Mechanical Thermal Propulsion Graduate - Airbus

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

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 graduate role is intended to develop Airbus's next generation of lead subsystem engineers, in particular structures, spacecraft accommodation, thermal control and liquid and gas propulsion systems for spacecraft. You will be working in concurrent engineering teams to develop new spacecraft designs so teamwork is important. With experience in a few years they will also get cost and schedule responsibilities. This department supplies the lead engineers designing both the Bepi Colombo spacecraft mission to Mercury and the ExoMars Rover being built today in Stevenage.


Main activities of the role may include;

• analysis of performance parameters
• generation of subsystem and equipment specifications
• verification definition by analysis and / or test
• design review pack generation
• presentations to customers and interfacing with suppliers

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.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

• 2:1 in an Engineering subject, Maths, Physics or Chemistry
• A passion for mechanical engineering
• Strong in maths, physics and material properties
• Generation and use of mathematical models
• Team-working, team leadership,
• Good at written and verbal reporting.

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 Stevenage 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 - 11th 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.