Research & Technology Business Development Internship - Airbus

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: South West, Filton, Little Stoke
Start date: Jul-2018
Sectors: Engineering, Sales, Research & Analysis

Description of the job

Duration: 12 Months
Start Date: 2nd July 2018

To stay on top, Airbus Group recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this through offering challenging Internship opportunities during which your skills and potential are fully maximised.

Our Internships give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus Group. They are designed so that you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice and gain crucial industry experience. The skills and knowledge you gain will improve your chances of a future role within the Airbus Group and should benefit your future studies.


The recent announcement of a £3.9bn joint investment by industry and the government for aerospace research requires a significant level of planning and management to meet all the stakeholders' expectations. Airbus has recently launched its 'Wing of the Future' programme which is the overarching research programme for Airbus in the UK for the next 10 years, making this an extraordinarily exciting time. The Research & Technology business development and partnership team has the responsibility to manage the external relationships with Government, funding authorities, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and strategic partners. The successful Intern will be a key member of this team during a high workload period.


Project support for the Research Contract Managers on Aerospace Technology Institute projects, covering a wide range of topics from research proposal preparation through legal agreements (including Intellectual Property), to managing the running contracts.

Interfacing with partners / Research Funding bodies / customers both via telephone and face to face.

Support liaison with the Government Affairs team to ensure consistent messages, and evidence of successes, are provided to the various Government departments.

Working together with Finance to ensure clear financial metrics are maintained for the funded projects

Participation in the formulation of the 'Wing of the Future' program.


You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in Business (preferred), Engineering, Psychology or Project Management.

- Business acumen
- An interest in understanding the complexities of the Aerospace Industry and how technology makes a difference
- Good understanding of Microsoft Office - Strong communication skills, including presentations
- Understanding of Finance (advantageous)

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2016, it generated revenues of € 67 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide. 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.

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