Changi Airport is a modern marvel of exceptional operational efficiency, boasting an experience beyond compare for its passengers. With first-class services and unrivalled capabilities, Changi Airport is Singapore’s long-standing pride and joy in aviation. Proud to join the stellar team that manages the airport is CAG Mid-Term Scholar, Aaron Wong. He takes us behind the scenes to tell us more about being a part of the CAG family.
The Company to Beat
Since it started operations in the 1980s, Changi Airport has received over 530 World’s Best Airport awards. To Aaron, the honour of being part of such a prestigious organisation is what ultimately helped him make his decision to apply for a scholarship with CAG.
He enthuses, “The opportunity to join and learn from the very best made for a very attractive career proposition!” Beyond being a world-class airport, CAG is also the employer of choice in Singapore. Performing outstandingly in areas such as employee training, job security, and working atmosphere, it is no surprise that CAG has ranked first for the Hays Award for Employer of Choice at the HRM Awards in 2017, and Randstad Award in 2016.
The Preferred Scholarship
As a Mid-Term Scholar, Aaron made the decision to join CAG in his second year of university. “Like many others, I was unsure of the kind of career I wanted to pursue. At SMU, we had a mandatory internship requirement as part of our undergraduate curriculum. I started research on prospective companies, and that was when I came across the CAG Talent Internship Programme (TIP). The rest, as they say, is history!” he exclaims.
While he began his scholarship journey later than others, he did not feel like he missed out at all. Under TIP, Aaron was given unique opportunities that aided in his personal development. He tells us, “I interned with the Airside Concessions Division, where I was tasked with a review of the division’s existing retail marketing and communication strategies. Together with other interns from my batch, I had the opportunity to organise a networking session with members of CAG’s Senior Management, as well as a CSR project with NorthLight School. With so many different projects and responsibilities I have been given under my internship, I can truly say it was a meaningful and enriching experience.”
Words of Wisdom
When asked if he had any advice for aspiring CAG scholars, Aaron has the following to say, “Be humble and open to new learning opportunities. This will allow for new perspectives that would aid in personal development, as well as new insights into business problems that could potentially help CAG along in its quest for excellence at Changi Airport.”