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Airframe Process, Method & Tools (P&MT) development Engineer Placement (12 months)


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About us:

Do you like connecting with people and different organisations? An exciting and challenging opportunity is available for an engineering student to work within Process, Method & Tools (P&MT) development for engineering.

The successful candidate will contribute for setting the standard for a new breed of engineer for the future, extensively developing and employing multiple engineering and digitalisation skills in a diverse global and collaborative environment. 

Airbus Internships

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

You will join the DDMS* plateau at Filton and be responsible for the development and support of all Develop Physical Aircraft (DE.PA) PM&T activities related to Airframe and Landing Gear covering aircraft that are in-service, under development and planned for the future. This will involve extensive collaboration with the wider Airbus community. 

We are a diverse, international, multi-skilled team of 75 engineers who are specialists, technical experts and engineers of various experience. Our people, the teams they work in, and the values embedded in Method & Tool development, are driving the change and you could be part of that too.

The dynamic and articulate applicant will be required to drive change and transformation activities especially related to the introduction of new ways of working; agile, Self-empowered, digitalisation, Engineer of the Future and new business models and services and full virtual collaboration possibilities.

This will enable a breakthrough in our design/stress processes to reach faster Aircraft development. 

[*DDMS = Digital Design Manufacturing & Services - A key Airbus transformation initiative]

What will you be doing?

The tasks will be varied and require you to use different skills (technical, project management, communication etc.) in order to complete them successfully. You will:

  • Develop Process, Method and Tools (PM&T) initiatives directed towards engineering development, plant engineering & ramp up, standardisation and quality, multi-component Assembly.
  • Attend team meetings, review outstanding actions, representation at local and transnational meetings and forums etc.
  • Perform support, coaching and awareness sessions, benchmarks, validation and acceptance as well as performance tests of Process, Method and Tools for DE.PA.
  • Identify Specific design Wing (SDW) needs in terms of sizing and tool capabilities and promote new collaborative ways of working using the latest methodologies and tools (e.g. Virtual collaboration).
  • Work on DDMS plateau as a multi-skilled team member acting as focal / specialists for wing structure and Landing Gear directing activities as required. 

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.

We are looking for the following skills:

Technical skills:

  • Engineering qualification background preferred.
  • Competency in transverse disciplines (lean, innovation, design thinking, green & eco efficiency).
  • knowledge and experience in one of the following engineering toolsets:
    • Design tools (e.g. Catia V5, 3DEXperience, VPM, PDMLink/PASS).
    • Stress sizing and simulation tools (e.g. ISAMI)
    • Finite Element tools (e.g. Hyperworks, Patran/Nastran, Abaqus).
    • Programming (at least one language between Python, Java, C++).
  • Configuration Management principles.
  • You will have at least negotiation level of English, and another language is beneficial.

Behavioural skills:

  • Autonomous, Self-empowered and Team Player.
  • Comfortable in a multicultural team, employing ethical leadership with cross cultural and diverse viewpoints.
  • Passion for new technologies and trends and excited at the prospect of building upon your existing technical knowledge (Stress, design, Materials) and learning new skills (digitalisation, analytics and big data).
  • Alert and aware to globalisation and digitalisation requirements.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills, flexible, engaged and curious.


  • Salary: £20,590
  • 35 hours per week // Flexible working hours // Hybrid working // Half day Fridays! // 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays

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Job ID Number: JR10144292
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Opportunity Overview

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

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Avionics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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