Careers

We’re pioneering electric aviation to transform urban mobility. It’s an adventure into the future; powered by world-class partners and the excellence and quintessential spirit of British engineering.

Achieve something
extraordinary

We’re on a mission. Where others see limits, we see opportunity, and we work at pace. Working at Vertical isn’t your average role but for those seeking a challenge, a flexible, supportive organisation and an incredible team; working here is an opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our approach promotes ingenuity and courage, while our environment builds success through diligence in safety and being open in the way we work. The only way we’re going to assure the next chapter of aviation history is by working as a team, relentlessly, towards our goal.

"The power of human ingenuity, and the spirit of creativity is what drives us to solve the big challenges at Vertical and pioneer electric aviation."

— Stephen Fitzpatrick, Founder and CEO

Our values

Changing the way the world travels is a colossal task, but we’ve never been one for comfort zones. What guides us is The Vertical Way; our four values, shared by our people and partners.
  • Courage

    We make brave choices

  • Ingenuity

    We challenge convention

  • Safety

    We build success through safety

  • Openness

    We win together

Benefits

Our people matter — we’re not going anywhere without them. Which is why our company benefits go beyond the essentials.
  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holidays
  • 5 extra days holiday per year to buy (or sell)
  • 5 extra days holiday when you get married or enter a civil partnership
  • Additional 4% of your salary to spend on extra benefits
  • Award-winning digital health and wellbeing service (Help@Hand)
  • Company Share Scheme – open to every Vertical employee
  • Company Pension Scheme – 5% and we match it
  • Breakfast on us, every day

Hiring Process

We know how important it is to have a clear, fair and simple hiring process, so we wanted to be open with how your application will be considered by the hiring team.

Step 1

  • We’ll share our company culture, mission and values and more about the role with you, before understanding your experience and motivations.

Step 2

  • We’ll take you through a combination of structured interviewing and practical skills-based activities led by the hiring manager of the role. You may also meet with one or two people from other functions in the organisation.

Step 3

  • A member of our in-house hiring team will get in touch with you to let you know where you stand with your application, give feedback and discuss next steps.
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Working on a blank-page aircraft design is a rare and valuable experience, it can be challenging but also satisfying

— Salim, Battery Commissioning and Integration Manager

It is a unique opportunity to work as Production Lead, the role offers the chance to lead a talented team and play a pivotal role in shaping the future of sustainable aviation.

— Elise Boase, Production lead

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Working at Vertical is exhilarating I’m proud to be part of a team that thrives on challenges, values creativity and never settles for mediocrity.

— Caroline Lewis, Senior Manager, Culture, Communications & Engagement

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The impact of my work at Vertical is immediately evident, it’s a fast-paced environment and everyday we’re pushing ourselves to be more innovative than the last.

— Rachel Yip, Digital Systems & Flight Physics Procurement Officer

Open roles

Advanced Actuation Systems Engineer

Join the Control Surface Actuation Systems team based in Bristol as an Advanced Actuation Systems Engineer and help us to achieve our mission o

26.03.24

Bristol Digital & Flight Systems

Advanced Cell Engineer

Join the Powertrain Team based in Bristol as an Advanced Cell Engineer and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

15.04.24

Bristol Electrochemistry

Advanced Flight Controls Engineer

Join the Flight Control Systems team based in Bristol as an Advanced Flight Control System Engineer and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

28.03.24

Bristol Digital & Flight Systems

Advanced Modelling and Simulation Engineer

Join the Aircraft Simulation team based in Bristol as an Advanced Modelling and Simulation Engineer and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

15.04.24

Bristol Aircraft Simulation

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