Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge is the UK’s leading independent aerospace company with a worldwide reputation for engineering excellence. Decades of experience in aircraft design, manufacture, maintenance, conversion, modification and logistic support are firmly backed up by an exceptional range of facilities, including its own airport.
Marshall Aerospace is a global leader with 40 years of maintaining the RAF C-130 Hercules, culminating in the Hercules Integrated Operational Support contract for aircraft through-life support – teamed with UK MoD and Hercules IPT and industry partners Lockheed Martin and Rolls-Royce. Marshall Aerospace specialises in the design, manufacture, certification and testing of major aircraft modifications and conversions, including the installation and testing of the new A400M TP400 engine on a heavily instrumented Hercules flying test bed, the design and manufacture of long range fuel tanks for Boeing on the B747-400ER and B777-200LR and the P-8A Multimission Maritime Aircraft for the US Navy, and a Cabin Safety Improvement and Cockpit Upgrade programme for the RNLAF C-130 Aircraft.
With an in-house design team of over 300 and a significant manufacturing capability, MA is self-contained in the development of its own modification and conversion programmes. There is a long list of past notable achievements including freight and tanker conversions, satellite launch vehicles, and a variety of avionics and general purpose systems conversions.
Marshall Aerospace is one of the few privately-owned companies that runs and operates its own Training School. There are various training programmes available for people of all ages, from Apprenticeships and Graduate schemes, through to Adult Re-Training programmes. The courses provided are integrated within the overall strategic and business aims of the Company. The majority of graduates working at Marshall Aerospace have a suitable engineering background and are employed within the Aircraft Design Office. However, opportunities are also available in the commercial department and in technical and project management roles.
All graduates employed by Marshall Aerospace are eligible to participate in the company's Royal Aeronautical Society accredited training scheme. This is a structured scheme, satisfying the requirements for Continued Professional Development and/or matching Section in accordance with UKSPEC, and providing a route to Professional Registration as a Chartered or Incorporated Engineer.
Many graduates join through the undergraduate placement programme, which takes the form of work experience and training during a sandwich year, followed by a sponsorship bursary for the final year of their degree. Applications need to be submitted by mid January to allow selection for a placement starting in the summer.