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Graduate Software Engineer

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£27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000
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Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
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Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two 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.

In this role, you will be working in a team within the highly successful Network Management Systems (NMS) Centre of Excellence. This group develops software products for use in secure satellite communication networks worldwide. The department is currently working with the following areas of technology:

  • Micro-Service Software Architecture
  • Containerisation and Virtualisation.
  • Software Defined Networks
  • User Experience Design
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


The successful applicant will join one of our development teams to build on their existing skills and contribute to software systems being developed for one of our worldwide clients. They will follow the full software project/product life-cycle (design, implementation, test and installation), and have opportunities to present and demonstrate their work to stakeholders.


  • Achieved a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a Software Engineering related subject.
  • Knowledge of the full software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of object orientated programming especially using Java EE.
  • An interest in working with satellite communication networks.
  • The ability to work within a team environment, sharing ideas and your work, and working collaboratively to achieve deliveries.

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.This role will be based in Portsmouth and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space 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.

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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