What makes us a great career choice

For some people, the sight of a warbird taking to the skies and the unmistakeable sound of a large piston engine, tuned to perfection and on full throttle arouses a passion and a longing for the days of some of mans finest achievements. Born in a time when we faced our darkest hours, the engineering marvels created to meet those challenges have a special place in our hearts. Keeping these aircraft in the air for future generations to enjoy is what drives us.

Here at Retro we can offer a unique opportunity to play a significant role in maintaining the last of these historic warbirds. No matter what role you have here, you’ll get the chance to work on and around the most significant piston engines of the era. Engines manufactured by many of the great names from the past, sadly, some no longer here, pass through our gates. Each one delivering challenges in the modern world, where original manufacturers support has all but dried up. Spare parts are increasingly hard to find and innovative yet historically accurate solutions, are all that keep these historic aircraft in the skies.

“Working as a Design Engineer at Retro provides opportunities and experiences that are unparalleled elsewhere in the aerospace engineering industry. Through our varied design projects, I am constantly expanding my engineering knowledge, both from experienced colleagues in the business and intense study of period design data. Not only do we enjoy the satisfaction of uncovering the intent behind revolutionary engine designs, but we are also regularly presented with a wide range of multidisciplinary challenges.

Designing bespoke tooling, researching alternative materials and trialling experimental manufacturing processes are all examples of thoroughly rewarding projects from my first year at Retro. As an engineering fanatic, the opportunity to apply engineering knowledge gained at university alongside practical engineering skills in order to keep warbirds flying is an absolute privilege, and something to be very proud of.”

Laurence - Design Engineer at Retro Track and Air

Current vacancies

Below are the roles we are currently trying to fill. If you’d like to apply for any of the roles currently open, please click on the link at the bottom of the relevant advertised position and email your CV to us, along with any other supporting information you feel might be of interest. Remember to quote the job title in your response and take your first step to becoming a part of the Retro family.


Retro Track and Air (UK) Ltd are currently recruiting an experienced Copy Typist/Technical Author, based in the Dursley area on a temporary basis.

Copy Typist / Technical Author

Sector: Historic Aviation.

Job Type: Temporary.

Duration: Initial work package expected to last approximately 12 months. This potentially be longer depending on the needs of the customer.

Location: Cam, Dursley.

Home Working Options: No.

Hourly Pay Rate: £10 PAYE per hour.

Working Days and Hours: Full-time – Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week.

Start: ASAP

Job Summary:
*Transcribing historical data in the form of electronic copies of manuals into editable documents.
*Work must be accurately recreated in Microsoft Word (Office 365).
*Responsible for checking all output.
*Must be able to manage own workload.

Person Specific – Experience and Skills:
*Experienced typist.
*Ability to recreate accurate tabulated data.
*Experience of using Microsoft Office 365 suite of software
*Good interpersonal and communication skills.
*Great level of accuracy and attention to detail.
*The job is an autonomous role, but an ability to work within a team is essential.

If you meet all of the above requirements and are happy to work on-site, full-time, 40 hours per week between Monday and Friday and can commit to a temporary assignment, expected to last for at least 12 months initially (potentially significantly longer dependent on customer needs), then please apply now.

Job Types: Full-time, Temporary

Salary: £10.00 per hour

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