Landing Gear 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.

Landing Gear is one of the largest domains within Airbus; it plays a key role in the definition of aircraft. It presents many technical and business challenges that must be understood and overcome. As such your role will offer a variety of placements exposing you to a wide range of tasks, objectives and deliverables aiming to allow you to contribute to the generation of the optimum solutions for the landing gear product. You may spend time outside of landing gear and engineering to experience the relationship between the landing gear domain and the wider business. In addition to this you may also have the opportunity to propose a placement with an external business. The expectation of this opportunity is that you can gain exposure to the Airbus Supply Chain, Airbus Customers or other networks that would allow you to experience other business models and technology.

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 are keen to accept forward thinking innovative graduates who are eager to develop themselves into a position of technical or managerial excellence in order to support the Landing Gear contributions to our existing and future aircraft programs. As a Landing Gear Engineering graduate you will be responsible for the completion of the objectives set by yourself and your placement manager, which in turn will form the tasks and accountabilities for your time on the programme. These objectives will be individual, defined by the placements you undertake in line with business needs and your development and will contribute to you developing the necessary skills to progress within Landing Gear Engineering. With support from the domain, you will be responsible for planning your placements in line with your development and learning objectives. As our business strategy changes it would be advantageous for the successful candidate to have knowledge of Project management and Lean principles


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

- Aeronautical Engineering

- Aerospace Engineering

- Systems Engineering

- Mechanical Engineering

- Avionics, Electronics

- Design Engineering

- Computer Systems Engineering

- Control Systems Engineering

- Software Engineering and Safety & Human Factors

- Applied Maths and/or Physics with a relevant MSc

  • Modelling and Simulation experience Use of tools such as, ADAMS, Simulink and Catia would be advantageous
  • 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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