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Graduate Electrical AIT Engineers

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An exciting opportunity to join the satellite integration and test team as a Graduate Electrical Engineer working on exciting missions for the European Space Agency (ESA) and National space programmes has opened! As a department, we build, test and launch spacecraft, providing you with an exciting opportunity for hands-on engineering and travel to environmental test and launch sites. We built the Rosalind Franklin Mars Rover that will launch in the autumn of 2022 and launched Solar Orbiter from Florida; a spacecraft of ten instruments that is now travelling out to orbit the sun and will provide valuable data to the world’s scientists!

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.

About us!

We are a team of 20 engineers who are all passionate about finding technical electrical and functional test solutions and supporting the design of the associated test infrastructure.  As a team we are an ideal mix of people who can help you develop technically and personally in your career at Airbus.

Our teams are friendly and supportive; an important quality when we travel on test campaigns for reasonable periods of time.  If you like the idea of working in a friendly engineering team, are willing to be technically challenged and with travel included; this is for you.

What you will be doing:

As a graduate AIT electrical Engineer you will gain experience of all the spacecraft subsystems and will get a good overview of the Satellite Assembly Integration and Test department. You will be supporting both ESA and UK National missions potentially including follow on missions from Solar Orbiter and the ExoMars Rover.

The tasks will be varied and require you to use different skills (electrical measurements, script writing and debugging, anomaly investigation, documenting test results, preparing presentations, communication etc.) in order to complete them successfully.  

You will aspire to lead and support activities within the Satellite Electrical Engineering department such as spacecraft subsystem integration, functional and system testing, anomaly investigations, and initial test result analysis; as well as environmental testing and supporting spacecraft interface checks at the launch site.
We are a diverse and inclusive team and value different ways of thinking and working to get a technical solution. 

Skills required:

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!

  • You have been studying for a relevant engineering or technical degree (Electronics, Electrical Systems, Avionics, Space or similar Engineering degree)
  • High level of practical `hands-on’ application of engineering.
  • Good knowledge of programming and scripting in a variety of languages (C, Java, bash scripting etc.)
  • Positive and proactive with a `can do’ attitude and a good team player.
  • Able to produce clear and accurate documentation and reporting
  • The ability to listen, understand and communicate information
  • The desire to work in a technical team environment
  • A strong interest in developing yourself
  • Interest in finding creative solutions to complex problems
  • Able to make decisions based on evidence
  • The desire to work in an open and trusting environment

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


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 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: JR10078203
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive salary + benefits
  • All grades
  • Stevenage, Hertfordshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Hardware
  • IT Architecture
  • Information Technology
  • Naval Architecture
  • Robotics
  • Software
  • Systems
  • Telecommunications
  • Web Development

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