The UK has a 17% global market share in aerospace revenues: the largest in Europe and #2 globally.  In 2012, the industry had a turnover of some £20 billion and supports more than 3,000 companies distributed across the UK, directly employing 100,000 people and supporting an additional 130,000 jobs indirectly. It has been estimated that there will be global demand for 27,000 new passenger aircraft, worth around $3.7 trillion, by 2031. In addition, global demand for commercial helicopters is expected to be in excess of 40,000 and worth circa $165 billion by 2031.

Our Aerospace client portfolio spans the following environments:

  • OEM Assembly / Sub Assembly
  • Aero-Structures - Precision Machining & Fabrication
  • Propulsion Systems - Manufacture & Assembly 
  • M.R.O (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul)
  • Avionics / Electronic
  • Metals Treatment
  • Composite Components

Our entire service portfolio, structure, business model and the methodologies we use are all designed to give both top employers and top talent the channels they need to find each other quickly and efficiently.  We bring people together!

Our Recruitment Consultants are structured to reflect a typical organisation in this sector and are dedicated to the following disciplines:

Morgan Ryder - Executive Search (click here)

  • Managing Director/ C.E.O
  • Operations Director / C.O.O
  • Technical Director / C.T.O
  • Finance Director / C.F.O
  • Commercial Director 
  • Supply Chain / Procurement Director
  • Quality Director
  • Human Resource Director 

Production Operations

  • Plant Director / Manger
  • Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Assembly Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Machine Shop Manager
  • Shift Operations Manager
  • Team Leader


  • Engineering Design Manager
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Product Design
  • C.A.D Operator
  • Technical Author
  • Development Engineer
  • Applications Engineer

Manufacturing Engineering

  • Process Engineering
  • Production Engineer
  • N.P.I Manager (New Product Introduction) 
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean / Six Sigma
  • Project Manager / Engineer

Supply Chain & Procurement

  • Purchasing Manager / Buyer
  • Category Management / Buyer
  • Planning Manager / Planner (production, materials, transport)
  • Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager / Shift Management 
  • Transport & Distribution Management
  • Import/Export Operations 

Quality / Health & Safety

  • Plant Quality Manager
  • Plant Quality Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Manager / Engineer
  • N.D.T (Test & Inspection)
  • Quality Assurance & Audit 
  • Health & Safety
  • Environmental Manager

Sales & Commercial

  • International, National & Regional Sales
  • Bid & Tender Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Account Manager
  • Internal Sales / Customer Services
  • Technical Sales Engineering

Finance / Clerical 

  • Financial Controller
  • Management Accountant
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Payroll & Administration

Human Resources

  • Human Resources Manager
  • Human Resources Officer
  • HR Administration
  • Recruitment & Training

Information Technology

  • I.T Manager
  • Technical Support
  • Programme Manager
  • Software Developer 

  • Procurement and Supply Chain Director

    An ambitious, career focused Procurement and Supply Chain Director, is needed to plan a key part in the next phase of an aggressive growth strategy within a long-established aerospace business who produce precision machined components, systems and assemblies. There has been a 50% growth in revenue in the last 4 years with a further 25% growth expected in the next 3 years and a similar trajectory continuing beyond this. Their recent and future success is underpinned by a high-profile leadership team, a solid business plan, continuing investments in the latest capital plant and technologies and above all, a competitive edge over other organisations. As part of the business plan they now req...

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  • XP Fitter

    XP Fitter Wrexham Monday-Friday 08:00-17:00 (Early finish Friday) £30,000- £35,000 Overtime available 25 Days Holiday (Semi Fixed) My Client a truly world class, family owned business is looking for an experienced or talented graduate to join them in their dynamic and busy site based in Wrexham. They are proud of their achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of their employees. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further. The Role To build prototype axles and gearboxes. Prepare and modify test vehicles to take new and novel drivelines Fit Instrumentation to axels and gearbox's Keeping accurate recor...

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    Wrexham, Wales
    £30000 - £35000 per annum
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  • Snr Quality Systems Specilist

    Snr Quality Systems Specialist Competitive salary package and benefits. Dedicated to excellence in the manufacture of high quality components and assemblies. A very well-established tier 1&2 manufacturer with over 30 years established experience is currently looking to appoint a Senior Quality Systems Specialist. With an enviable reputation as being one of the most innovative suppliers in Europe, supplying into numerous industries including Automotive, Electronics, Aerospace, Medical and Telecommunications. This position will deputise for the Quality Manager when absent from site, which includes responsibility as quality management systems representative and leadership for the RAQA depart...

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    HR Manager Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Blackburn Our client is looking for an experienced HR Manager to join their successful team in the Blackburn area. The HR Manager will report in to the HR Director, and will be responsible for full generalist HR duties within the business, as well as some management and project responsibilities. The role will include a variety of roles and responsibilities including but not limited to the following: To promote the organisation core values through your work and investigations. Deliver a full generalist advice service in line with the organisation policies and procedures. Managing your own Employee Relations cas...

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    Blackburn, Lancashire
    Excellent Benefits
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  • Senior Programme Manager - Aerospace

    SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGER EXCELLENT SALARY & BENEFITS PACKAGE PERMANENT We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Programme Manager with experience gained in the aerospace industry to join a global business who manufacture a wide range of engineered components. The Senior Programme Manager will be responsible for ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction and overall execution of complex projects and programmes. Key responsibilities: Act as main interface to external customers and co-ordinate all aspects of high risk, complex projects/programmes Ensure delivery of new products/programmes is to the target level of quality, on time and within budget according to programme plans ...

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    Wrexham, Wales
    £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension
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