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!!


Systems Integration & Test Engineer – Maritime

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £60 - £75 per hour

6 month initial contract opportunity for an experienced Systems Integration & Test Engineer working on radar/ sonar integration in the Defence Maritime Sector. Role is inside IR35. Must hold/ be eligible for SC Clearance. Can start on Basic clearance

Systems Integration & Test Engineer: Systems integration, test, testing, tester, radar, sonar, software, Defence, Maritime, Aerospace, Naval

6 month initial contract opportunity for an experienced Systems Integration & Test Engineer working on radar/ sonar integration in the Defence/ Maritime Sector. The role will be based in the Portsmouth area, Hampshire with limited remote working.

Role is inside IR35.

Must hold/ be eligible for SC Clearance. Can start on Basic clearance

In this role you will work on the integration of radar/ Sonar systems into a Maritime system environment integrating systems from different suppliers.

Key experience required:

  • Proven and experienced background within systems integration
  • Ability to pick things up quickly and lead
  • Ideally have experience within Maritime – Radar/ Sonar
  • Experience in the Defence/ Naval/ Military/ Areopsace sector
  • Role will be based in Portsmouth area, Hampshire with limited remote work by nature
  • Some local travel within 30 mins required to client site/ test houses

Systems Integration & Test Engineer: Systems integration, test, testing, tester, radar, sonar, software, Defence, Maritime, Aerospace, Naval

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


Windows Server Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package

Opportunity for a Windows Server Engineer to join this global organisation with EMEA headquarters in Southampton. In this role you will manage their EMEA Server environment.

Windows Server Engineer: 3rd line, Windows, Server, Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, Storage, Infrastructure

Opportunity for a 3rd line Windows Server Engineer to join this global organization with EMEA headquarters in Southampton.

In this role you will be a key part of the team managing and supporting their EMEA Server environment. The role will involve BAU support as well as projects.

Home working flexibility in conjunction with time in the office is offered.

Key skills and experience sought for Windows Server Engineer:

  • Proven experience installing, managing and supporting Windows Server environments
  • Support of email and messaging systems
  • Experience with VMWare environments and Citrix ideal
  • Storage experience of interest
  • Project management skills to manage install upgrades and projects ideal
  • Troubleshoot Infrastructure incidents and service requests
  • Systems upgrades and patching
  • 24/7 support (on a call rota basis and emergencies only – typically around 1-2 calls per week)
  • Experience with on prem environment
  • First class team working and interpersonal skills

Excellent opportunity with a good company for a 3rd line Windows Server Engineer seeking their next opportunity.

Windows Server Engineer: 3rd line, Windows, Server, Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, Storage, Infrastructure

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


Microsoft Nav ERP Analyst

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £50000 per annum + dental, medical, gym

Opportunity with a global oragnisation for a Microsoft NAV ERP Analyst on a permanent basis based from their offices in the Southampton area. In this role you will work as part of a team on projects, support and testing of Navision ERP business systems across the EMEA region.

Microsoft NAV ERP Analyst: Nav, Navision, Dynamics, ERP, Analyst, Analysis, Oracle

Opportunity with a global organisation for a Microsoft NAV ERP Analyst on a permanent basis based from their offices in the Southampton area.

In this role you will work as part of a team contributing to projects, support and testing of Navision ERP business systems across the EMEA region.

Key responsibilities for MS NAV ERP Analyst will include:

  • Working with end users/ business stakeholders to understand NAV ERP system requirements
  • Assist with the implementation of new ERP modules (migration to Oracle) and contribute to software upgrades.
  • Role will work across Sales & Marketing, Warehousing, Administration, Financial Management & Purchasing modules & business functions
  • Work with development team to ensure solution will meet business requirements
  • Participate in and co-ordinate testing phases and feedback to developers
  • Support end users in all business functions, in the use of Navision and its associated systems including EDI, Chainbox & Lasernet
  • Contribute best practice and maximise systems usage
  • Document systems

Key skills and experience required:

  • Proven knowledge and experience within MS Dynamics NAV ERP (Navision, D365 Business Central)
  • Experienced working in a project environment as well as support
  • Experience working in an Agile/ Scrum environment ideal but not essential
  • European language skills also useful.

Microsoft NAV ERP Analyst: Nav, Navision, Dynamics, ERP, Analyst, Analysis, Oracle

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


Full Stack Developer – C#

  • Buckinghamshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £55000.00 per annum

Seeking a Full Stack Developer to join this innovative growing organisation. Core skills in C#, Angular, CSS, HTML and NoSQL technologies.

