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Production Quality Engineer Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

This internship opportunity sits within the Spacecraft Production quality assurance department who are responsible for making sure that company industrial processes comply with quality assurance requirements and standards.

Airbus Internships

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

In addition to this function, the Quality department has the objective to drive and influence the company to reduce the cost of quality and the cost of non-quality.

In that context, the Quality Assurance department has deployed a wide variety of projects and during this internship you'll assist the Spacecraft Production quality improvement leader to implement those multidisciplinary projects.

What will you be doing? 

During this internship, the activities you may undertake will include;

  • Support to the general day to day Quality Assurance activities, including non-conformance management, Key inspection activities and driving non quality prevention.
  • Organising and facilitating the coordination of various experts and managers involved in the project.
  • Establish an "as is" situation and propose process improvements when gaps are identified or opportunities exist.
  • Convince and drive people on the implementation of changes.
  • Develop dashboards, indicators for the follow-up of the project activity.
  • Assisting the Spacecraft Production quality improvement leader in the creation and following-up of the Project Management Plan.

Experience and benefits you will gain from this opportunity;

  • Awareness and presentation of space products within an international working environment.
  • Experience on Problem Solving tools and practices.
  • Good understanding of a manufacturing organization.
  • Good understanding or interest in data analytics.
  • Development of improvement mind-set and change management.
  • Guidance in personal development.

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. 

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Working towards a degree in an Engineering, Quality, Aerospace or related discipline
  • Background or interest in data analytics would be desirable
  • Evidence of effective teamwork
  • Focus on continuous improvement and provide initiatives/ideas for growth
  • Proficient in coding (VBA and access) would be desirable

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
  • Portsmouth
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Preferred Disciplines...

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

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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