Supply Chain Improvements Internship

The A400M Plan and Distribute Continuous Improvement support intern will assist the Supply Chain Logistics (SCL) Operations Mangers by providing key support in enabling the implementation of Lean Manufacturing techniques and Lean Logistical techniques into an operational logistics environment. The role will ensure that the SCL function deploys recognized best practices in its planning and distributing processes, whilst at the same time developing to meet both A400M business and SCL functional targets.


The role will develop and oversee ongoing changes to the A400M SCL strategy, calculate budget requirements and review the SCL functional processes as they progress to tight time-scales and budgets, ensuring quality and standardised procedures meet all relevant CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) and JAR (Joint Aviation Regulations) requirements.

The role will be varied, requiring some experience of project management and knowledge of lean principles. The role requires excellent team building, networking, influencing and problem solving abilities allowing you to enjoy challenging situations with the drive and commitment to push a complete solution to its finish.

You will deliver end to end improvements within the supply chain by finding problems understanding the root cause and eradicating the issue.


You must be an undergraduate for the duration of the placement studying towards a degree in one of the following:

  • Supply Chain
  • Logistics
  • Project Management
  • Business Studies
  • Engineering

A focus on supply chain and logistics university modules, a strong understanding, or experience is highly desirable.

In addition, the following skills are required:

  • Knowledge or experience of planning and/or logistics
  • Knowledge of Lean tools and techniques
  • Strong IT capabilities
  • MRP (Materials Requirements Planning) and SAP understanding will be beneficial but is not essential
  • Able to work well in a team with strong interpersonal 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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