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Integrated Logistics Support Graduate

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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.

Start date: September 2020
Location: Stevenage
Application closing date: 10th November 2019

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 programme's conclusion.

This position is in the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) department within Infrastructure Management. Airbus has provided managed ILS for multiple programmes for the MOD and overseas Government organisations; these include for the UK MOD Skynet 5 and the Reacher programme as well as Yahsat for the UAE Government. The equipment forming these systems has included both mechanical and electronic/IT equipment with ILS being involved from a concept stage of the programme through to disposal.

Main activities of the role may include;

  • The primary role of the Graduate ILS Engineer is to support customers with equipment (hardware, firmware and software) supportability challenges ensuring a proactive approach which proposes practical and innovative solutions ensuring maximum equipment availability.
  • Being part of a team providing proactive advice to projects or support teams for current projects, indicating failure trends, revised Mean Time Between Failures (MTBFs) based on actual field data etc.
  • Being part of a team ensuring that new proposals/prospects receive innovative advice and have an optimum cost/risk trade off with regards to component selection through life.
  • Derive, implement, maintain and continuously improve the process for monitoring asset repair, replacement timescales and KPI metrics.
  • Ensure that they achieve the budget of projects and technical requirements in accordance with Airbus processes.
  • Being part of a team providing progress reports including monthly progress and finance inputs, weekly SOFTs, resource plans, KPI metrics


Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • A degree in Mathematics, Business Logistics/Supply Chain or similar
  • Basic knowledge/understanding of ILS
  • Knowledge of repair analysis
  • An understanding of Logistics Support Analysis Planning

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

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 Stevenage 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.

Applications will be accepted from 16th September 2019 – 10th November 2019.


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 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.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
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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