It's a Great Place to Work


With our modern working environment and a range of flexible benefits, Aquila is a great place to work.

We are a growing company and look for exceptional people to join us on our challenging journey of providing a safe operational environment for our customer – the UK MOD.

We have over 200 employees located all around the UK on MOD Airfields, within our Service Centre in Swanwick, and at our Head Office, in Whiteley near Southampton.


Aquila is committed to offering a competitive reward and benefits package while providing flexible options that can be tailored to an individual's lifestyle. We regularly benchmark ourselves to ensure our reward and benefits package remain attractive in the market.  

The core benefits package we offer comprises a competitive salary, annual bonus scheme, pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance, 27 days annual leave plus an additional company day off.

"Simple Flexible" our employee benefits scheme, allows our staff to personalise the benefits they receive. The flexible benefits vary from a Cycle to Work scheme and Gym Membership, to a Childcare Voucher Scheme and Will Writing Service plus more.  "Simple Flexible" also offers shopping discounts for a wide variety of retailers in a vast number of categories including eating out, sport & leisure, fashion, electronics & computing and entertainment & days out, plus more.

Meet Our People

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Emily Makepeace, Commercial Manager

I work as part of the Commercial team as a focal point of contact for internal and external customers regarding selected contractual matters. I manage a data base which tracks the thousands of contract obligations that Aquila has to comply with. I am also involved in work related to increasing new business for Aquila.

Aquila is a great place to work and Project Marshall is a really interesting and important project to be involved in. I feel empowered in my role and I feel like I’m challenged and learn something new every day. Aquila is encouraging and supportive of my personal learning and development and working for Aquila has enabled me to achieve a great work life balance. I am proud to say I work for Aquila.



Kevin Nash, Project Manager
I have been working for Aquila since August 2015 and I’ve loved every second of it. I started working here as a Service Desk Operator and within 2 years, worked my way up to Project Manager.

 I’m now currently working on Change Projects relating to air traffic equipment. Being a Project Manager is extremely challenging and attention to detail is key. Since I’ve been working within the projects team, I’ve successfully built great relationships with our customer. As well as our suppliers, parent companies and even within our own business.

 My job takes me out of the office a lot so, it means I get to see a lot of the action that takes place in the field. Working out on the air field with fighter jets flying over head is a real privilege. It makes me feel really proud of the work we do here at Aquila in order to support our customer.

 Aquila has a great support structure and it’s an incredibly welcoming place to work. I genuinely enjoy walking through the door each day. We’re currently operating a 22 year contract with the MOD and I fully intend on seeing through to the end.


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Nicola Denbigh, Communication Specialist

I work within the Communication team and my role has so much variety.  Every day and every week there is something different to get involved in.  I mainly work on the internal communications at Aquila and the teams I work with really make a difference to my role.  I am lucky enough to get out to the airfields and meet the people who will be using our new equipment.  I can see that Project Marshall will make a huge difference to them. I am very proud to be part of it.

With Aquila being such a new company it is great fun to be part of shaping it’s future and I am gaining new experiences every day.  Aquila offers me a great place to work and has a really flexible approach towards my work life balance. 


Search for your next career

Click here to view our vacancies.  All of our vacancies are listed on the Thales recruitment site, use the filters to find the Aquila roles.