13/10/2018 Airbus Stevenage SG1 2AS

Business Management Graduate

  • Sector: business admin law, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Stevenage
  • Salary: 27,000
Business Management Graduate

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Reference Code 10423917 D EN EXT 1

– Site: Airbus Defence and Space Stevenage (Skynet)

– Target Group:  Graduate – UK

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

– Work Experience: Not specified

– Functional Area:  MANAGEMENT / Support to Management

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

Start date: September 2019

Location: Stevenage

Number of roles: 3

Application closing date: 4th November 2018

Within Secure Communications we have a portfolio of mobile and fixed communication solutions for use at sea, on land and in the air and we develop IT solutions in support of our services and systems. We also have the capability to integrate complex systems for our customers and we provide managed satellite services including customer support, end-to-end service provision, system operations and maintenance, teleport and backhaul as well as training and consultancy.

Our offerings are unique, meeting customer requirements in a way that no-one else can, be that technically or commercially.
Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates, from a range of backgrounds, the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two 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.

Your career aspirations will drive the rotations you decide to follow, but wherever you go with us you’ll find support, development opportunities, regular reviews and frequent training sessions. And unlike other graduate programmes, you’ll be given rotations across all business areas, so you can understand Airbus Defence and Space and decide where your strengths lie.

Main Rotation Business areas:

¤ Product Management

¤ Business Development / Business Operations

¤ Service Delivery & Management

¤ Project Management

At the end of the programme where you end up is up to you, but in a company as diverse as ours, you’ll always have interesting opportunities. What’s more, every placement you take part in will be different from the others, and there’ll never be any doubt that the work you’re doing is adding significant value to the company.

Any other information: Regardless of degree focus, we’re looking for enthusiasm, an innovative spirit and the kind of big ideas that will help shape the
future and make a difference in the workplace. In return, you’ll have the chance to show us what you can do right from day one, as well as plenty of executive exposure in order to give you the skills you need.


Product Management o Identifying market opportunities and enhancements to the product portfolio o Developing pricing policies and benchmarking our current and future products against the competitive market place. o Increase the quality of customer knowledge by generating business collateral for customer shows and demonstrations. These increasingly take the format of digital mediums. o Supporting new ideas screening, project reviews and investment approval boards

Business Development / Operations o Researching and investigating new market opportunities and analyzing customer requirements o Undertaking market and technology research and mapping this to opportunities o Developing Airbus unique selling proposition and undertaking SWOT analysis o KPI evaluation, communication and subsequent improvement programmes o Assisting with the optimisation of the organization’s processes and tools to deliver on its commitments. o Continuous improvement specialist including motivation of other employees and communication of benefits etc.
Service Delivery & Management o Monitor service metrics, interface with customers to resolve issues and monitor service profitability targets. o Support the service development process from customer requirement through to proposal delivery. o Support the transition of services from customer order to successful delivery o Provide direct support to users on maintenance issues and planning.

Project Management o Manage a variety of projects ranging from product development through to service delivery, responsible for On Quality, Time On & On Cost o Develop expertise in scheduling, financial control, risk management, quality management and supplier management. o Close interaction with multi-functional teams, developing understanding of different functional areas. o Main interface with internal and external customers and stakeholders. o Contributing to reporting for internal and external customers.

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.


Relevant degree disciplines:

¤ Business Management, Marketing, Economics, Mathematics, Project Management ; or any that requires analysis and quantitative data manipulation


¤ Any discipline Internship with FTSE 100 employer.

¤ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

¤ Use of digital media, social media and marketing tools.

¤ Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.

¤ Inquisitive and commercial mind-set.

¤ Key role and / or a member of clubs, groups etc.

¤ Language skills would be advantageous, but not essential.

This role will be based in Stevenage and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.


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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