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Royal Aeronautical Society


RAeS & ADS Working in Partnership

Careers in Aerospace is the exciting new careers initiative from the partnership of The Royal Aeronautical Society and ADS Group (Advancing UK AeroSpace, Defence and Security industries) which aims to open a window for young people to explore the opportunities in Aerospace.


Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

Throughout the world aerospace community, the name of the Royal Aeronautical Society is both well known and well respected.But what is the Royal Aeronautical Society, and what is the significance of being a member of the world's senior aerospace body?

The Royal Aeronautical Society is the one multidisciplinary professional institution dedicated to the global aerospace community. Anybody who is a professional within the aerospace industry can belong to the Society. The Society is justifiably proud of its members' range of disciplines, which includes not just engineers and pilots, but also doctors, legal specialists, bankers, air traffic controllers, cabin crew, marketers, journalists, and so on. With headquarters in the United Kingdom, it has members in almost 100 countries worldwide. 

To qualify for Student Affiliate you should be in full-time study intending to follow a career in aerospace. Free membership is available for the duration of your course and gives you access to a number of benefits including monthly online magazines Aerospace Professional and Aerospace International, careers advice and access to scholarships and awards.
For more information and to join up online please visit our student webpage here. 

Careers Guidance Workshops
Are you graduating soon in the UK? The RAeS now offers FREE Careers Guidance workshops to groups of students at your university. You can learn useful tips on how to prepare your CV, making online, written applications & “selling” yourself at that vital interview. Non-members are also welcome to attend these sessions and there will be an opportunity to find out about how membership and professional development can continue to help you in your future career. Email for details.


ADS Group

ADS is the trade organisation advancing UK AeroSpace, Defence and Security industries with Farnborough International Limited as a wholly-owned subsidiary. ADS also encompasses the British Aviation Group (BAG). It is formed from the merger of the Association of Police and Public Security Suppliers (APPSS), the Defence Manufacturers Association (DMA) and the Society of British Aerospace Companies (SBAC).

Everything that ADS does is driven by understanding the issues, opportunities and priorities of the four sectors which ADS represents – Civil Aviation, Defence, Security and Space. It is working with members and gaining this understanding that allows ADS to develop and deliver the services that provide real value. ADS encourages its members to be actively engaged with its work. It is only through constant interchange that ADS can be truly representative, and it is structured to foster this interchange, both through sector specific boards and through a variety of cross cutting boards and special interest groups.