The UK’s aerospace sector is a world leader in the manufacture of engines, wings and advanced systems. It directly employs 115,000 people across all parts of the UK and is worth £36 billion a year to the economy.
Building on the existing strong relationship between the sector and government, through the Aerospace Growth Partnership (AGP) sector council, the Aerospace Sector Deal was launched on 6 December 2018. The deal is helping industry move towards greater electrification, accelerating progress towards reduced environmental impacts. This has been delivered through greater investment in research and technology, improving productivity across the sector, a focus on increasing diversity and a drive to identify the future skills needed in the sector and put appropriate workplace based opportunities and training in place (apprenticeships and T Levels).