Defence & Aerospace

The global Aerospace sector has experienced phenomenal growth since the turn of the century, with sustained increases in turnover, employment, R&D, and investment all contributing to the ongoing success of the UK sector.

Flexible and forward thinking, the industry has always been highly adaptable, particularly in response to the recent challenges of Covid that has seen a re-shaping of the sector. This has also resulted in an acceleration of new technologies and investment channels as companies pursue competitive advancement.

Of particular note is the surge in development in electrification and alternative green fuels along with further advances in material development and design, coupled with ever more agile and lean manufacturing processes as digitalisation begins to take hold.

Consilium’s specialist knowledge of the aerospace landscape makes us the experts in matching the most exceptional talent on the market with promising aerospace careers in the UK. From design engineers and aerospace project managers, through to senior executives - we’re proud to supply British aerospace jobs by engaging with some of the most innovative employers within the sector.

Sector Coverage


Competition for qualified and experienced professionals within Aerospace remains high across all disciplines, but particularly across Research & Development, Design & Engineering, plus Manufacturing & Assembly.

  • Design and Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Simulation & FEA
  • Analysis, Test & Validation
  • Approvals, Certification & Compliance
  • Electrical Systems Architecture and Design
  • Composites & Material Science
  • Project & Programme Management
  • Manufacturing, Production & Assembly
  • Maintenance & Controls Engineering
  • Lean, Continuous Improvement & Six Sigma
  • Quality – Product, Supplier & QMS
  • Supply Chain & Logistics
  • Operations Management
  • Health, Safety & Environmental
  • Human Resources
  • Executive Resourcing
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James Charlett

Business Director

If you'd like to find out more about our Defence and Aerospace recruitment service, get in touch with James using the details below.

  01789 201 040 

Defence & Aerospace Jobs

Sales Manager

Cheltenham 60K - 66K car allownce + bonus + benefits Permanent

A world leading manufacturer of complex components to the aerospace and defence sectors has a new vacancy for a Sales Manager to join the team. You will lead the business development activities for one of their significant business units and will be tasked with ensuring new business meets with growt...

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Leicester 40K - 50K Permanent

Consilium Recruit has been exclusively retained to support the recruitment of a Senior Manufacturing Engineer to join a leading precision engineering company who provide both machined components and specialist machinery to the aerospace and defence sectors. An experienced Senior Manufacturing Engine...

Quality Inspector

Kingston upon Thames 26K - 29.5K Permanent

A leading supplier of complex components to the Aerospace, Defence and Energy sectors has a new vacancy for a Quality Inspector to join the team. Candidates are sought experience inspecting precision components for use in the aerospace sector and completing the associated documents. Commutable fro...

Shift Manager

Leicester 42K - 45K Permanent

A leading manufacturing group with global operations has a new vacancy for a Shift Manager (nights) to join its plant near Leicester. Working as part of the senior management team, you will manage the night shift providing leadership to the production team to ensure schedules are achieved and give g...

Manufacturing Engineer

Leicester 37K - 45K Permanent

Due to growth and expansion, a leading manufacturer of precision components has a new vacancy for a Manufacturing Engineer to join the team. You will be responsible for developing a robust manufacturing process, implementing best practices, capacity planning and improving efficiency across the plant...

CNC Machinist

Stratford-upon-Avon 32K - 34.5K plus benefits Permanent

A leading manufacturer of complex components has a new vacancy for an experienced CNC Machinist to join the team.  Candidates are sought with experience programming & setting CNC machinery to produce complex components preferably to 5 axis level. A days based position Monday to Friday this rol...