Full Stack Developer: C#, Angular, CSS, HTML, NoSQL, Elastic, Kibana

Seeking a Full Stack Developer to join this innovative growing organisation. Core skills in C#, Angular, CSS, HTML and NoSQL technologies.

In this role you will work on innovative information management solutions and have the opportunity to continue to learn and work on cutting edge technologies.

This will be a client facing role and you will need first class communication and team working skills and be prepared to travel and stay away when required but also mixed with remote working.

Key skills sought:

  • Proven background in full stack development
  • Angular experience is preferred
  • Stong skills within C# development (Python in addition would be perfect but opportunity to learn)
  • TypeScript, npm, CLI, HTML, CSS, No SQL technologies
  • First class communication & team working skills

Additional skills of interest:

  • Experience with Elasticsearch and Kibana
  • Python coding skills
  • Experience in Agile/ Scrum environment

Full Stack Developer: C#, Angular, CSS, HTML, NoSQL, Elastic, Kibana

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


Data Engineer

  • Derbyshire
  • Permanent
  • £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + good bens

Seeking a Data Engineer to join this innovative, growing Data focused organisation. For this role you will either need to hold or be eligible for UK SC Clearance. In this instance you will need to be British born.

Data Engineer: Data, SQL, Python, ETL, Databricks Azure, Haddop, NoSql, Hive, Spark

Seeking a Data Engineer to join this innovative, growing Data focused organisation. For this role you will either need to hold or be eligible for UK SC Clearance. In this instance you will need to be British born.

You will need 2-3 years experience working in data and a keen interest in developing and building on your existing skills. The role will afford plenty of opportunities to learn and work on cutting edge technologies. First class communication skills to interact with clients and team are essential.

Key skills sought for Data Engineer:

  • Computer Science/ Numerical/ Statistical background
  • SQL coding skills
  • Python coding skills
  • Experience with ETL and SSIS ideal
  • Knowledge of Azure data services ideal
  • Hadoop, Mapreduce, Hive, U-SQL, Spark
  • Unstructured data and NoSQL technologies

Data Engineer: Data, SQL, Python, ETL, Databricks Azure, Haddop, NoSql, Hive, Spark

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


Data Engineer

  • Derbyshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £55000.00 per annum

Seeking a Data Engineer to join this innovative, growing Data focused organisation. For this role you will either need to hold or be eligible for UK SC Clearance. In this instance you will need to be British born.

Data Engineer: Data, SQL, Python, ETL, Databricks Azure, Haddop, NoSql, Hive, Spark

Seeking a Data Engineer to join this innovative, growing Data focused organisation. For this role you will either need to hold or be eligible for UK SC Clearance. In this instance you will need to be British born.

Working in an exploratory area you will have the opportunity to explore cutting edge technologies and build on your existing skills. You will need a keen interest in all things data combined with first class communication skills to interact with clients and team.

Key skills sought for Data Engineer:

  • Computer Science/ Numerical/ Statistical background
  • SQL coding skills
  • Python coding skills
  • Experience with ETL processes, joins & indexes and optimising databases
  • SSIS to setup, design and manage ETL jobs
  • SQL Server Management Studio for administration and management of databases
  • Azure data services – ADF, Azure Data Lake Analytics, Databricks
  • Distributed systems – Hadoop, Mapreduce, Hive, U-SQL, Spark
  • Unstructured data and NoSQL technologies

Data Engineer: Data, SQL, Python, ETL, Databricks Azure, Haddop, NoSql, Hive, Spark

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


Lead Linux Consultant

  • London
  • Contract
  • Flex based on experience

10 month contract opportunity for a Lead Linux Consultant. In this role you will take ownership and lead the implementation of a software solution onto a Linux operating system environment. Role can be remote with workshops in London/ Buckinghamshire outside of covid.

Lead Linux Consultant: Linux, software, implementation, integration, consultant

10 month contract opportunity for a Lead Linux Consultant. In this role you will take ownership and lead the implementation of a software solution onto a Linux operating system environment. You will need specialist knowledge of Linux operating systems, good client facing skills and experience with large-scale software implementations.

You must be eligible for UK SC level clearance for this role or ideally hold current clearance.

Role can be remote with workshops in London/ Buckinghamshire outside of covid.

