Graduate Opportunity

Technical Authority Graduate Engineer

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Airbus Defence and Space Ltd. (Skynet)

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

We Make it Fly

Widely acknowledged as a leader in the aerospace industry - and fully equipped with the world's most innovative products that address both the needs of today and tomorrow - we are uniquely positioned to tackle any challenge brought our way, and deliver solutions around the globe that help drive and expand our customers' businesses.

Description of the job

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

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, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programme's conclusion.

Joining the Technical Authority team you will be working with a highly experienced team of Communication System and Solution Architects and engineers within Airbus Secure Communications. We are a team that spans three UK Airbus sites and our programmes have both a UK and European focus.

As a Confident, Motivated individual you will have the opportunity to grow and apply your Technical, Interpersonal and Organisational skills in dynamic and complex programmes to make a difference in the success of the team and the wider Airbus Defence and Space in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Tasks & accountabilities

Main activities of the role may include:

  • Supporting System Design within the Airbus design process as part of the design team.
  • Contributing to technical aspects of business bid activity.
  • Independent review of technical design aspects of proposals and design reviews.
  • Communicating design outcomes to stake-holders.
  • Growing your System Engineering skills to encompass greater system complexity.

This role requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

Required skills

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Ability to acquire information quickly using diverse sources including documentation and discussion.
  • Agility to switch between System level and detailed component modes of thinking
  • A high degree of Written and Verbal Communication skills to ensure that your message is understood.
  • Demonstrable independent working, but know when to seek assistance to maintain progress.
  • Problems solving to find a way forwards.
  • Organisational and IT skills to ensure timely delivery, reporting and communication.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

This role can be based in Stevenage, Portsmouth or Newport and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.

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Job ID Number: 10452916 D EN EXT 1
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £27,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Stevenage, Portsmouth and Newport (South Wales)
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