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Aircraft Operations Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

An opportunity has arisen to join the Aircraft Operations team for a 12-month internship. This role is aimed at an engineering undergraduate looking for an interesting and challenging internship, wishing to gain valuable experience working on the operations and maintenance procedures of Airbus aircraft. 

Airbus Internships

Do you want to gain valuable experience and take on responsibility from the start? Then apply for an internship at Airbus.

The Aircraft Operations team is responsible for defining and predicting the way in which aircraft airframes and systems in development will be operated by airlines. We have a particular focus on ensuring that an aircraft, through engineering, continues to be operable and mature throughout its lifecycle.

Every day in our team is interesting and challenging. Our work covers aspects such as daily aircraft inspections through to heavy maintenance at Maintenance and Repair Organisations and assessing the technologies that will be needed to improve these aspects for airlines. To do this we measure how usable, reliable, available and cost effective an aircraft is at achieving these metrics today and in the future. This analysis is often undertaken via usage of our big data platform. We are a transnational and diverse team working closely with aircraft programmes, specialist design teams and customer services on a daily basis.  

We are an inclusive team and value and encourage different ways of thinking and working to get the best technical solution. Our team members are trusted and empowered to solve the challenges the business sets us.

What will you be doing? 

For this internship, you will develop and lead projects to support the Aircraft Operations teams who are responsible for the concept of operations of future aircraft.  

  • A key role will be supporting data analytic activities, taking benefit of in-service data.  
  • You will support and drive the development of innovative Human Factor in Maintenance methods.
  • You will support the wider transnational Aircraft Operations team and interface with domains across Airbus.
  • In addition you will also have the chance to take part in initiatives outside your day to day tasks that will provide opportunities for personal development.

About you! 

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. 

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

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following; 

  • Be studying for an Engineering degree or related fields.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Good IT skills and an interest in programming (e.g. Python).
  • Good understanding of statistics.
  • Be curious about how humans perform in an aircraft operational environment.
  • Be creative and have an open mind-set with a desire to explore and learn.
  • A keen interest in the aviation industry.
  • Motivated with the ability to manage own activities and work with a multi-skilled, transnational team.

What’s in it for you? 

By joining our team as an intern you will: 

  • Have the opportunity to work and collaborate with teams across different countries in Europe and worldwide. 
  • Be making a difference through being involved in transformation and change projects for the company. 
  • Improve your chances of a future role within Airbus while also benefiting your studies. 
  • Get the opportunity to put your theoretical knowledge into practice while developing new skills.


Flexible working hours // Hybrid working // Half day Fridays! // 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: August 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £20,590 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • Filton (South Gloucestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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