Role is inside IR35

Key experience required for Lead Linux Consultant:

  • Linux specialist knowledge of Linux Operating Systems
  • Ideally have proven experience in client facing roles
  • Proven track record in successfully delivering large and complex software implementation projects
  • Technically astute and knowledgeable in integrating software as part of Linux operating systems
  • SC cleared or eligible for SC level clearance

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ownership, delivery and execution of the software implementation plan onto Linux environment working closely with client and wider team. Ability to mitigate and manage dependencies and risks.
  • Document the solution architecture ensuring reflective of key customer requirements and the blueprint for target software implementation model
  • Apply technical knowledge associated with deploying software on Linux operating systems, on premise installations and multiple environments across test, pre-production and production
  • Client engagement activities, meetings & workshops. Working with stakeholders to ensure timescales and budgets met
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Ensuring client satisfaction throughout the process

Lead Linux Consultant: Linux, software, implementation, integration, consultant

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


Infrastructure Engineer

  • London
  • Contract
  • £400 - £450 per day

Our client have an immediate 6 month contract opportunity for an Infrastucture Engineer coming from a server, storage and virtualized environment working as part of a team. Role is remote currently. Inside IR35

Infrastructure Engineer: Administrator, Server, Linux, Windows, VMWare, Storage, TCP/IP

Our client have an immediate 6 month contract opportunity for an Infrastructure Engineer coming from a server, storage and virtualized environment.

Role is remote currently. Inside IR35

Working as part of a team you will maintain and support a critical hosting architecture working on prem and in the cloud. You’ll focus on the physical & virtual servers to facilitate server builds utilising compliant build tooling within the environment.

Key experience required by Infrastructure Engineer:

  • Experience of Enterprise Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Virtualisation
  • Storage technologies (NetApp / EqualLogic / Pure / iSCSI / NFS)
  • Enterprise monitoring, alerting and logging tools (ELK, Splunk)
  • Configuration management experience using SCCM (or other similar configuration manager)
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts and major protocols.
  • Experience with redundancy/high availability solutions
  • Scripting
  • Automation
  • Ansible

Infrastructure Engineer: Administrator, Server, Linux, Windows, VMWare, Storage, TCP/IP

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


Senior Project Manager – Call Centre

  • Berkshire
  • Contract
  • £500 - £590 per day

10-month contract opportunity for a Senior Project Manager with experience deploying Call Centre Services. Experience with Anywhere 365/ Geneysy Pure Cloud call centres ideally sought.

Senior Project Manager – Call Centre, Contact Centre, Anywhere 365, Genesys

10-month contract opportunity for a Senior Project Manager with experience deploying Call Centre Services.

Key experience sought:

  • Minimum 5+ years Project Management experience
  • Multiple project experience deploying call centre services – with minimum 1 project as Lead Project Manager
  • Experience with Anywhere 365 call centre services ideal – and/ or
  • Experience with Genesys Pure Cloud call centres

Senior Project Manager – Call Centre, Contact Centre, Anywhere 365, Genesys

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


Principal Software Integration Consultant – Linux Specialist

  • London
  • Contract
  • Flex based on experience

10 month contract opportunity for a Principal Software Implementation Consultant/ Integration Consultant - Linux Specialist. In this role you will lead and own the implementation of software onto a Linux environment. Role can be remote with workshops in London/ Buckinghamshire.

Principal Software Implementation Consultant/ Integration Consultant: Linux, software, implementation, integration, consultant

10 month contract opportunity for a Linux Consultant/ Principal Software Implementation Consultant. In this role you will lead and own the implementation of software onto a Linux environment. You will need specialist knowledge of Linux operating systems, first class client facing skills and experience with large-scale software implementations.

You must be eligible for UK SC level clearance for this role or ideally hold current clearance.

Role can be remote with workshops in London/ Buckinghamshire.

Role is inside IR35

Key experience required for Linux Consultant:

  • Linux specialist knowledge of Linux Operating Systems
  • Extensive experience working in client-facing roles
  • Proven track record in successfully delivering large and complex software implementation projects
  • Technically astute and knowledgeable in integrating software as part of Linux operating systems
  • SC cleared or eligible for SC level clearance

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ownership, delivery and execution of the software implementation plan working closely with client and wider team. Ability to mitigate and manage dependencies and risks.
  • Document the solution architecture ensuring reflective of key customer requirements and the blueprint for target software implementation model
  • Apply technical knowledge associated with deploying software on Linux operating systems, on premise installations and multiple environments across test, pre-production and production
  • Client engagement activities, meetings & workshops. Working with stakeholders to ensure timescales and budgets met
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Ensuring client satisfaction throughout the process

Principal Software Implementation Consultant/ Integration Consultant: Linux, software, implementation, integration, consultant

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