Aerospace & Defence

The aerospace and defence sector remains one of the most successful sectors in UK manufacturing, ranked number one in Europe and second only to the US globally with annual sales of around £22bn. With nearly 75% of output being exported, the industry also employs about 100,000 direct employees with an average wage £10,000 higher than the country’s median.

Companies are now facing a number of key issues including increased change, globalisation, smart acquisition and the increased need for skilled staff in all areas. The UK aerospace and defence sectors are experiencing the same lack of qualified staff as other advanced manufacturing and engineering businesses, however, while some sectors turn overseas for recruitment options, this is not always viable due to security clearance issues.

Recent years have demonstrated phenomenal growth for the industry with substantial increases in turnover, employment, R&D, and investment, plus new orders with latest forecasts predicting that over the next two decades, the world’s airlines will order twice as many aircraft as are flying today.

We recruit for Engineers, Managers and Directors (contract as well as permanent) within the following disciplines:

  • Design & Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Simulation & FEA
  • Analysis, Test & Validation
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Manufacturing, Production & Assembly
  • Quality & Supplier Development
  • Supply Chain, Purchasing & Logistics

Consilium remains a key supplier to industry leading organisations operating within the following sectors including Civil Aerospace, Space, Military & Defence, and UAV’s across Europe; providing no-nonsense recruitment services that ultimately deliver results.

To speak to an expert on any aspect of Aerospace or Defence recruitment please contact James Charlett via 01789 201040 or

26 jobs found.
    UK-EAST MIDLANDS  |  Permanent  |  £ 38,000 - £ 45,000 p.a.

    A leading manufacturer of machined components to the aerospace sector has an immediate requirement for a Senior Manufacturing Engineer. You will support NPI, manufacturing methods and have strong CNC knowledge.

    COVENTRY  |  Permanent  |  £ 30,000 p.a.

    The Manufacturing Technology Centre based in Coventry is currently looking to recruit a Research Engineer to work within their Metrology department. The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a Research and Development facility that looks in to how they can develop new concepts for the way that we ma...

    UK-WEST MIDLANDS  |  Permanent  |  £ 18,000 - £22,000 p.a.

    A global manufacturer has a new vacancy for an IT Engineer. With a keen interest in all aspects of computing you will have experience Microsoft Windows applications.

    UK-EAST MIDLANDS  |  Permanent  |  £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 p.a.

    Part of a global organisation this successful division is currently recruiting a Health, Safety and environmental Manager. With experience working in a manufacturing you must have a good understanding of Health and Safety policies.

    UK-SCOTLAND  |  Permanent  |  £ 35,000 - £ 40,000 p.a.

    A leading manufacturer of complex engineered components to the aerospace, automotive and energy sectors is currently recruiting a Production Manager. With experience working in fast paced manufacturing you will have a good appreciation of continuous improvement initiatives, budget control and hav...

    UK-EAST MIDLANDS  |  Permanent  |  £ 50,000 - £ 60,000 p.a.

    A global manufacturer of precision components to the aerospace sector has a new requirement for an Engineering Manager. An experienced Engineering Manager you will place an emphasis on quality, NPI and process improvement.

    UK-NORTH-WEST  |  Permanent  |  £ 50,000 - £ 65,000 p.a.

    A global aerospace manufacturer has a new vacancy for an Account Manager. With previous experience working in the aerospace sector you must have proven account management and business development skills.

    UK-EAST MIDLANDS  |  Permanent  |  £ 26,000 - £ 32,000 p.a.

    A manufacturer of precision components supplying the aerospace and energy sectors has a new vacancy for a Production Planner. Applicants will have proven production planning experience gained within a precision engineering environment.

    UK-WEST MIDLANDS  |  Permanent  |  £ 30,000 - £ 40,000 p.a.

    A global manufacturer supplying the aerospace and defence sector is currently recruiting a Mechanical Design Engineer. An experienced design engineer you will be tasked with developing new designs from concept to production.

    UK-WEST MIDLANDS  |  Permanent  |  £ 30,000 - £ 45,000 p.a.

    A global manufacturer is currently recruiting a Mechanical Engineer. With a strong background in mechanical engineering you will work as part of a team to develop, qualify, and manufacture products in line with customer requirements.

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