In the United Kingdom

Applications for our 2018 UK Apprenticeship Programme will open on 16th October 2017.

Apprenticeships

The highly technical nature of the aerospace industry has created huge demand for skilled and qualified specialists in the UK.

A variety of options

In the UK, apprenticeships are available at Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space. All our programmes last 3 years or 5 years and combine college or university studies with practical training.

Together these programmes provide a clear route for progression and applicants can choose between different entry options according to their level of educational achievement and abilities.

Engineering Undergraduate Apprenticeship (Airbus)

Our Engineering Sponsored Degree is a 3 to 4 year Undergraduate Apprenticeship programme focused on Aeronautical Engineering that combines vocational and academic training with industry-based work at one of our UK sites. You will attend one of our partner universities to study for your "BEng Honours Aerospace Engineering" degree.

Minimum requirements

  • Two A Levels at grade B or above in Maths and grade C or above in Physics, or Engineering Level 3 qualification at triple distinction grade can be accepted as an alternative to A Levels.
  • Six GCSEs at grade C or above; these should include Maths, English and Science (Core and Additional). Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

Salary & Benefits

  • £14,987 per annum
  • 25 days’ paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Company share plan
  • Annual profit share bonus
  • Fully subsidised learning package
  • Membership of the on-site sports and social club
  • Opportunity to work and train with other apprentices from Europe

Application

Applications for our Engineering Undergraduate Apprenticeships will open on 16th October 2017. Click here to register your interest and be notified of future opportunities.

Contact

If you have any queries about your qualifications, please don’t hesitate to contact us at apprentices@airbus.com.

Supply Chain Higher Apprenticeship (Airbus)

Supply Chain Logistics (SCL) supports the wide range of aircraft produced by Airbus with an integrated supply chain. It manages the supply base of hundreds of external suppliers responsible for parts and materials consumed during the wing manufacture process for all programmes in Broughton and A400M in Filton.

Programme Structure

This apprenticeship leads to a range of qualifications including Essential Skills Level 3, NVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO), NVQ Level 3 in Logistics Operations Management, CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply) Certificate, Level 2, 4 & 5 (with the option to go level 6 which is the equivalent to a degree), amongst others.

Minimum requirements

  • Two A Levels (or equivalent; this includes Welsh, Scottish and International equivalents only) at grade B or above in Business Studies and a related subject, or a BTEC National Diploma in Business Studies (Distinction)
  • Six GCSEs (or equivalent; this includes Scottish and International equivalents only) at grade C or above including Maths and English

Applications are considered on an individual basis. So even if you do not meet the above criteria, you can still apply if you have other qualifications or suitable experience.

Salary & Benefits

  • £14,987 per annum
  • 25 days’ paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Company share plan
  • Annual profit share bonus
  • Fully subsidised learning package
  • Membership of the on-site sports and social club
  • Opportunity to work and train with other apprentices from Europe

Application

Applications for our Supply Chain Higher Apprenticeships will open on 16th October 2017. Click here to register your interest and be notified of future opportunities.

Contact

If you have any queries about your qualifications, please don’t hesitate to contact us at apprentices@airbus.com

Commercial Undergraduate Apprenticeships (Airbus)

We offer Commercial Undergraduate Apprenticeships focused on either Finance or Business Support and Industrialisation. These 3 year Sponsored Degree Apprenticeship programmes combine academic study with on-the-job experience at our Airbus site in Broughton, North Wales.

Commercial Undergraduate Apprenticeship – Finance

Leading to a sponsored degree equivalent certification and professional accreditatoin with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts (CIMA), this programme will equip you with the right academic qualifications and practical experience to kick-start a brilliant career in Finance.

Minimum requirements

  • Three A Levels (or equivalent; this includes Welsh, Scottish and International equivalents only) at grade B or above in Business Studies and two other related subjects.
  • Six GCSEs (or equivalent; this includes Welsh, Scottish and International equivalents only) at Grade C or above in Maths, English and Science (Core and Additional). If GCSE Science has been taken as separate subjects, one of the qualifications gained must be in Physics.

Commercial Undergraduate Apprenticeship - Business Support & Industrialisation

As part of this programme, you’ll work in various Business areas supporting the construction of the wings, such as Industrial Planning and Lean Management. You will study towards a BA (Honours) in Leadership and Management, as well as a professional accreditation with the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management).

Minimum requirements

To apply, you must have two A Levels (or equivalent) at grade B or above, or Business BTEC extended diploma DDD, as well as at least six GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above in Maths, English and Science (core and additional) amongst others.

