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

Manufacturing Engineer

Exeter 34K - 40K Permanent

A globally recognised manufacturer of precision components has a new vacancy for Manufacturing Engineer. You will be responsible for providing technical engineering support on new products and processes and implementing strategies for improving manufacturing process capability on current production...

Maintenance Engineer

Exeter 30K - 32K Permanent

Following the award of new business and company investment, a leading manufacturer has a new vacancy for a Maintenance Engineer to join the team. You will be responsible for maintaining a range of machinery and will be responsible for both preventative and reactive maintenance. Candidates are sought...

Continuous Improvement Engineer

Exeter 38K - 45K Permanent

An industry leading manufacturer of complex precision components has a new vacancy for Continuous Improvement Engineer. You will be responsible for reviewing production processes  in order to optimise resources, reduce costs and identify opportunities for improvement and growth. You will suppor...

Procurement Director

Leamington Spa 400 - 500 Permanent

An innovative and sector leading manufacturer of complex machinery has a new vacancy for an interim Procurement Director to join the team. Working at a time of significant investment and new product launch you will lead all aspects of Procurement and Supply Chain activities and candidates are sough...

CNC Machinist

Bidford-on-Avon 48K - 58K Permanent

A manufacturer of complex components to the defence, Steam Turbines and Satellite Systems sectors has a new vacancy for a CNC Machinist. With significant experience working in a ultra-high precision machining environment, Candidates must be an highly skilled CNC programmer, able to create programmes...

Programme Manager

Worcester 60K - 70K Permanent

A global company providing safety critical solutions to the aerospace, defence and high technology sectors has a new vacancy for a Programme Manager to join the team. You will be responsible for managing projects from enquiry through to delivery and developing strong relationships with clients. Cand...