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Sector Overview

Despite the decline since the 1970s, when manufacturing contributed 25% of UK GDP, the UK ranks second globally in aerospace manufacturing, behind the United States.

  • ADS is the premier trade organisation advancing the UK aerospace, defence, security and space industries.

  • The UK Aerospace sector is a successful, vibrant, high value, high technology engineering, manufacturing and service industry.

  • By 2032, it is estimated that 29,000 new large civil airliners, 24,000 business jets and 5,800 regional aircraft will be required - valued at over $5 trillion.

  • Environmental regulations and considerations are key drivers for the latest technology developments.

  • The UK is particularly well-placed to exploit this trend, having strong capabilities in all relevant areas such as technology, manufacturing and regulatory frameworks.

Sector Details

Well positioned to benefit from rapid aid growth in the market, the UK aerospace sector has a large-scale need for a broad range of high value skills and disciplines.

  • We recruit a wide range of roles in aerospace manufacturing, from procurement and purchasing to logistics and supply chain.
  • A career in this sector offers excellent scope to be part of an industry that is highly innovative, fast-paced and globally competitive.
  • The sector trade body, ADS, leads the Supply Chains for the Twenty First Century (SC21) programme, designed to accelerate the competitiveness of the aerospace and defence industries by raising the performance of supply chains.

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