Salary & Benefits

  • £14,987 per annum
  • 25 days’ paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Company share plan
  • Annual profit share bonus
  • Fully subsidised learning package
  • Membership of the on-site sports and social club
  • Opportunity to work and train with other apprentices from Europe

Application

Applications for our Commercial Undergraduate Apprenticeships will open on 16th October 2017. Click here to register your interest and be notified of future opportunities.

Contact

If you have any queries about your qualifications, please contact us at apprentices@airbus.com.

Craft apprenticeship (Airbus)

Our Craft Apprenticeship is focused on Aeronautical Engineering for both the academic and practical elements. It includes a qualification that contains a significant element of training on composites materials. Composites are an essential part of new wing technology at Airbus, and will be used extensively in the A350XWB wings.

Programme Structure

The Craft Apprenticeship is a three-year programme, with the first year spent at one of our partner colleges, and the second and third years on-site at Broughton.Through a Craft Apprenticeship, you can either specialise in Aeronautical Engineering or Engineering Maintenance.

Aero Structures

Our Aero Structures Craft Apprenticeship will allow you to become a Skilled Aircraft Fitter working on the drill off and assembly of both metallic and composite components to produce the Wing Box Structure.

This programme leads to NVQ Extended Diploma (Aeronautical Engineering) Level 3 and a National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

To apply, you must have a minimum of six GCSEs (or equivalent). This must include:

  • Grade C or above in Maths, English Language, Science (Core and Additional) and two others. Please note; if your Science qualification was taken as single subjects, one of these must be Physics.
  • We will also consider other qualifications, such as an Engineering Diploma, Principle Learning, PEO Level 2 and Pathways to Apprenticeship.

Aero Systems

Through our Aero Systems Craft Apprenticeship, you can become a Skilled Aircraft Systems Fitter working on the installation and testing of the Aircraft flying controls, fuel and electrical systems.

You will study towards NVQ Extended Diploma (Aeronautical Engineering) plus an Additional Electrical Unit Level 3, as well as a National Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering plus 2 Additional Electrical Modules.

To apply, you must have a minimum of six GCSEs (or equivalent). This must include:

  • Grade B or above in Maths, or alternatively, a grade C in Maths with a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering.
  • Grade C or above in English Language, Science (Core and Additional) and two others. Please note; if your Science qualification was taken as single subjects, one of these must be Physics.
  • We will also consider other qualifications, such as an Engineering Diploma, Principle Learning, PEO Level 2 and Pathways to Apprenticeship.

Plant Service Centre

This path will allow you to become either a Skilled Electrical Maintenance Fitter or a Skilled Tool Room Machinist/Fitter, specialising in the service and support of the plant’s production machinery and tooling.

The programme leads to NVQ Extended Diploma (Engineering Maintenance or Mechanical Manufacture) Level 3 plus a Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering and a HNC in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering.

To apply, you must have a minimum of six GCSEs (or equivalent). This must include:

  • Grade B or above in Maths, or alternatively, a grade C in Maths with a BTEC Level 2 in Engineering.
  • Grade C or above in English Language, Science (Core and Additional) and two others. Please note; if your Science qualification was taken as single subjects, one of these must be Physics.
  • We will also consider other qualifications, such as an Engineering Diploma, Principle Learning, PEO Level 2 and Pathways to Apprenticeship.

Salary & Benefits

  • £13,405 per annum
  • 25 days’ paid holiday per year (plus bank holidays)
  • Pension scheme
  • Company share plan
  • Annual profit share bonus
  • Fully subsidised learning package
  • Membership of the on-site sports and social club
  • Opportunity to work and train with other apprentices from Europe

Application

Applications for our Craft Apprenticeships will open on 16th October 2017. Click here to register your interest and be notified of future opportunities.

Contact

If you have any queries about your qualifications, please don’t hesitate to contact us at apprentices@airbus.com

Craft apprenticeship (Airbus Defence and Space)

Airbus Defence and Space offers the opportunity to join the Craft Apprenticeship at the Stevenage site. This is a great opportunity if you have a preference for a career in a predominantly hands-on environment.

