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Job Name

Aerospace engineer

Job Description
Aerospace engineers design, build and maintain planes, spacecraft and satellites.

Salary Low
£20,000 Starter

Salary high:
£60,000 Experienced

Typical hours:
39 to 41 a week

Typical Hours per Day:
evenings / weekends occasionally

How to become an Aerospace engineer

You can get into this job through:


University

You can do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in aerospace engineering, avionics, or a related subject like:

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:


College

You can do a higher national certificate (HNC) or diploma (HND) in engineering before applying for a job with an aerospace company. Subjects include:

Entry requirements

You may need:


Apprenticeship


You can do a degree apprenticeship as an aerospace engineer.
Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

Work

You can join a company as an engineering technician and do training on the job to qualify as an engineer.

Direct Application

You can apply for jobs directly if you've got qualifications and experience, for example from working in electrical or electronics engineering.



More Information

Further information

You can find out more about careers in aerospace engineering from Careers in Aerospace.

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

Your day-to-day duties will depend on your role but may include:

Working environment

You could work in an aircraft hangar, on an aircraft, at a client's business, in a factory or in an office.

Your working environment may be cramped.

Career path and progression

With experience, you could specialise in a particular field like:
You could also move up to become a project manager or consultant aerospace engineer.





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