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Production Quality Assistant Engineer Intern (12 Months)

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To stay on top, Airbus recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging internship opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our internships give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus and should benefit your future studies.

This internship opportunity sits within the MAIT (Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test) quality assurance department who are responsible for making sure that company industrial processes comply with quality assurance requirements and standards.

In addition to this function, the Quality department has the objective to drive and influence the company to reduce the cost of quality and the cost of non-quality.

In that context, the Quality Assurance department has deployed a wide variety of projects and during this internship you'll assist the MAIT quality improvement leader to implement those multidisciplinary projects.

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Tasks & accountabilities

Within this internship, you'll be continuously in contact with people of various disciplines and your main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Support to the general day to day Quality Assurance activities, including non-conformance management, Key inspection activities and driving non quality prevention
  • Organising and facilitating the coordination of various experts and managers involved in the project.
  • Establish an “as is” situation and propose process improvements when gaps are identified or opportunities exist.
  • Convince and drive people on the implementation of changes.
  • Develop dashboards, indicators for the follow-up of the project activity.
  • Assisting the MAIT quality improvement leader in the creation and following-up of the Project Management Plan.

Experience and benefits you will gain from this opportunity:

  • Awareness and presentation of space products within an international working environment.
  • Experience on Problem Solving tools and practises.
  • Good understanding of a manufacturing organisation.
  • Development of improvement mind-set and change management.
  • Guidance in personal development.

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

Please note our Internships are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.

As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate the following;


  • Working towards a degree in or equivalent in an Engineering, Quality, Aerospace or related discipline.
  • Proficient with excel.
  • Proactive & flexible approach.
  • Evidence of effective teamwork.
  • Focus on continuous improvement and provide initiatives/ideas for growth.
  • Ability to motivate and influence.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.


  • Proficient in coding (VBA and access).
  • Other language than English is an advantage.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: 10421531 D EN EXT 1
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Portsmouth or Stevenage
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Manufacturing

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