Year 1 and 2:

This is a 3 year scheme with the first two years spent undertaking day release at North Herts College where you will gain academic qualifications and practical training. You will be studying towards the Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering. The time you spend onsite will be spent in the cleanrooms where you will gain hands on experience in the following areas: 

  • Panel and Structure Build learning composite techniques and Carbon Fibre Filament Winding
  • Assembly of Solar Array Drive Mechanisms and Antenna Deployment and Trimming Mechanism involving both mechanical and electrical processes
  • Integration and Assembly of Chemical Propulsion Systems along with Hybrid Propulsion involving electrical harness assembly and orbital welding of propulsion pipework
  • Manufacture of Dual and Multiple Layer insulation and integration onto spacecraft
  • Material treatments including grit blasting of metallic items before application of corrosion inhibiting primers and paints

Year 3:

Your final year is spent onsite in one specific placement within Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) where you will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the area you’re deemed best suited and have excelled in.

Salary & Benefits:

  • Substantial yearly increments
  • Three year scheme
  • Competitive holiday scheme 25 days leave
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Opportunity to partake in VIP Visits

Minimum requirements:

You must have or be predicted at least 5 GCSE’s with a Grade C in Maths and English.

What we’re looking for:
You will demonstrate a passion for Engineering either through hobbies or your educational choices. For example, if you have been involved with an Engineering club at school, if you are a member of a society or you simply enjoy fixing things either from a mechanical or electrical perspective.

Applications

Applications for our Craft Apprenticeships will open on 16th October 2017. Click here to register your interest and be notified of future opportunities. 

Technical Data Apprenticeship (Airbus)

This department is part of Airbus Customer Service which is responsible for supporting the growing fleet of in-service aircraft. This involves answering airline queries and interacting with other departments in Airbus.

Technical Data converts engineering source data into instructions for an airline to safely maintain their aircraft in line with airworthiness authority directives. Much of our work is subcontracted and therefore we also manage the workload and deliverables from our subcontractor partners.

Programme Structure

A Technical Data apprenticeship offers you the opportunity to acquire skills on a broad range of technical subjects related to commercial aircraft maintenance and operation. This will be achieved by working in various teams creating the technical manuals linked to the wings, landing gear and fuel systems of all Airbus products.

The apprenticeship will combine on-the-job work experience, with time at college, in the first year working to achieve a Level 2 Foundation course, learning about engineering operations, whilst achieving a number of technical certificates and company required qualifications. You will then study towards NVQ Level 3, as well as a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering.

Minimum Requirements

To apply, you must have minimum of:

• Six GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language, Maths and Double Science. If Science qualification was taken as single subjects, one of these must be Physics.

• Alternatively you must have 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English Language, Maths, Double Science and an Engineering BTEC. If Science qualification was taken as single subjects, one of these must be Physics.

Application

Applications for our Technical Data Apprenticeships will open on 16th October 2017. Click here to register your interest and be notified of future opportunities.

Contact

If you have any queries about your qualifications, please don’t hesitate to contact us at apprentices@airbus.com

Engineering apprenticeship (Airbus Defence and Space)

Airbus Defence and Space offers the opportunity to embark on an exciting Engineering Apprenticeship within the space sector specifically focusing on the manufacture of satellites at either our Portsmouth or Stevenage sites in the UK.

Year 1:
The first year of the Apprenticeship will be spent full time at a college local to the respective site you have applied for and will encompass both academic and practical training elements in a variety of topics including Computer Aided Design, Manufacturing, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

On successful completion of the first year at college, you will have achieved the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) and BTEC National in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Qualifications. 

Year 2 &3:
The final two years of the scheme will be spent undertaking various rotations across the business whilst concurrently completing a day release course at college working towards achieving an NVQ Level 3 and a HNC in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

Through onsite placements you will cover many disciplines ranging from design, manufacturing and Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) to Engineering, Quality Assurance and Cost Engineering. There are currently 32 placement opportunities across the business. Placements opportunities can include:

  • Satellite Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Test
  • Mechanical Engineering Structures and many more.

Salary & Benefits

  • Substantial yearly increments
  • Three year scheme
  • Competitive holiday scheme 25 days leave
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Opportunity to partake in VIP Visits

Minimum requirements:
You must have or be predicted at least 5 GCSE’s with a Grade B in Maths and a Grade C in English and a Science.

What we’re looking for:
You will demonstrate a passion for Engineering either through hobbies or your educational choices. For example, if you have been involved with an Engineering club at school, if you are a member of a society or you simply enjoy fixing things either from a mechanical or electrical perspective.

Applications

Applications for our Engineering Apprenticeships will open on 16th October 2017. Click here to register your interest and be notified of future opportunities.

