Airbus 2024 graduate opportunities

Company Company Profile

A commercial aircraft manufacturer, with Space and Defence as well as Helicopters Divisions, Airbus is the largest aeronautics and space company in Europe and a worldwide leader. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000.

Airbus is at the forefront of the aviation industry, building the most innovative commercial aircraft and consistently capturing about half of all commercial airliner orders. Thanks to its deep understanding of changing market needs, customer focus and technological innovation, Airbus helps airlines grow and people connect.

As the world’s No. 1 helicopter manufacturer, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military helicopter solutions to our customers, who serve, protect, save lives and safely carry passengers in highly demanding environments.

The company contributes to nations’ defence and security through its strong capabilities in military aircraft and cybersecurity markets. Airbus' space technologies also have a growing impact on our daily lives: from deep-space exploration and scientific missions to today’s most reliable telecommunications and Earth observation satellites.

Airbus people work with passion and determination to make the world a more connected, safer and smarter place.

Case Studies

  • Name: Josie
  • Role: Airworthiness Engineer
  • Joined: 2016
  • University: The University of Sheffield
  • Degree: Engineering


“Airbus’ placement system means that no two days are the same and allows you to get an insight into a wide range of departments. The work is really interesting and you can get involved in so many other projects outside of your day-to-day role.”

Training & Profiles

  • Graduates at Airbus can take their first steps towards building a big career. Over the course of their programme, they can explore the breadth of the business through a series of rotational placements – allowing them to build the knowledge, experience and understanding needed to progress within the organisation.

    Airbus’ UK graduate programme is both structured and flexible. Why? Because Airbus is a strong believer in career mobility, as it allows the organisation and its people to move forward. So placements are tailored to suit each graduate’s needs, as well as those of the business, encouraging individuals to take control of their own career. Add to that outstanding training and development, a comprehensive induction, various technical and business modules, and graduates have everything they need to succeed in either commercial aircraft or defence and space.

    While the majority of roles are engineering-based, Airbus also recruits people with degrees in everything from Materials Sciences and IT to Business and Finance. Airbus’ placements last between two and three years and are designed to accelerate learning development – helping graduates to discover new career paths and open their mind to the company’s possibilities.