Graduate Opportunity

Digital Disruptor Graduate

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We are looking for someone to join us who is technically disruptive in a constructive way to help us reshape the future. As we continue with our digital journey, we need someone with a different skill set to guide us and show us a different way of doing things.

The Airbus Engineering Structures Graduate Scheme is well established and widely recognised as preparing the engineers of the future, equipping them with the wide variety of skills and experience needed to maintain Airbus as one of the leading commercial aerospace companies in the world.

Make it possible. Make it happen. Make it fly.

At Airbus Group, our people work with passion and determination to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

The scheme lasts for 2 years and 4 months and during the scheme there will be placements in various departments to build on core skills, develop project management and leadership skills, transnational working and a potential placement with a customer. There is also additional tool and soft skill training, and opportunities to work on STEM projects aimed at inspiring the engineers of the future.

About us

Do you like connecting with people in different organisations?
Are you interested in developing the digital solutions for wing structures for the future of environmentally sustainable aircraft?

The Airbus Engineering Structures Wing organisation is transnational, with sites in the UK, France and Germany. Within the UK, there is a community of over 400 engineers working in Filton and Broughton, collaborating on the design and manufacture of the wings for all Airbus commercial aircraft. This position is primarily based in Filton.

Airbus Engineering Structures Wing covers the main aircraft programmes, A220, Single Aisle, Long Range, A350, A380 and A400m, as well as preparing for the future with research and development into new aircraft configurations and technologies to enable more efficient and environmentally sustainable aircraft.

What you will be doing

As a Graduate Engineer you will develop the digital solutions needed across a wide range of more traditional disciplines within the wing business:

  • Applying Python, Java, GScript, C++ based Automation in order to improve design and stress processes
  • Influence Digital Transformation within the wing and airframe organisations
  • Perform Data Analytics on Skywise, Google Studio and internal platforms developed by Airbus
  • Developing machine learning algorithms on various platforms
  • Use of VR/AR techniques
  • Support the move from Server Based Microsoft Applications to Cloud Based Google Applications

You will also develop the following

  • Project Management through placements in Chief Engineers or other departments
  • Business and Financial knowledge
  • Leadership Skills through working on projects with a broad range of people, as well as specific training
  • Customer focus through potential placement with an Airline or Supplier

Skills required

You are

  • Naturally curious and excited to explore
  • Excited to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Passionate about the aerospace business and the challenges sustainable aviation

You have

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills
  • Collaborate well within a team
  • Are sensitive to clients needs and can develop good client relationships
  • Studying or Studied a degree in an technical discipline with a focus on digital skills and coding (2:1 or higher)
  • Demonstrated good knowledge of coding and data analysis techniques (Python, Java, Google Script preferred)


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.

  • £29,000 salary
  • 33 days' annual leave including bank holidays
  • 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

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.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It… Count!

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


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus. 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: JR10077260
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £29,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Filton, Bristol
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Naval Architecture
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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