Fuel and Landing Gear Test Graduate

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

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.

The Fuel and Landing Gear test teams support the development and certification test activities performed for the Fuel and Landing Gear systems in all Airbus Aircraft programs.

Tests scope covers: Avionics systems: verification of system computers and main electronic equipment integration on avionic rigs (computer robustness, software response, network, communication, data buses). Fluid mechanics, pneumatic, hydraulic and mechanical aspects of these systems: verification of fluid mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics and related mechanical equipment on Fuel and Landing Gear test rigs (system performance under various conditions, equipment robustness, certification tests).

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


The main activities performed by the various groups are:

Laboratory test means support, which includes:

  • Test Means development and commissioning for new test rigs
  • Maintenance and evolution of current test rigs

Functional integration tests on lab test means:

  • Identification of test mean needs
  • est procedure preparation and execution on various Airbus rigs available in Filton, Toulouse or Hamburg
  • Support of system tests performed at supplier facilities

Support to Flight tests:

  • Flight test Instrumentation specification, installation and validation
  • Flight tests monitoring in real time using the telemetry station in Filton or Toulouse
  • Flight test data analysis to provide the design and flight test teams with the test results
  • Support to ground tests performed on Airbus flight test aircraft fleet

The department strategy fully supports the Integration and Flight Test centre's vision to develop a 'single test team' identity covering all tests from supplier to Flight Test.


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

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics / Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Computer Science
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as part of a team

An Engineering Internship, Aerospace-based projects with coding/computer programming 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 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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