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With 350 employees, our Gloucester-based, purpose-built headquarters houses a ‘brilliant factory’ delivering Original Equipment Manufacturing of propeller systems plus maintenance, repair and overhaul services. In the offices sit customer services, engineering, sales, marketing, management, procurement and finance functions.
A further 100 employees are employed globally in our repair and overhaul facilities in Virginia (USA) and Brisbane (Australia), on-site at civil and defence customers, and as roving field services engineers offering repair and overhaul to customers around the world.
Across the pond.
We may have sites across the world but all of our teams have the same commitment to ensuring our work is of the highest quality and our company culture is supportive and fulfilling for everyone.
Watch the video for an introduction to our Sterling, Virginia site and team.
Dowty Apprenticeship Programmes
At Dowty Propellers, we strongly believe in investing in a future workforce and the future of our company. We offer multi-level opportunities for school leavers to gain valuable experience, combined with further education, while simultaneously developing in confidence, knowledge and skills. All our apprenticeships are endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education.
Engineering Degree Apprenticeship
This five-year programme, aimed at post-A Level applicants, covers multiple engineering disciplines and participants graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Mechanical Engineering, usually from the University of West England (UWE) in Bristol. A five-year...
Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship
This three-year programme, aimed at post-GCSE students, combines college study for a Level 3 NVQ Advanced Manufacturing Engineering qualification with practical experience at Dowty. The Dowty Advanced Manufacturing apprenticeship is an exciting three-year programme...
Aimed at post-GCSE students, this two-year scheme combines working with studying (remotely) for a Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration. Instead of attending college, this two-year apprenticeship combines learning during your working week with rotations around the...
Dowty Fast Track Programmes
At Dowty Propellers, and in association with GE Aviation, we offer three different fast track leadership and Masters’ programmes, each of a two-year duration. Opportunities to join these programmes are advertised on our current vacancies page. These programmes accelerate professional development through technical and leadership training, while working on a variety of live projects with responsibility for business-critical priorities.
Edison Engineering Development Programme
Named after GE founder Thomas Edison, and aimed at engineering graduates, this programme combines further study (MSc Digital Electronic Systems Engineering) with practical experience of the full engineering lifecycle. The programme accelerates professional development...
Military Officers Leadership Programme
The GE and Dowty Military Officers’ Leadership Programme (MOLP) is a fast-track training and development programme aimed at former military employees generally leaving the service with 8+ years of experience. Spanning two years, with three rotations of eight months...
Operations Management Leadership Programme
This is a two-year fast-track programme for graduates, with three eight-month rotations in various aspects of Dowty Propellers’ and GE Aviation operations, including supply chain, engineering and cell leadership. At the end of the programme, participants may apply...
At Dowty Propellers, we offer 12-month work experience placements to current undergraduates or graduates looking to spend a year out in industry. Offering a valuable opportunity for immersion within their areas of interest, our placements cover a variety of business areas including Manufacturing Engineering, IT, Human Resources, Logistics & Supply Chain, Product Quality, Research & Development and Project Management. Recruitment for placements generally begins in the first week of October for a start in the following summer. Openings are advertised on the Dowty Propellers’ vacancies page.
At Dowty Propellers, we believe everyone should be comfortable to bring their true self to work. We have three active affinity networks—the Women’s Network, Pride Network and Military Veterans Network. All employees are welcome to join any of the networks which offer support to their members via networking, events and volunteering activities.
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STEM Education Programmes
We partner with three schools close to our UK headquarters in Gloucester to offer STEM-based educational activities. Barnwood Park, Henley Bank High School and Coopers Edge Primary schools benefit from age-tailored introductions to engineering subjects and practical activities as well as life skills such as mock interview practice. Each of the schools has also been donated a Dowty propeller, which they see as a piece of ‘cool engineering’. We promote careers in engineering at schools’ careers fairs and events such as the Cheltenham Science Festival and Gloucestershire Kick-off.
Careers At Dowty Propellers: Hear From Our Team
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Dowty employees enjoy large company compensation and benefits packages as well as the opportunity to join a forward-thinking business that retains its own identity and is a friendly, inclusive place to work.