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Materials and Process Engineer Placement (12 Months)

Materials Science/Physics.

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About us: 

At the group of Material Specialist Engineers, we provide technical solutions to materials related problems, related to the manufacture of flight hardware.

Airbus Internships

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

The materials and processes team works on telecoms, earth observation, navigation and science programmes, with some science missions focusing on planets such as Mars, Venus and others. We ensure that the materials and processes used on these spacecraft are fit for the mission environment. Proving suitability may include the need for qualification testing of materials and parts.

What will you be doing? 

  • Participate in materials and processes selection, development, evaluation and qualification programmes for spacecraft. 
  • Problem solving, data analysis, present findings.
  • Assist in researching new materials and their applicability to spacecraft. 
  • Develop reporting and communication skills.
  • Develop knowledge of spacecraft materials and processes engineering. 
  • You will fully use your knowledge of metallic and non-metallic material properties, and be expected to develop your understanding on how materials perform in a space environment (radiation, thermal, vacuum).
  • Apply knowledge gained at university in a commercial environment.
  • Working within a team or individually, you will interface with people at all levels – Shop Floor, Project Teams, Engineers, through to management and Customers.

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 Materials Science, Materials Engineering or Physics8 Degree. 
  • Interested in developing themselves by learning from the team and from the work that you undertake.
  • Strong team player.
  • Positive attitude towards completing tasks.

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)
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Materials & Minerals
  • Materials Science
  • Physics

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