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Dedicated to sourcing global talent for military & defence equipment manufacturers across all corners of the supply chain including aircraft, ground defences, marine systems, munitions, countermeasures, satcoms, and protective & tactical clothing.

During 2022, the defence manufacturing industry has suffered a similar skill shortage to the general UK manufacturing industry with the four out of the top five defence manufacturing companies reporting increasing numbers of unfilled vacancies. Demand for skilled staff has continually outweighed supply.

Morgan Ryders heritage has been defined through supporting manufacturing companies to identify individuals with the ability to transfer their skills from general manufacturing to other specialist industries such as defence.

With the average length of service of 9 years with Morgan Ryder, our staff are experts in identifying the transferrable skills necessary for candidates to excel in a new industry.

Each Consultant is focused on a specific range of skills within your industry sector.

Our recruitment process is designed to attract the very best available candidates on the market and successfully place them.  

Royal Marine veteran Steven Hicks joined Morgan Ryder in 2021 to extend our reach into the defence sector. His contribution to the team has helped our group's 20-year manufacturing customer portfolio attract specialist and leadership talent from within military and civilian defence organisations.

Steven's network complements our established candidate network in the defence equipment supply chain, together, we are able to offer you access to skills across all corners of the sector.

Click here to view the structure of our candidate network.