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The RAeS Careers Service

For more help, the Royal Aeronautical Society Careers Department is your one-stop shop for impartial advice, help and materials on careers in aerospace and aviation – including all types of career pathways civil and military, from engineering and maintenance through to airline pilots and cabin crew, to business and operations. We can also help experienced professionals seeking further career development within the aerospace industry.

Individual Careers Guidance

We offer:

  • FREE 1-2-1 careers sessions on CVs, online applications, interview preparation, job-hunting techniques and more from our London office.
  • The service is free and unlimited to our RAeS members. For non-members, there is a limit on the number of free appointments available.
  • In person – by appointment only at our beautiful London headquarters building
  • By telephone and email – if coming to see us is difficult, we can receive your CV electronically and advise you by pre-booked phone appointment

Careers events

We have a series of events for all ages:

  • Cool Aeronautics – for primary schools
  • Ballantyne – for secondary schools and youth groups
  • Careers in Aerospace & Aviation LIVE – our annual recruitment and careers fair – for those seeking employment in the sector. The next event takes place on Friday 6th November 2020 at our London HQ, contact us for more information. 

All events are free for visitors to attend.

We are also involved in many competitions and other initiatives including the UK Rocketry Challenge run by ADS Group.

On Campus CV and Careers Workshops

For student at university or college on aerospace or aviation related courses, we will come to your university or college  to deliver a FREE CV and Careers and Workshop. The workshop covers:

  • Job hunting advice for aerospace and aviation
  • Useful websites
  • SMEs
  • CV group exercise and tips
  • Online application forms
  • Employability skills

The workshops are one hour in length. We can also follow on the workshop with  ‘Speedy 1-2-1’  sessions for attendees to review CVs.

 

Aviation Careers Map

The Career Map illustrates the huge variety of opportunities within passenger transport and travel. Select one of the industries below to highlight its career path. The ‘i’ icon against each industry will give you an overview of the career opportunities and skills required. Click here to access the map and then click on a job title node to learn more about that particular role.

Careers literature and materials

We produce a range literature and information for individuals, schools, colleges and universities. All items are available FREE of charge and include:

  • Cool Aeronautics booklet for primary ages
  • Career Flightpath Magazine for secondary, college, university and graduate ages
  • ‘Malaga’ careers poster

For younger ages, our Amy Aviation audio and Youtube series with Fun Kids radio introduces the world of aerospace engineering, space and flight in a fun and engaging way and is available to download free of charge.

Download your free copy of Issue 5 of our Career Flightpath magazine, this biannual publication gives you the latest news and tips on careers in aerospace and aviation.   

Getting in touch

If you would like more information, to request materials or book a 1-2-1 appointment or on-campus workshop, please contact the Royal Aeronautical Society Careers team.

 

More careers help

For more help with making applications, why not visit our pages on CVsWriting Compelling Covering LettersSoft Skillls, Online Application Forms and Interviews.

To start your job hunt, or for information about events, programmes and competitions which support aerospace and aviation careers, visit our Directory

More information about careers in aerospace and careers in aviation including how to be an aerospace engineer, how to become a pilot, aircraft maintenance in Roles.

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