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Production Quality Assistant Engineer Intern

Internship in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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0 to 1 years

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AIRBUS Defence and Space 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: July 2020

Number of roles: 3 (1 in Portsmouth, 2 in Stevenage)

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.

This internship opportunity sits within the Spacecraft Production quality assurance department who are responsible for making sure that company industrial processes comply with quality assurance requirements and standards.

In addition to this function, the Quality department has the objective to drive and influence the company to reduce the cost of quality and the cost of non-quality.

In that context, the Quality Assurance department has deployed a wide variety of projects and during this internship you'll assist the Spacecraft Production quality improvement leader to implement those multidisciplinary projects.


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

  • Support to the general day to day Quality Assurance activities, including non-conformance management, Key inspection activities and driving non quality prevention.
  • Organising and facilitating the coordination of various experts and managers involved in the project.
  • Establish an "as is" situation and propose process improvements when gaps are identified or opportunities exist.
  • Convince and drive people on the implementation of changes.
  • Develop dashboards, indicators for the follow-up of the project activity.
  • Assisting the Spacecraft Production quality improvement leader in the creation and following-up of the Project Management Plan.

Experience and benefits you will gain from this opportunity;

  • Awareness and presentation of space products within an international working environment
  • Experience on Problem Solving tools and practices
  • Good understanding of a manufacturing organization
  • Good understanding or interest in data analytics
  • Development of improvement mind-set and change management
  • Guidance in personal development


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!

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 degree in an Engineering, Quality, Aerospace or related discipline
  • Background or interest in data analytics would be desirable
  • Evidence of effective teamwork
  • Focus on continuous improvement and provide initiatives/ideas for growth
  • Proficient in coding (VBA and access) would be desirable

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

The successful candidate will be subject to UK National Security Clearance in order to undertake related work in accordance with business needs.

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

Aerospace & defence
10,000 employees