Our aim is to transform what we are known for – to make Farnborough International a globally recognised brand, famous for its pioneering spirit in delivering world class Airshows and hosting business events in our state of the art 20,000 sqm exhibition and conference centre.

With new exciting opportunities on the horizon and the business expanding fast, Farnborough International is always looking to strengthen its world class team.

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The Role

Farnborough International is looking for a new Aerospace Editor to join its award-winning digital news channel (FINN: Farnborough International News Network).

The successful candidate will have an established little black book of key industry leaders for authoritative comment and insight, be an inspired, dynamic, proactive, proven industry influencer and hands-on editor.

This individual will strengthen and develop a world-class thought leadership programme and influential editorial strategy.

The hire will play a vital role in distilling the essence of the iconic Farnborough brand for a digital international audience that looks to Farnborough for objective and authoritative guidance on the issues impacting the aerospace industry.

This will be a highly visible and important hire as the editor will be a key component in a comprehensive investment and strategic alignment programme ensuring that FINN output is worldclass.

The role reports directly to the Head of FINN.

The Skills & Competencies

    • Degree educated.
    • B2B journalist familiar with the aerospace and defense industries.
    • Minimum one year’s experience at editor level or two years at assistant or news editor level, however we will consider those candidates without this background should they demonstrate exceptional potential.
    • Excellent journalistic writing, interviewing and proof-reading skills.
    • Ability to build a network – we are looking for someone with gravitas and can mix at a senior level.
    • Technical competence across CMS systems, an understanding of SEO practices as well as digital and social marketing.
    • A team player with a flexible approach to working collaboratively with the aerospace events team, the Farnborough marketing team, and ADS Group (parent organisation).
    • Creative thinker with the confidence to challenge the status quo.
    • Analytical approach to researching competitors and defining market trends.
    • Ability to multi-skill and work at multiple events in the aerospace calendar.
    • Experience in people management desirable

The Contract & Benefits

Contract; Permanent, fulltime role, Monday to Friday, 37.5 hours per week

Location; Hybrid role working from the office in Farnborough and home

Compensation: £50,000 per annum, depending on experience

Job Description: Aerospace Editor Job Description.docx

Benefits; Bonus, pension, private health insurance, life insurance, cycle to work scheme, hybrid working, extended remote working, enhanced parental leave, 28 days annual leave, buy additional annual leave, long service additional annual leave

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We will soon be recruiting for a number of exciting temp roles to support the delivery of Farnborough Airshow 2024

We're looking for support in a number of different areas including Customer Service, Flight Ops, Media Centre, Delegations, Operations and more.  If you would like to support the delivery of the Worlds Best Airshow, do get in touch with your CV and a covering letter.   

​You will need to demonstrate your right to work in the UK.  In addition, please let us know your availability (you will need to be available for all of airshow week, which runs from the 22nd to the 26th July), and preferred area of interest, if any.  

You will be contacted by our hiring manager or recruiting partner​ once our recruitment campaign begins in earnest.


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The Role

Farnborough International is a globally recognised brand, famous for its pioneering spirit in delivering world class Airshows and hosting events on site with 23,000sqm of flexible event space.

Farnborough International is looking to support an Event Management student in enhancing their employability skills in a professional training placement.

The student will primarily support the experienced Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre team in delivering events across our two purpose-built venues, Hall 1, a 20,000sqm exhibition and conference centre, and Hall 5, a 3000sqm blank canvas exclusive hire venue.

Whilst working within the venue team, the student will also benefit from the opportunity to spend time with the other Farnborough International teams responsible for delivering the world-famous Farnborough International Airshow. These include Aerospace Ops, Aerospace Sales, Customer Experience, Catering, Health and Safety, Finance, HR, IT, Marketing, PR and Comms, Sponsorship, Venue Facilities, Venue Logistics and Venue Sales. As well as working alongside the Farnborough International teams, the student will have the opportunity to network with the wider event industry.

The role directly reports to the Head of Event Management, supported by a mentor.

The Responsibilities

  • Ownership of venue digital signage.
  • Create event packs and key briefing documents for the event managers.
  • Create welcome packs for clients and organisers, placing orders for bespoke items where required and managing the budget across the financial cycle.
  • Support the Event Duty Managers during the operational periods of events on site in Hall 1 and Hall 5 taking on ad hoc projects as assigned.
  • Attend site visits with clients to understand different event requirements.
  • Proactively establish and maintain effective internal and external working relationships with all departments, supply partners and external suppliers.
  • Recommend and implement improvements that will help to grow our business further.

