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Wing Architect Intern

Internship in Filton, United Kingdom

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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: Filton

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Wing Architecture team a small skilled team of wing engineers dedicated to defining the technology of the next family of Airbus wings. The position is based in Filton, Bristol and works hand in hand with the Airbus Research & Technology community as well as working closely with the current Aircraft programme teams.

The internship is split into two sub-domains the successful applicant will spend 6 months with the wing GFEM (Global Finite Element Models) team, and 6 months with the Wing Architecture Development team

Task & accountabilities :

During this internship, the activities you may undertake will include

  • Generation of Finite Element Models (FEM) of wing structure.
  • Carrying out Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for the different aircraft programmes.
  • Development of structures, in a multi-disciplined team, to find the optimum balance between structural design, manufacturing costs, in service support and environmental impacts.
  • Feasibility studies on different architecture and technology solutions.
  • Rapid prototyping of design ideas.

Developments are often conducted in 3 month 'sprints' enabling the successful applicant to see a number of projects through to completion during their 12 month internship. Within the Wing GFEM team the successful applicant can look forward to playing an active role in the analysis of models for all Airbus commercial projects.

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.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree or greater in a relevant Engineering subject or other related science. The successful candidate will be flexible, motivated, dedicated, proactive, team-oriented, and capable of multi-tasking.
  • The following interests / experiences are advantageous but not essential, as candidates will experience these topics whilst in the role:
  • Knowledge of aircraft, aircraft design and / or structures.
  • “Hands on” engineering experience (e.g Remote Control Aircraft, Go karts)
  • Experience in leading a project / team (e.g. a university project or a sports team)
  • Coding (e.g. Python or Google Apps Script)
  • Data Analytics
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Systems Engineering & Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Project Management Skills
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Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services.

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