Why a career in the Aerospace sector is right for you!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

With figures released last week there has never been a better time to consider a career in the aerospace sector. So let’s consider some facts.

The Aerospace industry delivered 100 aircraft in February, worth £2bn to UK and a total of 1,443 commercial aircraft were manufactured last year breaking the delivery record for a sixth consecutive year.

Probably more staggering is the backlog of 13,436 commercial aircraft on order in February, worth about £220bn to UK industry. This is the third-highest backlog on record for civil aerospace (according to ADS) and shows the desire and need for new aircraft worldwide.

Despite Brexit concerns, the UK remains the European hub for the Aerospace sector, with Airbus operating major manufacturing and R&D plants in the UK. This is further emphasised with the recent announcement that Boeing has chosen Britain as home for its new European headquarters with its first ever European manufacturing site to be based in Sheffield.

The UK has the world’s second largest aerospace industry with an unrivalled capability in R&D and ability to develop new technologies it makes for plenty of career opportunities; whether you already operate within this cutting edge sector or are considering a first time move.

Consilium Recruit works at the forefront of Aerospace recruitment and partners with leading aerospace organisations across R&D, manufacturing and engineering. If you’re intrigued to find out more about the range and type of career opportunities available to experienced manufacturing and engineering professionals, then drop a line to James Charlett – Aerospace & Defence division. james.charlett@consiliumrecruit.com

We will also be attending this years the MAA Annual Conference on 18 April at the ICC Birmingham –  why not come and see us to discuss your next move within this exciting industry.

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