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Software Developer Placement (12 months)

Computer Science/Technology.

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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 placement opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our placements  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.

About us!

Hosted within the Engineering organisation, the Data Engineering department spans two of the major UK sites and experience satellite projects from Earth Navigation & Science missions as well as cutting edge Telecommunications Payloads.

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.

We design, build and deploy a range of software solutions to enhance our stakeholder’s data and digitalise their working environment.

For this internship we have chance to work on software for our latest Telecom Satellite design -OneSat, as well as larger complex Eurostar NEOs.

Personal Statement from previous intern: “I have been given the opportunity to learn about where I work and been able to see what my work will actually be used on, on the payload. From being here for my first month I have already learned about subjects which could go towards my final year’s honours project when I go back to university.”

What will you be doing?

Within this placement, we’ll provide training and the latest tools for you to experience the full-stack of software development in an Agile environment. Those theories you’ve learnt in University shall come to life in real world requirements.

You’ll have opportunities to work on websites, applications, servers, databases as well put into practice your communication skills, design patterns and your own stamp onto our products.

During this placement, the activities you may undertake will include;

  • Given documentation to learn and understand the code base which you will be working on
  • Designing, developing, documenting and testing code which you have written
  • Involvement within a multi-developer agile team
  • Researching and utilising cutting-edge technologies
  • Pair programming  with an experienced developer
  • Experiencing the full-stack of software development opportunities

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

A successful candidate shall see themselves working as part of a team, collaborating and communicating with stakeholders and multi-disciplined individuals within the Space industry to help create and maintain websites, applications and databases in accordance with Agile methodology.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Studying towards a in Computing, Computer Science, Software Development for Business or equivalent
  • An understanding of Object Oriented Principles
  • Good problem solving skills
  • A solid foundation in C# or Java
  • An interest in programming and technology
  • Knowledge of software architecture and design patterns.


  • £18,000 salary
  • 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible working hours

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. 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.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It … Count!

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

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Job ID Number: JR10102410
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £18,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Portsmouth
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Software

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