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Business Improvement Internship (Aerospace)

Internship in Broughton, United Kingdom

Degree level


Job function

Business development

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

0 to 1 years

Start date

July 6, 2020

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Airbus Operations 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

Start date: 6th July 2020

Location: Broughton

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.

Working within the Lean Airbus Operating System department of the Broughton site, this is your chance to influence and change in an established wing manufacturing facility. Using the Airbus Operating System (AOS) and Airbus project management tools the you will have a chance to  work within a specific team, whilst also gaining exposure to different product lines.

Tasks and Accountabilities:

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

  • Support the AOS team in deploying the tools of the system to improve
  • Support business governance reviews and projects, ensuring important milestones are delivered on time, on cost and on quality
  • Lead the Involvement Scheme in the departments; capturing ideas to improve processes and performance and engaging shopfloor operators
  • Provide lean coaching to Operations managers and their teams
  • Drive and implement change in a aircraft manufacturing environment
  • Collaborate with all business levels, adapting to changing landscapes within the business

Required skills:

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!

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

You can demonstrate the following;

You must be an undergraduate for the full duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in one of the following:

  • Aerospace/Manufacturing Engineering
  • Business
  • Lean

  • Managing personal time, such as goals

  • Manage customer expectations and support commitments
  • You can present to a variety of audiences
  • You have a mindset with creativity and analytical skills
  • Focus on removal of non-value added activities with a strive for efficiency
  • Have a customer focus and the ability to integrate well into the business
  • Confident and resilient with ability to challenge the status quo with blue sky thinking

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.

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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.

Aerospace & defence
10,000 employees