Graduate Opportunity

Project Management Graduate

Aerospace/Project Management/Manufacturing.

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Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Aerospace Redefined

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Every 12 seconds a flight around the world takes off – and our work is on it. We propel aerospace, defence and the other industries we support far beyond imagination, but there is more work to be done. We need your ideas, inspiration and solutions to continue to help us redefine aerospace.

What does taking part in the Collins Aerospace Project Management Graduate Programme involve?

Aimed at highly motivated and ambitious individual eager to be a part of a world leader within the aerospace and defence industry, this scheme is geared towards supporting the accelerated career development of graduates who wish to play an instrumental role in project management of the next generation of civil and military aircraft.

The role is based at Wolverhampton, and this is the home of Actuation Systems at Collins Aerospace. Actuation Systems are the leading experts in fly-by-wire, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic actuation design, Collins Aerospace offers a complete line of actuation products that enhance aircraft performance and reduce pilot workload.

We are looking to recruit a small number of high calibre graduates who can support Actuation Systems with the effective planning and execution of Project Management right across the lifecycle. We believe in the power of intelligence and partnership to guide us into the next era of flight making the skies and spaces we touch smarter and safer than ever.

Why Choose Collins Aerospace for Project Management?

The scheme will provide you with opportunities to progress your career in Project/Program Management. You will be part of our Project Management Community and be assigned a Mentor, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your aspirations, and give depth to your training and career.

A PM within the Collins business leads from the front, living and driving our core values of Engaged, Empowered and Accountable - always. The PM is accountable for all aspects of project performance ensuring that the needs of the business and our diverse customer base are met across key facets such as Schedule, Cost, Quality & Scope to name but a few.

A successful Collins PM is highly emotionally intelligent, an expert communicator and can solve the toughest of challenges all while placing the customer at the centre of everything they do. 
Our PM community is a diverse group of self-starters with a passion to succeed, do you have what it takes to join them?

Development and training to build your career

We recognise that your development is key for you to fulfil your potential in the world of work. That’s why we’ve created a programme that will support your learning to deliver real business value. You will participate in a comprehensive personal development process across the three years. And if that is not enough, you will be given an opportunity to commence the journey towards becoming a Project Professional (PPQ). By the end of the programme, having completed your Graduate Rotation and Functional training, you will have gained an effective understanding of Collins Aerospace’s business strategies and processes and developed the skills, knowledge, and experience to help us to continue to redefine Aerospace. Please note, as a Graduate Project Manager you may be required to work at alternative sites which are away from the base location (Wolverhampton) – In this instance all travel expenses will be covered.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for the best graduates who have the following attributes:

  • Graduates in any discipline who have completed their first degree with a minimum of a 2:1 or MSc/MA (Or Equivalent) with a minimum of a 2:1.
  • Hold English and Maths GCSE to a minimum grade C or above   
  • Natural leaders
  • Brilliant communicators
  • Motivated and professional
  • Super organised with excellent attention to detail
  • Passion to work in aerospace and a real desire to make a difference to our customers and our business
  • Leadership potential and change management capabilities         


  • Opportunity for travel
  • Flexible working with the opportunity to work from home (rotation dependent)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Private Healthcare and Dental Cover
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • 185 hours holiday per annum (not including Bank Holidays)
  • Access to the Collins Aerospace Employee Scholarship Programme
  • Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunities

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at Collins Aerospace including females, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Application Process

Your application will go through a variety of selection methods and is likely to conclude at an assessment centre. Please note that as we find suitable candidates to fill our opportunities, we will no longer accept applications for that opportunity so suggest you apply as early as possible to have the best chance of success.

Graduates will start with the business in September 2022.

You must be eligible to work in the UK and there may be a requirement for you to work on military related projects for which there will be a requirement for security vetting.

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Job ID Number: 01491750
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Opportunity Overview

  • February 4th, 2022
  • £30,000 + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Wolverhampton
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Aeronautics
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Project Management

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