work with us

Work with us

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.

Join our team

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.

Dowty apprenticeship programmes

At Dowty, 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.

Dowty fast track programmes

At Dowty, and in association with GE Aerospace, 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.


At Dowty, 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’s vacancies page.

Diversity & inclusion

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.

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.

Hear from our team

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.