ADS careers

ADS teams work across innovative industries, supporting over 1000 UK businesses operating in the aerospace, defence, security and space sectors. With business expanding fast, ADS is always on the look out for new talent.

If you would like to advance your career and become part of a fast growing global industry, view our latest vacancies below.

Current vacancies

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Head of Space UK- Business Development

The role of Head of UK Space has been created to ensure that robust plans and deliverables are in place to sustain net growth in membership numbers within the Space sector, ensuring that ADS delivers on its business priorities for the membership, within budget. A strong focus will be on growing and strengthening ADS in the space sector, coordinating and leading on industry business development activities and opportunities. Effective support will be delivered, and a range of products and services designed to enhance the member value proposition. Covering the whole of the United Kingdom, with regular travel across our offices in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland, effective communication is essential to ensure all teams are aligned in driving the recruitment and retention of Space sector members.
  • Department: UKSpace
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Scotland
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Manager - BAG (British Aviation Group)

The BAG Manager is responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of BAG’s Special Interest Groups (SIGS) and Regional activity as well as the development and collation of content for BAG’s business intelligence platforms and documents. Following a sustained period of growth in membership numbers and an increase in the range of activities offered to support members we are looking to strengthen the BAG team and therefore this new role has been created.
  • Department: BAG
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Farnborough - ShowCentre
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Events Administrative Assistant

This role will provide administrative support to the Events and Sales Team. You will provide administrative support to deliver events across the ADS annual event programme. Responsible for providing key administration support to the event team, you will be supporting a full programme of events. Mainly acting as a key point of contact in the office to provide support for all members of the event team, and providing support at a few key events onsite within the UK, this will be a varied and busy role, so applicants should be extremely organised and have the ability to multi task. The role reports directly to Head of Event Operations.
  • Department: Events
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Farnborough - ShowCentre
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Administration and Event Management

ADS Northern Ireland is a key regional office supporting many member companies in Northern Ireland and expanding membership into Southern Ireland. The purpose of this role is to provide administration and event management support for the region.
  • Department: Regional (Scotland & NI)
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: Northern Ireland
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We offer a range of employee benefits

  • Annual leave 28 days plus public holidays
  • Bonus discretionary annual bonus
  • Pension 6% employer contribution after 12 weeks employment
  • Life Assurance cover at 3 x annual salary from start date
  • Private Health Insurance upon successful completion of probationary period
  • Parking free and secure parking for all employees based in Farnborough
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Volunteering 2 x paid days per annum for volunteering
  • Eye Tests annual Eye Test and £50 toward glasses for VDU use
  • Cycling cycle to work scheme

Employee Testimonials

I have only recently begun my career with ADS as an Event Sales Account Manager. I have found that the team has a fantastic work ethic, one that I have quickly felt a part of, where everyone pulls in together to make sure the events run as efficiently and successfully as possible. My role is varied and challenging but I know help will always be given should I need it. Even with the high levels of pressure attached to sales and events, the office always has a positive and relaxing atmosphere which I feel is essential to success. I’m excited to see where my new role at ADS will take me in this fast growing sector.

Event Sales Account Manager (4 months)

Working for ADS Group has opened my eyes to what really happens within our fascinating industries. My role has enabled me to learn and meet different kinds of organisations that I thought only existed in movies! I am fortunate that ADS and my team are flexible which allows me to travel to meet with potential and existing clients and has enabled me to expand my personal and professional network. It’s also great to have insight into the innovative products that are showcased at exhibitions and events.

Membership Account Manager (3.5 years)

As Business Development Manager in Northern Ireland, my role is quite wide and varied; we assist members with any related queries and if we can’t answer locally, we engage with our colleagues in London, Scotland or Farnborough. We’re passionate about growing our sectors and the Northern Ireland Growth challenge where we work closely with the Government body, Invest NI, is well on track to exceed its initial target.
I would recommend ADS to anyone – I was a long term industry guy but the ADS role, I believe has not only helped me develop further, but also helped me to see the wider network of security, defence, space.

Although we aren’t geographically close, I enjoy meeting up with colleagues at the various events and special interest groups; amongst the work we always have a bit of craic re football or rugby!
Definitely a great career and personally rewarding when a member says Thanks!

Business Development Manager, Northern Ireland (2 years)

I joined ADS in 2016 after working for nearly 18 years for a large aerospace systems company in France and the UK. I began work supporting the business development of ADS member companies, working with the Department of International Trade to promote UK companies for export opportunities. Now I am the Programme Director for the NATEP Programme, supporting UK SMEs through a programme of funding and mentoring. 

ADS offers an excellent working experience, with experienced and talented colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and sectors. The culture is one of trust and employees are empowered to provide insight and opinions across a wide range of subjects.

NATEP Programme Director (2 years)