The UK aerospace, defence, security and space sectors support over 1m jobs across the country, providing high-wage and high skilled careers that boost local economies and communities. Direct jobs account for 116k employees in aerospace, 133k employees in defence, 124k employees in security and 45k employees in the space sector.

Ensuring a highly skilled future workforce to deliver a global Britain

Our sectors must remain competitive in attracting talented, creative and inquisitive people across genders and backgrounds to be able to deliver on challenges such as decarbonization, combat air and cyber security.

ADS members are offering apprenticeships in record numbers and is something we’re celebrating during this week of National Apprenticeships Week 2022. There are many routes into our sectors and inclusivity and diversity initiatives, such as The Women in Defence Charter’s 30% by 2030, aims to improve access for all.