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Business Operations Management - 12 Month Placement

Open to all STEM.

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About Us 

GE Aviation is a world-leading provider of commercial, military and business and general aviation jet and turboprop engines and components, along with avionics, electrical power and mechanical systems for aircraft.   

 At GE Aviation, we invent the future of flight, lift people up, and bring them home safely. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GE9X engines, driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, or unlocking new opportunities to grow and deliver more productivity, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to moving the aerospace industry forward. If you join us, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us looking ahead.   

At GE Aviation, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and cross-functionally with the highest caliber talent, utilising cutting-edge technology and processes. If you’re passionate about generating advances in aviation to solve some of the world’s toughest problems and are looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE Aviation as we rise to the challenge of building a world that works.   

How GE Works...

At GE we put our ideas to work. We make things that matter, things that make life better. GE Works.

If you’re interested in working within aviation and looking for a placement rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and development, then join GE. Today, more than ever, the world needs great minds. What the world you. 

GE Aviation Caledonian is a purpose-built aircraft engine overhaul facility, adjacent to Glasgow Prestwick International Airport. The Caledonian site was officially opened in 1980 and has since grown into a centre of excellence for Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul (MRO) of CF6 & GEnx engine types. After each overhaul, the engines undergo intensive performance testing on site in our bespoke test cell, before returning to our global customer base ready for service.   

Our vastly experienced and innovative workforce are passionate in the contribution towards the training of future engineers, leaders and surrounding talent in our organisation. At GE Caledonian, our Apprentices (Foundation, Modern & Graduate), XLP, OMLP and our placement students are key members of our team helping achieve the challenges of tomorrow. They continuously develop new skills to keep up with the pace of change in the Aviation Industry and become comfortable working in this ever-challenging environment which thrives on embracing change.    

Our diverse team have a strong foothold in the local community, proactively seeking new volunteering opportunities to give back and deliver on our corporate responsibility. We have a dedicated affinity group on site who facilitate opportunities to the wider team, creating an inclusive culture we can all be proud of.”  

Roles and Responsibilities 

In the 12-month Business Operations Management Placement, you'll gain invaluable skills and experience in supporting and developing the processes and systems that keep our business operations teams at the cutting edge. The opportunities available will cover all aspects of supporting busy operations teams, including building relationships internally and externally, supporting customer proposals and/or sales/aftermarket, working on streamlining processes to drive efficiency and developing materials for customer events.   

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

If you are passionate about Business Operations, we would love to hear from you. 


  • Currently studying towards a Business/STEM related degree – penultimate/final year  
  • Keen interest in Business Operations 

Desired Characteristics 

  • Able to roll up your sleeves and get involved in challenging 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 challenge you, while doing work that makes an immediate impact. 

Useful Information 

  • All placements are available to penultimate/final year students and will start between June to August 2022, for a duration of 12 months.  
  • Application deadline is 31st December 2021. 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

  • December 31st, 2021
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long.
  • Prestwick, Scotland
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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