Aerospace Engineers

Aerospace engineers research develop and design aircraft, spacecraft and their components.


New workers
£ 28,503
£ 46,625
£ 70,994

Available jobs

In the past year there were 38,803 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.

  • Ensures that equipment, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and safety standards.

  • Analyses test data; undertakes research and advises on all aspects of aircraft, spacecraft and their systems.

  • Organises and plans projects, arranges work schedules, carries out inspection work and plans maintenance control.

  • Conceives and develops engineering designs from product ideas in aerospace engineering.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Aerospace Engineering

  • Airworthiness

  • Project Management

  • Systems Engineering

  • Auditing

  • Aircraft Maintenance

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • Avionics

  • New Product Development

  • Project Engineering

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Leadership

  • Detail Oriented

  • Innovation

  • Teamwork

  • Research

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.