The Ignition! Programme has eight Traveller personality profiles. The Traveller Check-in at the start of the programme will help young people to discover which profile they are best suited to. Once the correct profile has been selected a tailored Ignition! Journey can be designed.
The Astronaut loves to blast off a million miles an hour into a creative space where they can look down on the world with a great overview and perspective. Head in the clouds, they have a vivid imagination and love to start things, but they are not so great at finishing things. They are impatient, impetuous and spontaneous.
A Pilot profile will indicate the love to travel fast and be up front in the cockpit, leading the way. They will take the microphone to inform the passengers on board all about the experience they are about to have, and will shine a light on the crew and the airline over and over again in order to build loyalty.
A person with the Captain profile will be great at bringing together the right crew. They love to cheer the crew on, motivate them to do a great job and bring out the best in everyone. The Captain is sociable and enjoys making sure that all passengers are entertained, having a great time and participating in something different every day. Being with lots of people is effortless for the Captain.
A person with an Ambassador profile will go out to meet, greet and connect with people. Engaging, approachable and entertaining, they will smooth the way for others to get along amicably. Ambassadors are the peacekeeper, negotiator, facilitator, event organiser and will bring harmony.
An Expedition Leader profile will indicate a need to ensure that planning for the trip is thorough. They will put together the itinerary to make sure everyone is doing the right thing at the right time and are in the right place for the right price. They will ensure that everything is fair, that people are taken great care of and are having a wonderful time.
A person with a Navigator profile will be the most cautious of all the Travellers. They will do their research, check back for historic problems and will look ahead to make sure all hazards are avoided in the future. They are organised, reliable and happy to be in the background working on tasks, managing projects and making sure the right systems are put in place by the right people at the right time.
An Air Traffic Controller profile will indicate a love taking care of the data, detail, processes, procedures, structure and logistics to ensure that flights are safe in the air and that they land in one piece. They are meticulous in their attention to detail and like things to be logical and make sense. They have little time for small talk and chitchat, and often feel uncomfortable in crowds of people they don’t know.
An Engineer profile indicates the love to fix things. They are the travellers who keep all of the vehicles, systems and processes running smoothly and efficiently. They are perfectionists and cannot help but tweak things, make small changes and maximise potential. They just have to improve whatever they get their hands on and make it even better.