11/10/2018 Airbus Bristol BS99 7AR

Engineering Structures Graduates, Bristol, Filton

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: 27,000
  • Level: 2
Engineering Structures Graduates, Bristol, Filton

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Reference Code 10412102 EJ EN EXT 2

– Site: Airbus Filton

– Target Group:  Graduate – UK

– Work Contract Type / Working Time: Graduate programme / Full time

– Work Experience:  Not specified

– Functional Area:  ENGINEERING / Structure Design & Integration

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2017, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 130,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. Our people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place. Taking pride in our work, we draw on each other’s expertise and experience to achieve excellence. Our diversity and teamwork culture propel us to accomplish the extraordinary – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

Description of the job

Our UK Graduate Programmes provide exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the 2/3 year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programmes conclusion.

Airframe Engineering is the largest centre within Engineering in the UK, with a mission to develop and deliver best-in-class airframe architecture and optimised structure with regards to safety, robustness and eco-efficiency. It plays a key role in the definition of aircraft concept and design with a particular focus on wing.

As a Graduate you will develop your skills and grow as an Engineer. You will be deployed on aircraft development projects where your enthusiasm and skills will provide you with the opportunity to push the boundaries while working for the most innovative aircraft manufacturer in the world. We recognise that our Graduates are essential to ensuring our continued excellence in wing design.

This role will be based in Bristol, Filton (must be flexible) and will receive the full Airbus UK Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000.00 – plus a welcome payment of £2,000.00


We have Graduates across a broad range of the key disciplines within Airframe Engineering where you will be involved in topics such as:

Wing Repair:

Provide revolutionary Customer service support with integrated engineering solutions delivering small queries, major repairs and major in-service problems in one seamless process by utilising existing and developing new technologies. This will result in the best possible support to Customers giving Airbus clear competitive advantages.

Airframe and Systems Installation Design: Delivering robust and mature design processes, methods and principles (Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Systems and Architecture)

Research and Technology:

Defining innovative airframe structures and systems installation concepts as well as offering integrated solutions for design and stress competencies for technologies, regarding both future and serial aircraft.

Structures Analysis: Developing and implementing all structure analysis capabilities for the Airbus stress community, ensuring structure optimisation at aircraft level and structure integrity of Airbus products.

Materials and Processes:

Qualifying materials and related processes as well as inspection and test methods along the aircraft development and life span. M&P also manages many research and development projects.

Architecture & Integration:

Managing the integration of components to deliver an optimised airframe design, for structures and systems installation.
Structures Test: The management, preparation and performance of structural test for all aircraft programmes.

As part of your Engineering Graduate Programme you’ll have the option to enrol on to our Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering, allowing you to further build upon your technical skills, knowledge and business understanding, whilst aligning with competencies as specified by the UK Engineering Council.

The Postgraduate Diploma is gained through a combination of academic lectures and project-based work, where the qualification you will obtain through this programme is a key milestone on the path towards registration as a Chartered Engineer.

This 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.


We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

Educated to either degree level (2:1 or above) or MEng or equivalent within one the following disciplines;

– Aeronautical Engineering – Aerospace Engineering – Mechanical Engineering – Automotive Engineering – Electrical Engineering – Materials Science

– Systems Engneering

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills – Ability to work independently and as part of a team – An Engineering Internship, Aerospace-based projects during academic studies and extra circular activities showing your team working ability would be desirable

Please demonstrate your wider interest in the aerospace industry and motivation for this Graduate position within a covering letter and CV.

Please note applications close 4th November 2018.


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

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