To become this type of engineer you will need to have excellent maths and IT skills. You will need to be able to use computer aided design or manufacturing software. You will also need good technical knowledge. To do this job you will normally need a degree, BTEC or HND in a relevant engineering subject.
Aerospace engineers work on the development of aircraft and related technology. Their work covers fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, space vehicles, missiles and weapons, flight simulators and flight components.
As an aerospace engineer, you could work in research and development, testing or production and maintenance.
Did you know we have a local airline company based in Exeter that run and maintain their own aircraft?