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Aerospace & Defence

The UK Aerospace & Defence industry is one of tremendous growth. Employing over 84,000 people and contributing £9.4 billion to the economy, opportunities are plentiful for candidates of the right calibre.

First Recruitment Group has a dedicated team of consultants with experience in working with SME and Major Aerospace & Defence clients.

Whether you are a client looking for high calibre candidates to join your business, or if you are a skilled engineer looking for your next career move, we can help. We pre-screen all candidates to ensure compliance and can help keep everything in one place through our in-house payroll team.

Call us to discuss what we can do to help you on +44 (0)1925 907000 or email – Alternatively you can scroll down to read more.

Searching for an Aerospace & Defence job? Simply scroll the jobs below, or use the search tool above to narrow by location and job title.


  1. Supplier Development Engineer



    Competitve Salary

  2. Software Engineer


    South West


  3. Senior Product Assurance Engineer



    £40k - 50k per year

  4. Procurement Manager


    South East

    Market related

  5. Electrical Designer - AutoCAD


    E Midlands

    Market related

  6. Compliance Specialist


    South East

    Market related

  7. Quality Engineer



    £35k - 45k per year

  8. Verfication Engineer



    £45k - 55k per year

We are able to help our clients place both permanent and temporary candidates in the following types of aerospace and defence job role:

  • Engineering
  • HR/Finance/Commercial and Legal
  • Operations/Maintenance/Manufacturing
  • IT/Strategy and Business Development
  • Project and Programme Management
“First Recruitment Group are one of the key suppliers to our RPO solution. The team are responsive, friendly and professional, and as such have made a massive difference to the account. Without hesitation I would recommend First Recruitment Group.”

Aerospace & Defence Client

Growth in the industry means more job opportunities

Over the next few years the UK Aerospace Industry is expected to grow by 6.8%. If we analyse these figures in more detail, we can see that if the UK maintains its current market share, then air traffic growth in Asia alone could potentially contribute to £4.7 million more export business in the next 10 years. This is good news. It means an additional 20,000 job opportunities.

Fully compliant candidates

Candidates must have the required qualifications, certificates and licences, along with the appropriate security clearance before they can be considered for a role in the industry.

Our consultants are fully trained and experienced in the procedures to make sure candidates meet these stringent requirements.

Screening Process

We make sure contractors and staff are fully compliant before we put them forward for interview with you. Our screening process adheres strictly to compliance rules. We record all documents on a compliance matrix so we can see at a glance which candidates meet our clients’ high quality standards.

To find out how we can help you with a recruitment solution please call +44 (0) 1925 907000 or email

Aerospace & Defence Testimonials

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