Engineering apprenticeship (Airbus Helicopters)

This apprenticeship is only available from Airbus Helicopters. It trains licensed aircraft technicians qualified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). There are two types of licensed aircraft technicians; B1 – engineers of the mechanical trade and B2 – engineers of the avionic trade. We train apprentices of both trades and they broadly follow the same program. Both will end up EASA Part 66 qualified, the B1 apprentices achieving additionally a National Certificate in Mechanical engineering and the B2 apprentices achieving a National Certificate in Electrical.

Apprentices are employed in blocks of 4 every other year and therefore we often have up to 12 apprentices in the programme at various stages. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will be a licensed Aircraft maintenance technician with several ‘Type Ratings’ on our helicopters.

  • Year 1: 
The apprentice studies ‘Performing Engineering Operations’ – 4 days each week attending the Abingdon & Witney College. On the fifth day each week they study for the ‘National Certificate’ at the same college. They also attend two short courses arranged by ISIS Training Ltd. – ‘Employment Rights & Responsibilities’ and ‘Key Skills’.
  • Year 2: 
During the second year the apprentice is employed in company carrying out aircraft work. The apprentice continues with the National Certificate one day each week. They also begin the NVQ level three.
  • Year 3: 
During the third year the apprentice finishes the National Certificate and the NVQ and continues employment in company working on aircraft. They also begin the EASA Part 66 module training carried out in house by the ECUK Training Centre.
  • Years 4 and 5: 
During the fourth and fifth years the apprentice spends time in different departments within the company and continues with the EASA Part 66 examination modules.

Minimum requirements

The minimum entry qualifications for our engineering apprentices are grade B GSCE in Maths and Physics and grade C in English.

Partnership colleges and universities

We work with a number of colleges and universities to provide the necessary training for our apprentices.

Broughton (Airbus)

(the courses are delivered in Deeside College and accredited by Swansea University)

Filton (Airbus)

Stevenage (Airbus Defence and Space)

Portsmouth (Airbus Defence and Space)

Our training centres are located on-site. Trainers from these centres visit you at college on a weekly basis during your first year and are responsible for you during your placements.

Our trainers have years of experience and you will be assigned to a trainer as soon as you join us. They are there to help you with any issues – work- or study- based – that you might have during your time as an apprentice.

Learning outside the workplace (Airbus apprenticeships only)

During your first year, all UK apprentices and selected apprentices from France and Germany spend a week on an Outward Bound course in the Lake District. Activities include orienteering, raft building and mountaineering, as well as planning and presenting. It’s a way of getting to grips with the values that will help in your future development and career.

Intercultural awareness among employees is essential to our business. And so all our apprentices join our Intercultural Competencies Programme, which offers specific training and the chance to apply for a placement at one of our sites in Europe.

Apprentices are also encouraged to act as Airbus representatives at a wide variety of events such as air shows, careers events and schools liaison activities.

Application process

The application process opens on 17th October 2016 and closes on 17th February 2017 for the Airbus Craft apprenticeship, 10th March 2017 for Airbus Defence and Space apprenticeships, and 31st March 2017 for all other Airbus apprenticeship programmes.

Managing your application

To help you manage your application more effectively, you can save it and return to complete it at a later date. To do this, you will need to remember your user name and password for the “candidate’s cockpit”, where you started the process. You can also log into the cockpit, to change any of your personal details, for example, phone numbers and addresses.

The only relevant tabs for the UK Apprenticeship are:

  • Personal Details
  • Education
  • Cover Letter
  • Attachments
  • Questionnaire

Please consider that your selection starts as soon as you submit your application form. We will be looking at your application for the quality as well as qualifications, so please ensure you spend time on it.

When inputting your education details you need to manually input information.

It is mandatory that you upload a CV to your application!

When you return to the candidate cockpit, you will see there are new areas/tabs to fill in information. This is only relevant if you have released your profile and you want to be considered for other vacancies within the Airbus.

When inputting your education details you need to manually input information about your educational establishment.

If you are still at school or your most recent education was at school, please select ‘X-Schools UK’ from the drop down box, you can then manually input your school in the ‘Educational Establishment’ free text box.

Throughout the process, should you no longer wish to proceed with your application, you can withdraw your application via the candidate cockpit.

Once you have submitted your application, you will not be able to amend any of the questionnaire data.  

Be aware that all correspondence will be done via email. We will not send letters to you in the post, so you should regularly check your email for any correspondence from us.  It is, therefore, important that the email address you include in your application is one you use regularly. 

