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!!


Asset Administrator

  • Gloucestershire
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £35000.00 per annum

Opportunity for an Asset Administrator/ Asset Manager with this leading global organization in the defence sector. You will need to hold current SC Clearance for this role

Asset Administrator: asset administration, asset manager, asset management, procurement, SC Cleared, Security Clearance

Opportunity for an Asset Administrator with this leading global organisation in the defence and cyber sector based from their Gloucester office.

For this role you will need to hold current SC Clearance for this role.

Experience in Asset administration/ Asset Management is sought.

In the role you will manage and administer the asset life-cycle for the team from procurement, logging & labeling, assets in/ out right through to disposal.

Key responsibilities

  • Procure items requested within agreed procedure
  • Ensure assets are labelled, stored and managed inline with customer requirements for compliance
  • Verify asses to be procured with Project Manager/ Technical lead
  • From supply chain obtain quotes, place orders and manage goods in, materials and invoicing
  • Itemise and track subsets of assets
  • Identify risks and issues and report to Project Manager

Experience required:

  • Excellent MS Office skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent customer facing and communication skills
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment and able to work independently and prioritise
  • Well motivated, organised and methodical – can do approach
  • Current SC Clearance and eligible for DV clearance and happy to undergo background checks
  • Strong team working skills

Asset Administrator: asset administration, asset manager, asset management, procurement, SC Cleared, Security Clearance

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


Oracle Financials Application Analyst

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £50000 per annum

Our client are a global organization with an opportunity for an Oracle Financial Application Analyst to join their team. Working from their offices in the Southampton area To be successful in this role you will need experience with Oracle e-Business.

Oracle Financials Applications Analyst: Oracle e-Business Suite, Oracle ERP, Oracle EBS, R12, finance, financials, Systems Analyst, Functional Analyst, support, implementation

Our client are a global organisation with an opportunity for an Oracle Financial Applications Analyst to join their team. Working from their offices in the Southampton area

To be successful in this role you will need 3-5+ years experience with Oracle e-Business Suite financial modules -R12 ideal. This role will involve both support & configuration of the application.

In the role you will support the organisation with the finance modules of Oracle ERP experience across GL, AR, AP, FA. This will include configuration/ implementation for new functionality, changes & new implementations.

Experience ideally sought across GL, AR, AP, FA, (experience with Tax, Cost & Cash Management, and subledgers ideal).

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Oracle Financials application
  • Work on new implementations and projects
  • Work on system configurations
  • Requirements Analysis & Documentation
  • Work on Oracle set-ups & document
  • Test Script preparation, running tests & report on incidents
  • Work closely with Business Partners/ carry out training sessions
  • Support at Go Live
  • Participate in Srum meetings, report on issues, recommendations & support business on Oracle EBS financial

Oracle Financials Application Analyst: Oracle e-Business Suite, Oracle ERP, Oracle EBS, R12, finance, financials, Systems Analyst, Functional Analyst, support, implementation

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 Architect

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + bens package

Opportunity for an IT Systems Architect with a leading global organization based in Hampshire. In the role you will become the Product Owner designing solutions for new services to their client. You will need to be eligible for UK SC level clearance for this role.

IT Systems Architect: IT Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Solutions Architect, Servers, Data, Machine Learning

Opportunity for an IT Systems Architect working with a leading global organisation in Hampshire based on the South Coast.

In the role, you will be the Product Owner for new services to their client, working closely both with the client & stakeholders.

You will need to be eligible for SC Clearance for this role.

Skills sought:

  • Experienced with enterprise-level IT systems – IT Infrastructure, networks, databases & applications
  • Experience with or more of the following: machine learning, image processing, enterprise database platforms, big data processing, enterprise IT
  • Experienced with modelling tools e.g. TOGAF, UML, SysML, Enterprise Architect
  • Client facing role and able to share technical information and understand business needs
  • Good understanding of the full life-cycle software integration & test

IT Systems Architect: IT Architect, Infrastructure Architect, Solutions Architect, Servers, Data, Machine Learning

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


Senior Application Support Analyst – Data/ ERP

  • Essex
  • Permanent
  • £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + + bens

Opportunity for a mid to Senior Application Support Analyst on a permanent basis to work with our manufacturing client from their offices in Essex. Currently working remotely. In this role you will be instrumental in supporting their ERP system.

Senior Application Support Analyst: Application Support, Data, Data Analysis, ERP, SQL, JavaScript, Reporting, System Requirements, Configuration, implementation, testing.

Opportunity for a mid to Senior Application Support Analyst on a permanent basis to work with our manufacturing client from their offices in Essex. Currently working remotely.

