Explore Careers in Aeronautical Engineering

The UK aerospace sector is well established and dominated by large multinationals that produce a range of products in locations across the world. Manufacturing ‘hubs’ are in the South West, North West, Midlands, Northern Ireland, Wales and the South East.

Apart from aircraft manufacturers, opportunities exist with regulators such as the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), the armed forces, government research agencies, the Ministry of Defence, airline companies, space programmes and suppliers of raw materials and parts to manufacturers.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have a range of opportunities, from engineering to commercial and managerial roles within sales, finance and IT.

Careers in Aeronautical Engineering include:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Design engineer
  • Higher education lecturer
  • Maintenance engineer
  • Manufacturing systems engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechanical engineer

Other possible Aeronautical Engineering career paths:

  • Automotive engineer
  • Control and instrumentation engineer
  • Patent attorney
  • Product designer
  • Production manager
  • Quality manager
  • Sales executive
  • Technical sales engineer

Jack Redfern – Apprentice Technician at BAE Systems

Chloe Smith – Current Preston’s College Student

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