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Wing Structure Design Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

Do you like connecting with people and different organisations? Are you interested in developing wing structures? Do you want to grab the opportunity to develop a career across our transnational, market leading company? Airbus, the world’s leading Aircraft manufacturer has exciting new job opportunities to join its Wing Engineering Team based in Filton, UK.

Airbus Internships

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

We are a highly motivated team of Engineers focused on constantly challenging the current design and conventional thinking in order to maximise profitability whilst ensuring the quality is not degraded.

We are a team of Structural Engineers who are a mixture of technical experts and program managers who are all passionate about finding technical solutions to support the structures department.  We are an ideal mix of people who can help you develop technically and personally in the role and we are looking for Design Interns to come and join our team.

What will you be doing? 

The main tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Design of composite and metallic Wing structures across various Airbus programmes
  • Create design schemes, frontier and interfaces drawings and Data for manufacture (component drawings)
  • Able to assess design solutions within the time, cost and quality parameters and manage offload to suppliers if necessary
  • Ensure the structural design meets programme airworthiness and product requirements and in line with cascaded Design Quality Assurance Criteria
  • Define, deliver and enable technical studies, trades and investigations to ensure the delivery of technical solutions in accordance with relevant Design methods and procedures

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:

  • Willingness to learn how to propose solutions and solve problems
  • Willingness to learn basic metallic and composite structures
  • Willingness to learn design toolsets i.e. CATIA V5, ICC, Zamiz, ECM, Optegra & PASS, Google Sheets, Slides and Docs
  • Preferably experience in developing IT solutions associated with engineering activities i.e. Macros, Matlab etc.
  • Support team to analyse, propose and solve technical problems
  • Ensure delivery of own tasks whilst adhering to time, cost and quality parameters
  • Good communication skills and a drive to deliver customer value and quality

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
  • Avionics
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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