Airbus Group - Supply and Quality Graduate

Salary: £27,000 (plus £2,000 welcome bonus) plus benefits
Location: South West, Bristol
Start date: Ongoing
Sectors: Distribution & Logistics, Management, Military & Defence, Buying & Merchandising

Airbus Group is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, the Group - comprising Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus Helicopters - generated revenues of €64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600.

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.

Description of the job

Our UK Graduate Programmes provide exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the 2/3 year period it combines rotational placements with focused training and the possibility of European assignments as well as further personal development and the chance to build your professional network.

From day one, you will be assigned to a particular department and will be guided through the various placement opportunities that exist within your function, the wider business and even with customers and suppliers. This, along with training provided works to ensure you are ready and experienced enough to take the next step of your career following the programmes conclusion.

Within the UK Supply Chain are responsible for securing and managing all external resources to support Airbus business operations.

As a company, Airbus procures a significant proportion (more than 75% by value) of each aircraft it builds, from suppliers across the globe and the Supply Chain teams act as the main interface with all of them.

We are actively involved in the management of the material flows in order to ensure that outsourced and purchased products are delivered on time, quality and cost to satisfy customers and launch first level of corrective and preventive actions.

This role will be based in Bristol, Filton (must be flexible) and will receive the full Airbus UK Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000.00 - plus a welcome payment of £2,000.00


The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining and building relationships withnew and current suppliers, we are looking for someone who is both outgoing and mobile as this opportunity provides worldwide & European travel.

Supply Chain takes a lead in defining business strategy and managing projects such as cost reduction exercises, supply chain improvements and transfers of work to new suppliers. You will be working within a cutting edge organisation meaning that you will have the opportunity to work to support new product introduction, selecting and then managing new suppliers in preparation for deliveries on new development Aircraft.

In short, a significant proportion of Airbus annual turnover is defined through the contracts that Supply Chain negotiates and manages, and as such, this function is a key contributor to the financial success of the company and, specifically, bottom line performance


We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience

Educated to degree level (2:1 or above) or Masters or equivalent, within one the following disciplines;

• Supply Chain/Quality Management

• Manufacturing Engineering,

• Economics

• Business Studies

• Business and Economics

• Business and Law

• International Business Economics and Law

• Applicants following CIPS programmes would be desirable

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to work independently and as part of a team

We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a wider interest in the aerospace industry and profession (including Chartership) within a cover letter and CV.

English: Fluent

Following application to this position you may be invited to undertake a number of selectionactivities including online testing and attending an assessment centre.Please note that online tests must be complete within 7 days of invitation.

Please note the closing date for applications to this position is 25th November 2016


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. If you wish to discuss this further please contact via email Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence

Airbus Group is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background,age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.