Aerospace graduates take off with exciting career opportunities

In contrast to many traditional graduate schemes, Osprey’s bespoke graduate programme offers genuine responsibility from the outset and provides unique insights into both civil and defence aviation markets. 

Whilst supported by our established programme and staff, we equally encourage graduates to take charge of their development by making an active contribution to an experienced and technically excellent team.  This is reinforced by our close affiliation with The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) who provide a structured path for all staff to achieve professional registration.

Last month we welcomed Alex Fido, our latest Aerospace Engineering graduate from UWE.  Since joining, Alex has already been involved in a variety of technical support tasks and has taken the lead in conducting Line of Sight Assessments for our Airports and Airspace Team.

Dan Arden joined Osprey in 2018 whilst completing a BEng in Aerospace Engineering.  Over the past year he has been working as a Technical Analyst helping to deliver various Air Platforms & Systems programmes for our Defence clients, most recently drawing specific praise for the contribution he made in progressing a stalled project.

Dan said “I’ve experienced so many aspects of the business during my first year. Although I’ve been on a steep learning curve, I feel that I’ve been both supported and challenged to develop and learn new skills. I can also see where my deliverables fit and understand exactly how I’ve contributed to a project.”

Jon Arden, Managing Director at Osprey commented “We’ve demonstrated that when you tailor a programme to meet both the career aspirations of the individual and the needs of the business, you can quickly transform a graduate into a valuable member of the team. It equally means they quickly turn their academic success into tangible outcomes. Whilst Osprey is able to boast many years of aviation experience, we will always ensure our junior members of staff are given a clearly defined career path.  Indeed we are delighted that our very first graduate has just been promoted to a Deputy Director position, as a result of his outstanding work, dedication and development.”

We will shortly start the search for our next graduate intake.  Look out for us at University Careers Fairs in Bristol, Surrey and Lincoln.

In the meantime, if you are interested in a graduate career with Osprey, please contact Alisha Annan [email protected]

Photo: Dan Arden at his recent graduation ceremony in Bristol

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