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Flight Physics Graduate (Open)

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world's leading space companies. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.

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.

The Airbus Engineering Flight Physics Graduate Scheme is well established and widely recognised as preparing the engineers of the future, equipping them with the wide variety of skills and experience needed to maintain Airbus as one of the leading commercial aerospace companies in the world. The scheme lasts for 2 years and 4 months and incorporates a Post Graduate Diploma in Engineering Competence, fast-tracking the Graduates towards Chartership (C.Eng).

During the scheme there will be placements in various departments to build on core skills, develop project management and leadership skills, transnational working and a potential placement with a customer. There is also additional tool and soft skill training, and opportunities to work on STEM projects aimed at inspiring the engineers of the future.

Flight Physics is responsible for overall aircraft design activities that are used for the detailed design of the aircraft components across all the stages of aircraft development, from pre-design work to in-service support. The majority of Flight Physics activities are focused on aircraft programmes such as the A350XWB, A320neo and future aircraft research programmes, but there is also significant effort on R&T and capability/tool development, as a result work type is varied and interesting.

Within Flight Physics in the UK there are four departments: Aerodynamics, Loads & Aeroelastics, Mass Properties and Flight Physics Capability.

Main activities of the role may include:

Graduates make a significant contribution to Flight Physics. You are given responsibility in your placements and do valuable work within each team, experiencing a wide range of technical topics. You get to experience the different Flight Physics departments as well as placements in other areas whilst on the scheme, possibly including time with a supplier or airline.

Required skills:

Studying or Studied a degree in Physics, Aeronautical, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or a similar technical subject (2:1 or higher)

  • Naturally curious and excited to explore
  • Excited to work in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Keen to investigate and solve problems in new ways
  • Passionate about Aerospace and the challenges of the civil aircraft marketMany of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time.

Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We cannot promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

We value the strength that diverse perspectives bring to our business, so if you require any reasonable adjustments to fully participate in the recruitment process please discuss this with the recruiter who contacts you.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

This role will be based in Filton and will receive the full Airbus Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.

Airbus 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.


  • As a graduate with us, you’ll be a full-time employee and working on real projects and making a difference from day one. That’s why we make sure you’re properly rewarded for the work you do.
  • 27,000 &£2,000 joining bonus
  • 35 hour weeks
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays
  • Success sharing
  • A selection of voluntary benefits such as Employee car leasing scheme, financial advice, employee discounts with nationwide stores, and more!
  • A competitive pension
  • Tax-effective share plans
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • An independent, 24-hour, confidential counselling service

Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

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