Job Opportunities




Why work at the NCC?
At the National Composites Centre we’re building the future of composites - when industry wants to advance they come to us. So it’s only right that we attract great people and provide remarkable opportunities.

Our people are our most valuable asset. We’re home to some of the brightest and most inspiring minds in this field, working alongside a diversity of amazing customers to make the future of composites manufacturing a reality.

Our success is linked to yours. With a variety of industrial challenges to be explored, we’ve created a career development structure which will allow you to progress in to either technical seniority, management, project leadership or even business development. Wherever you want to go, the NCC can help you get there.

Who are the NCC looking for?

While some of our people are world-leading experts in their fields, we recruit for a variety of roles in many different areas, encompassing a broad range of skillsets and experience levels. We’re always keen to hear from engineers of all stripes who live our values of Excellence, Learning, Innovation, Customer, Integrity and Teamwork.

• Early Careers – There’s a range of early careers routes to choose from at the NCC. Each year we take on a cohort of graduate engineers, run Year-in-Industry placements and recruit business and engineering apprentices

• Composites Specialists – A world-leading R&D centre needs world-leading engineers. We’re home to engineers with extensive experience from a variety composites manufacturing specialisms. From Conceptual Design to TTR, from Metrology to NDT

• Non-Composites Engineers – More recently we’ve taken a more pro-active approach to developing engineers with our Composites Conversion Course, an intensive programme designed to fast-track engineers from other backgrounds into composites-focused roles

Not an engineer?
We offer diverse opportunities in our operations teams including IT, Facilities, HR, Finance, Procurement and Business Development. The NCC is dedicated to providing opportunities for learning, development and career success in non-engineering roles

What’s in it for me?
On top of the excellent opportunities for learning, development and career-making exposure at the NCC, we offer a competitive benefits package to employees including; flexible working, healthcare cover, honorary staff status at University of Bristol, a cycle-to-work scheme and much more.

So where do I sign?
We’re really pleased that you’re interested in exploring the array of possibilities on offer at the NCC, here’s how you can register you interest in developing your career with us:
Check out our Vacancies page for currently open roles. We update this page almost daily, so be sure to check back as new roles are opening all the time.

No vacancies that suit you?
Why not submit your CV speculatively? Just drop us a line at with a CV attached and tell us about yourself, what kind of work you enjoy and how you heard about us. We respond to all applicants, so please don’t be shy.

    Current Vacancies

    We have vacancies for a number of roles. Please check our Vacancies page for further information.

    Speculative Applications

    If you would like to submit your CV for a role that is not advertised at this point in time for future consideration, please email your CV with a covering letter to, with the types of role you would be interested in, key relevant experience, your notice period, and salary expectations.  If you are submitting a speculative application for a research engineer's role, please state your area of specialism.

    No agencies please.

    Our normal business hours are between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday with core hours between 10am and 3pm. We pride ourselves on our flexibility and will always seriously consider applications for part times roles and job share.

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