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Developing Country's Airports is my long tearm goal


sgassani 7 / 22 5  
Oct 21, 2017   #1
Chevening is looking for individuals who have a clear post-study career plan. Please outline your immediate plans upon returning home and your longer-term career goals.

You may wish to consider how these relate to what the UK government is doing in your country.
(minimum word count: 100 words, maximum word count: 500 words)


I focus on Air Transportation in Indonesia



Air Transportation in Indonesia is expected to continue growing rapidly. The annual passenger has increased almost 15% within 5 years, from 144 million in 2011 to 165 million in 2015. The country has nearly 250 civil airports across the country, but more than 60% of those passenger number is traveled only through 5 airports, all are operated by two state-owned company, Angkasa Pura I and Angkasa Pura II. Separated between the western and eastern part of Indonesia, they each operate 13 airports within the country.

Unless I am studying for a Master Degree, it is inevitable for me to be a Civil Airside Section Head in one of 13 airports that are operated by Angkasa Pura I by next year. Its responsibilities are making sure every airside facility in an airport are provided, comply with the regulations, and well maintained. With the ever-growing aircraft movements, the demand for additional airside facilities in operating airports has increased significantly. New taxiways, terminals, and apron expansions are constructed every year in the last 5 years. New runways are also already planned to be built in 3 of the major airports operated by Angkasa Pura I. Greenfield projects on building a new airport is also underway and highly expected in the future. It is only sensible that I need to expand my network among airports professional around the globe so I can acknowledge the companies that have great services within the industry, especially design/consultancy firms and training provider. The lack of human resources specializing in Airport has been a long serious problem in the country.

Since horizontal department transfer between facilities and airport planning is very common in the company, I look forward to be a senior manager in Airport Planning in the next 7 years. With a civil engineering background, experiences both in the field and in managerial position through several different-sized airports, and hopefully a Master degree in Airport Planning or Air Transport Management, I expect to develop a sustainable airport masterplan that will not only benefit the economy but also the environment and people's life quality.

In the long term, I have a strong interest in being the first woman General Manager of an Airport in Indonesia ever since I worked in Angkasa Pura I. Be an airport's General Manager do not only counts for leading the airport operator company, he/she is also responsible for a harmonious 'orchestra' of several entities that resides in the airport such as airlines, ground handlings, custom and immigration, air navigation, or even the army.

Having those possibilities wide open, I aspire highly to obtain the opportunity to study a Master Degree in Air Transport and develop strong networking with professionals in the airport industry as well as the Chevening community.

Yofi 2 / 2  
Oct 21, 2017   #2
I think you have talked specifically about the companies but not about your plan with them. go deeper into what u hope to achieve what you need to acheive it and how you plan to achieve it for this is what the officers are looking for.
Mudinero 4 / 9 3  
Oct 21, 2017   #3
@Sgassani
This prompt requires your immediate career plans and future terms however a large portion of your write up satisfies the studying in the UK question. Your 3rd paragraph tells us why you want a Master degree in Airport Planning or Air Transport Management, which is applicable to why you have decided to choose this course for a master degree in one of the institution you chose hence, such should come under studying in the UK question.

You ought to be direct and specific as well. In your second paragraph you wrote 'Unless I am studying for a Master Degree, it is inevitable for me to be a Civil Airside Section '. Just hit the nail on the head, something like ' I want to be a Civil Airside Section upon returning to my country' state as well how this vision relates to the what the UK government is doing in your country. Remember that you must first apply for a position before you get employed into such position; so you could start by stating that you will apply to xxx company for xxx position
evaa 3 / 11  
Oct 21, 2017   #4
@sgassani

The first and second paragraph doesn't have much relevance . You need to give them a clear picture of your short and long term goal

