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Women in Aviation and Aerospace

Women in Aviation and Aerospace

Aviation and Aerospace Roles



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  • Case Study »
    • The aviation and aerospace industries cover different airspace.
    • The aviation industry deals with all-things aircraft-related within the earth's atmosphere. These dealings include the design, manufacture and operation of many types of aircraft within this airspace.
    • The aerospace industry also designs and manufactures various forms of aircraft, the industry, as a whole, extends beyond operations within the earth's atmosphere and conducts aircraft operations in space.

  • Did you know? »
    • Only 16 percent of the aircraft, spacecraft, and manufacturing subgroup within aerospace are women.
  • Routes »

     University: You can do a foundation degree, higher national diploma or degree in aerospace engineering, avionics, or a related subject.

    • electrical or electronic engineering
    • mechanical engineering
    • manufacturing or product engineering
    • physics or applied physics
    • software engineering or mathematics

    College: You can do a higher national certificate (HNC) or diploma (HND) in engineering before applying for a job with an aerospace or aviation company. Subjects include:

    • Level 4 HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
    • Level 5 HND Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering
    • Level 5 HND Diploma in Electrical Engineering

    Apprenticeship: You can do a degree apprenticeship as an aerospace or aviation company.

  • Entry Requirements »


    • 1 or 2 A levels, or equivalent, for a foundation degree or higher national diploma
    • 2 or 3 A levels, or equivalent, including maths


    • 1 or 2 A levels, a level 3 diploma or relevant experience for a level 4 or level 5 course


    • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a higher or degree apprenticeship
  • Skills and Knowledge »
    • Knowledge of engineering science and technology
    • Maths knowledge
    • Design skills and knowledge
    • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal communication skills
    • Science skills
    • Analytical thinking skills
    • The ability to read English
    • To be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

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« Ambassador Profiles

I changed the perception of a woman working in aviation by working really hard, and I have the opportunity to work in an airplane.