Sally Ashenden

Account Manager

I have over 15 years IT recruitment experience and come from a software house and technical degree background.  Software tends to be at the heart of what I do but I help clients with roles from Architects & Analysts through Development & Test and much more.  I love helping clients find the right talent to build their teams and helping candidates find the right opportunities.  I work with clients of all shapes and sizes and enjoy the variety and individual challenges.

Mum to 1 gorgeous daughter and with a passion for good food, The New Forest, Camping & maybe the occasional G&T – especially when the sun is shining!!


Software Test & Integration Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum

Excellent opportunity for a Software test and integration engineer to join this leading global organisation. In this role you will work on the software testing and integration of complex software.

Excellent opportunity for a Software test and integration engineer to join this leading global organisation. Role will be based from their offices near Portsmouth with some home working.

In this role you will work on the software testing and integration of complex software used within postal sorting systems.

Eligibility for basic UK security clearance will be required for this role.

Key experience sought:

  • Proven experience of the test life-cycle and testing complex & challenging software & systems
  • ISTQB accreditation ideal
  • Java, Jenkins, Jira or Quality Centre experience ideal
  • Experience with model based software systems (SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect) ideal

Seek well motivated individual looking to make positive contribution as part of the team. Lots of opportunities to develop and grow.

Software Test & Integration Engineer: Software tester, testing test, integration, Java, Quality Centre, Jira, Jenkins, ISTQB

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3 Recruitment, industry news and updates, check out our new website, follow our aap3 Defence & Aerospace Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Application Support Analyst – SQL

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £40000 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens package

Opportunity for an Application Support Analyst to join this growing organisation. To be successful in this role you will need strong SQL skills, reporting and analytics. In this role you will be instrumental in the support and continued development of the companies ERP system.

Opportunity for an Application Support Analyst to join this growing organisation.

In this role you will be instrumental in the support and continued development of the company’s ERP system working closely with stakeholders.

Key experience sought:

  • Ideally IT degree/ BTEC educated or some structured IT learning foundation
  • Strong SQL skills (minimum 3 years)
  • Good understanding of data/ data structures & principles
  • Experience designing and developing reports to meet business requirements – e.g. Cystal Reports, PowerBI, Tableau, SSRS, Business Objects etc
  • Experience with JavaScript is a nice to have or an aptitude to pick this up and make changes to interfaces
  • Some experience with general IT support, Windows, AD, troubleshooting also nice to have

Role will provide the opportunity to pick up SAP skills in the future.

Applications Support Analyst: SQL, Reports, reporting, PowerBI, SSRS, Tableau, Oracle, IBM, Sage, ERP

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3 Recruitment, industry news and updates, check out our new website, follow our aap3 Defence & Aerospace Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Systems Integration & Test Engineer – Software

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £50 - £55 per hour

6 month contract opportunity for a Systems Integration & Test Engineer - software. Role will be working from their offices near Portsmouth with some home working. In this role you will be testing the integration of software and systems for postal sorting solutions. Role is inside IR35.

6 month contract opportunity for a Systems Integration & Test Engineer – software. Role will be working from their offices near Portsmouth with some home working.

In this role you will be testing the integration of software and systems for postal sorting solutions.

Role is inside IR35.

BPSS clearance will be required for the role.

Key experience required:

  • Solid & proven background in complex software systems integration & testing
  • Full life-cycle experience
  • Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains solutions for the integration and testing of in-house developed and COTS/GOTS components, elements, subsystems and/or systems.
  • Solves interface problems, defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system or subsystem.
  • Reviews requirements for testability, develops comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for complete systems and/or subsystems.
  • Coordinates subsystem and/or system testing activities with programs
  • Test analysis and reporting on system performance.
  • Writes discrepancy reports and performs integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes to software, components, subsystems and system

Systems Integration & Test Engineer: systems integration, software integration, test, testing

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Chief Engineer – Maritime

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £80000 - £85000.00 per annum

Senior level opportunity for a Chief Engineer - Maritime Systems working with this leading global organisation. A key role as technical representative and ambassador of the organisations Maritime Systems division.

