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Spacecraft Production Propulsion Improvement Intern (6 months)

  • Stevenage ( Hertfordshire )
  • Design / Civil engineering / Industrial engineering

Job description

AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

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.

Job Description

Job Description:

Start date: Jan/Feb 2020

Location: Stevenage

Duration: 6 months

To stay on top, Airbus recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging internship opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our internships give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus and should benefit your future studies.

The intern will integrate the Spacraft Production Team, in the UK, on Stevenage site. The internship will be embedded in propulsion team, who is responsible to Assemble, Integration and Test and deliver the propulsion modules for Airbus Spacecraft. You will be responsible to define and deploy the improvement roadmap for the propulsion spacecraft production team.


During this internship, the activities you may undertake will include;

You will be in charge to define, deploy and drumbeat the improvement roadmap for the department. The department is made of around 80 people, and is a muti-functional team, including Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Test, Production Control and the delivery managers. You will need to:

· Have participative approach to gather ideas and visions in order to update / strengthen the vision of the department
· Be proactive and facilitate improvement Workshops with key stakeholders and deliver improvement (through sprint, or kaizen on the shopfloor)
· Ensure principles of Lean Manufacturing are embedded in our improvement plan
· Deploy 5s, line side delivery and strengthen visual management on the shop floor


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!

Our Internships are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

· Excellent people skills
· Understanding of Manufacturing and best practices in manufacturing management (flow management, Lean Manufacturing,…)
· Understanding of key principles to facitiate and motivate a group of people – empowered team
· Ability to manage complex change projects involving many stakeholders

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.


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.