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Students & Graduates

Students & Graduates

Get an early start to your career

Internships

To qualify, you must be enrolled in a university and be looking for a placement that will last between three months and one year.

Internships in France

Every day at Airbus, we bring something new and exciting to learn. Join us as an intern in a vibrant environment, working with talented and inspired people who are as passionate about their job and determined in what they do!

You’ll thrive in an exciting learning environment – everyone at Airbus will be there to support you and help you grow professionally. You’ll be sitting at the driver’s seat, but we will stay beside you and help you along the way to give you the opportunity to expand your skill set. Your development benefits both you and us. And when you fly, we fly.

What you do will make a difference – on the ground, in the sky and in space.

 

How to join us?

To be considered for an internship in France, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a university that has signed or is willing to sign the Airbus training agreement (“convention de stage”).
  • Be looking for an internship must last between 4 and 6 months.
  • Have the ability to work in both an English and a French-speaking environment is essential for most of our positions.


Area of opportunities

We recruit from a wide variety of disciplines each year:

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Application period:

From September to January.
 

Application process:

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Start period: 

January to April


Location: 

Our internship roles are mainly located at our French sites in Toulouse, Paris (Le Bourget & Elancourt) and Marignane. We recommend that you apply at least four months in advance.

Internships in Germany

To qualify for an internship, a final-year thesis project or a working student position in Germany, you must be enrolled in university and able to work in an English- and German-speaking environment.

Completing an internship at Airbus can improve your chances of being accepted into one of our graduate programmes.

We recommend that you apply four to six months in advance to give us adequate time to process your application. Sometimes, a few internships are open at short notice as well.

If you are undertaking the internship on a voluntary basis, i.e. not as a compulsory requirement of a study programme, the maximum duration is three months. If you wish to complete your compulsory internship, please include the relevant excerpt from your study regulations/guidelines with your application. Afterwards, a voluntary internship of up to three months is possible.

Apply for an internship in Germany

Year in Industry placements in the UK

You can still apply for our Year in Industry placements which we anticipate will start in July 2021.  

Individual job applications will close as soon as we have enough applicants, so please submit your application early!  

 

 

What we offer

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If you are looking for an opportunity to expand your skillset and get hands-on experience in a vibrant working environment, then read on...

We mostly offer Year in Industry placements, though occasionally we have shorter placement opportunities.  Our placements give you crucial industry experience whilst allowing you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice.  By making the most of the skills and experience you gain, you can improve your chances of landing your dream job on our graduate programme!

Placement opportunities are generally available at a number of Airbus sites in the UK such as Stevenage, Portsmouth and Newport for Defence and Space; or Filton, Bristol and Broughton, near Chester for Commercial Aircraft; this can vary from year to year.

For July 2021 entry, placements will only be offered at our Defence and Space sites.

 

What we are looking for

In seeking candidates, we look for individuals, who are highly motivated and have exceptional team working skills, as well as being able to work on their own initiative. Selection will depend on your academic achievements as well as other attributes such as work experience, extra-curricular activities, ICT, digital and data management skills, analytical reasoning and problem-solving abilities. 

Disciplines of interest include but are not limited to:

Airbus offers career opportunities for a wide range of disciplines, which are highlighted in this infographic.: Engineering, Materials and Processes, Manufacturing Engineering, ICT and Cyber, Procurement and Supply Chain, Business Management and Development, Finance, Marketing and Sales.

Opportunities

We are recruiting for a variety of roles, as listed below:

  • Modelling & Simulation Development (Stevenage)
  • Payload Systems Engineering (Portsmouth)
  • Project Management (Portsmouth)
  • Satellite Instrument Systems (Portsmouth)

 

If you want to apply to any of the above opportunities, then click here.

Internships in Spain

We provide internships for recent graduates. Internship positions are available all year-round. There are opportunities to work as an intern in all areas of Airbus, including engineering, manufacturing engineering, operations, customer services, IT and support functions.

Our Spanish internships generally last 12 months, full time. You must be able to work in a Spanish and/or English-speaking environment.


Rachel is currently an intern with Airbus Asia Training Centre. Her main role is to analyse the recurrent Flight Simulator Training Device Qualification Test Guides and ensure that they are compliant with the regulatory requirements.
Read about Rachel's experience

Rachel is currently an intern with Airbus Asia Training Centre. Her main role is to analyse the recurrent Flight Simulator Training Device Qualification Test Guides and ensure that they are compliant with the regulatory requirements. 

