Developing our people
Developing our people

Development

Ascend to your potential

It’s not uncommon to meet decades-long Alaska or Horizon employees. You’ll hear stories about how they started on the ramp and moved to management or even executive leadership. Or maybe they started in reservations and eventually found themselves leading important cross-functional projects. The development opportunities abound and can lift a job into an incredible career.

Ascend programs

As sister companies, Horizon and Alaska have a close relationship, and many employees find that their career paths cross between companies. That’s why we’re developing Ascend programs that help make that transition easier – especially for those who aspire to move from Horizon to Alaska.

We currently have an Ascend program for pilots. Stay tuned as programs for other teams are introduced.

Ramp up your career

There are numerous opportunities for employees to use their work experiences to take their careers to the next level. In fact, it’s encouraged.

There are dozens of stories about employees who worked their way up and around both companies – and even beyond – thanks to the educational opportunities, stretch assignments, and industry experiences they gained.

Developing Leaders

A strong future depends on innovative and talented leaders. That’s why the Developing Emerging Leaders (DEL) program is so important—it’s designed to prepare employees at Alaska or Horizon for future leadership opportunities.

DEL is a competitive six-month leadership development program for high potential frontline employees, individual contributors and new supervisors who have demonstrated outstanding performance, values, and are interested in pursuing leadership roles. In addition to their regular job duties, participants complete individual and group assignments that provide exposure across the business while developing leadership skills and solving real business challenges.

“Over the course of six months my team created bonds so strong we didn’t want the program to end, but I know I have deep connections with leaders across the company that will last for years to come.” – Nicole, Campaign Manager, Brand Marketing