Graduate Opportunity

Production Operations Management Graduate


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Imagine working for one of the world’s top innovators, a number one in everything from jet engines, landing systems, helicopter flight controls to optronic systems and nacelles.

Imagine the level of engineering expertise you would be surrounded by. Imagine the kind of ground-breaking developments you could be involved in.

Imagine what it would be like not just to build a career with that organisation, but to have the opportunity to shape and influence where it goes next.

Join the Safran UK Graduate Scheme and you don’t have to imagine, the reality will begin.

About Safran:

Safran is a leading international high-technology group with two core businesses; aerospace and defence. Safran operates worldwide, employing over 91,000 people in 60 countries and in the UK, Safran offers many opportunities within aerospace for the design, production and maintenance of aircraft landing gear, electrical systems and engine nacelles. The company plays a significant part in the country’s manufacturing output in this sector. The global dimension of the Group allows it to build commercial and industrial relationships with the world’s largest prime contractors and operators. It’s international development strategy reflects it’s commitment to delivering fast, local service to customers around the world.

In the UK, Safran has been a key part of the country’s aerospace industries for over 80 years, providing key products and services, and contributing to solutions for the future requirements for these sectors. With close to 5,000 people employed in 8 businesses throughout the UK, Safran supports prestigious customers, both in the UK and worldwide, including government agencies and major prime contractors.

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About Safran’s UK Graduate Programme

As a multinational corporation going from strength to strength, Safran has made people development a top priority across our wide range of business sectors.

To develop high performance, safer, and more environmentally-friendly technology solutions, Safran is constantly on the lookout for the best talent. Our people are our most valued asset. We invest in the continued development of their skills and expertise throughout their career, providing exciting opportunities through proactive mobility and career development.

Working for Safran means contributing to a culture of ongoing innovation and enjoying a unique and fulfilling experience day after day. From your first day with Safran you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities lasting between 3 and 6 months. This is combined with a specific training plan coordinated by Safran University.


  • Minimum of a 2:1 Degree, preferably Business Management of Production/Manufacturing degrees.

As an operations management graduate you will experience all aspects of the production operation at Safran from assembly, machining and special processes to quality, supply chain, and planning. These experiences will give you an appreciation of what it takes to work within manufacturing as an operations manager as well as giving you the opportunity to develop people management and leadership skills.

Responsibilities within the rotations will vary but you will be expected to work with internal and external customers to ensure on-time and on-quality delivery, and health and safety targets are met. We are looking for confident, self-motivated and proactive individuals with strong leadership and problem solving skills.


Along with an attractive salary, we will also fully support you in a choice of professional studies to complement your ambition. It does not stop there, as a graduate, you will also benefit from:

  • 25 days’ holiday
  • Health Scheme
  • Share Scheme
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Previous Graduates available as ‘buddy’s’
  • Accredited Mechanical Engineering Mentorship Scheme, if applicable.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Multiple UK Locations

Preferred Disciplines...

  • Manufacturing
  • Project Management

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