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Research & Technology Business Development 12 Month Internship

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Airbus Operations Ltd.

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other's expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary - on the ground, in the sky and in space.

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Description of the job

The recent announcement of a £3.9bn joint investment by industry and the government for aerospace research requires a significant level of planning and management to meet all the stakeholders' expectations. Airbus has recently launched its 'Wing of the Future' programme which is the overarching research programme for Airbus in the UK for the next 10 years, making this an extraordinarily exciting time. The Research & Technology business development and partnership team has the responsibility to manage the external relationships with Government, funding authorities, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and strategic partners. The successful Intern will be a key member of this team during a high workload period.

Tasks & accountabilities

  • Project support for the Research Contract Managers and Engineering Teams on Aerospace Technology Institute projects, covering a wide range of topics from research proposal preparation through legal agreements (including Intellectual Property), to managing the running contracts.
  • Interfacing with partners / Research Funding bodies / customers both via telephone and face to face.
  • Support liaison with the Government Affairs team to ensure consistent messages, and evidence of successes, are provided to the various Government departments.
  • Working together with Finance to ensure clear financial metrics are maintained for the funded projects.
  • Participation in the formulation of the 'Wing of the Future' programme.
  • 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.

Required skills

You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in Engineering or Project Management.

  • Business acumen.
  • An interest in understanding the complexities of the Aerospace Industry and how technology makes a difference.
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office.
  • Strong communication skills, including presentations.
  • Understanding of Finance (advantageous).


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 10418901 EJ EN EXT 2
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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