Best overseas travel opportunities for UK aerospace engineers

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

Although there are plenty of job opportunities in for UK aerospace engineers, even more exist overseas. The demand for bigger aircrafts, heightened security and new technologies is expected to lead to a growth of the industry this year and a global net worth of $352.5 billion by 2023 – which means more opportunities for high-skilled aerospace workers abroad. Roles are available across manufacturing, design, research and development in some of the most sought-after destinations in the world. Here’s our top five!

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1. Australia – Melbourne

Over 800 companies work within Australia’s aerospace industry, a sector that generates approximately A$4 billion each year . The state of Victoria, described as “Australia’s manufacturing hub”, has over 100 companies located in this area alone, employing 17,000 people. BAE Systems and Boeing, two of the country’s largest defence providers, are located in the vibrant city of Melbourne, offering job opportunities for engineers at all levels in a beautiful, coastal destination.

2. France – Toulouse

Over 180,000 people are currently employed in France’s aerospace industry, with 21,000 of those working for Airbus Group in Toulouse, one of the country’s largest metropolises. Airbus Group has several industrial sites outside of the city which are the final assembly points, as well as a specialist training centre, Airbus’ Saint-Eloi factory and the company headquarters. Providing jobs across production, manufacturing and customer support, Airbus Group is one of the biggest employers in the region. With beautiful coral-coloured architecture, calming trips along the Garonne River and the liveliness of a bustling city, Toulouse makes a pleasing location to both live and work.

3. USA – San Diego

Since 2004, San Diego’s aerospace division has substantially grown, with aerospace employment rising by a massive 60% in the region. Approximately there are 85,000 aerospace workers in Southern California, which makes up a quarter of the industry’s national employment. Two naval bases and a marine base located in San Diego means even more opportunities for defence, while aviation companies currently residing in the city include GKN Aerospace, Cubic Corporation and SNC Space Systems. Known for its beaches, warm climate and museums, San Diego is a beautiful, calming destination full of opportunities.

4. Switzerland – Geneva

Did you know Switzerland is home to 500 aerospace companies? Jobs are available working with some of the biggest names in this sector, including Altran – based in Geneva, RUAG – based in Bern, Aurora Swiss Aerospace, Bombardier and AMAC. Over 52,000 full-time workers are employed in Swiss aerospace and aviation, across maintenance, repair and corporate flights. This country is a popular relocation destination, with the world-famous Swiss Alps, charming villages and relaxing lakeside destinations appealing to candidates.

5. Brazil – São Paulo

The third largest aircraft manufacturer, Embraer, is located in the busy state of São Paulo, Brazil, where it owns almost 90% of the local market. There are around 50 other companies working in this area linked to Embraer or subsidiaries of foreign aerospace companies, offering employment in manufacturing, design, maintenance and repair. São Paulo is one of the most populous cities in the world, with an estimated 20 million people living here. Expect astounding skyscrapers, gourmet restaurants, cultural museums and plenty of engineering opportunities.

Fancy a change of location for UK aerospace engineers? View our latest aerospace job listings to take the next step in your career.

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Maintenance Engineer

Morson Talent are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer on an initial 12 months FTC basis (Likely to be perm for the right candidate) in the Manchester area. Location Manchester Salary £37,000 + 20% uplift for occasional shift work Hours Days based - Occasional cover shift work (6-2 / 2-10) The Person: * NVQ 3 or above in Engineering ESSENTIAL * Multiskilled - Mechanically / Electrically biased * Various backgrounds considered: Manufacturing, Automotive, Food, Distribution Centres, Automated Warehouse, Recycling, Biomass, Packaging or Printing, Chemical Plant, Brewery, Paper, Manufacturing Plant, Electromechanical / Automated Plant. * Health and safety focused, good awareness and a can do attitude. Desirable: * Bottling, material handling, AGV's, stackers, palletisers * Pneumatics, hydraulics The Job: * Assist with breakdowns maintenance and reliability of electromechanical machinery, equipment, and plant. * Maintenance of various sections of the plant - PPM and fault finding * Monitor production process & machinery performance. * Assist with PPM & breakdown. * Continuous improvement If you are interested in a new opportunity and would like to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 07739311930 or reply with an updated CV.

System Engineer

A Systems Engineer contractor is sought for a contract in Stevenage, Hertfordshire for a SATELLITE DIGITAL PROCESSOR SYSTEM ENGINEER position.Our client seek an expert in digital signal processor design and validation to join the design team responsible for the secure telecommand and telemetry system for a military communication satellite.The role requires an all-round grasp of the digital system, which includes both cryptographic and modem equipment, and its hardware implementation in order to support both system analyses and commissioning of prototype hardware. KEY SKILLS / PROVEN ABILITYProven Ability in any or all of the following topics will be valuable -Failure mode and related system analyses: FMEA / FMECA, single event effects and security analysis;Cryptographic processing and associated security functions;Modem functions (modulation and coding);Implementation of reliable digital signal processing hardware;FPGA-based prototyping and debugging;End-to-end RF communication systems testingSector knowledge: Space / Aerospace / Defence / Communications ADDITIONALTravel - Occasional travel to other UK sitesBase of Work - Following a familiarisation period on site this role will be working from home then working on site once COVID restrictions are lifted by the client - candidates must be able to work on site full time when required

Composite Technician - Aerospace Panels

Morson are currently looking for experienced composite technicians for our client for roles based in Stevenage.Job Profile Assembly and final assembly of sandwich aluminium composite panel production. Inclusive of: - Potting of inserts Bonding of various brackets and equipment Film adhesives Panel completion General hot and cold bonding processes Drilling, reaming etc. High tolerance requirements (typically better than 0.05mm in various areas). Experience Essential:- Ability to work from detailed drawings and electronic work instructions - within specific procedures Experience working to procedures with checkpoints/quality gates Previous experience such as mechanical fitter, close tolerance sheet metal worker, time served mechanical technician Experience in industries such as Space/Aerospace/Automotive/Motorsport etc. Ability to work in confined spaces above floor level Desirable:- Knowledge of satellite structure assemblies or similar Modern apprenticeship Clean room experience Shifts Weekly rotating double day shifts - 06:00hrs to 14:00 hrs 14:00 hrs to 22:00 hrs Some weekend working Saturday or Sunday may be required at peak times. Other There will be a skills test at interview The successful candidate will be required to pass BPSS security clearance before confirmation of contract offer. Free parking is provided for this role in a municipal car park located approximately fifteen minutes' walk from site.

Warehouse Operative

Warehouse operative Principal Responsibilities Health and safety: Must ensure that safe working practices as stipulated by the company are adhered to at all times. Undertake any relevant HSE training as required. Picking: Accurately collect parts from various locations within the warehouse without introducing errors. Packing: To consolidate picked goods in a secure manner for direct shipment to external/internal customers. 100% double check on picked items to achieve very high accuracy levels. Dispatch: Consolidate packages on the relevant pallet and prepare for collection, i.e. pallet wrapping / loading into carrier cages. Goods Inwards: Check deliveries for damage and check against the delivery note to ensure that we have received the correct quantities of the correct products. Using Rf scanners Communication: On a day-to-day basis communication between various departments is normal. Responsibility for dealing with day-to-day enquiries in a friendly yet professional manner applies to all logistics staff. Operation of a Powered industrial truck is desirable if operator holds licence and is authorised. Other key links & experience areas Customer Services Manufacturing/Goods In Carriers/Couriers ISC Office Please note that these roles are currently part time hours from 4pm - 8pm.

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