Senior level opportunity for a Chief Engineer – Maritime Systems working with this leading global organisation. Based from their offices near Portsmouth but mainly homeworking with some occasional travel.

A key role as technical representative and ambassador of the organisations Maritime Systems division.

UK SC Clearance will be required for this role.

Key experience sought:

  • Solid and proven background in full life-cycle Maritime Systems solutions
  • Customer centric approach and ability to transform contractual needs into effective systems architectures that meet technical, schedule and cost constraints
  • Experienced within Bid Capture, Proposal and Business Development phases
  • Technology roadmaps, Systems assessment and COTS/ MOTS systems
  • Ability to run internal and customer funded research projects
  • Experienced with Model Based Engineering and Digital Development Environments
  • Knowledge of Defence Standards

Chief Engineer – Maritime Systems: Maritime, Systems engineering

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3 Recruitment, industry news and updates, check out our new website, follow our aap3 Defence & Aerospace Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Software Test & Integration Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £50 - £55 per hour

6 month contract opportunity for a software test & integration engineer. Role will be working from their offices near Portsmouth with some home working. In this role you will be testing the integration of software and systems for postal sorting solutions. Role is inside IR35.

6 month contract opportunity for a software test & integration engineer. Role will be working from their offices near Portsmouth with some home working.

In this role you will be testing the integration of software and systems for postal sorting solutions.

Role is inside IR35.

BPSS clearance will be required for the role.

Key experience required:

  • Solid & proven background in complex software systems integration & testing
  • Full life-cycle experience
  • Plans, implements, tests, documents, and maintains solutions for the integration and testing of in-house developed and COTS/GOTS components, elements, subsystems and/or systems.
  • Solves interface problems, defines input/output parameters, and ensures integration of the entire system or subsystem.
  • Reviews requirements for testability, develops comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for complete systems and/or subsystems.
  • Coordinates subsystem and/or system testing activities with programs
  • Test analysis and reporting on system performance.
  • Writes discrepancy reports and performs integration regression testing to verify/validate incorporated fixes to software, components, subsystems and system

Software Test & Integration Engineer: software integration, test, testing

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Human Factors Design Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £40000 - £45000.00 per annum

Opportunity for a Human Factors Design Engineer with this leading global organization. Seeking a degree educated individual with 5+ years commercial experience in user interface design, information architecture, usability testing, ergonomics assessment, human factors methodologies, within a consultative, engineering or defence environment.

Opportunity for a Human Factors Design Engineer with this leading global organisation working from their offices near Portsmouth.

Role is offered on a 12 month FTC basis with the potential to go permanent.

You must be eligible for UK SC clearance for this role.

Key experience required:

  • Degree educated individual
  • 5+ years commercial experience in user interface design, information architecture, usability testing, ergonomics assessment, human factors methodologies
  • Experienced in consultative engineering or defence environment
  • Experience with DEF-STAN 00-251 and Technical Guides
  • Experience with ISO 9241 standards
  • Knowledge of IMO Regulations IEC 60945 and 62388 desirable

Human Factors Design Engineer

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3 Recruitment, industry news and updates, check out our new website, follow our aap3 Defence & Aerospace Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Software Engineer – Java

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £40000 - £50000 per annum

Our client are a leading global organization with an opportunity to for a Java Software Engineer to join their team. In this role you will be working on the design and development of software solutions for a key client. You should be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and have the ability to adapt and pick up new technologies.

Our client are a leading global organisation with an opportunity to for a Java Software Engineer to join their team.

In this role you will be working on the design and development of software solutions for a key client. You should be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously and have the interest and aptitude to pickup new technologies.

Key experience sought:

  • Java 7/8 design & development
  • Agile/ Scrum
  • Good knowledge of software engineering techniques – design patterns etc
  • Interest in new technologies for creative solutions to complex problems
  • Understanding of design optimization for speed, memory
  • Great communiaction and team working skills
  • Eligible for SC Clearance

Additional skills and experience of interest:

  • Machine Learning/ Artificial Intellignce
  • Data Science
  • Model based software & code generation
  • Agile Scrum Master
  • UML
  • Jenkins/ DevSecOps

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3 Recruitment, industry news and updates, check out our new website, follow our aap3 Defence & Aerospace Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Application Support Analyst – SQL

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £40000 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens package

Opportunity for an Application Support Analyst to join this growing organisation. To be successful in this role you will need strong SQL skills, reporting and analytics. In this role you will be instrumental in the support and continued development of the companies ERP system.

