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#AGGP Structures Test Engineer (Graduate)


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Job Description:

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.

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.

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.

An exciting opportunity to perform an internship in the Airbus structures test organisation homed in the Aerospace Integrated Research and Test Centre (AIRTeC), Filton.

AIRTeC is a £100 million state of the art Research & Test facility designed specifically to provide the most advanced working environment and tools for Airbus, suppliers, partners, and academia.  AIRTeC complements Airbus’s world leading design, integration, manufacturing and assembly capabilities which already exist on Filton site.

The Centre operates on an open access policy where other aerospace companies, industries and research organisations can use the equipment and laboratory space, giving a benefit that goes beyond Airbus.

AIRTeC homes Airbus’s UK structures Test centre which  is one of  three Airbus structures test centres that perform or manage the full pyramid of Airbus structures test on all Airbus Aircraft Programmes and R&T.

The structures test Mission

To Perform Structural Tests on today's Airbus products:  provide date that allows our products to fly & be certificated, demonstrates strength & life

To Develop and Define Physical and Virtual Test Means in support of future aircraft products -  be ready to test new materials, technologies and aircraft configurations such as ZEROe/Hydrogen aircraft, super flexible wings, blended wing body aircraft.

What you will be doing: 

  • Designing & commissioning test facilities
  • Performing testing
  • Developing new test means, measurement techniques and virtual test means

What we look for

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

  • Education 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.


  • aeronautical or mechanical engineering


Are you:

  • a highly energetic and passionate individual who wants to be part of the development of the Airbus structures test capability?   
  • someone who, through working as part of a team, can contribute ideas and solutions? 
  • an entrepreneur with a track record of being innovative and adding value?

Do you:

  • have a knowledge of Aircraft Structures, studied aeronautical or mechanical engineering and an aptitude for testing?
  • enjoy networking?
  • have aspirations to be an Aerospace Engineer?

If your answer is Yes, this position is waiting just for you!

When applying please ensure you supply:

  • Your CV
  • Your motivation to perform the role
  • Your strengths and weaknesses against the job description.


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 let us know if you need us to make any adjustments for the selection process – you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout 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: JR10144780
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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...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Mechanical

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