Our Industry Partners

For the first time education and training programmes have been co-designed by the air and space industry using the job roles as the blueprint for the qualifications.

Royal Air Force careers

A career in the RAF is about discovering your natural talent and working out together what makes you valuable, productive and happy.

Join the Royal Air Force and you will get much more than just a job – you’ll have opportunities that no other employer can hope to match. From worldwide travels to lifelong friendships, life in the RAF is a unique experience.

The RAF offers a wide range of careers that IASTI (Newark) can prepare you for, including Pilot, AeroSystems Engineer, Aircraft Technician and Aircrew.

East Midlands Airport

The region’s gateway to mainland Europe, Eastern Europe and North East Africa. Served by airlines Ryanair, Jet2, TUI, easyJet and Aurigny, passengers who EMA each year are well catered for in terms of leisure connectivity with a choice of over 50 international and domestic destinations.

Handling 440,000 tonnes of cargo a year, EMA is also home to the UK’s largest dedicated air cargo operation and is the UK’s no.1 airport for express freight with DHL, UPS, FedEx and Royal Mail all operating out of EMA. The airport also facilitates over £11bn of trade with non-EU countries. Latin America, Asia, North America and the Middle East are some of the biggest regions for exports.

Over 9,000 people work across the entire airport site for a wide range of employers many of which support the aviation sector. 


One of the fastest growing defence companies in the UK, Inzpire is an award-winning supplier of products, training and technical services and a trusted partner of the UK MoD and Armed Forces worldwide.


AAR is a global aerospace and defence aftermarket solutions company with operations in over 20 countries. Headquartered in the Chicago area, AAR supports commercial and government customers through two operating segments: Aviation Services and Expeditionary Services. AAR’s Aviation Services include Parts Supply; OEM Solutions; Integrated Solutions; and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Services. AAR’s Expeditionary Services include Mobility Systems operations. Additional information can be found at www.aarcorp.com


Leaders in Aerospace, Defence and Security. Leonardo is one of the UK's leading aerospace companies and one of biggest suppliers of defence and security equipment to the UK MoD. The company operates from 7 main sites across the UK employing over 7,500 highly skilled people.

National Space Academy

Since launching in 2008 NSA has engaged with more than 50,000 students, 6000 teachers and hundreds of industry professionals. Starting in Leicester they now deliver all over the world thanks to an amazing team of Lead Educators and Project Scientists.  

As a not-for-profit organisation, they are part funded by the National Space Centre and other partners such as the UK Space Agency and ESA.

NSA engage young people with STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) using the inspirational context of space and facilitate pathways into the space sector by working with industry and education.  

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance

One of the UK’s leading Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Charities.

At a time when every second counts, the arrival of their iconic yellow helicopter really can mean the difference between life and death.

They transport the equivalent of an A&E department to people suffering from the most serious of illnesses and devastating injuries, providing the best possible treatment as quickly as possible.

Eagle Eye Innovations

EEI are the only company who specialise in training and operations across all genres and classifications of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS). 

Operating globally, EEI have a unique set of skills that make them a world leader on all matters relating to RPAS including MQ-9 Reaper and other Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) platforms. UK based, EEI have been operating since 2014 and are the longest-running RPAS training and consultancy organisation in the United Kingdom. For more information about Eagle Eye Innovations visit www.eeinnovationsltd.com 


If you work hard, graduate and progress through our training programmes you are entering a very well paid, secure career that will open your horizons to an exciting career in the UK and around the world.

Despite recent events which have seen a downturn in the industry, recovery forecasts predict a return to pre-pandemic employment rates by 2024.

So, by the time you graduate there will be a surge in demand for highly skilled workers in the industry.

And because you have been through IASTI (Newark) training and spent a significant amount of time with major employers, you will be at the front of the queue for employment.

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