“My dream job since young has been to be a pilot and that’s why being able to join Airbus was an amazing opportunity for me. Being able to learn more about simulator systems and some basic flying while working added a fun element to work. It has also made me more motivated to work towards my dreams!” says Rachel Ong, a third year mechanical engineering student in National University of Singapore.

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Read about Loïc's experience

Loïc joined Airbus Secure Communications in September 2018 as a Channel Marketing and Sales Operations Assistant “I work in an international team which puts me in an English-speaking environment; it helped me learn how to solve problems in a multicultural environment. I also get to work on different topics every day; I’m in a great position to develop my skills.” 

He works on many subjects, including the implementation of new internal communication means. “My role has evolved while working at Airbus and is now very varied. I elaborate business plans and consolidate reports for the top management, as well as animate our partners’, such as resellers network. I learned how to handle projects of different nature from their start to their end.”

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FAQs

What document do I need for my application?

Please upload your CV, a cover letter (please type it into the free text field rather than attach the document), relevant certificates and your university grades.

For Germany only: please also upload a current certificate of enrolment, except from your study regulations/guidelines if it is a compulsory internship 

What is the maximum length of an internship?

Internships at Airbus usually last three months or more. 

For Germany only: after completing a compulsory internship, it is possible for students to undertake a voluntary internship of up to three months.

Can I undertake an internship if it is not a mandatory part of my studies? (Germany only)

Yes, it is possible. However please note that if you are undertaking the internship on a voluntary basis during your studies, i.e. not as a compulsory requirement of a study programme, the maximum duration is 3 months.

Can I apply to an internship even though I'm not a student?

Please consider that for our published internship positions in France, Germany and the UK, candidates need to be enrolled in a university for the whole time of the working contract in order to be considered for the internship position.

Can I apply for more than one position in parallel?

You can certainly apply for more than one position at the same time, but it doesn’t necessarily increase your chances of being selected. We strongly advise that you only apply for positions that truly fit your skills and experience, and that you provide as much information about yourself as possible in your online application. Therefore, you need to create your own profile in your candidate account, which you can use for all your applications within our company.

Is it possible to write a final thesis after doing an internship?

In principle, this is possible and often topics arise during internships. However, we cannot give any information about whether it is possible in a specific case, as this must be clarified with the department in question at the appropriate time.

Is it possible to start the internship later than written in the job posting?

The start date can be adjusted slightly after a consultation with the department. You will get more detailed information from the department if you get invited to an interview. Please let us know your availability in your cover letter. 

How can I apply if I cannot find the right internship?

You can create your candidate account and set up a job alert in order to find out about new offers matching your search criteria.

Graduate programmes

For graduates, several opportunities exist, from gaining experience in an international environment to structured entry programmes across different technical and business areas.

Airbus International Graduate Programme

UK Graduate Programme

Whilst our application deadline has now passed, there are still opportunities you can apply for:

What we offer

Airbus offers competitive salary, flexible working hours, 25 days holiday per year + bank holidays

In a nutshell…

 

If you share our passion for what Airbus does, and show a drive for excellence, then this is your chance to be part of the next chapter of our unique and exciting story.

We want graduates with commitment and enthusiasm who want to be part of a high-tech, innovative and global organisation. With Airbus, you will be taking the first steps towards an exciting career.

Our two-year graduate programme will prepare you with the skills you need to progress and develop your talents, as well as enabling you to play a pivotal role in current and future projects within our business. During the programme, you will build a comprehensive understanding of what we do and how we do it.

Airbus has locations across the UK, and you will be based at one of our Defence and Space sites, such as Portsmouth, Stevenage or Newport.

 

Training and development

Airbus graduates have a fantastic chance to learn invaluable skills whilst developing personal and technical abilities. Team working is fundamental, and you will have the opportunity to work in teams from around the world, in a way that is like being part of one large family.

The focused training and structured placements ensure you are fully equipped for your career at Airbus. Our programme includes core technical and behavioural training elements that will form an integral part of your learning and help you become familiar with the company and its culture.

Graduate placements in Defence & Space allow you to be involved in one of our graduate projects. You will also have considerable support during the scheme to ensure that your overall learning experience will complement your future career.

