Engineering Internship - Metal Technology Materials & Processes

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of € 64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

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: 3rd July 2017
Duration: 12 Months

The role is based in the Metallics Technology team in Filton, Bristol and has two principle engineering responsibilities.

This Internship provides a superb environment for you to develop as a professional engineer; giving you exposure to real-world projects early in your career whilst being nurtured by a vibrant and supportive team around you.


Reactive problem solving: The Metallics Technology team are often required to provide materials expertise to solve problems that occur either during the design, production or use of aircraft wing 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.

Proactive work: All the materials and processes used to produce metallic parts in aircraft production need to be proved to be robust, safe and capable of performing as designed. This is done through a process known as qualification. Working with suppliers worldwide you will 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. In a transnational workplace you will be working with colleagues in France, Germany and Spain.


You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of your placement, studying towards one of the following degrees:

  • Material Science (Preferred)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Chemistry

In addition, the following sills are required:

  • Understanding of Metallic materials is advantageous
  • Proactive approach
  • Good communication skills


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. If you wish to discuss this further please contact 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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