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GE Aviation Edison Engineering Development Program (2023)


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Job Description Summary

Rotational Operations Leadership program committed to growing GE's entry level, high potential talent-people with a passion for technology, a drive for technical excellence, professional skills and GE values-by accelerating their development through intense technical training and a variety of business critical assignments.

Job Description

We Build It

Here at GE Aviation, everyday more than 47,000 people are working around the world to make a difference.

At GE Aviation, we believe the world works better when it flies. We are a world-leading provider of jet engines, components, and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft.

Our rich history of inventing the future of flight, our continual investment in research and development, and our talented and innovative people will enable us to rise to the challenge of building a world that works with industry-leading technology and innovation. In fact, we’re already developing our next-generation of technologies to achieve greater fuel efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions with an ambition to be a net-zero company by 2050.  

Working at GE Aviation means you are bringing your unique perspective, innovative spirit, drive, curiosity, and ability to question the status quo to a collaborative and diverse team. It means you will have ideas and we will listen. Here, you will have the opportunity to work on really cool things with really smart people.

Work that you will be proud of. Work that really matters.  

Here are just a few of the reasons you will want to consider a career with us:  

  • You will help solve the global challenge of how the world flies sustainably. Do work real work with a real purpose.  
  • Be a part of a global workforce of diverse backgrounds, perspectives, ideas, and experiences where everyone feels supported and respected.  
  • Learn from the best minds who also want to learn from you.  
  • Earn merit-based rewards and incentives.  
  • Have opportunities for continuous learning and development.  

Essential Responsibilities

Edison is a one-of-a-kind programme combining continued study with experience of the full engineering lifecycle. 

Exposing participants to all areas of a world leading global organization, participants have the opportunity to see first-hand, how ideas come to life. Edison benefits from GE’s global breadth by working alongside other Edison and project teams across the world.

The Edison Programme is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself in an encouraging, harmonious environment, while gaining hands on experience of some of the most advanced engineering challenges in the world today. 

The Key elements of the Programme include:

  • Three or more rotational assignments, which may involve Systems, Software, Hardware, Safety, Sustainment Engineering within Avionics or Power Distribution engineering projects, driven by real GE business priorities 
  • Development of Engineering Competencies towards Professional Registration (IEng and CEng) through the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) 
  • Participation in the GE Aviation Foundation Leadership Programme 
  • Development of technical, problem-solving and time management skills through Edison A-Course and B-Courses, via Technical Classes, Workshops, Formal Reports and Presentations 
  • Opportunities to meet with, and present to, influential GE Leaders 
  • Opportunities to improve your Professional Development Skills, including Teamwork, Leadership, Understanding Self/Others, Emotional Intelligence and Communications 
  • The option to study for a Level 7 Master’s Degree Programme 
  • Volunteering Opportunities: Edison are the focal point of GE’s culture, and participants are strongly encouraged to lead the way in championing GE’s core values. Edison are connected to colleagues across the globe, with opportunities to be part of our STEM-based Educational Programmes. You can also develop relationships with the wider GE Community, such as the GE Women’s Network.  These opportunities can also contribute towards your IEng/CEng C, D and E competences
  • A genuinely collaborative environment, which is prevalent on the EEDP, with a committed team ethos, and a highly supportive professional and social community 

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor's 2:1 (Hons), Master’s, or Accredited Engineering Degree in one of the following subjects:
    • Avionics
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Electronic/Electrical Engineering
    • Systems Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Computer/Software Engineering
    •  Computer Science
    • Computer Systems Engineering
  • Work experience (including Placement/Internship) in an Aerospace or other similarly controlled Engineering Industry
  • Experience working in teams
  • An analytic, collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Dedication to a career in technology and a real passion for engineering
  • An understanding of the GE Aviation Systems business and our products 

Desired characteristics 

  • Work experience through a GE Engineering Internship 
  • An Accredited Master's Degree or equivalent knowledge & experience 
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills 
  • Commitment to Personal Development, including membership of a Professional Institution (e.g. IET), and desire to work towards 
  • Professional Registration as an Incorporated and/or Chartered Engineer 
  • Registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech) 
  • A Passion for Community and/or STEM Volunteering 

Total Reward  

At GE Aviation we understand the importance of Total Reward.  Our flexible benefits plan, called FlexChoice, gives you freedom, choice and flexibility in the way you receive your benefits, as well as giving you the opportunity to make savings where possible.   

As a new joiner to GE we are pleased to be able to offer you the following as default in your benefit fund, which you then can tailor to meet your individual needs;  

  • Non-contributory Pension             
  • Life Assurance  
  • Group income protection               
  • Private medical cover       
  • Holiday Hourly equivalent of 26 days, with flexible option to buy or sell 

Right to Work  

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, under the applicable UK immigration rules as may be in place from time to time, it may be that candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled candidate who does not require sponsorship is available to take up the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.  

Security Clearance  

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance: BPSS  

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No

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Job ID Number: R3647631
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: December 31st, 2022
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Cheltenham (Gloucestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Systems

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