. I had been out of flying for a few years and wanted back in so contacted Pinstripe. Over two sessions Kirsty stepped me through a game plan. She quickly identified the wrinkles and ironed them out. I am pleased to say that, due largely to these sessions, I felt confident and relaxed in the interviews. I now have a job as a First Officer on the Dash 8.- C.P. Pilot
“Hi, I thought you would be happy to know that I have been offered a First Officer Position at (premier Australasian Jet Carrier). The interview went really well, your help has been invaluable. I also did a great job in the SIM.” -C. Narrow Body Jet Pilot
I thought I’d give you an update on how my application with Cathay Pacific airways has gone. And I’m pleased to tell you that I PASSED!!! I’m starting in mid-September for the Advanced Second Officer Cadet pilot program. I couldn’t have done it without your amazing help and training. Definately praising you and pinstripe solutions as a massive contributor to my success. So I’m just happy to be in. Thanks once again Kirsty. -M. Pilot
The cover letter is great, a vast improvement on my attempt, so very happy with that. The resume again very happy with that and format is so much better than the one I had. The coaching session this morning was fantastic, walked away with a better understanding and a different perspective to job interviews... much more confident now. A very very big thank you for your super fast responses time and it is refreshing that you are instant with you emails, messages and calls. Keep up the good work.- J.P. Aircraft Engineer
Kirsty is an expert in the field of aviation employment coaching. She is well connected and has a deep insight into the workings of the industry. As a coach she is patient and encouraging. After my time spent with Kirsty the interview process became much less daunting. I went into my interview confident that I had an good answer for any question that might arise. I was given the nod for my dream job. Thanks Kirsty. M.P. - Jet Pilot & Instructor ADF
So after (what seemed like) endless applications I called on the expertise of Pinstripe Solutions and have now had two job interviews within a week! Thank you Kirsty for giving me the confidence to tackle those 'behavioural questions', after being a SAHM (Stay At Home Mum) for 8 years I needed a little hand holding to get my confidence back. - Katrina Sheperd
I have landed a job with one of the top 4 commercial banks - after getting 3 interviews! Since my session with you one bank gave me great feedback and another said I needed to be in a more senior role and didn't have anything to improve on. Wow, just onwards and upwards now! I will certainly contact you when I interview for even more senior roles. - Julia L.
I am being appointed and departing for my initial military training and just want to say thank you so much for helping me in getting through the OSB interviews. I think the knowledge and confidence that I gained from the coaching was invaluable to my success. Once again, thank you. - ADF (Airforce) B.B.
Lords knows the coaching experience was invaluable, as I was successful in getting the job and will start in Sydney on Monday for 10 weeks of training. Thanks again for your expertise. - P. Turbo Prop Pilot
Thank you so much for your interview coaching and resume help leading to my Metropolitan Fire Brigade interview which I passed, it was really fantastic to have an idea of how to answer the questions. Many thanks. - K.B. MBF Victoria
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