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#SARU Single Aisle Management Placement (12 months)


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About Us !

The single aisle program is based at Broughton site working for all Airbus commercial aircrafts. The most profitable and successful aircraft company. Single aisle alone manufacturing over 50 wings sets per month and rising. The single aisle department is the largest within Broughton which consists of over 2,000 operators, engineers and support staff. Airbus alone recruits 200+ interns per year.  

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.

The placement will enhance your knowledge by giving you opportunities to lead high performance projects, gaining real life experience and increasing your understanding for data analysis. Having responsibilities for operational management teams dealing with the manufacture of wings for our customers over the world, we are involved in different projects in many departments in one area of the Step Change.  

During the time at Airbus you will be given the chance to spend time in other departments in Long Range and Single Aisle, such as A320 neo and A350. Giving you a broad background of the production and process of the wings. 

The early careers programmes in Airbus will ensure that personal development goals and business goals are met during the placement.

What will you be doing ? 

For this internship you will be based in the operational area of wing manufacturing in the UK, giving you first- hand experience. You will be working in Single Aisle Step Change. The 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. Throughout the internship you will be reporting to the operational management teams in specific areas which will be given tasks and responsibilities to help achieve.

The topics will include:  

  • Finance management, including budgeting and project forecasting
  • Shop Floor workshops- removing wastes, improving efficiencies and following lean principles
  • Utilisation of Airbus processes and leading projects to change processes
  • Supporting operations using Click ‘n’ Buy to purchase materials/negotiate with suppliers/keep track of stock 
  • Fully supporting the operational production system
  • Understanding and support the Environmental Health and Safety controller in driving health and safety related improvement projects
  • Implementing environmental projects
  • Risk reduction projects
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and deliver to customers
  • Training 

Throughout the year you will undertake experience of working in a manufacturing environment using ICT software- specifically G Suite, the Lean principles, making projects and practical problem solving.  

Skills required:

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 note our placements are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement studying towards: relevant engineering or business degree.

Required skills: 

  • Basic knowledge on lean manufacturing methods
  • Past experience in good communication skills in both written and oral working in groups or teams
  • High level of understanding of G Suite inc Google Slides and Google Sheets
  • High level of teamwork, able to apply flexibility and have a supportive and driven nature within the team
  • Creativity to problem solving with drive and enthusiasm
  • Enthusiasm to the opportunity to develop and learn
  • Basic understanding and want to develop project management

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


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

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Job ID Number: JR10075938
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £18,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Broughton (Chester)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Electrical
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Software

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