Graduate Project Manager - Zephyr - Airbus

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Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.
South East, Farnborough
Apply by:
18th November 2018
Start date:
September 2019
Job type:
Graduate job

Start date: September 2019
Location: Farnborough
Application closing date: 11th November 2018

Our UK Graduate Programme provides exceptional graduates the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. Over the two 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 programme's conclusion.

This role will be supporting the administration and delivery of Zephyr Programme projects within Airbus Defence and Space, UAS division and would
suit someone with looking to develop a career in Project Management.


¤ Provide log management support to Senior Project Managers. This will involve updating project plans and schedules, risk registers, issues and lessons logs
¤ Develop and update weekly work package reports in conjunction with work package leads
¤ Act as a project assistant on key Zephyr projects
¤ Take on the project management of smaller projects where required
¤ Help ensure all projects are managed to cost, time and quality
¤ Provide support to the Project Manager with client interaction

¤ Reporting to the Head of Projects, Zephyr, within UAS, Airbus Defence and Space.

¤ Support the timely delivery of cost constrained high altitude, long endurance flight projects

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.


¤ Qualified to degree level, or equivalent working experience.
¤ Proficient in MS Project and MS Office inc. Excel, Word, and Power Point with recent practical experience
¤ Good communication skills and a personable approach that will unify team members who are often working under pressure.
¤ Ability to work autonomously once tasked with an activity
¤ Knowledge and / or experience of delivering innovative, high technology systems operating in a harsh and remote environment
¤ Knowledge and / or experience supporting the management of high value, technology development projects including systems integration activities
¤ Experience of working in engineering, ideally aerospace is advantageous but not essential.
¤ Able to achieve SC level security clearance

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.

This role will be based in Farnborough and will receive the full Airbus Defence & Space Graduate programme benefit package including an annual Salary of £27,000, plus a welcome payment of £2,000.

Applications will be accepted from 17th September 2018 - 4th November 2018.


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 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.