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GE Aviation Materials - 12 Month Placement


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In the 12-month Materials Planner Placement, your team are responsible for accurate & efficient material throughput in support of the manufacturing cells, engineering & our external customers in both the civil & military markets. 

We Build It

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

About Us

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.

Roles and Responsibilities 

In the 12-months Materials Placement, strong emphasis is placed on ensuring world class standards of material flow, storage, accuracy & quality. Working in the 13-week window the Materials Placement student will work alongside cross-functional stakeholders to solve problems to deliver on time to our customers and will be integral in setting and executing the Production Plan in combination with effective material presentation & control.

Some of the responsibilities may include:

  • Attend daily operating rhythms to ensure cell material position clarity.
  • Use planning methods to execute in line with Production Plan.  
  • Review material position and drive supply-chain to deliver in line with customer requirements. 
  • Apply problem solving skills to overcome cell queries and provide swift resolutions.
  • Drive improvements through standard WIP analysis and lead time analysis
  • Assist other coaches and leadership with process improvements to develop performance of local team and the wider manufacturing workshop.
  • Work cross functionally to balance supply and demand to internal and external customers
  • Ability to balance a range of critical KPI’s to drive the right outcomes for the customer and business
  • Support leadership on process improvement initiatives to reduce cycle time, improve inventory turns, reduce manufacturing losses, and develop world-class material presentation.
  • Deliver on personal goals agreed with leadership relating to Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.

You will be guided by structured goals and objectives and will have responsibility to deliver on inspiring projects supported by your People Leader and team around you. We will guide you throughout the year to ensure you make the best of your GE Aviation experience. Your People Leader will offer coaching and mentoring, and you will be provided with the opportunity to connect with other placement students across the UK. 

If you are passionate about Business, Supply Chain, we would like to hear from you.

This opportunity is offered in Cheltenham and our Dowty (Brockworth) sites, we will ask you to share your location preferences during the application process.


  • Currently studying or recently achieved a bachelor’s or master’s degree

Desired Characteristics

  • Able to roll up your sleeves and get involved in projects
  • Organised & able to work towards deadlines
  • Inspired and curious to learn
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to take ownership for projects
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Able to work as part of a team

A placement at GE Aviation is an opportunity to learn while doing. At GE Aviation, you’ll work with business leaders in an atmosphere that will develop you, while doing work that makes an immediate impact.

Useful Information

  • All placements are available to students and recent graduates who can start a placement between June to August 2023, for a duration of 12 months.
  • Application deadline is 28th February 2023. However, we review applications on a rolling basis and encourage you to apply ASAP. Vacancies will close once filled.
  • The selection stages include online assessments, video interview and a final round interview. 
  • Please only submit one application. If you submit multiple applications, we will progress the most suitable one. If in future you are deemed to be suitable for other opportunities, we will automatically consider you for these too.

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

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: February 28th, 2023
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Cheltenham (Gloucestershire) and Dowty (Brockworth)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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