13/10/2018 Airbus Stevenage SG1 2AS

Graduate Future Programmes Engineer

  • Sector: engineering, graduate opportunities
  • Location: Stevenage
  • Salary: 27,000
Graduate Future Programmes Engineer

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Reference Code 10421478 D EN EXT 1

– Site: Airbus Defence and Space Stevenage

– Target Group:  Professional staff – engineer

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

– Work Experience:  Not specified

– Functional Area:  ENGINEERING / Chief Engineering & Architecture

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: 2

Application closing date: 4th November 2018

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates 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.

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 programme’s conclusion.

In this role, as part of an engineering team within the Advanced Projects department in Earth Observation Navigation and Science you will be involved in the development of new concepts for and technical analyses of space systems relating mainly to future Space Science/Earth Observation/Exploration missions, developing specialist knowledge in these areas. The work will include bidding to and contributing to contracts from ESA, UKSA and other agencies, through studies of instruments, spacecraft and overall mission concepts. The role will involve working on a range of activities, including research and development, proposals, feasibility studies and potential for involvement in system implementation.


Main activities of the role may include;

¤ Generating new mission concepts

¤ System performance modelling

¤ Development of mission and spacecraft designs

¤ Contributing to proposals and R&D activities

¤ Carrying out customer studies e.g. for ESA

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.


Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

– Minimum 2:1 degree in Physics, Aerospace Engineering or equivalent (an MSc is preferable but not essential).

– Good written and oral presentation skills.

– Strong problem solving skills.

– Good analytical approach, logical thinker

– Ability to think at systems level and to look at problems from first principles.

– Ability to lead a small team, good team player.

– Good customer facing skills.

– Highly pro-active.

– Innovative/Creative

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

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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