The Skills & Competencies

  • Organised and self-motivated
  • A fluent and excellent communicator at all levels
  • A third year Event Management student
  • Personable and a good team player
  • Motivated by passion for quality and great service delivery
  • Flexible attitude to working hours
  • Willing to work weekends on occasion
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Ability to think on your feet and be flexible when required
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Time management skills
  • Full driving licence
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office packages

The Contract

Salary; £19,350 annually

Contract Date; 12 months paid placement from September 2024 to August 2025

Location; Farnborough

Contract Type; Full time, 5 out of 7 based on a rota system, 37.5 hours per week

Benefits; Include free onsite parking, 28 days annual leave and full staff uniform

Closing date; 22 March 2024

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The Role

Farnborough International is looking to strengthen its world class team by recruiting a Senior Event Producer to the commercial Aerospace Events department.

The Senior Event Producer is a new and very exciting role to create, grow and deliver high quality events and conferences for FIL.

Key to the role will be the research and creation of industry leading and differentiating conference programmes and event experiences, further complementing existing events within the FIL portfolio.

Working with the Head of Aerospace Events to research and develop new launches for the business, plan and execute in collaboration with the Operations, Commercial Sales, Farnborough International News Network (FINN) Marketing teams and our colleagues at ADS Group, this role requires, positivity, consistency, enterprise and creativity.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, be commercial, agile, able to identify trends, recruit and develop supporting partners, manage speakers and drive insightful content.

The role directly reports to the Head of Aerospace Event with no direct reports but a cross departmental matrix of management, by project.

The Budget Responsibilities

  • Accountable to the ADAEand HAE, day to day P&L responsibility for all conferences that sit within the Aerospace Events remit
  • Prepare and manage regular forecast updates for HAE, liaising with other departments as necessary
  • New event budgets, when approved

The Skills & Competencies     

  • We are looking for an entrepreneurial candidate, with a minimum of 5 years direct experience as a conference producer and event management. The successful candidate with evidence a solid track record in FTF and digital content-led conference production primarily within Aerospace, Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering markets, however candidates with experience in Energy, Mobility and Logistics sectors, would also be an advantage.
  • Superior organisational and project management skills, along with excellent attention to detail
  • Experience and able to evidence planning and launching new, successful events, measured by sales and quality of content.
  • Strong intellect, with the ability to switch between analytical and creative thinking and an ability to learn new subject matter quickly with high intellectual curiosity
  • Strong experience with research, interviewing and content management, preferably for a C-level audience
  • Impactful communication; able to influence and persuade senior decision makers in written and oral form
  • Insightful problem solving; able to foresee project hurdles and implement solutions to meet project deadlines
  • Resilience; thrives in a high-pressure, deadline driven, target focused environment
  • Positive mental attitude; enthusiasm, confidence enjoys rising to challenges and stays focused on solutions
  • Ability to establish and build relationships with high-profile business executives
  • Professional business and/or technical writing experience

The Salary & Benefits

Contract: Up to £44,000 per annum, depending on experience

Location; Hybrid working- 3 days in the Farnborough office and 2 days from home

Job Description: Senior Event Producer Job Description.docx

Benefits; bonus, pension, private health insurance, life insurance, cycle to work scheme, hybrid working, extended remote working, enhanced parental leave, 28 days annual leave, buy additional annual leave, long service additional annual leave

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The Role

Farnborough International is looking to strengthen its world class team by recruiting a Business Support Executive on part time hours (22.5 hours per week).

With new exciting opportunities on the horizon and the business expanding fast, Farnborough International are looking for a driven, proactive and exceedingly well organised Business Support Executive to provide high-level administrative support to the Venue Director, Assistant Venue Director and Team.

No budget responsibility but an awareness of costs/spend in relation to the budget is expected.

The role directly reports to the Venue Director.

The Skills & Competencies  

  • Integrity and discretion are essential
  • Confident and out-going, with ability to demonstrate initiative and self-motivation
  • A high standard of personal presentation and capacity to dress appropriately for every occasion
  • Excellent communication skills and telephone manner are essential
  • Ability to communicate across a diverse demographic both internally and externally
  • Experience of compiling presentations through a variety of mediums including PowerPoint etc
  • High attention to detail and strong ability to multi-task and prioritise workload, whilst performing effectively under pressure
  • Capable of collaborating with colleagues and delegating tasks as and when appropriate.
  • Senior office administrative skills
  • Ability to draft documents from own knowledge or note-form and verbal outlines
  • Previous experience working with hybrid-working teams who therefore require diary organization and secretarial support via email, Teams and telephone.
  • Hands-on attitude and willingness to take on additional responsibility as and when required.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
  • Ability and flexibility to travel overseas as and when required

The Contract & Benefits

Salary; £21,000 per annum for 22.5 hours per week (£35,000 Full Time Equivalent)

Contract; Permanent, parttime role, 22.5hours per week- flexible weekly working pattern within the Monday to Friday week, to be confirmed with the successful candidate

Job Description; Business Support Executive FIL Job Description.docx

Location; Farnborough Office based with potential hybrid working from home, dependant on business needs

Benefits; bonus, pension, private health insurance, life insurance, cycle to work scheme, hybrid working, extended remote working, enhanced parental leave, 28 days annual leave, buy additional annual leave, long service additional annual leave

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