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 / Manager
  • 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 

  • CMM Engineer

    CMM Programmer Colne £24,000 - £34,000 DOE With an ambitious plan for growth over the coming years in various precision engineering markets, my client is looking to appoint an experienced CMM Programmer to operate, and eventually once trained, maintain CMM machinery and potentially develop skills as a programmer with the business via vocational training. The role responsibilities involve: General day to day CMM Troubleshooting. Assisting Shop Floor Personnel in the use of CMMs. Ensuring CMM Asset Care is maintained & routine maintenance. Liaising with external providers to ensure machines are calibrated and uptime is optimised. Setting CMMs & Master Blade Correlation prior production runs...

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    Colne, Lancashire
    £24000 - £34000 per annum
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  • Production Planner

    With increasingly high demands, national growth and a continuous strive for quality excellence, this is a superb time to join this thriving manufacturing business. The Supply Chain Manager at their facility in Hertford, is looking to attract into the team a driven and enthusiastic Production Planner who will maximise efficiency throughout the site. The successful Production Planner will: - Create effective production plans that ensures on time in full deliveries to meet customer requirements. Challenge potential shortfalls with production. Review customer schedules and ensure demand can be met. Create production schedules. Consider capcacity, inventory, labour availability when producing ...

    Job Type:
    Hertford, Hertfordshire
    Up to £33000.00 per annum
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    MANUFACTURING ENGINEER / PROGRAMMER - MACHINING TO £45,000 & BENEFITS PACKAGE NOTTINGHAM We have a great opportunity for an experienced Engineer from a machining background to join the team at a global engineering company who are well known in the aerospace industry for their high quality, precision machined components. Responsibilities Provide manufacturing decision-making information by; reading engineering drawings, calculating production times, labour, material costs and reviewing production schedules; Evaluate and improve CNC manufacturing process by applying expert knowledge of machining processes (multi-axis), cutting tools and materials to reduce scrap, improve cycle times and red...

    Job Type:
    Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
    £40000 - £45000 per annum
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    CNC MACHINIST CLITHEROE TO £13 per hour D.O.E + Benefits (Pension, OT, Holidays, Parking etc.) DAYS - PERMANENT MULTIPLE ROLES AVAILABLE DUE TO GROWTH A fantastic opportunity to join a well-known precision engineering manufacturer has arisen in the Clitheroe area, looking for an experienced CNC Machinist to join their growing team. The Role: The role of the CNC Machinist will involve: Setting and operating different CNC machines - 2, 3,4 or 5 axis milling and turning machinery Using Fanuc controls to produce metal components. Ability to understand, interpret and work to engineering drawings and to work to tight tolerances. Working in conjunction with the manufacturing engineers and CNC pr...

    Job Type:
    Clitheroe, Lancashire
    Up to £13 per hour + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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    MANUFACTURING ENGINEER (CAD/CAM) TO £38,400 + EXCELLENT BENEFITS (PENSION, OT, HOLIDAYS, BONUS) BARNOLDSWICK DAYS We have a role available to join a leading manufacturer of aerospace products based at their site in Lancashire Following significant growth and an increase in customer demand, we now need to recruit an experienced CAD CAM Engineer for various products within the business. THE ROLE The role of the successful Manufacturing Engineer will include: Project planning and process capability Interpret drawings/ IPC's Cutting tool applications NC Programming Involvement in Continuous Improvement/ Lean activities THE PERSON: The successful Manufacturing Engineer should possess the follo...

    Job Type:
    Barnoldswick, Lancashire
    £0.00 - £38400 per annum + EXCELLENT BENEFITS
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