Aruba Aerospace Executive Search


  • Richard Crossman, Managing Director
  • Richard Crossman, Owner
  • Number of Employees: Unavailable

Our team specialise in Senior Aerospace Recruitment, particularly Executive Search & Selection in the Aerospace domain and typically for roles with a remuneration of £50k – £250k. We also fully support niche skill, aerospace recruitment challenges for our clients. Depending on the client requirement and where skills present a synergy for the assignment, Aruba Aerospace also source from other sectors which amongst others, include Aviation, Defence, Automotive and Marine.

Every recruitment assignment, be it a full Executive Search for a C-level Business Leader or a Contingency Assignment for an Site Engineering Leader, requires a tailored approach to ensure candidate attraction and delivery success, particularly where the market is faced with high demand for skills that are in limited supply. Aruba Aerospace have a focus in the aerospace domain and purely on permanent recruitment solutions, sourcing from the UK and internationally for clients across the UK. We provide meticulously managed and discreet campaigns for our clients.

There are other Executive Search firms or Aerospace Recruitment Agencies you could choose from but we offer a unique ‘package’ as an aerospace recruitment agency, and that is ultimately of individuals and their recruitment skills which are not available elsewhere and allows us to differentiate what we are able to offer in recruitment expertise and service.

We are a small team, laser focused on our niche of recruiting within the aerospace sector through our Aruba Aerospace brand. We firmly believe it is us as individuals and our ethos that make the difference in what we do:

…..Meticulously Managed Recruitment from an Aerospace Recruitment Agency – Aruba Aerospace

We Are Not In Your Recruitment Supply Chain

Unless you are working with us directly, you will not find Aruba in any of your supply chains. All of our recruitment services require direct partnership working relationships with our end clients as this maximises the success of recruitment campaigns. A single example of the success of this type of working arrangement was our ability to provide an 87% conversion of candidates submitted to be interviewed on all contingency assignments for a large blue chip client during a 12 month recruitment campaign.

Aerospace Recruitment Experience

We’ve been delivering recruitment solutions for the past 16 years predominantly in the aerospace and defence sectors. In various recruitment capacities, we have worked both for and with aerospace and defence organisations, delivering a multitude of recruitment solutions from one-off graduate to board level appointments, to £multi-million managed recruitment services.

Service Focused & NOT Fee Focused 

We are here to add value. Most search firms set their Consultants targets on billings they should be achieving. Our ethos is a focus on customer service and building a relationship for the long term and NOT on fees and targets. The right career move and candidate choice is our driver for both candidate and client respectively. 

Transparent Fee Structure

For an Executive Search, most search firms usually charge 30%-40%+ on the full package £value of an executive hire and invoicing in ‘Thirds’ (billing ¿ for the retainer, ¿ at shortlist and ¿ at placement). At Aruba, we try and lessen your financial outlay at the outset. Firstly, by only applying our executive search fees on the candidate basic salary and car/car allowance (no shares, bonuses or other financial elements of the package are included). Additionally, by providing a fee structure of 26% which we apply as follows: ¼ for the retainer, ¼ at shortlist presentation and ½ on placement. For a Contingency/Database Search, we apply a 12% fee on successful placement.

Aerospace Focused 

Laser focused on this industry sector enables us to identify and network with aerospace candidates day in and day out and not dilute our practice with other sector search assignments. We operate through discreet introductions where we are regularly talking to great talent.

Well Networked

We have an extensive network of candidates on an international level who are active and passive in the aerospace job market and this enables us to react quickly to starting a campaign and ultimately be confident that the aerospace market is fully explored.

Concurrent Search Cap

We cap the number of searches that we undertake at any one time. This ensures that you have the maximum amount of our time and focus of our team on your assignment.

Customer Focused

We deliver a positive client experience through one to one customer service throughout our recruitment process. This is achieved through continued communication from the outset from our initial face to face meeting. You will have one Account Manager/interface throughout the campaign. There is no segmentation of process and passing of you between different teams at different stages.

Original & Bespoke Research

Each and every assignment is totally unique and as such, original research is conducted on each assignment. No search assignment is the same taking into account the candidate profiling of skills, experience and behaviourals and the cultural and operating styles differing from company to company.

Our Bristol Location

Although we are fully mobile, we have located ourselves in Bristol, as the South West of the UK is regarded as one of the largest Aerospace hubs in the UK.

Metrics We Influence

We deliver aerospace recruitment solutions where we focus on adding value through the following recruitment metrics & benefits:

  • Unlocking Your Access To New Aerospace Talent
  • We Help You Build Your Brand Presence As An Employer Destination
  • Reducing Cost Per Hire in Aerospace Recruitment
  • Reducing Time Per Hire in Aerospace Recruitment
  • Delivering Star Candidates with Scarce Aerospace Skills
  • Improving Candidate & Client Experience
  • Increasing Candidate Quality
  • Dedicated to Permanent Aerospace Recruitment

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