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#AGGP Fuels & Landing Gear Systems Test Engineer (Graduate Position)

Computing/Data Science/Aerospace/Avionics/Electronic.

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About us!

Our UK Graduate Programmes provide exceptional graduates the opportunity to be part of future of aviation. Over the 2/3 year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and developing your network and skills within the business.

From your first day, you will join your initial area after being guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and customers and suppliers.

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.

Your Graduate network and Generation-Airbus colleagues will share experiences, offer support, create social bonds and form a real platform for development, fun and career progression.

The Fuels and Landing Gear Avionics team forms part of the transnational "Propulsion Hydrogen & Hydro-Mech Systems" Sub-Domain. We are all part of the Flight and Integration Test Centre, where we test the integration of the complete aircraft. This is reflected in our ways of working, so you will be able to interact and build relationships with colleagues across Europe and across all aircraft systems.

We are a product-focused community with a history of delivering innovation to our company. As a team we conduct development testing of new aircraft systems through agile test methods, help to resolve in-service problems and provide design feedback for future aircraft.

Are you someone who enjoys detailed problem solving, interrogating data and rigorously assessing system performance? Are you someone who needs to see tangible results, excited by technical challenges, fault finding and collaborating to resolve technical problems with creative solutions and a digital mindset? Then this could be the job for you!

When you begin your career with us, we accelerate your networks, locally and internationally, and gain a unique perspective on the world of Airbus. You are part of a global community, so we bring you together once a year for a global graduate conference where you meet your peers, hear from our leaders and learn from the best.

Every year we look for university graduates from around the world to join Airbus. We need people with the aspiration, enthusiasm and the talent to help us move forward and to change the world and your development through our Airbus Global Graduate Experience.  You are part of a 2 year programme where you develop your professional skills, but deliver our vision to pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world.   

We are hiring the graduates we need to fill the critical roles for our future. By the end of the programme, our aim is that you are ready to progress, having already demonstrated your value. You will have developed your skills in an area that is strategically important for Airbus, you will know about the Airbus business, the opportunities, challenges and needs, and you will have learned more about yourself, and what makes you great.

Above all you will have the opportunity to do your best work in an industry that is literally reshaping how we live in our world.

If you are ready to join and be part of this journey please apply below.

We are looking for someone who is motivated to kickstart their engineering career by undergoing a graduate program in the aviation industry. You will design and conduct tests on fuel and landing gear avionics test benches and contribute to our flight test analysis activities.

What you will be doing: 

As a member of our team, you will contribute to the delivery of the Fuel and Landing Gear Avionics Test Team's mission, with typical tasks including:

  • Support certification through integrated rig testing and analysis
  • Establish and improve the maturity of AC systems through the collaboration with other engineering teams
  • React to and help resolve in-service system issues
  • Aim for product safety beyond certification requirements
  • Implement synergies and alignment between rig and flight test

Every day will present a new challenge, you will test and improve your skills on a variety of activities including:

  • Agreement on Lab Test Requirements, definition and validation of test benches
  • System level testing of new fuel and landing gear functionality
  • In-service investigation by reproducing events on avionics benches
  • Preparing Lab Test Results Analysis
  • Use of big data techniques to achieve cross-correlation between design, test rig and flight behaviour

What we look for

To be a successful applicant to the Airbus Global Graduate Programme, you will need to demonstrate;

  • Educated to a degree level or equivalent within a relevant field of study
  • Maximum of three years relevant work experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication in our business language (English)
  • A desire to work in a collaborative team environment, focused on driving future innovation
  • The ability to be self aware and a wish to be in the driving seat of your development.

What you will need to apply

  • Master’s Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree with relevant work experience, in Engineering or Science with an engineering “mindset”
  • Data analysis, report writing and presentation skills

Enjoys testing activities related to:

  • Electronics, avionics and control systems and/or Data analytics, scripting and automation
  • Knowledge or experience of Programming and Programming languages (e.g. C, Python, TCL, Matlab, LabVIEW, Google Apps Script)
  • Excited by the technical challenges and problem solving, with a good amount of curiosity to understand how things are made
  • Committed to deliver on time, cost and quality
  • Good interpersonal skills and capable of working as a team as well as autonomously
  • English – Negotiation level

Desirable Skills: 

  • Understanding of aircraft systems, particularly fuel and landing gear systems
  • Interest in electronics
  • A good knowledge and practical experience of Google Workspace
  • Project management knowledge or interest


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.

  • 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 ensure that a cover 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.

Please note that depending on the number of applicants the posting can be taken offline earlier. If you are interested we would advise you to apply as soon as possible.

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Job ID Number: JR10143105
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: October 18th, 2022
  • Starting: October 2023
  • Starting Salary: £29,725 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Software

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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