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Manufacturing Operations Placement - Single Aisle Management (12 months)


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About us: 

The single aisle program is based at Broughton site working for all Airbus commercial aircrafts. The most profitable and successful aircraft company. Single aisle alone manufacturing over 50 wings sets per month and rising. The single aisle department is the largest within Broughton which consists of over 2,000 operators, engineers and support staff. Airbus alone recruits 200+ interns per year.  

Airbus Internships

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

The placement will enhance your knowledge by giving you opportunities to lead high performance projects, gaining real life experience and increasing your understanding for data analysis. Having responsibilities for operational management teams dealing with the manufacture of wings for our customers over the world, we are involved in different projects in many departments in one area of the Step Change.  

During the time at Airbus you will be given the chance to spend time in other departments in Long Range and Single Aisle, such as A320 neo and A350. Giving you a broad background of the production and process of the wings. 

The early careers programmes in Airbus will ensure that personal development goals and business goals are met during the placement. 

What will you be doing? 

For this internship you will be based in the operational area of wing manufacturing in the UK, giving you first- hand experience. You will be working in Single Aisle Step Change. The job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth. Throughout the internship you will be reporting to the operational management teams in specific areas which will be given tasks and responsibilities to help achieve.

The topics will include: 

  • Finance management, including budgeting and project forecasting
  • Shop Floor workshops - removing wastes, improving efficiencies and following lean principles 
  • Utilisation of Airbus processes and leading projects to change processes 
  • Supporting operations using Click ‘n’ Buy to purchase materials / negotiate with suppliers / keep track of stock  
  • Fully supporting the operational production system 
  • Understanding and support the Environmental Health and Safety controller in driving health and safety related improvement projects 
  • Implementing environmental projects 
  • Risk reduction projects 
  • Ability to manage stakeholders and deliver to customers 
  • Training 

Throughout the year you will undertake experience of working in a manufacturing environment using ICT software- specifically G Suite, the Lean principles, making projects and practical problem solving.  

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;

  • Studying toward relevant engineering or business degree.
  • Basic knowledge on lean manufacturing methods.
  • High level of understanding of G Suite inc Google Slides and Google Sheets.
  • Basic understanding and want to develop project management skills.
  • Good communication skills in both written and oral working in groups or teams.
  • High level of teamwork, but also autonomous.
  • Committed and Self-motivated.
  • Creativity to problem solving with drive and enthusiasm.
  • Enthusiasm to the opportunity to develop and learn. 

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
  • Avionics
  • Business
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical

Also Accepting...

  • All STEM disciplines

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