Opportunity for an Application Support Analyst to join this growing organisation.

In this role you will be instrumental in the support and continued development of the company’s ERP system working closely with stakeholders.

Key experience sought:

  • Ideally IT degree/ BTEC educated or some structured IT learning foundation
  • Strong SQL skills (minimum 3 years)
  • Good understanding of data/ data structures & principles
  • Experience designing and developing reports to meet business requirements – e.g. Cystal Reports, PowerBI, Tableau, SSRS, Business Objects etc
  • Experience with JavaScript is a nice to have or an aptitude to pick this up and make changes to interfaces
  • Some experience with general IT support, Windows, AD, troubleshooting also nice to have

Role will provide the opportunity to pick up SAP skills in the future.

Applications Support Analyst: SQL, Reports, reporting, PowerBI, SSRS, Tableau, Oracle, IBM, Sage, ERP

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3 Recruitment, industry news and updates, check out our new website, follow our aap3 Defence & Aerospace Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Application Packager – SCCM

  • Hertfordshire
  • Contract
  • £320 - £343 per day

Contract opportunity for an Application Packager - SCCM. To be successful in this role you will be experienced in end point management, application packaging, install, uninstall, patching, drivers/ firmware. Remote/ Rickmansworth. Inside IR35

Contract opportunity for an Application Packager – SCCM. To be successful in this role you will be experienced in end point management, application packaging, install, uninstall, patching, drivers/ firmware through SCCM.

Remote/ Rickmansworth. Inside IR35.

Key experience sought:

  • Experienced in Application/Software packing through SCCM
  • Experienced in administering and maintaining SCCM platforms and packages
  • Operating System Deployment through SCCM and lifecycle management
  • Patching 3rd party software using tools such as iVanti
  • Driver & firmware upgrades
  • Automation and Scripting using PowerShell and VBScript
  • Good understanding of security principles including vulnerability scanning & remediation
  • Operate within SLA’s managing incidents
  • Flexible approach to the content and hours of work, including out of hours and weekends.

Application Pacakger: Application packaging, SCCM, end point management, software packaging

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Senior Multi-Cloud DevOps Engineer/ Consultant

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £450 - £575 per day

Contract opportunity for a Senior Multi-Cloud DevOps Engineer/ Consultant working with a global IT Services organiztion. Must have strong hands on technical capability as well as client-facing skills. Remote/ Slough/ London

Remotecontract opportunity for a Senior Multi-Cloud DevOps Engineer/ Consultant working with a global IT Services organiztion. Role seeks strong hands on technical capability and good communication skills

Seeks strong knowledge across delivery of multi-cloud e.g. Azure, AWS, Google, OpenStack (accreditations/ certifications sought).

Remote/ Slough / London

Key skills and experience sought:

  • Degree educated in Computer Science/ similar
  • 5+ years experience in delivery of IT Infrastructure and cloud engineering
  • Cloud accreditation/ certifications a must e.g. – Azure, AWS, Google
  • Extensive hands on technical experience within Cloud Services: Networking, Windows/ Linux, Virtualized environments, Container, Storage, Serverless Architectures, SQL, Data, DW
  • Ability to maintain & improve cloud platform infrastructure and ability to configure auto-scaling, Terraform & Ansible
  • Cloud migrations – audit, migrate and perform post migration analysis
  • Deep and strong understanding of cloud computing and data technologies, trends and emerging technologies
  • Expert in defining, designing & developing distributed & scalable products and services across multi-cloud environments Azure, AWS, Google, VMWare, Openstack

Senior Multi-Cloud DevOps Consultant/ Engineer: Azure, AWS, Google, Openstack

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.