Engineering Internship - Structural Health Monitoring

Description of the job

Looking to kick start your career in Engineering? Airbus Engineering Internships will give you the opportunity to contribute to our success as a leading aircraft manufacturer, with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market.

To stay on top, Airbus Group recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging Internship opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our Internships give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus Group. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus Group and should benefit your future studies.

You will be working in the overall Aircraft Architect department mainly focused on A350, within the Structures Engineering Centre of Airbus in the UK.

This department is developing state-of-the-art equipment dedicated to detecting, locating and assessing structural damage in metallic and composite structures. These results are displayed live during testing to allow a full understanding of the health of the structure and to carry out the appropriate course of action.


You will be installing and monitoring structural health monitoring equipment on Airbus structures. This work will allow the detection of damage during testing, which is part of the technology qualification process.
You will develop wireless structural health monitoring for thick composite material in order to detect potential impact to the structure during assembly, such as tool drop or structure mishandling. The work also includes evaluation of component of the shelf parts under the influence of temperature, wireless range, impact level, and available energy in order to completely characterise the way the device works and define potential limitation.

You will also carry out some management tasks to widen her/his expertise to day-to-day managerial activities in industrial environment.

There may be the opportunity to visit other Airbus sites as part of your Internship.


You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the Internship, studying towards an Engineering degree - preferably Mechanical, Aerospace or Aeronautical. Other Engineering degree subjects including Electrical, Programming and Computer Engineering will be considered.

You should also have skills or experience of the following:

- IT skills (MS Office)

- Java

- C++


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 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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