In this role you will be instrumental in supporting their ERP system. This will include system upgrades, technical support, testing and working with the business to understand change requirements, configuration issues and implementing new functionality.

Full training on their ERP system will be provided and there will be lots of opportunities to up-skill and work on a range of projects including moving to SAP in the future.

Degree background ideally sought or equivalent experience

Key experience sought:

  • Good knowledge of data/ data structures/ data analysis
  • Good SQL skills and ideally JavaScript (or ability to quickly adapt)
  • Reporting skills e.g. Crystal reports or SSRS or similar
  • ERP experience is ideal but not essential
  • Ability to apply technology knowledge effectively

Senior Application Support Analyst: Application Support, Data, Data Analysis, ERP, SQL, JavaScript, Reporting, System Requirements, Configuration, implementation, testing.

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 Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + + bens

Our client are a global leader in the defence sector with an opportunity for a Systems Engineer to work on Maritime Systems, navigation, sensors, electronic warfare working out of their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

Systems Engineer: Defence, Aerospace, Maritime, MOD, Systems Engineer

Our client are a global leader in the defence sector with an opportunity for a Systems Engineer working on maritime systems, navigation, sensors, electronic warfare working out of their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

In the role you will assist with technical planning, systems integration, verification & validation, cost & risk, and supportability of systems and solutions for the military maritime sector.

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

Experience sought:

  • Experienced within design, implementation, integration, test and acceptance of MOD/ Defence/ Maritime Systems e.g. Navigation, Sensor and Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Customer focused and able to manager Customer requirements to derive System & Sub-System specifications
  • System design activities, documentation and preparation/presentation of technical Design Reviews
  • Coordinate and support Technical Interchange and Working Group meetings
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of Defence Standards

Systems Engineer: Defence, Aerospace, Maritime, MOD, Systems 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


Sytems Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + + bens package

Opportunity for experienced Systems Engineers to work on design, development & testing of Airborne Mission Systems and Ground Based Training systems. Full life-cycle experience sought and experience with Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace or similar ideal. Experience with model based systems, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect ideal.

Systems Engineer: Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect, model based systems

Opportunity for experienced Systems Engineers to work on design, development & testing of Airborne Mission Systems and Ground Based Training Systems. Working with leading global organisation out of their Havant, Hampshire offices.

Full life-cycle experience sought and experience with Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace or similar ideal. Experience with model based systems, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect ideal.

Key experience sought:

  • Experienced Systems Engineer
  • Ideally with experience of Airborne Mission Systems/ Ground Training Systems/ Defence Aerospace
  • Experience working with clients
  • Requirements Analysis – CASE tools, Agile and or traditional
  • Systems Design – Design Analysis Reports, Architecture, test strategies
  • Support integration, test & verification – Review test requirements, support design for testing rigs, support test
  • Support to airworthiness

Systems Engineer: Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect, model based systems

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


Test Architect

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £80000 - £85000 per annum + pension, healthcare

Exciting Senior level opportunity for a Test Architect. You will need experience in orchestrating complex, greenfield, integration and test projects within the Defence sector. Customer focused with the ability to think of all the possibilities and be ten steps ahead. Role will work on integration of complex MOD based systems e.g. radar, mission systems, electronic warfare etc.

Test Architect: MOD, Defence, Complex Systems Integration & Test

Exciting Senior level opportunity for a Test Architect to join a leading team in Havant. To be successful in this role you will need experience in orchestrating complex, greenfield, integration and test projects within the Defence sector.

Customer focused with the ability to think of all the possibilities and be ten steps ahead. Role will work on integration of complex MOD based systems e.g. radar, mission systems, electronic warfare etc.

Technical knowledge & skills aside you will need the ability to develop into a standout leader who can be relied upon for their expertise whilst always thinking commercially.

Skills and experience:

  • Experienced in complex, greenfield, integration & test projects in the Defence sector
  • Experience of implementing Test Frameworks and Automation tools
  • Model based engineering
  • Experience of qualifying software to Safety Integrity levels (SIL2, DO-168) and defining and monitoring sub-contract test activities

Responsibilities:

  • Ownership of enterprise wide initiatives
  • Plan, implement, test, document and maintain enterprise-wide solutions to total system or subsystems using internally created and/or off the shelf products
  • Developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product.
  • Application of advanced technical principles, techniques, theories and concepts.
  • Review, evaluation and derivation of requirements for testability, develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for complete systems and/or subsystems.
  • Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced I&T technical research studies and applications.
  • Serves as organization I&T spokesperson on complex projects and/or programs.
  • Support Business Development and Programme Management during capture & proposal phases.

