Our highly skilled workforce supports some of the world's largest aerospace companies

Prestwick Aerospace campus is home to more than half of Scotland’s aerospace workforce with in excess of 3,000 highly skilled employees based here.

Spirit Aerosystems, BAE Systems, GE Caledonian, UTC and Woodward Int Inc are just some of the global aerospace businesses with operations at Prestwick, and unsurprisingly the area attracts some of the best industry professionals from around the world.

Our aerospace campus has long established and strong links with academia and some of the UK’s leading aerospace related courses and training provision are delivered close by:

  • Aeronautical Engineering Centre (Ayrshire College) & University West of Scotland – 3 miles
  • University of Glasgow – 32 miles
  • University of Strathclyde – 34 miles

There are more than 8,000 engineering graduates located within 50 miles of Prestwick, that’s more than any other region in the UK!

In addition to some of the UK’s leading University’s, our campus is a short distance from the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) – an £80 million facility focussed on developing forming and forging technologies to support the development of high integrity components. Based in Renfrewshire, just 34 miles from Prestwick, it is one of 7 elite centres that form the UK High Value Manufacturing Catapult.