Back to BlogInternational Women’s Day 2024: Kelly Biggart


Happy International Women’s Day 2024✨. Today, we celebrate the achievements, resilience, and strength of women everywhere. Our Career Spotlight series will shine a light on Kelly, who has been the longest employed female in our Aviation team. We hope to inspire the next generation of women to aim high and break barriers 💪

Meet Kelly Biggart who joined FPS in 2007 and has excelled in her position from a Trainee Consultant to Associate Director at First People Solutions. Over the years, Kelly has worked hard and achieved many successes along the way🌟

Here’s a sneak peek into Kelly’s journey at First People Solutions:

Can you share a bit about your career journey and how you progressed to your current position? 📈

I joined FPS when I was just 19 years old as a Trainee Consultant. I quickly realised how much I enjoyed working both in Recruitment and the Aviation Industry. I progressed throughout the years to Senior Consultant then Divisional Manager and my current role as Associate Director. I’ve had the opportunity to work with a variety of clients in the aviation industry from airlines to maintenance organisations and have built strong relationships with both clients and candidates.

I am grateful for the opportunities that FPS has given me to grow and develop as a professional and I am excited for the future opportunities.

How do you encourage and promote success within your team? 🔥

We place great importance on the team as whole supporting each other to achieve success both as individuals and as a team. At FPS, we prioritise creating a supportive culture where our team members feel motivated to develop their skills and advance in their careers.

Could you share some of the key milestones or achievements in your career that you are particularly proud of? 🚀

Like for most the pandemic brought along the biggest challenges in my career to date. However, with determination and focus we managed to recover and build our team to be the strongest ever. The experience has shown me the power of teamwork and the importance of staying positive and focused during tough times.

What advice would you offer someone looking to enter a profession like yours? 🤝

Take the time to fully understand your industry so you can be best equipped to navigate through challenges and seize opportunities. Keeping pushing forward even when things are tough and stay focused on your goals and reaching them.