Degree Apprenticeship

Supply Chain and Quality Manager Degree Apprentice

About us: 

Launch an exciting career by joining our Airbus Apprenticeship Programme! Our Apprentices receive second to none training, gaining the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to make an immediate contribution when you enter the workforce. 

The world is a beautiful place

At Airbus, we strongly believe a successful business is a responsible business.

Our Degree Apprenticeships offer a full degree with no fees, plus vocational training with a regular salary. 

You will study towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management at a local University, the course duration is typically 4 years and your attendance will be on a day or block release basis. Project managers are responsible for the end-to-end delivery of a project.

They have responsibility for delivering the project in line with defined objectives, taking decisions to manage stakeholder expectations by leading a multi-skilled, cross-disciplinary team to deliver the project to time, cost and quality requirements.

While ‘in the office’, you will join the Supply Chain Quality Management (SCQM) team. As a SCQM, you will be the primary interface with the nominated supplier(s) and responsible for the relationship between the supplier and Airbus.  

You will be fully responsible for managing the purchase phase of the supply chain core process and delivery of hardware to projects on time, to cost and fulfilling all performance and quality requirements.

Via industrial placements, you will also gain exposure to other areas of the business (equipment/spacecraft production, logistics, Product/Quality Assurance, systems engineering etc.) in order to attain a broad understanding of all stakeholder’s activities and to build a strong network.

What will you be doing?

Whilst at work:

  • Responsibility for the On Time and On Quality (OTOQ) from suppliers of complex and high value RF equipment for Telecommunications Spacecraft 
  • Day-to-day contact with the supplier and management of contract implementation (multi-project, international); timely and accurate reporting and facilitation of appropriate technical interaction between internal experts and supplier
  • Acquiring in-depth knowledge of supplier leading to effective control and improvement, identifying risks and ensuring implementation of appropriate mitigating actions
  • Management of project lifecycle; co-ordination of key stakeholders, chairing reviews, ensure drum beating and action follow up to maintain key project milestones
  • Escalation, both at the supplier or within Airbus as relevant – communication to all levels of the business

Whilst at university, you will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • Procurement and contract management
  • Quality management
  • Estimating, planning and scheduling
  • Risk management
  • Project change control
  • Stakeholder and communications management
  • Organisational change management

About you!

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Level 3 qualifications on entry e.g. 3 GCE “A” Levels at Grades A to C, or a vocational equivalent
  • Maths and English at Level 2


  • 37 hours per week //  Half day Fridays!* // 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays // Pension // Success share // Plus many more flexible benefits! 

*Please ensure you include a cover letter*

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Job ID Number: JR10145677
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: September 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £19,255 + benefits
  • Portsmouth (Hampshire)
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