About us

Building on a proud 100-year British aviation heritage, Airbus is part of the very fabric of the UK – which is one of the company’s four home markets, alongside France, Germany and Spain. Its 11,000-strong UK workforce is part of a global family of 125,000 employees.

Each of the divisions – Airbus, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space – leads their respective market, relying on diverse skills, advanced technologies and facilities, that can only be found in the UK, across more than 25 sites stretching across the country from Aberdeen to Portsmouth.

The UK, with its global influence in the aerospace, defence, space and security sectors, remains an important part of Airbus; much as Airbus remains an important part of the UK – with local revenues of £4.4 billion.

Today, Airbus is the largest commercial aerospace company in the UK, as well as its biggest civil aerospace exporter. The majority of the wings on Airbus commercial aircraft are designed and built in North Wales.

Airbus is also the UK’s largest space company, a world-leader in cyber security, and the biggest supplier of large aircraft to the RAF, through the A400M Atlas and the A330 MRTT Voyager.

Airbus Helicopters is a major supplier of helicopters to the civil, defence and air ambulance sectors in the UK and is a key supplier to the Ministry of Defence.

Our internships

The internship or placement program is designed to provide our students the opportunity to consolidate their theoretical foundation through practical experience.

A major component of this experience is the formation of a professional attitude. The students are expected to develop their personality and capacity to adapt and handle, challenging situations in the real business world.

Looking for a placement opportunity for Summer 2023?

Join a network of like-minded individuals, to gain a better understanding of the way in which 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 as 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 dream job on our global graduate programme!

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

Good to Know

We have placement opportunities in a wide variety of locations across the United Kingdom.  The Airbus family have welcomed Placement students for many years at sites such as Stevenage, Portsmouth and Newport for Defence and Space; or London, Filton (Bristol) and Broughton (Chester) for Commercial Aircraft.

In addition to the breadth of locations, we also have a broad array of business areas who will be recruiting – see if any of the below departments spark your interest…

How to apply

Interested in the Airbus UK Industry Placements?

To be a successful applicant to our Industry Placements, you will need to be able to demonstrate;

  • Enrolled as an undergraduate within a relevant degree field of study (for the full duration of the placement)
  • Strong verbal and written communication in our business language (English)
  • A desire to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Able to join Airbus in summer 2023
  • The ability to be self-aware and a wish to be in the driving seat of your development.

Please be aware that each position will have specific requirements linked to the above entry points to ensure that we welcome the best fits for the roles available – make sure to review the adverts for the individual detail.

We will be opening our doors to the next community of students in the summer 2023, applications to join us will open on 19th September 2022 – get your applications in early to avoid disappointment!