To allow us to communicate with you efficiently and ensure that none of our email correspondence with you is lost, you should check your spam filters as emails can sometimes get diverted into junk mail.

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Work Experience for school pupils

Airbus wants to inspire young people everywhere, which is why we offer a unrivaled work experience programme. The Airbus Division of Airbus runs liaison activities with schools near its two UK locations. The aim is to inspire young people to become the engineers of the future.

Work experience pupils 2

Our Work Experience programme sits within the flexible framework of the Industrial Cadets scheme, which allows us to accredit the programme.  It is aimed at students aged between 14-19 years studying at a school or college in the UK, and is devised to support the UK national curriculum requirements.

The programme is designed to introduce young people to the workplace, develop personal skills and raise careers awareness; hence it includes employability and presentation skills. Pupils will be encouraged to complete certain tasks; collate information; spend time in a chosen department; and complete the programme by preparing and participating in a presentation.

For most of our placements a sound knowledge and understanding of Maths and Science (in particular Physics) is essential whether that be at GCSE, AS or A2 level. An interest in Engineering, especially Aeronautical, is also beneficial. However, we also have placements in numerous business areas where particular skills in IT or Business are relevant.

Students who become an Industrial Cadet have a unique chance to explore industry from the inside. When they graduate at the end of the week long programme at Silver level, students will have developed and demonstrated skills that are valued by universities and employers.

For enquiries, please contact workexperience@airbus.com

How to apply to our Work Experience programme

We run Work Experience placements on fixed dates at each site. Please choose from our Broughton or Filton sites in the drop down menus below and click on your chosen week to make an application.

The application process for our 2017 Work Experience placements will close on 27th November 2016.

After this date we will review all applications before selecting students for the Work Experience programme. We will contact everyone who has applied to let them know whether or not they have been successful in gaining a placement. Please regularly check the email account used to make your application, for updates.

During the application process you will be asked to upload a CV. If you do not have one you can use this template (DOCX ; 21KB) to create one.

You may find that this application user guide (PDF ; 767KB) helps you to use the Airbus Candidate Cockpit for your application.

Hints and Tips – think about adding the following to your CV and application:

  • Relevant school/college subjects and grades
  • Hobbies or activities you do which are related to the work experience area you’re applying for
  • Your future career aspirations
  • Why you want to come to Airbus for your work experience

Due to the popularity of the Work Experience programme, we are only able to process one application per student. Please consider carefully which site and which week you would like to apply for, before making your application.

Please note that students will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to and from our site during the placement. Unfortunately we are unable to assist with transport arrangements. Accommodation is not provided with our placements, and we are unable to make recommendations on where to stay for students who join us from outside of the local area. Please consider your travel and accommodation arrangements before making your application.

Opportunities and applications for Filton

Click on one of the dates below to apply for a Work Experience placement at our Airbus site in Filton.

Applications close on 27th November 2016.

Filton WEX - 3rd – 7th July 2017

Filton WEX - 17th – 21st July 2017

Filton WEX - 21st – 25th August 2017

At Filton we offer Work Experience placements across a range of areas including:

A400M

The A400M is our first purpose-built military transporter aircraft; able to travel further and faster, and packed with state-of-the-art technology. The engineering and manufacture of the A400M wing takes place at Filton and is the first wing we have constructed primarily using carbon fibre.

ENGINEERING – SYSTEMS

Including fuel, information management and integration, environmental control systems, and general systems, as well as Landing Gear; where our team are responsible for the architecture, design, integration, certification and in-service support of aircraft landing gear.

ENGINEERING – STRUCTURES

Relating to the Wings, UK Structures Engineering activities includes developing approaches for design and manufacture; evaluating damage limits of aircraft; working with manufacturing on the development of materials and processes and identifying ways of improving wing design to make it easier to build and maintain.

Our Wind Tunnel at Filton encompasses non-specific design activities that deliver data used for the detailed design of aircraft components and systems.

INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY

ICT is the interface between software suppliers/developers and users. Services include development and testing of tools for the business; implementation of new tools; supplier integration and IT user support.

FINANCE

The Finance teams in Filton work within various areas of the business to provide close support to the operational teams. Activities include financial reporting, financial control, planning, and budgeting. Students applying for this area should have an interest in Finance. 

CUSTOMER SERVICES

Providing after-sales technical support to customers who have purchased an Airbus product.  Employees in our Customer Services teams have operational experience of aircraft design, aircraft operation and the airline industry.

