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

35 jobs found.
  • Shift Manager New
    Devon  |  Permanent  |  £ 35,000 - £ 42,000 Benefits

    A leading manufacturer is currently recruiting a Shift Manager. With previous management experience you will place an emphasis on continuous improvement and process improvement.

  • Continuous Improvement Engineer New
    Devon  |  Permanent  |  £ 35,000 - £ 45,000 p.a. plus Benefits

    A leading manufacturer of precision components has a new vacancy for a Continuous Improvement Engineer. You will have experience of improving processes, driving change and ideally be six sigma trained.

  • HR Assistant New
    Devon  |  Permanent  |  £ 20,000 - £ 24,000 p.a. plus Benefits

    A global manufacturer has a new vacancy for a HR Administrator. With previous HR experience you will be comfortable working on your own initiative and providing general HR support.

  • Project Manager New
    Leicestershire  |  Permanent  |  £ 38,000 - £ 42,000 p.a. plus Benefits

    A global manufacturer of components and assemblies to the aerospace sector has a new vacancy for a Project Manager. With strong project management skills gained within manufacturing you will have successful experience of New Product Introduction.

  • Maintenance Engineer New
    Leicestershire  |  Permanent  |  £ 38,000 - £ 42,350 p.a. + benefits

    A manufacturer of precision components is currently recruiting a Maintenance Engineer. You will be tasked with preventative and reactive maintenance and have electrical maintenance experience. The position will be working on a rotating three shift pattern.

  • Operations Manager New
    Devon  |  Permanent  |  £ 45,000 - £ 55,000 p.a. plus Benefits

    A global manufacturer to the aerospace sector has a new vacancy for an Operations Manager. With proven operational leadership skills you will have previous experience working in fast paced manufacturing / engineering.

  • Supplier Quality Engineer New
    Devon  |  Permanent  |  £ 35,000 + £ 40,000 p.a. + benefits

    A leading manufacturer of precision components to the aerospace sector has a requirement for a Supplier Quality Engineer. You will be responsible for working with the supply chain and suppliers to drive continuous improvement.

  • Maintenance Engineer New
    Worcestershire  |  Permanent  |  £ 28,000 - £ 32,000 p.a. + benefits

    A leading manufacturer of precision components has a new vacancy for a Maintenance Engineer. You will be tasked with maintenance within this precision engineering plant and have multi skilled experience.

  • Metrology Engineer
    Worcestershire  |  Permanent  |  £ 30,000 - £ 38,000 p.a. plus Benefits

    A manufacturer of precision components have a new vacancy for a Metrology Engineer. An experienced Metrology specialist you will create CMM programmes using PC-DMIS.

  • Customer Order Administrator
    Worcestershire  |  Permanent  |  £ 20,000 - £ 23,000 pro rata

    A market leading manufacturer has a new vacancy for a Customer Order Administrator on a fixed term contract for 9-12 months.

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