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fit for the
natural world.

Welcome to GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace is the world's leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With manufacturing facilities in 12 countries covering Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas we produce aerostructures, engine systems, electrical wiring systems, landing gear and transparencies for 90% of the world's most advanced aircraft and aero-engines.

Aerospace engineers have been inspired by nature throughout the history of flight. At GKN Aerospace our heritage goes back to 1759 - and through those 260 + years we've honed our world-class design, manufacturing and engineering skills. We have a reputation for quality and innovation that stretches back to the early days of aviation.

Who we are

In the last decade we've made record investments into research and development to accelerate sustainable aviation and the ultimate goal of net zero by 2050. We're doing everything possible now to reduce emmissions and waste in our manufacturing processes and we've deeply invested in the future of flight through new materials and processes, electrification and hydrogen propulsion technologies.

We're making Aerospace fit for the natural world.
Who we are looking for

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented people with the skills and passion to become leaders of the future in what they do.

Whether it's a career as an engineer innovating to overcome technical challenges, a fitter on the shop floor using your meticulous attention to detail and quality to build the precision parts we make, or as an executive helping to lead the business, choosing GKN Aerospace means you are joining a global aerospace company on a mission to be the most trusted and sustainable partner in the sky.

Learning & development

GKN Aerospace has a structured approach to career and personal development, and supports all employees to develop their capabilities and realise their aspirations. You can be confident that you will have access to the very best training. We want you to succeed and will invest to make this happen.


Our ambition to be the most sustainable partner in the sky has real purpose and is opening up a world of fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities.

Diversity, inclusion & belonging

Our goal is to embrace the human attributes that make each of us unique, to value those attributes and their uniqueness, and to create an environment where everyone feels welcome to contribute. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams.

Our People

Our people work with passion and determination to make aircraft fly further, faster and greener. We draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. We build our teams on trust and respect, we believe there is power in people, but even greater power in teams.

Our locations in the Netherlands

We are a company of over 15,000 people, across 12 countries covering Asia Pacific, Europe and the Americas. Here in the Netherlands, we currently have opportunities in four locations. We are investing significantly and for the long-term to create two vibrant, modern Centres of Excellence in Papendrecht and Hoogeveen.


In Papendrecht we're growing at pace and this will soon be a multi-technology aerospace campus with over 1,800 people working here. We're building advanced aircraft structures and systems on the amazing heritage that Fokker pioneered here and bringing together and streamlining many of our manufacturing processes.


More than 1000 colleagues are involved in the design and manufacturing of components and systems for state-of-the-art defense aircraft and rotorcraft like F-35 and Apache. Hoogeveen is also the location of GKN Aerospace's global technology centre for lightweight thermoplastic composite technologies supporting the next generation of sustainable aircraft.

Helmond and Hoogerheide

We will move our Landing Gear and the Wiring activities from Helmond and Hoogerheide, to Papendrecht in 2022 and 2023.

Employee benefits
  • Competitive salary plus vacation allowance 8%
  • Vacation days and ADV days (40-42 per annum)
  • Pension plans at PME
  • Home to work travel allowance
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Canteen facilities
  • Plus lots more...

GKN Aerospace is a company where the contribution of our people is truly valued. We listen to our people and their safety and well-being is our top priority.


There's no doubt that we have a passion for flying, but we care for the planet in equal measure - which is why we're on a mission to make aerospace fit for the natural world.


We are a Tier 1 supplier to the aerospace industries biggest names, so a career at GKN Aerospace can truly offer you an unrivalled breadth of experience to achieve your true potential.