Jordan Thomas, a Graduate Trainee at HAECO since 2022, is currently based in Greensboro and has always had a passion for aviation since he was young. He joined various aviation clubs throughout high school and attended aviation summer camps, where he had the opportunity to begin his flight training. "Since my first time travelling on a plane as a toddler, I have been obsessed with everything related to aviation and airplanes," he said.
Jordan pursued a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering degree and later an MBA with a concentration in airline management to fulfill his dream of devoting himself to the aviation industry. During his engineering studies, he acquired multiple skills that contributed to his readiness as a Graduate Trainee.
As a newcomer to the workplace, Jordan faced a challenge at HAECO. He realized that to become a good team player, he needed to become more familiar with the functions of the various departments and how they work together to make the overall company successful. He feels grateful that his co-workers and supervisors are always willing to answer his questions and allow him to explore and observe various processes and tasks that they work on, which has helped him have a steeper learning curve during his tenure as a Graduate Trainee at HAECO.
After working at HAECO for a year, Jordan became a Graduate Development Associate in the Finance Department at HAECO Americas. His project involves evaluating the current structure and providing recommendations for ways to improve commercial practices for both the company and its customers.
Jordan's inspirational thought can be reflected in his life motto: "Heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight but, while their companions slept, they were toiling upward in the night," by Ralph Waldo Emerson. As a young talent at HAECO, Jordan looks forward to overcoming the hurdles ahead, discharging his duties assiduously, and making a positive impact on the company.
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