We spoke with Trehane Oliver, McLarens Aviation Managing Director, to discover his favorite experience with McLarens, his passions outside of work, and his advice for someone beginning their career.
What has been one of the most interesting or rewarding experiences you have had at McLarens Aviation?
A very rewarding experience for me working at McLarens Aviation is our collaborative culture. Despite locations across the globe, our specialised aviation surveyors regularly work together to find solutions for the problems they encounter, freely offering up their knowledge and experience to support one another. This positive environment makes it a great place to work. We have a strong team spirit which combined with attention to providing a quality service, is often remarked on by our clients.
Another rewarding experience, is being part of our annual client training courses. This year we ran two, one in London and one in Singapore. Typically, we have 30 clients join us consisting of insurers, brokers & aircraft operators. The enthusiasm from attendees, combined with that of the adjusters/surveyors sharing their knowledge, is a great reminder of what an exciting area of the business we work in. I should say that not only are the courses fun, they are accredited, so attendees gain CPD points too!
What do you like to do outside of work? Do you have a personal passion?
I enjoy spending time with the family. With two teenage children, we are usually juggling various sports and social schedules. I particularly like sailing and other sea-based sports like surfing. When time allows, I am an avid reader of history (military). I own a 1944 Willys Jeep and when weather allows, I use for the school run.
What advice would you give someone starting out in this field or considering it as a career option?
For people with aircraft mechanical and engineering backgrounds, the role of an aviation surveyor offers unique opportunities to practice their technical skills whilst managing a wide range of projects, sometimes in the most extreme circumstances and conditions.
I would remind them, that they will be dealing with several interested parties at any one time, and therefore always take time to listen to the differing views. So make sure to communicate as effectively as they possibly can, successful outcomes rely heavily on the ability to manage communication.
Be prepared for anything!
Explore | McLarens Aviation Management Team Member: Trehane Oliver
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