Aerospace engineers are usually seen as experts in the design, manufacture and innovation of existing and new aerospace components. The demand for high skill levels within the aerospace sector can be shown by the fact that 70 per cent of managers within the aerospace sector are qualified at N/SVQ Level 4 plus, compared to 56 per cent of managers within the Advanced Manufacturing sector as a whole.
Cordant’s aerospace and defence consultants have in-depth industry knowledge in supplying experienced aerospace engineers. We know the landscape of the industry and the specialist nature of the vacancies within organisations.
For the aerospace sector both Additive Manufacturing and Composites have been identified as of major strategic importance while the current application of Plastic Electronics is much less clear, although it could be very significant in the future.
Growth in employment in relation to all three technologies implies a changing shape in demand for skills. However, with respect to all three technologies skill shortages pose significant threats to future UK employment growth if not tackled. Wide ranging recruitment difficulties are already reported in relation to recruitment of both Composites and Additive Manufacturing staff.