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#AGGP Graduate Industrial Architect


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Job Description:

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.

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.

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.   

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.

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

Who you will be joining:

We are a transnational team of 26 people working across the UK, Spain and Germany which brings a rich and diverse environment to learn and grow. Looking to the future we are actively involved in industrial scoping for the first hydrogen wing (ZEROe), this exciting programme is a technological leap compared to a conventional wing design and the industrial system.

The team will lead the way on the Industrial concepts for this important sustainable aircraft of the future. With the aviation market growing, a particular challenge for Airbus is to meet the increased demand for Aircraft. The focus for the architects team is to ensure the Airbus Wing Industrial Systems will deliver the rate (production speed) requirement currently and in the future whilst maintaining the cost targets. 

What you will be doing: 

During your time in the department you will gain a broad understanding of manufacturing principles, as well as developing some specific technical competencies including: 

  • How to populate and consider top level industrial requirements (our key needs to create the optimum industrial system) 
  • Co-design and design for manufacturing (early stage collaboration with the design team to ensure industrial requirements are considered during the design stage) 
  • ME extended enterprise management (working with the supply chain to integrate end to end industrial systems). 

In this role, you will be able to develop your leadership skills by having the opportunity to negotiate and influence stakeholders in order to gain buy-in and make decisions. You will also develop your project management skills by supporting project planning, risk management, progress control and reporting.

If you enjoy taking on a challenge without predefined solutions, taking full accountability of the delivery of projects and learning as part of the process, whilst being at the forefront of aerospace manufacturing then this role could be for you. 

As an Industrial Architect graduate you will have an opportunity to gain experience across the Wing & Tail Plane components. The tasks will be varied and require you to use different skills (technical, leadership and project management) in order to complete them successfully.

During your time in the department you may get the opportunity to work on both future development projects (such as ZEROe) as well as current programme developments (such as A321 XLR). You will be expected to show energy, get engaged with the community and build relationships and network. 

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


  • Engineering or technical degree.

Specific experience or interests

  • Good Interpersonal skills - collaborating and working well with others collaborate well within a team and develop effective relationships.
  • Bright, resilient, proactive and enthusiastic.
  • Outward looking and willing to learn.
  • An inclusive team player.
  • The ambition and drive to make change happen.


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 note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application to the Airbus Global Graduate Programme. 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.

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

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.

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Job ID Number: JR10143709
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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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