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Production Control Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

Spacecraft Production is the backbone of the creation and delivery of our Space products throughout the world. From the manufacture of our own parts onsite using expertise and often revolutionary technology to assembling our parts together with others sourced from industry leading suppliers. We integrate these onto the spacecraft and test everything to make sure that when it leaves Earth's atmosphere it is the best possible product we can create.

Airbus Internships

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

Production control is at the heart of this interacting with all other departments, from design to procurement, shop floor operators to management ensuring that the schedules are accurate and achievable, that all of the parts are at the right place at the right time and all risks and opportunities highlighted.

We are looking for someone enthusiastic, with excellent problem-solving, time management & analytical skills. There are a number of challenges within production control to resolve, such as shortages of parts, lack of labour and delivery slips.

What will you be doing? 

During this placement in Production Control, the activities you may undertake include;

  • Analyse the production status.
  • Control resource capacity (technicians, engineers and support functions & machinery, equipment and material).
  • Production Scheduling, identifying impacts on capacity requirements (workforce/machines/strategic tooling/jigs), delivery dates, float / contingency and supply chain lead times, proposing recovery actions or plans if necessary.
  • Prepare and participate or lead the Weekly Master Production meetings involving all the stakeholders.
  • Obtain the commitments of our production teams and challenge attendees to achieve scheduled work.
  • Validate and confirm short term planning and/or impact on Industrial System (5M).
  • Build, update and analyse KPIs measuring production plan execution and deliveries with a view to defining improvement plans and associated actions.
  • Implement the validated Production Schedule decided in the weekly MPS routines into production system.
  • Gives authorisation to manufacture by converting and releasing work orders according to weekly Master Production Schedule (MPS) meeting decisions.
  • Cross check Production Progress vs Schedule and MRP data.
  • Update planning and scheduling tools with dedicated stakeholders and inputs.

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. 

As the successful candidate, you must be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Studying for a STEM degree, preferably, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Production Engineering, Engineering Management, or related fields.
  • IT and numerical skills.
  • Good communication with stakeholders from different levels, and the ability to influence.
  • Organisational and Problem solving skills.
  • Team working.

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
  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire) and Portsmouth
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

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