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What we are looking for

The world is changing fast and so are the skills we need.  Besides engineering competencies, we are also looking for graduates to help us to develop our cyber, digital and robotic capabilities, amongst numerous others. 

Fluency in written and spoken English is essential, and disciplines of interest include but are not limited to:

 

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Special Technical Master's programmes in Spain

If you are a graduate in Engineering, have an excellent academic background, high level of English, passion for aviation and are interested in Airbus, you could be the right candidate for one of our Special Technical Master's programmes.

These programmes include 1 year of study in a special Master's degree at a participating university and a 1-year Airbus internship in an area related to your degree. Airbus experts helped design the Master's programmes and they teach some of the courses. You can choose from the following Master's programmes:

 

  • MASI - Master in Aircraft System Integration 

It takes place in the University Carlos III in Madrid. It gives the student knowledge about Fundamentals, Generalization and Experimentation of Aircraft’s Systems, for 90 ECTS credits. For this Master, Airbus is looking for Master students in Aeronautic/Aerospatiale, Industrial, Telecommunication, and Computer Engineering. The selection process takes place between October and January, to start in February, so if you are interested, prepare your CV! We are waiting for you.

Click here to visit  the University portal of the Master.

 

  • Master in Airframe Technology

It takes place in the University Carlos III in Madrid. It gives students knowledge about Advanced Design and Calculation of Aircraft Structures, for 60 ECTS credits. For this Master, Airbus is looking for Master Students in Aeronautic/Aerospatiale, Industrial, and Civil Engineering. The selection process takes place between September and December, to start in January, so if you are interested, prepare your CV and join us!

Click here to visit  the University portal of the Master.

 

  • Master in Composites 

It takes place in the University Politécnica in Madrid. It gives student knowledge about Design, Manufacture and Certification of the Composite Structures, for 90 ECTS credits. For this Master, Airbus is looking for Master Students in Aeronautic/Aerospatiale, Industrial, Industrial Organization, and Telecommunication Engineering. The selection process takes place between May and September. The Master starts in October and the internship in January. So if you are interested, prepare your CV and get on board! 

Click here to visit  the University portal of the Master.

 

  • Master in Global Supply Chain & Aeronautical Industrial Operations

It takes place in the University Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieria in Sevilla. It gives student knowledge about Materials, Manufacturing, Engineering Operations, Aerostructure Assembly, Production, Quality and Supply Chain Management, for 80 ECTS credits. For this Master, Airbus is looking for Master Students in Aeronautic/Aerospatiale, Industrial, Telecommunication, Naval, Roads, Canals, Ports, Civil Engineering. The selection process takes place between July and October, to start in November, so if you are interested, prepare your CV and fly with us!  

Click here to visit  the University portal of the Master.

 

We also offer an aeronautical MBA with the EOI (Escuela de Organización Industrial) in Madrid and in Sevilla. The program includes:

  • A one year granted internship in one of the business or transversal areas of the company. According to your profile, you will be assigned to one of the following management areas: Marketing, Manufacturing, Quality, Logistic, Quality or Procurement.
  • Simultaneously with the internship you will be attending the academic lectures at EOI Business School.You will be trained in specific skills of Business Administration in the aeronautical industry.

For this MBA, Airbus is looking for graduates (Bachelor or Master) in Aeronautic/Aerospatiale, Industrial, or IT Engineering. They should have a negotiation level in English and Spanish.

The applications takes place through the Foundation SEPI.

Volunteer for International Experience (VIE) programme

The Airbus Volunteer for International Experience (VIE) programme is a great start to your career because it enables you to gain valuable, paid work experience internationally in a technical or business function.

Assignments are located worldwide and typically last between one and two years. They are within one of our technical or business functions including engineering, manufacturing or support functions such as finance, marketing and HR.

We look for highly motivated graduates who are citizens of the EU (including Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) and have fulfilled their country’s military service obligations, if required. Ideally, applicants are from an engineering or business school with an innovative mindset and a deep desire to learn. Some experience working abroad is useful, fluency in English is essential and knowledge of other relevant languages is an advantage.

VIEs can start their work experience at different times of the year depending on specific project requirements. A great range of benefits includes a tax-free salary (€1,200-3,200 per month, depending on country), 2.5 days of paid leave per month, medical insurance and pension contribution. 

The VIE programme is run by Business France in conjunction with Airbus. Business France manages all the administrative aspects of the assignment and ensures that the students’ rights are protected.

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