Graduate Opportunity

Supply Chain - Business Area Graduate

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The Airbus Graduate Programme offers the opportunity to learn and understand the Airbus business, policies and procedures through a series of placements lasting 3 to 6 months in a variety of procurement and business areas. The programme aims to give graduates the relevant skills, knowledge and experience to "hit the ground running" upon completion of the Graduate Programme.

Airbus is looking to attract Procurement and Supply Chain specialists who can proactively manage a portfolio of suppliers in line with business and strategic objectives and create an environment to offer the best possible opportunity for graduates to become future leaders.

Each graduate will work in a minimum of 3 procurement departments and 3 other Airbus departments to compliment knowledge and understanding already gained during the programme. Each graduate will have the opportunity to work with an aerospace industry partner to build a comprehensive understanding of Airbus and the wider industry.

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.

Tasks - main activities of the role may include:

  • You will play a crucial role in ensuring Airbus can meet its many strategic objectives as 75% of the value of each aircraft is purchased from a global supply chain
  • You will experience sourcing a variety of items, from flight control computer systems, small component parts, major assembled structures, nuts, bolts, raw material as well as the equipment, services and buildings on all Airbus sites
  • You will act as the main interface between the supplier and other Airbus stakeholders including engineering, finance and final assembly lines
  • You will build and maintain strategic relationships with suppliers, managing operational challenges with teams all over the world. You will be required to travel to visit suppliers and Airbus teams to maintain relationships, negotiate ways of working and trouble shoot when required
  • Always looking for opportunities to improve the Airbus supply chain.
  • You will support and lead projects to improve the supply chain flows, both internally and externally. We strive to work as one within our transnational supply chain and value the transnational teams we work within to provide input and support the deployment of major projects.


  • You will need to have a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant Bachelors or Masters’ Degree or equivalent
  • Relevant degree subjects include, but are not limited to: Supply Chain/Quality Management, Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Applicants following CIPS programmes would be desirable.


As a graduate with us, you’ll be a full-time employee and working on real projects and making a difference from day one. That’s why we make sure you’re properly rewarded for the work you do

  • 35 hour weeks
  • 33 days' annual leave including bank holidays
  • Success sharing
  • A selection of voluntary benefits such as Employee car leasing scheme, financial advice, employee discounts with nationwide stores, and more!
  • A competitive pension
  • Tax-effective share plans
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service

To apply:

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Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application once at our careers’ site. 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. One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It... Count!

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.


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Job ID Number: NB_10465868
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Opportunity Overview

  • December 6th, 2019
  • £27,000 + £2,000 joining bonus + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Filton (South Gloucestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Manufacturing
  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Product Design
  • Project Management

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