I started the Graduate Programme in Detailed Parts Procurement as my target area. The Programme allows you to do up to 4 placements outside of your target area. I was based in Toulouse with Airbus France for one placement and a customer for another.
I chose Facilities Management UK to continue my Airbus career and my current position is UK Soft Services Manager. This role covers the contractual and operational management of Catering, Cleaning, Waste, Internal Transport and Internal Mail.
With the Graduate Programme I gained a broad understanding of Airbus as a company and learned from key contacts in different areas. Airbus has many sites across the world in numerous countries. Not many companies can give you this exposure to the international business world.