Frequently Asked Questions

The industry is fast-paced and competitive, and highly-regulated. There are stringent requirements for some roles: for example, with technical jobs, it’s essential that candidates hold the necessary qualifications and have experience in the role they are applying for. Opportunities exist for skilled, ambitious candidates, whether you are a trained pilot or a certified engineer. 
Employers are looking for a blend of qualifications and experience, which can be gained through university or college courses, training schools, apprenticeships and work experience in the industry. If you need advice on recommended training schools, or certification courses for the role you are seeking, or to find out about what each section of the industry requires, for roles all around the world, get in touch with our expert team.
Aviation industry employers are also increasingly looking for candidates with transferable skills who are seeking a career move. Skills gained from past employment in purchasing, supply chain, project management, technical authoring and other roles are all helpful. We also need individuals with specialist workshop skills such as semi-skilled technicians, composites and bench technicians. The industry is evolving and there are great opportunities for skilled, qualified and experienced candidates as well as those who have transferable skills and experience and are willing to undergo further industry training.

Sorry, but Tom Adams Associates do not recruit for cabin crew positions. Take a look through the many other aviation industry roles we offer and you may find a position that your skills are the perfect match for, and which we can help you with. If not, we wish you the best of luck in your cabin crew career.

The job sectors we cover include (but are not limited to) the following roles:
Flight crew
Pilot, First Officer
Manufacturing and maintenance 
Manufacturing personnel, Licensed engineer for line and base maintenance, Stress engineer, Systems engineer, Technical author, Project manager, Sheet metal worker, Stores personnel, Procurement, Manufacturing engineer, Paint technician, Composite laminator, Airframe fitter, Aircraft mechanic, Avionic technician, Composite technician, CNC operator, Maintenance planner, Interior trimmer, 145 Repair and workshop technician, IFE engineer
Aviation design
CAD engineer/design engineer, 3D modelling engineer, Technical support engineer, Aircraft technical representative
Quality and Safety management
Quality manager, Quality engineer

Our services are completely free, so register your CV with Tom Adams Associates today to find your next aviation job!

We are global specialists in aerospace recruitment and have extensive experience in the aviation industry – we only work with trusted firms which offer excellent opportunities for career progression, and we know what skills the industry needs, and the type of candidates employers are looking for. 

You can register your CV, or if you have any queries, you can send us an email on [email protected], or call us today on +44 (0) 1612661023 for a chat about your next career step. 
Our friendly, expert team are ready to help you!
You can register your CV, drop us an email or call us today for a chat about your next career move.

Our Skills Analyser tool rates and matches candidates' skills, ensuring that you are matched with relevant jobs. When you upload your CV, the Skills Analyser gives you the option to rate your skills as 'qualified' 'competent' or 'has experience' – please be honest! This information feeds into our database and ensures that we match you with the best-fit job for your skills.

It couldn't be easier! Just click the 'Register CV' button on our homepage and you'll be taken to the submission form, where you can add your personal details and upload your CV.

Yes, you will need to be a UK national (with a British passport) or have permission to work in the European Union in order to register with us and find a job in the aviation industry.

No, we don't just recruit for roles in the aviation industry. In fact, we recruit candidates for a wide range of engineering and manufacturing roles across wider industries including the mechanical and electrical sectors. So if you are looking for a role which makes use of your engineering skills or manufacturing experience, we can help you to find the perfect position, or to make a career move that makes use of your transferable skills.

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