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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Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer and Director of Policy

As Executive Assistant to two directors, the Chief Executive Officer and Director of Policy, you will provide multi-faceted support to both offices. Duties may be clerical, administrative and project-based and include scheduling travel, arranging meetings, handling information requests, screening and responding to communications including email, preparing reports and correspondence and liaising with board members.
  • Department: Business Support
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: London, Albert Embankment
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Policy Adviser Aerospace

The Aerospace Policy Adviser plays a key role in representing and supporting the UK’s aerospace. Managing critical policy issues such as the industry’s input into the UK’s Aviation Strategy, climate change and environmental policies, and aviation safety regulations, this role helps to establish aerospace policy priorities and ensures they are supported by a strong evidential base. The Aerospace Policy Advisor leads our engagement with officials in the Department for Transport and with the Civil Aviation Authority. Working across ADS teams, they will provide data, analysis and advice to member companies on the industrial contribution of UK Aerospace.
  • Department: Policy, Media & Public Affairs
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: London, Albert Embankment
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Aerospace Innovation Executive

To support the Innovation aspects of the “Innovation and Engineering” activity with the ADS Aerospace Team, which includes major programmes such as Urban Air Mobility and Industrial Digitalisation, as well as cross-cutting topics such as innovation funding, University and RTO engagement. This is a new role that supports the ADS business objective of encouraging its members to invest in Innovation and Technology. It provides a fantastic opportunity at the heart of the Industry, to enable the UK aerospace industry to bring forward research, technology and innovation. Key to success will be the incumbent’s understanding of how technology is developed and brought into products and services, the global technology trends that impact Aerospace, and how those technologies are transforming and disrupting the sector.
  • Department: Aerospace
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: London, Albert Embankment
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Membership Account Manager

Responsible for implementation and delivery of Membership recruitment, retention and revenue targets for ADS Membership. Maintaining net growth in the membership numbers at over 1,000 and securing the financial revenues to ADS in excess of £5m. Responsible for the effective use of resource to ensure Member recruitment, engagement, participation and satisfaction is achieved across the Membership base. Responsible for developing and implementing the processes to support the core functions of membership services - Sales, Applications, Induction, follow up, account management, retention, renewal and associated activity required to embed all Members as valued customers. The Membership Account Manager role will deliver against defined objectives set by the Membership Director to ensure all processes and associated activity for the acquisition, retention and ‘customer experience’ is managed in an efficient and effect way on a daily basis.
  • Department: Membership & Comms
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Location: ShowCentre
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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)