GRAPHICS

Responsible for producing all types of graphic design material (posters, brochures, 2D and 3D illustration) to support all areas of Airbus in the UK. Students applying for this area should have an interest in Art, Design, Illustration or Graphics.

BUSINESS SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (HR, Recruitment, Library, Administration)

Vital Business Support Functions at Filton include Human Resources, Recruitment, Administration and our on-site LibraryStrong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills are key in these office based areas. 

QUALITY/QUALITY ASSURANCE

Supporting all aspects of the engineering design process, to ensure our products meet high standards and achieve Aircraft certification requirements. 

PROCUREMENT

Responsible for providing externally sourced goods and services to the time, cost, and quality requirement of the business .The Airbus procurement organisation – including supply chain and purchasing activities – plans, negotiates and procures all materials and suppliers used in the manufacture of aircraft. 

Opportunities and applications for Broughton

Click on one of the dates below to apply for a Work Experience placement at our Airbus site in Broughton.

Applications close on 27th November 2016.

Broughton WEX - 13th – 17th February 2017

Broughton WEX - 3rd – 7th July 2017

Broughton WEX - 17th – 21st July 2017

Broughton WEX - 21st – 25th August 2017

 

At Broughton we offer Work Experience placements across a range of areas including:

ENGINEERING

Learn about the role of an engineer and how they support the manufacture of our aircraft wings.

DESIGN ENGINEERING

Essential in wing design, the stress and load on an aircraft wing needs to be understood both during the manufacturing process and during flight.

MANUFACTURING

Find out how the wings are built and put together on a production line during the manufacturing process.

QUALITY

Supporting all aspects of the manufacturing process to ensure our products meet the high standards required for aircraft manufacture.

SUPPLY CHAIN LOGISTICS

A diverse function split into three processes; planning and scheduling, supplying products through the ordering teams, and distributing products.  

PROCUREMENT

This department deals with a huge number of suppliers; sourcing, negotiating and purchasing all equipment from office chairs to aircraft components.

ALPS/LEAN

Lean and Agile is the philosophy and toolkit to continuously enhance the customer value of our products and improve the way we make them, so we can deliver the best product for the customer, as efficiently as possible.

BUSINESS SUPPORT FUNCTIONS (HR, COMMUNICATIONS, FACILITIES, ADMINISTRATION)

Vital Business Support Functions, including Human Resources, Communications, Facilities and Administration are key to an organisation's success. Strong organisational, interpersonal and communication skills are important in these office based areas. 

FINANCE

The Finance teams in Broughton work within various areas of the business to provide close support to the operational teams. Activities include financial reporting, financial control, planning, and budgeting. Students applying for this area should have an interest in Finance. 

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL (ATC)

Responsible for directing the safe movement of aircraft arriving and departing from the Broughton airfield. These placements are available to students studying AS/A level or equivalent.

Education outreach activities in the UK

In an increasingly technological society, being skilled in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) is a valuable asset to have and can lead to exciting and rewarding career choices.  Students often overlook them, yet they form a skill-set that is in high demand by employers.

Airbus wants to encourage school pupils everywhere to be inspired and motivated by the STEM subjects, and what can be achieved through them.

In the UK, Airbus supports and runs numerous outreach activities with school pupils, either through national events or local activities. The aim is to motivate them to become the engineers of the future.

Airbus in the UK

We work in partnership with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) to deliver a programme of activities to local schools. Through the EDT we are an Industrial Cadets (IC) employer enabling us to have a direct influence on the development of skills in young people aged 11-19. Our aim is to build a future talent pool, as well as raise aspirations and career awareness. 

By working closely with local schools we encourage pupils to take an interest in STEM subjects and help them to develop their employability skills. Students can gain a unique insight into industry through our Industrial Cadets programmes, building their skills and knowledge whilst being mentored by industry role models.

The Industrial Cadets flexible framework allows us to a run Bronze and Silver level programmes. Once successfully complete, the pupils taking part will then graduate as Industrial Cadets, becoming part of a national accreditation network.

How You Can Get Involved With Airbus in the UK

Airbus recognises the value of preparing pupils for the world of work and is keen to support pupils who are interested in a career in the aerospace industry. We participate in numerous events, detailed in the table below. These events have a strong emphasis on STEM subjects and are aimed at pupils from primary school age through to A-level, whilst others are aimed specifically at pupils seeking a career with Airbus.

Paper cutouts

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