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Wing Structural Analysis Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

We have some exciting internship opportunities within the AIRBUS Wing Structural Analysis team to work on Static Stress, Fatigue and Damage Tolerance (F&DT) and FEM analysis in Broughton with the Plant Engineering Team (PET) & A400M team. 
We are located alongside the wing assembly lines manufacturing Single Aisle, Long Range and A350 wings, and so have the fantastic opportunity to see the physical product every day.

Airbus Internships

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

Are you proactive, eager to learn from top-class aerospace engineers and excited to work on best-selling aircraft and/or future aircraft wing developments? Are you passionate about structural analysis and wing design? Do you like connecting with people from different backgrounds and nationalities?
We are a team of Structural Engineers who are all passionate about finding technical solutions to support AIRBUS product’s wings. We have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience within our engineers who can help you grow technically and personally during your year-long internship.
This internship gives you the opportunity to work on most of the AIRBUS’s wings from major developments on well-established aircraft such as the A320 and A350, to new product developments on the wing of the future. 
In line with the AIRBUS’ digitalisation targets there are also various opportunities to apply and further develop your programming and optimisation skills.

What will you be doing? 

You will interact with different teams and be mentored by a wide range of engineers with various backgrounds while working on meaningful projects.

The main tasks and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Solving structural analysis problems within Static Stress, F&DT and FEM, through the use of appropriate AIRBUS methods, processes and tools. This will include extracting information from previous analysis and/or carrying out FEM analysis and performing calculations to justify structural performance.
  • Creating appropriate documentation.
  • Communicating your analysis to mentors and/or more senior engineers.
  • You will be involved in the dynamic process of aircraft wing modifications, which will require alignment and integration between different teams.
  • You will participate in investigations into manufacturing optimisation challenges, proposing and implementing enhancements to meet future build rates.
  • Next to your everyday work, you will also be asked to outline a set of personal development goals, which can include anything from learning Java or Python to networking and discovering how the business works.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as this is the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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 candidates with the following skills and competences:

  • You study Aerospace Engineering or a related engineering discipline.
  • You will have some knowledge of overall aircraft structural design principles and techniques. 
  • You have good problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude.
  • You are not afraid to propose new ideas to solve problems.
  • Programming and optimisation skills would be beneficial.
  • Working in AIRBUS implies working in an international environment, as such you shall be able to communicate easily in English. You will work in a diverse and multi-national environment.  Other languages and experience of a wide range of cultures is therefore beneficial

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
  • Broughton (Chester)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Analytics
  • Avionics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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