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 looking to strengthen its world class team by recruiting a Head of Design to lead its nascent creative team, delivering work that progresses the iconic, internationally famous Farnborough brand. We are looking for someone who can capture our spirit, vision, purpose and translate these attributes into visually arresting assets that propels our business forward.

This is brand new role that you can make your own, with opportunities to work across the wider ADS Group. The successful candidate will also be tasked with developing and nurturing a team over time, so this role will appeal to someone who wants to build an important business function from the bottom-up.

The Head of Design will be responsible for managing third party suppliers and contributors.

The role directly reports to the Head of Marketing and collaborates closely with the Head of Venue Marketing. There will be one Junior Designer as a direct report.

The Skills & Competencies   

  • Degree level or equivalent qualification.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in design
  • Strong portfolio that demonstrates experience in branding, innovation, motion graphics, digital, events, and campaign creation.
  • Significant experience in graphic design, videography, motion graphics, and digital design (client side or within a creative agency).
  • Proven experience in delivering exceptional product campaigns, web design, emails, social content, blog styling, product assets (both UK and international), and video content.
  • Resilient, able to adapt to change, and look for opportunities to continuously improve all elements of the department.
  • Demonstrate forensic attention to detail and always strive for perfection.
  • Demonstrate a well-rounded creative and strategic approach.
  • Highly organized, a strong communicator – with the ability to forward-plan.
  • Ability to manage an intermittently heavy workload and to work well under pressure

The Contract & Benefits

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

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

Job Description: Head of Design FIL 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 

This role is a Fixed Term Contract with a flexible start date between May/June and to end in the first week of August.

Providing a professional, well informed, and proactive customer experience for exhibitors and visitors for the Farnborough International Airshow. Guided by the Operational Experience Executive, working within in the operations team providing exceptional proactive and reactive customer service pre, during and post FIA2024.

The Customer Experience Assistant will form part of the onsite helpdesk team during the Airshow week which is from 15th – 26th July 2024 situated in the Show Control Office.

The Customer Experience Assistant will be provided with the relevant training, resources, and direction to ensure that they can operate in line with the business values.

The role directly reports to the Operational Experience Executive.

The Responsibilities   

  • Looking after the enquires, operational and customer experience email inboxes, responding or redirecting all queries in a timely manner.
  • Correspondence with exhibitors, team, suppliers & contractors, visitors, and local stakeholders.
  • Making proactive phone calls with FIA2024 exhibitors to impart essential information which will enhance their customer journey.
  • Answering phone calls and logging themes and actions
  • Directing calls to the appropriate FIL or ADS representative
  • Developing the FAQs
  • Capture, log and address any feedback raised. Escalate complaints.
  • First point of contact for any customer enquiries and complaints
  • Providing additional support to the FIL team as necessary

The Skills & Competencies

  • Positive, can-do attitude.
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-task.
  • A fluent and excellent communicator at all levels.
  • Call Centre experience would be beneficial, but not necessary.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Willingness to assist where and when required.
  • Personable and a good team player.
  • Flexible attitude to working hours.


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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

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 for a proactive and hands-on Marketing Manager to strengthen its world-class team as it continues to grow its position in the events market and expand the portfolio of leading events.

Working as part of the Venue Marketing Team, the Venue Marketing Manager will join our dedicated team to help deliver a wide range of exciting initiatives and campaigns across the Farnborough International brand.

They will play an active role in delivering a diverse marketing programme covering our purpose-built 20,000 square metre venue, Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, supporting the growth of our venue clients and our own increasing portfolio of owned and partnered events.

The role directly reports to the Head of Venue Marketing, overseen by the Venue Director and Marketing Director.

The Skills & Competencies   

  • Marketing or related degree or equivalent qualification desirable but not essential
  • Event organiser or venue marketing experience desirable but not essential
  • Strong organisational skills and effective time management
  • Proven marketing and communication skills, including developing and delivering marketing campaigns and plans, including media planning/buying
  • Experience in MarTech platforms (Active Campaign, Buffer etc.) with the ability to learn different systems
  • Strong digital and social marketing knowledge, from user journey planning to continuous optimisation of activities for best performance
  • Experience of working directly or with agencies on paid digital campaigns (PPC and social)
  • Commercially minded and strategic outlook
  • A team player willing to collaborate with different internal and external teams
  • Creative thinker with confidence to voice new ideas
  • Analytical approach to research competitors and market trends
  • Excellent copywriting writing and communications skills
  • Experience in developing effective marketing collateral across print and digital media
  • Pro-active, organised and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency across outlined tools


The Tools

  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Website CMS (Umbraco/Wordpress) and Google Analytics
  • Social media content production, scheduling and monitoring
  • CRM – Ungerboeck, Engage or similar
  • Email and marketing automation - Active Campaign or similar
  • Graphic design & content production – Canva, Adobe Suite or similar
  • Video editing - desirable, not essential
  • Other digital marketing platforms as appropriate

The Contract & Benefits

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

Location; Hybrid role working from the office in Farnborough 3 days per week and home based 2 days per week

Compensation: £35,000 - £38,000 per annum, depending on experience

Job Description: Venue Marketing Manager JD.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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