Ejection Seats

What we do:

Martin-Baker has been the world leader in the design and manufacture of ejection and crashworthy seats for aircraft since 1946.

During those 70+ years, its seats have saved more than 7,500 lives.

M-B's very latest designs offer unprecedented life-saving capabilities and each day over 17,000 seats are providing a pilot's personal security somewhere around the world. As a company, they have delivered ejection seats to 93 different Air Forces.

Alongside the famous ejection seats, the team now also produces and fits special crashworthy seats for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, currently equipping over 60 helicopter variants.

Why we do it:

Martin-Baker is continually innovating and pioneering ejection seat development dedicated to saving pilots' lives.

As the world's leading manufacturer of both ejection seats and related equipment, it is the only company to offer a fully integrated escape system that satisfies the very latest in pilot operational capability and safety standards. Ejection seats are understandably complex. 

Every facet of the safety system must work flawlessly to safeguard a precious life, from initiation, escape path clearance, ejection sequencing, stabilisation, life support and parachute descent to final rescue and so much more. The company's philosophy has always been that, when an ejection seat may represent a crew member's last chance to survive, there can be no compromise.

The whole team is motivated by the idea of pushing engineering and technology to save lives.  

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How to Join Us:

Martin-Baker is always keen to take on new talent and its belief in helping individuals grow has resulted in an enviable reputation for developing and retaining staff.  



University isn’t the only way to enter the workforce.

By combining classroom study with on-the-job learning, the M-B Apprentice Scheme, in conjunction with Uxbridge College, provides a genuine alternative to university and a solid foundation for a career in engineering. Typically lasting 4 years, the scheme offers the training, guidance and support needed to develop valuable skills, earn sought-after qualifications and establish yourself in your chosen career.

During your Apprenticeship, you will attend college to study for an NVQ level 3 qualification in Mechanical Engineering. Apprentices get the opportunity to gain hands-on practical experience working alongside some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in this business sector.

Under Graduates

Martin-Baker offers a number of opportunities for undergraduate students who are looking for a one-year placement as part of their degree programme.

Applicants should be undertaking a degree in; Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and / or Electronic Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Design Engineering or Production Engineering.

They should be working towards a minimum classification of a 2.1.  

Summer Placement

Martin-Baker also offers a  Summer Placement programme that’s perfect for anyone looking to get some valuable experience within the industry.

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