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Structural Stress Engineer Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Airbus Wing Research & Technology (R&T) Engineering team, based in Filton, UK.  You will be part of a self-empowered and highly engaged team who are committed to developing successful airframe solutions, working toward and developing sustainable green aircraft R&T studies for our future aircraft. 

Airbus Internships

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

We collaborate with other Airbus research teams from across Europe and are jointly developing wing technologies with selected industry partners from around the world.  

Looking to the future, as aerospace enters a period where air travel is under strong environmental consideration, you will contribute to the design and development of key new technologies supporting the Airbus strategy on sustainability and low emission travel.  The Wing R&T are currently working at the forefront of structural engineering advancement across multiple exciting projects looking at innovative design concepts for our Future Wings and then testing them at our new AirTec Centre at Filton.

What will you be doing? 

  • Working on WingBox Full Scale Static Stress Test using Airbus methods and tools.
  • Input  required updates into the Virtual Test Model and concessions develop.
  • Document Test equipment requirements, such as Fibre optics routing/locations.
  • Understanding of Impact Damages on the Wing Box using the Virtual Test Model predictions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Documentation of detailed planning with  milestones in collaboration with the Head of Engineering.
  • Manage Integration activities with stakeholders, Risk Sharing Partners and External Engineering Service companies. Performing monitoring/guidance/support to Sub-contracting firms providing structural stress work.
  • Communicating with relevant stakeholders, i.e. Programme, Wing Architects, Manufacturing Plant, Procurement, etc.
  • Be able to provide structural inputs to enable creative innovative designs and repair/acceptance of damaged structures.
  • Be able to give inputs to continuously develop ways of working to enable increased levels of automation, enable digitalization to enhance our technical solutions.

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. 

  • You have been studying for a relevant engineering or technical degree.
  • A working knowledge on aircraft development. 
  • Good working knowledge of composite and metallic structure.
  • Interest in finding creative solutions to complex problems with an innovative approach.
  • A strong  interest in developing yourself.
  • The desire to work in a technical team environment with practical problem solving ability.
  • Able to draw conclusions based on evidence in a systematic and organized way of working.
  • The ability to listen, understand and communicate information.

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...

  • Civil
  • Geotechnical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Structural

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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