Provides consultative Technical and Test process oversight to programs.

Test Architect: MOD, Defence, Complex Systems Integration & Test

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IT Service Desk Analyst

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £28000 - £32000 per annum

Opportunity for an IT Service Desk Analyst to join this global organisation on a 12 month FTC basis - excellent potential for the role to become permanent. To be successful in this role you will need around 2+ years experience within an IT Service desk role working in a busy environment. You will need to drive and have you own transport for this role. The company offer excellent training and development opportunities.

IT Service Desk Analyst: 1st/2nd Line, 1st Line, First Line, helpdesk, First level, 1st Level, Windows, AD, O365, Citrix, VMWare, SCCM, Printers, connectivity

Excellent opportunity for an experienced IT Service Desk Analyst to join this global organisation providing IT support to their staff in the EMEA region on a 12 month FTC basis initially – there is good potential for the role to become permanent.

  • You will need around 2+ years experience within an IT Service desk role working in a busy environment.
  • Must drive and have your own transport
  • The company offer excellent training and development opportunities
  • Currently mix of home working and office on a rota basis due to covid
  • Outside of covid you will take part in an on call rota on a 1 in 5/6 week scenario (call levels are very low)

Key skills and experience sought:

  • Proven background in IT service desk support around 2+ years
  • Good troubleshooting skills ideally covering Windows, AD, Exchange, O365, Citrix, VMWare, laptops, printers, connectivity issues
  • Experience with SCCM or similar remote deployment tools
  • Well motivated individual happy to assist as required
  • Good problem solving skills
  • First class communication skills and ability to liaise effectively with end users and keep them updated – customer service orientation
  • Ideally ITIL certified or experience within ITIL based corporate environments and knowledge of SOX ideal but not essential
  • Good team working skills

IT Service desk Analyst: 1st/2nd line, 1st Line, First Line, helpdesk, First level, 1st Level Windows, AD, O365, Citrix, VMWare, SCCM, Printers, connectivity

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

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £55000 per annum + bens

Opportunity for a Systems Integration & Test Engineer involved in integrating and testing Airborne Mission Planning and Ground Based Training Systems within the defence sector. Working with a leading global organisation from their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

Systems Test & Integration Engineer: Systems integration, software testing, test, tester ISTQB, airborne mission systems

Opportunity for a Systems Integration & Test Engineer involved in integrating and testing Airborne Mission Planning and Ground Based Training Systems within the defence sector. Working with a leading global organisation from their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

Current SC level clearance would be ideal but you can start on basic and they will put you through SC.

Experience sought:

  • Experience of Airborne Mission Systems would be ideal but not essential
  • Role will work on new projects/ bids so early planning experience for integration and test on new projects ideal
  • Experienced in full end to end test life-cycle
  • Investigation of complex system faults found through test
  • Experience testing complex software
  • First class communication & team workings skills
  • High degree of professional integrity, committed and tenacious

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Airborne Mission Systems/ MOD
  • ISTQB
  • Experience of model-based systems engineering (SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect)

Systems Test & Integration Engineer: Systems integration, software testing, test, tester ISTQB, airborne mission systems

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


Senior Application Analyst – Data/ ERP

  • Essex
  • Permanent
  • £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + + bens

Opportunity for a mid to Senior Application Analyst on a permanent basis to work with our manufacturing client from their offices in Essex. Currently working remotely. In this role you will be instrumental in supporting their ERP system.

Senior Application Analyst: Application Support, Data, Data Analysis, ERP, SQL, JavaScript, Reporting, System Requirements, Configuration, implementation, testing.

Opportunity for a mid to Senior Application Analyst on a permanent basis to work with our manufacturing client from their offices in Essex. Currently working remotely.

In this role you will be instrumental in supporting their ERP system. This will include system upgrades, technical support, testing and working with the business to understand change requirements, configuration issues and implementing new functionality.

Full training on their ERP system will be provided and there will be lots of opportunities to up-skill and work on a range of projects including moving to SAP in the future.

Degree background ideally sought or equivalent experience

Key experience sought:

  • Good knowledge of data/ data structures/ data analysis
  • Good SQL skills and ideally JavaScript (or ability to quickly adapt)
  • Reporting skills e.g. Crystal reports or SSRS or similar
  • ERP experience is ideal but not essential
  • Ability to apply technology knowledge effectively

Senior Application Analyst: Application Support, Data, Data Analysis, ERP, SQL, JavaScript, Reporting, System Requirements, Configuration, implementation, testing.

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