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End-to-End Manufacturing Engineer Placement (12 months)


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About us: 

With the global focus on the environmental impact of aviation, Airbus is continuously developing its product offering to meet these global environmental challenges and CO2 reduction is a key part of the company's strategy for future product developments.

Airbus Internships

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

Airbus is undertaking a major initiative to enhance our industrial capabilities, both within Airbus and the Supply Chain over the next ten years. 

The EE Manufacturing Engineering Team is a community of Manufacturing Engineers who have effective and sustainable relationships with our wider organisational teams and supply chain partners.

We are a key actor in the 'Product Development Process' and play an active role during the design development phase, through the industrial development phases and onto serial manufacture for ‘Major Aircraft Development' and incremental development. Our scope includes working with our Global supply chain and we travel to suppliers all over the world in supporting them Industrialise the product developments.

Recent projects include:

  • Working in Korea with our Single Aisle Stringer Manufacture and Canada with our latest Airbus product the A220.
  • The latest A321 XLR aircraft where as Manufacturing Engineering we have industrialised this project in the Airbus supply chain.

What you will be doing: 

  • As a member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work with our strategic supply chain in developing new industrial ways of working to meet the challenges of these new emerging technologies and Industrialising these with our suppliers.
  • As a Manufacturing Engineering Intern, you will be able to gather experience by supporting the team's technology experts and gain product and supplier knowledge focused on manufacturability and quality of the product / work package from an industrial point of view. 
  • You will find out how the interface works between the industrial community and the engineering community, as well as the related supplier functions. 
  • You will gain an understanding of the end to end industrial process from the preparation of potential supplier selection to in-service support. 
  • You will get an understanding of the different technologies used, and the associated different industrial approaches in their deployment. This will cover the key requirements of Composite manufacture and Metallic technologies. 
  • You will contribute to the overall product and business improvements though a dedicated project of which you will be responsible for end to end delivery. 

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 some or all of the following:

  • Ideally be currently enrolled in a Technical Engineering degree.
  • Must have an interest in Technical subjects with good academic achievement in Maths, Physics and English.
  • Keen interest in aerospace industry and product manufacture.
  • Interest in project management and ‘methods & tools’ to support successful outcomes.
  • Team player, but comfortable with working autonomously, ability to operate remotely and in new environments across team boundaries. 
  • Open minded and promote change.
  • Enjoy developing processes.
  • Happy with traveling when working in a global supply chain environment.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills and a negotiation level of English.


Salary: £20,590

35 hours per week // Flexible working hours // Hybrid working // Half day Fridays! // 25 days' holiday plus bank holidays

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Job ID Number: JR10143852
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Starting: August 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: £20,590 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12.5 months
  • Bristol
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Avionics
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics

Also Accepting...

  • Most Engineering disciplines

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