UK Industry Placement

Put your theoretical knowledge in practice

Airbus students

Get hands-on with your dream job

Beyond academic skills

With an industry placement you will better understand how each business area contributes to our vision of being pioneers in sustainable aerospace for the future. You'll work with talented and inspired people who are passionate about their job and determined in what they do.

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 ideal job in our global graduate programme!

You will become part of a community of apprentices, interns and graduates who will support you during your Airbus journey, establish new networks and make new friends along the way.

Applications open 16 September!

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Airbus UK Industry Placement: what’s in it for you?

Nationwide opportunities

Every year we welcome placement students across the UK - including Stevenage, Portsmouth and Newport for Defence and Space; London, Filton (Bristol) and Broughton (Chester) for Commercial Aircraft.

Airbus students

A broad range of business areas to work in

We offer opportunities in over 16 disciplines. You can gain experience in supply chain, engineering, manufacturing, IT, flight physics, finance, HR, space exploration, and more!

Ajusteur monteur

Get rewarded for your hard work

You will receive a competitive salary, 25 days of annual leave + bank holidays, and get flexible working hours.

VIE & PhDs Students

Looking for an internship opportunity with Airbus in the UK?

We welcome placement students across the UK, offering a wide range of experiences:

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The home of the Mars Rovers. Our teams in Stevenage assemble, integrate, and test satellites for customers around the world, contributing  geotelecommunications equipment that distribute television, aircraft WiFi, and secure communications around the world.


Starting an internship our team in Portsmouth gives you an opportunity to work in space system development, electromechanical engineering, software development, and project management.


Specialising in secure connectivity, cybersecurity, and cryptography for military, government, and critical national infrastructure - our teams in Newport are keeping the UK safe and secure.


Our London office is a hub for Public Affairs and Communications - working to bring the Airbus story to life with stakeholders within the Company, in the media, and across government.

Filton (Bristol)

The home of wings, fuel systems, and landing gear engineering. Opportunities in Filton will get you involved in aircraft design, manufacturing, and testing, and contribute to the development of next-generation aircraft.

Broughton (near Chester)

Our centre of excellence for wing production. At Broughton you can experience our work on wing manufacturing, assembly, and quality control, and be part of a world-class team.

A smooth application process

Let’s get you on board

Apply online, it’s easy!

You will find all opportunities on our jobs board, find the one you are most interested in and apply by uploading your CV, a cover letter, and answering some questions.

Make sure you fulfil the requirements

You must be enrolled as an undergraduate within a relevant degree field of study for the duration of the placement, and match with the specific criterias of your dream placement.

Demonstrate your potential

Demonstrate your strong verbal and written communication in English, your desire to work in a collaborative team environment and your pro-activity in terms of self development.

Take your time to apply

Applications are open for several weeks. Take your time to submit an application that represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

You might wonder


We gathered additional information regarding placements in the UK to help you apply.

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Who is eligible for Industry Placements?

You need to be enrolled as an undergraduate student within a relevant degree field, you must remain a student for the duration of the placement which is 1 year.

When do applications open?

Applications open mid-September each year and close when there are enough candidates, apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

What opportunities can an Industry Placement open for me?

Whether an Industry Placement with Airbus would be your first corporate job or your seventh, you’ll gain a year's experience in your chosen area with a multinational company. You will work closely with our teams to pioneer the future of aerospace, whether designing aircraft or supporting the business operations.

You’ll be able to use your experience to join our Airbus Global Graduate Programme after you graduate.