The government and industry funded Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme is bringing new and higher levels skills into the UK aerospace sector.  Managed by the the Royal Aeronautical Society in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, the programme is selecting 500 high-calibre people for MSc tuition fee bursaries over a three-year period.  

The programme helps new entrants to UK aerospace connect to potential employers through, for example, a dedicated recruitment web-portal.  Selected Bursary Holders were also invited to meet industry leaders at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow, hosted by ADS and funded by the programme’s industrial partners. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive; we have already received reports of Bursary Holders who have been invited for interviews as a direct result of this networking event.

Originally announced by the Prime Minister in 2012 the programme was further recognized when selected Bursary Holders met the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg during his visit to the Farnborough Air Show 2014 Innovation Zone (photograph courtesy of ADS).  

The Scheme has just completed its second year and has again hit its recruitment targets.  The final recruitment round starts in November 2014. Contact for more information.

Career Opportunities

The Royal Aeronautical Society actively supports the bursary holders to build on their knowledge and skills through our Careers Advice and Guidance service and by hosting Careers in Aerospace LIVE, a dedicated careers fair for anyone looking for a new role within the industry. This year's careers fair will take place on Friday 7 November following the Young Persons Annual Conference. The RAeS jobs board is also well placed to assist job seekers by providing a place to upload their CVs for potential recruiters to view and also browse vacancies across the industry. Visit for more information. 

3 September 2014