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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.

Our careers appointments are available virtually via MS Teams, we can now offer in-person meetings at our London HQ. However, these are very limited and we must have advanced notice. 

Due to high demand, in preparation for an appointment:

  • Please have a copy of your CV to send to us beforehand
  • Please send us any questions or anything specific you would like to discuss before the meeting, so we can get the best advice for you.

We look forward to speaking with you and supporting you in your aerospace/aviation career journey.

Email to book your appointment 

Careers, Employability and Mentoring information packs

The Royal Aeronautical Society Careers & Skills Team have produced this resource pack to inform and support those with an early interest in aerospace and aviation and those who are looking for a career move into one of the most exciting and innovative sectors. As the industry looks forward into the next 50 years, revolutionary projects will unlock the air as a route to deliver a broad range of new, sustainable services. All the content can be accessed via the links in each section of the pack.


Careers & Employability 

Entry Routes into Aerospace & Aviation & Mentoring 


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.
  • Online – by appointment only via virtual conference call.
  • In person – by appointment only at our beautiful London headquarters building (currently very limited due Covid-19 restrictions).
  • By telephone and email – if coming to see us is difficult, we can receive your CV electronically and advise you by pre-booked phone/virtual appointment.

Careers events

We have a series of events for all ages:

  • Cool Aeronautics – for primary schools (returning 2022).
  • Ballantyne – for secondary schools and youth groups – TBC at the moment 
  • Careers in Aerospace & Aviation LIVE – our annual recruitment and careers fair – for those seeking employment in the sector. The next event takes place in November 2022, 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 & Virtual 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/virtual 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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