Graduate programme

You'll be taking the first steps towards an exciting career.

What we offer

  • £27,000 + £2,000 joining bonus
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • 35 hour week
  • 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Success sharing
  • A competitive pension.

We are looking for graduates with commitment and enthusiasm who want to be part of a high-tech, innovative and global organisation. Our graduate programme will prepare you with the skills you need to progress and develop your talents.

With Airbus, you will be taking the first small steps towards an exciting career. Our two-year Graduate Programme (three years for finance positions) allows you to play a pivotal role in current and future projects within either our commercial aircraft or defence & space divisions.

Airbus graduates have a fantastic chance to learn invaluable skills while developing personal and technical abilities. During the programme, you will build a comprehensive understanding of what we do and how we do it. The focused training and structured placements ensure you are fully equipped for your future career at Airbus.

It’s not only engineers we are looking for! The world is changing fast and we are also seeking graduates to help us to develop our cyber and digital capabilities. Additionally, we need graduates to join us in finance, ICT, project management and procurement roles. Our opportunities are located across the UK including sites in Filton (Bristol) and Broughton (near Chester) for Commercial Aircraft, and Portsmouth, Stevenage and Newport for Defence & Space.

Do you share our passion?

We offer a flexible programme, allowing you the chance to tailor your experience to combine a number of rotational placements with specialist training in the UK, as well as opportunities for European and international placements.

We are looking for high-achieving, motivated graduates who are fluent in written and spoken English. If you share our passion for what Airbus does and show a drive for excellence, then this is your chance to be part of the next chapter of our unique and exciting story.

Training and development

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function and the wider business. The programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture.

Placements in Defence & Space allow you to be involved in one of our graduate projects which means you can either work on a short technical project or work with various universities to develop key relationships with future graduates.

Within Commercial Aircraft, graduates are encouraged to study towards professional accreditation and will often be supported financially to do this. It means you could work towards chartered status from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, the IET or the Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society. Chartership can also be achieved from bodies such as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

You will also have considerable support during the scheme to ensure that your overall learning experience will complement your future career.

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