Future Projects Graduate

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.

The Future Projects Office is responsible for the preliminary design of all new Airbus aircraft, achieved through exploring and challenging the design space and integrating technical and business drivers.  The work is very varied and also involves maintaining the competitiveness and attractiveness of our current product line right through to finding sustainable solutions to the energy, environmental and capacity challenges of the future. Working extremely closely with the equivalent groups based in France, Germany and Spain the role is ideally suited to innovative and highly motivated individuals with a strong interest in the whole aircraft, including all aspects of its design, manufacture and operation.

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


  • Investigate future product scenarios.
  • Explore and challenge the design space.
  • Integrate technical and business drivers.
  • Carry out the conceptual design and multi-disciplinary analysis of future Airbus aircraft.
  • Work to maintain the competiveness and attractiveness of our current product line.
  • Work closely with other parts of Airbus in the UK and France, Germany, Spain.
  • Innovate.


We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience Educated to degree level (2:1 or above) or equivalent within one the following disciplines;

- Aerospace Engineering

- Mechanical Engineering

- Systems Engineering

- Avionics, or Electrical Engineering.

- Other technical disciplines will be considered provided that a strong interest in the aerospace industry and aircraft design is demonstrated.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

An Engineering Internship or Aerospace-based projects during academic studies would be desirable
Please demonstrate your wider interest in the aerospace industry and motivation for this Graduate position within a covering letter and CV.

English: Fluent

Following application to this position you may be invited to undertake a number of selection activities including online testing and attending an assessment centre. Please note that online tests must be complete within 7 days of invitation. Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 25th November 2016


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. If you wish to discuss this further please contact us via email. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence

Airbus Group 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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