We're working to bring a new aircraft type into service. It's a big, challenging job. But with challenge comes reward.
We're a flexible, dynamic team working across every aspect of aircraft design and build. And we're driving towards an incredible vision: to be the future of zero-emissions aviation.
What does that mean for you? The opportunity to join a team doing more than just building aircraft. Whatever your job at HAV, it won't be like anything you have experienced before. You will be contributing to an exciting cause, making a difference not only at HAV, but globally.
People power our business. We are dedicated to our peoples’ wellbeing therefore we offer quality healthcare to all our employees through Vitality.
We work around our team, whether it's working from home or being flexible with your weekly hours, we will support you wherever possible.
Employee assistance programme
We have a team on hand 24/7 to support our team with the challenging situations they might face.
Health Cash Plan
To help with those everyday healthcare costs, from dental check-ups to physiotherapy, we have teamed up with Medicash to further support our employees’ wellbeing.
Perks at work
Via our partnership with Medicash, employees have access to a range of discount options, from gym membership to cinema tickets.
We have partnered with Royal London to support our people to be secure in their retirement, using a salary sacrifice scheme.
Frequently asked questions
We don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach so our recruitment process is tailored to the particular skillset we are looking for. What you can expect, however, is that in all our recruitment and employment practices we are guided by the principles of fairness, equality, diversity and inclusion and those principles will be manifested in how we recruit our people. At the very least you can expect the following:
Two stages in the interview process, delivered virtually or face-to-face, where you will be asked to showcase your technical skills and aptitude and demonstrate that you are generally a good match for the company.
That you will be assessed in terms of your alignment with our company values and behaviours, which are at the core of everything that we do.
We aspire to grow a strong team of open-minded, creative and flexible individuals from diverse backgrounds, respectful of and valuing individual differences to maximise our ability to innovate and deliver better business outcomes. Sometimes this may mean more than your prior experience.
We are in the process of rolling out a new induction programme that ensures that our new recruits become comfortable and effective quickly. The programme is:
Spread over six months to maximise the learning experience.
Semi-structured with some fixed learning opportunities and placing responsibility on individuals to be proactive in their learning.
We do not have a probation period - we trust in our recruitment process and our decisions, we hire our people for a reason and our starting position is to make the relationship work and not to test it.
Our team is currently around 60 people, and we will build over the first year of the production aircraft programme to over 200, and on to many hundreds more. Initially, our main focus will be on rapidly building the Engineering Team to support the early aircraft design work, followed by growing our Production Team ahead of the aircraft build phase and finally we will be looking for test support staff to support the early ground and flight testing. Naturally, we will be recruiting in all other areas of the business across all phases to support our growth.
As is typical for organisations with plans to grow significantly over a relatively short period of time, career opportunities, progression and development paths will be an important feature of employment with us.
Each person joining our team in the future will have their own reason for working with us; however, what lies at the core for everyone working at HAV now, is the common objective of bringing Airlander to market to deliver the future of zero emissions aviation with the ability to change people's lives, creating a sustainable way to travel by air. We want to maintain that ethos and attract the best people to play their part in meeting this goal. Particularly for those that join early, there is the unique opportunity to be part of the whole design/test/operate cycle on a complete and groundbreaking aircraft.
Once we launch our production aircraft programme, we aim to implement an Integrated Product Team (IPT) Structure. The IPTs will comprise the necessary mix of mechanical, electrical and stress engineers to deliver major items of aircraft hardware, be that our payload module (flight deck and cabin), propulsion units, tail fins, etc., as complete and fully ground tested assemblies. This approach worked extremely well on the prototype aircraft programme back in 2015-2017.
About Hybrid Air Vehicles Limited
Our first production aircraft, Airlander 10, will deliver up to a 90% reduction in emissions compared to other aircraft in its various roles, before attaining zero emissions by 2030. Our vision is to be the future of zero-carbon aviation. We expect Airlander to be the first large scale aircraft (capable of carrying up to 100 passengers or 10 tonnes) to achieve zero emissions flight. The production standard aircraft is expected to be in flight from 2026 and in service by 2027. The Airlander family of aircraft serve customers in mobility, logistics, experiential travel, and communications & surveillance.
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