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Filled Airbus

Stress and Thermal Process Improvement Placement (12 Months)

  • Internship
  • Portsmouth (Portsmouth)
  • Energy / Materials / Mechanics

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Job description

AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2019 it generated revenues of € 70.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 134,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as one of the world’s leading space companies. 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.

Job Description

Start date: Jul/Aug 2021

Location: Portsmouth

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

Our placements give a unique insight into potential career paths within Airbus. 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 and should benefit your future studies.

The Portsmouth Mechanical Design Office (MDO) is responsible for the design of the physical layout of the payload, for the design of equipments and the waveguide interconnections between these components.

As part of the MDO, the Stress and Thermal Group performs detailed hand calculations and FE analyses of waveguides, equipments and ancillaries to validate their uses for space flight.We are constantly looking to new ways to improve our analysis process and develop new technologies; to save time and cost, whilst improving the quality of our results and the range of our products.


During this placement, the activities you may undertake will include;

·  Becoming familiar with the processes of providing Stress and Thermal Justification of satellite components.
·  Developing your understanding of Finite Element Methods and Stress Analysis for use in satellite application.
·  Understanding and mapping of existing processes with the view of improving them and developing new ones.
·  Creating or Updating existing software to meet the needs of the stress & thermal team
·  Contributing to Process improvements and creating new/adding to existing software

Guidance and supervision will always be available, but you will be given a large degree of autonomy and responsibility to develop the project in your own way.


Please note, we love your interest in working for Airbus but we do ask that you make only one application. We encourage you to take time to decide which of our exciting opportunities is right for you and then submit an application that best represents you, your skills and experience in connection with the role you have selected.

Our placements are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

·  Must be studying for a Mechanical or Aerospace engineering degree
·  An aptitude in software programming – VBA, or C# preferred
·  An understanding of stress and thermal analysis of static (and dynamic) structures
·  An understanding of Finite Element Methods
·  The Ability to work well within a team and to organically solve problems as they appear
·  Innovative ways of thinking to contribute ideas on how to improve processes

The nature of the role requires a candidate who is self-motivated, and unafraid to ask the questions necessary to get up to speed in the fast paced and dynamic environment of the Mechanical Design Office.

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.


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.

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.

By submitting your CV or application you are consenting to Airbus using and storing information about you for monitoring purposes relating to your application or future employment. This information will only be used by Airbus.
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.