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Structures Test Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

This is an exciting opportunity to perform an internship in the Airbus structures test organisation homed in the Aerospace Integrated Research and Test Centre (AIRTeC),  Filton.  

Airbus Internships

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

AIRTeC is a £100 million state of the art Research & Test facility designed specifically to provide the most advanced working environment and tools for Airbus, suppliers, partners, and academia.  AIRTeC complements Airbus’s world leading design, integration, manufacturing and assembly capabilities which already exist on Filton site.  The Centre operates on an open access policy where other aerospace companies, industries and research organisations can use the equipment and laboratory space, giving a benefit that goes beyond Airbus.

AIRTeC homes Airbus’s UK structures Test centre which  is one of  three Airbus structures test centres that perform or manage the full pyramid of Airbus structures test on all Airbus Aircraft Programmes and R&T.

The structures test Mission

  • To Perform Structural Tests on today's Airbus products  :  provide date that allows our products to fly & be certificated , demonstrates strength & life
  • To Develop and Define Physical and Virtual Test Means in support of future aircraft products -  be ready to test new materials, technologies and aircraft configurations such as ZEROe/Hydrogen aircraft, super flexible wings, blended wing body aircraft.

What will you be doing? 

  • Designing & commissioning test facilities
  • Performing testing
  • Developing new test means, measurement techniques and virtual test means

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. 

Do you 

  • Have a knowledge of Aircraft Structures, studied aeronautical or mechanical engineering and an aptitude for testing.
  • Enjoy networking
  • Have aspirations to be an Aerospace Engineer.

Are you

  • A highly energetic and passionate individual who wants to be part of the development of the Airbus structures test capability.   
  • Someone who through working as part of a team can contribute ideas and solutions.  
  • An entrepreneur with a track record of being innovative and adding value.

If you answer Yes to these points, then the job is for you.  Please apply.

When applying please ensure you supply

  • Your CV
  • Your motivation to perform the role
  • Your strengths and weaknesses against the job description.

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

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Mechanical

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