Engineering Fuel and Inerting Systems Internship

The Fuel and Inerting Systems Domain is the largest part of the Engineering Systems Centre of Competence (CoC) in the UK and is a dynamic organisation that is recognised worldwide as a technical leader in commercial Fuel Systems, with key involvement in all major Airbus aircraft programmes, including A350. As part of the team responsible for providing complete Fuel Systems, from concept through to customer support for all Airbus aircraft, you will be at the forefront of these developments.

The Fuel and Inerting Systems Domain is predominantly situated in the UK and is responsible for the architecture, design, aircraft integration, certification and in-service support of all aspects of Fuel Systems and Inerting Systems. This includes Fuel Tank Modelling and Simulation; Fuel Measurement, Management, Control and Interfaces; Ground and Flight Transfer of Fuel; Fuel Jettison; Fuel Tank Inerting; Electromagnetic Hazard Protection; Cockpit Interfaces and Built In Test/Health Monitoring. These areas involve the development of complex architectures including the related computer control systems and fluid

Fuel and Inerting Systems present many technical and business challenges that need to be understood and managed. They operate in a very hostile environment at extremes of temperature and humidity, with the added challenge of intrinsic safety due to the volatile nature of jet fuel. Given that fuel is contained mostly in the wings of modern aircraft, it is not surprising that Fuel and Inerting Systems are a significant factor in aircraft weight, cost and reliability. 

The philosophy of the Fuel and Inerting Systems Domain is to have the best systems, people and partnerships, thus becoming a reference for the Fuel and Inerting Aviation Industry. Our Interns have the opportunity to develop their skills and grow as Engineers. We are keen to have Interns who want to develop their full potential and take on challenging roles, especially as we are looking for our Interns to develop into candidates for our Graduate Programme.


There are plenty of opportunities for Interns within the Fuel and Inerting Systems Domain, whether it be in the design of new system architectures, working with Suppliers to develop new equipment, resolving in-service problems, working on cutting-edge research ideas or working with colleagues in other parts of Airbus to define the best aircraft level solution. 

Our Interns operate in a very challenging environment, where they will be given a real and valued role within the Fuel and Inerting Systems Team. The team is running a number of parallel development programmes and as such you will get a real insight into the operation of business and one of its more complex and varied systems. You will have the opportunity to work alongside multiple experienced teams across the Airbus aircraft family, from new developments through to in-service aircraft, as well as working with customers, suppliers and manufacturing assembly where necessary. Roles include: Fluids Modelling; Control Systems Modelling; Research and Technology; Knowledge Management; Fluids Design; Control Systems Design. 

Interns will usually hold two roles - one involving core Domain activities as well as one within an aircraft program team.


You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the Internship, studying towards an accredited MEng or international
equivalent, however a BEng may be considered, in any of the following fields:

  • Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineering
  • Avionic Systems Engineering
  • Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Desirable Modules:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluids and Thermodynamics
  • Systems Design and Integration
  • Power Electronics
  • Control Systems
  • Digital Circuits and Systems
  • Embedded and Real Time Systems
  • Programming in C / C++ / Java

Desirable Skills:

  • Proven team working ability
  • Modelling
  • MATLAB / Simulink
  • CFD
  • Flowmaster
  • Requirements Based Engineering
  • Visual Basic
  • Microsoft Office Applications

Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in the Aerospace Industry and profession.


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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