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 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 across the sector.

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 in 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

Export Control Manager

Coventry £ 35,000 - £ 45,000 + benefits Permanent

Due to the recent award of new programmes a leading supplier to the aerospace & defence sectors has a new vacancy for an Export Control Manager. You will manage and control import & export requirements relating to global aerospace and US ITAR export regulations. Candidates will need to be eligible f...

Manufacturing Engineer

Leicester £ 32,000 - £38,000 + benefits Permanent

A manufacturer of precision components to the aerospace, defence & energy sectors has a new vacancy for a Manufacturing Engineer. With previous experience working in complex precision manufacturing you will support production processes to improve efficiency, ensure compliance and drive continuous im...

Maintenance Engineer

Leicester £ 34,000 - £ 36,500 + benefits Permanent

A manufacturer of precision components has a new vacancy for a Maintenance Engineer. Working on a week day double day shift pattern you will be responsible for maintaining machining in a busy engineering environment and the successful candidate will be able to fault find and repair on a range of com...

Senior Business Development Manager - Defence

Coventry £50,000 - £70,000 p.a. Permanent

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit they are seeking a Senior Business Development Manager...

IT Coordinator

Leicester £ 34,000 - £ 45,000 p.a. + benefits Permanent

Due to expansion a leading manufacturer has a new vacancy for an IT Site Coordinator to join their plant near Leicester. Working for a leader in their sector the company has recently expanded and is recruiting a hands-on IT Site Coordinator who will be responsible for all aspects of IS activities in...

Estimating Engineer

Blackburn £ 35,000 - £ 42,000 + benefits Permanent

Due to the award of new programmes and growth a leading manufacturer of complex components to the defence & aerospace sector is currently recruiting an Estimating Engineer. With an engineering/technical discipline you will interpret engineering drawings to produce estimates & quotes and build long t...