We're constantly on the lookout for practically minded engineers who thrive on a challenge.


Whether you are a seasoned aviation engineer looking for a change, or somebody who is good with their hands and is considering an apprenticeship in the aviation industry,
we'd like to hear from you.


Open Positions

We are looking for a Machinist to work within the machine shop based at our hangars on Duxford Airfield. 


  • Experience working with Heidenhahn TNC and Fanac machines.
  • Good personal skills and the ability to work in a self organised environment.

Machinist / Manual Turner / CNC Turner

Weekend 'AF/BF Inspection' Engineer

We are looking for an engineer with Second World War warbird experience to carry out pre flight / turnaround checks along with AF / BF inspections.

This work will be carried out at Duxford Airfield over a number of weekends throughout the flying season. 


  • Experience in working with Second World War aircraft.
  • Good understanding of aviation engineering.
  • Good personal skills and the ability to work in a self organised environment.

We are looking for an individual to assist with the procurement of difficult to find items for vintage Second World War aircraft along with locating suitable sub-contractors capable of manufacturing components that no longer exist. This post will include the need to carry out research to provide drawings, materials and information to support this manufacturing process.


  • A strong knowledge of manufacturing within the aircraft industry. 
  • Good communication skills.
  • The ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines within a team.

Spares and Obsolescence Engineer


If you have a passion for vintage aircraft and have the skills to maintain engines, airframes and systems then we would like to talk to you. 


  • Background in aviation engineering, preferably through a recognised training system or apprenticeship.
  • Good personal skills and the ability to work in a self organised environment.
  • Engineering qualifications and licences are preferable but not essential at this stage.

Apprentice Engineer

The Aircraft Restoration Company has a recognised apprenticeship scheme which has been running for over 15 years.

John Romain, the company owner, was an apprentice himself at British Aerospace and has a keen knowledge of how important the apprenticeship environment is.

Unfortunately all of our apprenticeship places are currently filled and as such we aren't taking an further applications at this time. We will, however, be looking to take on more once places open up so keep an eye on this space.


  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn the various skills involved in aircraft restoration and engineering.
  • Capable of growing into a team environment and able to communicate well. 
  • Willing to work hard and appreciate the challenges of engineering in the aviation environment. 

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