Job Description

Start date: September 2022

Location: Filton, Bristol

Application closing date: 1st November 2021

The Airbus Engineering Structures 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 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.

About us!

Do you like connecting with people in different organisations?

Are you interested in developing wing structures for the future environmentally sustainable aircraft?

The Airbus Engineering Structures Wing organisation is transnational, with sites in the UK, France and Germany. Within the UK, there is a community of over 400 engineers working in Filton and Broughton, collaborating on the design and manufacture of the wings for all Airbus commercial aircraft. This position is primarily based in Filton.

Airbus Engineering Structures Wing covers the main aircraft programmes, A220, Single Aisle, Long Range, A350, A380 and A400m, as well as preparing for the future with research and development into new aircraft configurations and technologies to enable more efficient and environmentally sustainable aircraft.

What will you be doing?

As a Graduate Engineer you will develop the core skills needed in the wing business

  • Static Stress analysis, from first principles to GFEM

  • Design – CATIA tools, configuration management and DMU

  • Fatigue and Damage Tolerance

  • Digitalisation – automating processes using coding skills

  • You will also develop the following

  • Project Management through placements in Chief Engineers or other departments

  • Business and Financial knowledge

  • Leadership Skills through working on projects with a broad range of people, as well as specific training including two week long sessions with Outward Bound

  • Customer focus through potential placement with an Airline or Supplier

  • Skills required:

    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. 

    One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It … Count!

    You are:

  • Naturally curious and excited to explore

  • Excited to work in a dynamic and changing environment

  • Passionate about Aerospace and the challenges of the civil aircraft market

  • You Have

  • Proficient oral and written communication skills

  • Collaborate well within a team

  • Are sensitive to clients needs and can develop good client relationships

  • Studying or Studied a degree in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (2:1 or higher)

  • Good knowledge of coding and data analysis techniques

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


    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.

  • £29,000 salary

  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays 

  • 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 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. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

    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.

    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.

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