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If you are interested in any of the opportunities detailed below please apply to recruitment email with a comprehensive, up to date CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role and giving full contact details.

Please note that by submitting your application by email you are confirming that you have read and accepted the terms of our Job Applicant Privacy Notice – a full copy of which can be seen here.

All our roles are based on our Bedford, UK site which is well positioned and has ample secure parking for cars, motorcycles and bikes.

All applicants must be able to satisfy security clearance requirements (including 5 years continuous UK residency prior to application).

A competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package is offered.

Aircraft Research Association Ltd is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We recognize the value in an inclusive and diverse workforce and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Privacy Agreement

If you apply for a position with Aircraft Research Association Ltd by sending your details to we will use the information you provide to assist in the selection process as set out below.
Information provided by you will be retained only for as long as is required for the purposes of:

  • The administration of your application
  • Contacting you in relation to your application or employment (this could be by email, post or telephone)
  • Abiding by any legal or regulatory requirements
  • Forming the basis of employment records, if your application is successful

By submitting your application online, you will be giving your consent to ARA Ltd to process your personal data for the purposes explained above. If you are unsuccessful your application will be deleted, if you are successful your personal data will be retained for employment records and an Employee Privacy Notice will be available to you explaining how we use and protect your personal data.

Click below to find out more about current our vacancies: 

Metal Model Maker

SHE Manager (18 MONTHS FTC)

Technical Author – 12 months FTC (4B)

Engineering Services Team Leader x2 (4B)

Labview Developer (Grade 4B)

Mechanical Engineer (Early Careers Opportunity)

Electrical and Electronic Engineer (Early Career Opportunity)