Engineering Internship – Materials & Processes Graduate 10372519
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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of
around 134,000. 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
Description of the job
Start date: 2nd July 2018
Duration: 12 Months
Team: Materials and Processes. Day to day activity will be managed by the local industrial supervisor. This will be a single point
of contact managing the intern during their interaction with a number of project leaders within the technology teams detailed
The UK Materials and Processes team consists of a number of different technology groups: Assembly Technology, Composite
Technology, Metals Technology, Surface Technology and Failure Analysis Laboratories. The role will require the successful
candidate to perform projects, tasks and activities within one or more of the technology groups.
The following behaviours are required:
Excellent technical skills:
Materials and Processes engineers are often required to provide materials expertise to solve problems that occur either during
the design, production or use of aircraft components. Here, you will have the opportunity to apply the knowledge you have
gained during your degree to provide solutions to demanding and exciting industrial problems. With the potential to play a key
role in large projects you will need excellent project management and organisational skills to match your technical ability.
A proactive approach to problem solving:
All the materials and processes used to manufacture aircraft structure need to be proven to be robust, safe and capable of
performing as designed. This is done through a process known as qualification. Working with suppliers worldwide, you may be
responsible for running qualification projects, determining the testing required and running analysis of the results to ensure that
suppliers are providing a capable product. There may also be opportunities to support research activities on new materials or
processes. When things do not perform as expected, you will need to be able to apply your technical knowledge and engineer a
Self motivation and effective team working:
Airbus is a transnational workplace and, in addition to the engineers in Filton and Broughton, you may also be working with
colleagues in France, Germany, Spain and India. Although you will be assigned tasks by your industrial supervisor, it is expected
that you will be self motivated, take responsibility for your time management and organise for yourself how the work is
undertaken. Working across national boundaries will require a candidate with excellent communication skills and appreciation of
The candidate is expected to exhibit the following capabilities:
You must be an undergraduate for the full duration of the placement, studying towards a relevant engineering (Aerospace,
Chemical, Mechanical) or science (Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science) degree.
¤ Excellent communication skills.
¤ The desire to work in a technical team environment.
¤ Have sound basic knowledge of engineering and/or materials
¤ Have had an introduction to the properties of metals and composites and know the relative pros/cons of each material
¤ Have some awareness of aircraft wing structure
Attributes which are desirable but not essential:
¤ An interest or enthusiasm for aircraft and/or aerospace
¤ Some relevant industrial experience
¤ Some relevant laboratory experience
¤ Be studying for a Masters degree (which is an enabler for acceptance to the Airbus graduate scheme)
¤ Have a basic knowledge of Finite Element Analysis
Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments to allow you to access and participate fully in the recruitment
process. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary
aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc.
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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