I look forward to be a senior manager in Airport Planning in the next 7 years- This is your long term goal . You need to explain here why you want to get there and how it will help you contribute .
OP sgassani 7 / 22 5  
Oct 22, 2017   #5
Thanks a lot guys, it was very helpful. I will have it revised. Thanks :)
Holt  Educational Consultant - / 10,124 3267  
Oct 22, 2017   #6
@sgassani First up, your first 2 paragraphs are not required information in this essay. You could have used the introduction in your Study in UK presentation, but not in the post study plan because the assumption here is that you have already completed the course. It would be best for you to remove those 2 erring paragraphs and instead, open the essay with a direct response to the prompt. You should start with; "Since horizontal department..." instead. The rest of your essay from that point is very impressive. I have just one question though, where does the UK government collaboration in this area come into play? I do not see any reference to a UK project relating to airport development in your essay. You need to find that connecting factor as soon as you can. Without that connecting factor, without being able to prove that the UK has an interest in the development of your country's airports, then you will automatically lose out on the chance to win a scholarship. The Chevening committee will always prioritize scholars from countries where the UK has a vested interest in the development of the nation. If you cannot prove that your area of study is a priority project through the UK connection with the projects then your chances of winning this scholarship become very slim.
OP sgassani 7 / 22 5  
Oct 22, 2017   #7
@Holt

At first, I thought it is important to explain the industry condition, but you are right, this is more about my plan than the general condition of the industry.

I also forgot to mention the abundance opportunity to establish a partnership with the UK since the projects and the development of the industry growth will result in dire needs of companies with in-depth experiences which are widely available in the UK.

As always, Thanks a lot :)
OP sgassani 7 / 22 5  
Oct 22, 2017   #8
@Holt
I have made some revision on the essay, please do give me some feedback


Indonesia has nearly 300 civil airports spread in the archipelago, yet around 60% of its passengers traveled only through five airports, all are operated by two state-owned company, Angkasa Pura I and Angkasa Pura II. I have been working as a Non-Terminal Airside Technician in two of that five airport. Formerly in AAA Airport which is the fourth busiest, and currently in BBB Airport, which is the second.

Upon returning to my home country, I am going to be a Non-Terminal Airside Section Head in one of 13 airports that are operated by Angkasa Pura I. I will be held accountable for the planning, construction, and maintenance of airside facilities in the airport. Airside facilities are the key asset for an airport, yet in my country, people have not paid enough attention it actually needs. Take the runway skid resistance measurement for instance; the regulation requires it to be done once every other week, yet we can only have it done once a year since we do not have our own equipment to do so. It is only this year that we bought our own Mu-Meter equipment from the UK which will enable us to meet the standard. Being in this position will allow me to fulfill my strong aspiration in improving the safety and service standard of the airside facilities.

Since horizontal department ...

In the longer term, I have a strong interest in being the first woman General Manager of Indonesia's Airport. To be an airport's General Manager do not only counts ...

I believe Indonesia airport operator company would benefit greatly with a partnership with UK companies that have in-depth experience in Airport Industry. Not only in providing latest technologies such as Mu-Meter by Douglas Equipment or X-ray system by Aecom that have been established in the past, but also in providing professional services such as Design/Consultancy for airport master development plans, airside operation, or terminal architecture and interior. Such partnership is strongly needed if Indonesia is to improve its airport service quality. With a strong career path laid in front of me, I would be truly honoured to be an enabler in that process.
Holt  Educational Consultant - / 10,124 3267  
Oct 24, 2017   #9
The essay is strong but still weak in the UK consideration. There are many UK logistics related companies in various airports around the world. Those are all privately owned companies that are not affiliated with any projects the UK government has in your country. So those affiliations you are planning does not fully qualify for this essay. What you need to find out, is if the UK government has any sort of investment, rehabilitation project, or training program in coordination with your national or local government. Or even, if the UK government has a direct tie up with your aviation authorities in relation to the improvements to be made in your airport. It is vital that you prove a connection between airport rehab and the UK projects in Indonesia. That is the final consideration point for your application. Based upon my previous experiences with the applicants to Chevening that I have assisted, the only reason that they fail to make the final round of considerations is if the UK does not have an ongoing project in your field of expertise. That is why I am so concentrated on having you prove that point in your essay. It has to be UK government by the government itself as part of its outreach program or diplomatic relations opportunities in your country.
OP sgassani 7 / 22 5  
Oct 26, 2017   #10
@Holt
You are right. I think I have to dig deeper into what the UK government are doing in my country related to the business I'm working in. I haven't ever heard about it but I hope I will find something .

Thank you very much for the input.
I really appreciate it :)


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