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Work Experience

Our Work Experience programme is a new programme aimed at school and college students. It has been developed with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) www.etrust.org.uk as part of the Industrial Cadets* scheme.

The programme is designed to introduce young people to the workplace, develop personal skills and raise careers awareness; hence it includes employability and presentation skills. Pupils will be encouraged to complete certain tasks; collate information; spend time in a chosen department; and complete the programme by preparing and participating in a presentation to invited guests. On completion the pupils will achieve and be awarded with the Industrial Cadets Silver Award.

For more information: see the Guide to activities breakdown PieChart and the Skills/Competencies Matrix

We welcome applications from students who want to spend time with us in an engineering, manufacturing or support function, at one of our sites in either Filton (Bristol) or Broughton (North Wales). All applicants will need to complete the on-line application form and submit it before the closing date of 31st December 2014.

For most of our placements a sound knowledge and understanding of Maths, Science (in particular Physics) is essential whether that be at GCSE, AS or A2 level. An interest in Engineering, especially Aeronautical, is also beneficial. However, we also have placements in numerous business areas where particular skills in IT or Business are relevant.

Applicants should be aged between 14-19 years and attend a school/college in the UK.

For general enquiries, please contact us workexperience@airbus.com

* About Industrial Cadets

Airbus works with the Engineering Development Trust and is a supporter of Industrial Cadets. Inspired by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Industrial Cadets is designed to introduce young people into the workplace, develop personal skills and raise careers awareness. The scheme has a defined competency framework and students participating can graduate at Bronze, Silver or Gold Level. Each graduate will have demonstrated a set of skills and competencies to a recognised Industry Standard



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