Aerospace Careers in the Southwest

We collate the latest jobs and opportunities within the Aerospace, Defence and Advanced Engineering sectors in the Southwest.

Aerospace Careers in the Southwest
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Senior Aerospace Estimator

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W G Jones has a long and established reputation for customer excellence and responsiveness in the supply of complex, quality critical precision machined components and related assemblies.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager at our Verwood factory, the successful Engineer will work as part of a small team in a fast-paced environment liaising closely with Customers, our production Department and sub-contract suppliers on all aspects, from the supply of raw materials, machining, assembly and surface treatments of Aerospace components.

We are looking for an experienced individual who understands the requirements to compile a robust quotation to our valued Customer base.

The successful candidate will understand:

  • detailed manufacturing drawings and produce machining manufacturing methods in-conjunction with customer specifications for turning, milling, grinding and the treatments of components.
  • Costing processes and quotation compilation.
  • Aerospace materials and subcontract treatment processes.
  • Microsoft office tools


The successful candidate will be:

  • A good communicator, both verbally and written
  • A team player
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Able to prioritise workloads
  • Proactive


Salary: £60k/year

Contact Nicola for details of our competitive salary package on: 01202 825467 or visit

1st Tier aerospace manufacturer and WEAF member is looking to recruit R&D specialists.

1st Tier aerospace manufacturer and WEAF member is looking to recruit R&D specialists. 

Sr. Advanced Systems engineer – Thermal Management Systems Engineer 

Thermal Management Subsystem Analyst  

The worldwide push for net zero aviation creates significant opportunities for the company to maintain thier position at the forefront of global aerospace technology development by taking new hydrogen-based technologies from concepts through to mature technologies that will drive the revolution towards net zero aviation. 

The WEAF member are looking for multiple roles to join an established multi-disciplinary R&D team based in the Southwest of England to work on technology developments, from initial concepts up to prototypes demonstrated in flight.  

For further information please send your contact details to and the WEAF team will forward the information to the WEAF member in question. 



MSA Foams Ltd is one of the largest foam converts in the United Kingdom and we are based in Dorset on the Ferndown Industrial Estate.

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At our manufacturing facility we produce custom foam inserts for various vendors which include Aerospace, Military, Automotive, Marketing and Engineering.
This is an exciting time to join a rapidly growing business in the position of CNC Programmer.


  • Operating, Setting, and Programming various machines in our CNC department
  • Converting CAD for waterjet and Laser engraver
  • Optimise programming (CADCAM) for production runs
  • Working along side other departments to help implement or drive improvements.
  • Check each manufactured product is machined to the correct specification
  • Carry out daily checks on machinery before use
  • Follow our scheduling system, highlighting any issues/delays to your Team Leader
  • Fill in all relevant paperwork included in our Job Pack
  • Produce products in line with our ISO procedure
  • Update our live schedule on completion of each Job



Our business is looking for an enthusiastic individual who is a great team player, with a can-do approach and good communication skills. Has the ability to problem solve and always aiming to keep production on track. They must also be comfortable reading technical drawings and have a Full UK driving licence.
Training will be given on all machinery and CADCAM software, but basic knowledge is essential.

The successful candidate will be working on a variety of machinery including 3 axis CNC routers, water-Jet cutter, laser engraver and a 5 Axis CNC router which will be arriving in 2023. The CADCAM package we use is AlphaCAM and a basic knowledge of this package or similar CAD software is desirable.


  • Working hours are 39 per week Monday-Friday


  • £14 – £17 per hour depending on skills and qualifications


  • Full time permanent position


  • Ferndown Industrial Estate: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Both employee and employer pension contributions are paid for by the Employer
  • Onsite parking
  • Free tea and Coffee
  • Overtime paid at time and a half
  • A friendly working environment


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