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Defence & Engineering

 The Defence, Aerospace and Engineering team at aap3 Recruitment has over 20 years experience working with key clients in the sector. Many of these organisations are leaders and pioneers supporting the UK armed forces on projects across the UK and overseas. Our main area of expertise is placing Technical and Engineering Professionals in contract and permanent positions but we also place Supply Chain, Finance, HR and Support Services candidates.

The team has accumulated significant knowledge of Security Clearance procedures and all processes required in placing contract resource on some of the most challenging projects available. The whole sector is undergoing change to Digital Solutions, AI, Cyber Security and Robotics and aap3 is ideally placed to work with Clients to embrace new technology.

Meet the D&E Team

Doug Watson aap3

Doug Watson

Account Director

Nicola Fooks aap3

Nicola Fooks

Recruitment Support Consultant

Rochelle Robinson aap3

Rochelle Robinson

Senior Delivery Consultant

Jan Villaruel aap3

Jan Villaruel

Recruitment Support Consultant

David Clayden aap3

David Clayden

Recruitment Director

Aaron Featherstone aap3

Aaron Featherstone

Operations Director


“I would highly recommend anyone looking to secure a new position to consider them above their competition. The communication and follow up has been fantastic from the initial phone call through to getting the position in place. I’ve been contracting since 2001 and this is by far the best agency I have dealt with. Great team of people. A Truly Personal, Professional and Proficient Company”

Contract Project Engineer, Major Defence Client

“I have worked as a Consultant Software Developer in the professional broadcast and audio industries for over twenty years. My experience with aap3 has always been a productive one and I have found the team at aap3 knowledgeable, responsive and professional. I would highly recommend them to end clients and candidates as an organisation that simplifies the recruitment process and follows through on actions”

Consultant Software Developer