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We make it fly

We're Airbus – the multinational leader in helicopter and aircraft manufacture, and the world's number one defence and space enterprise. From pioneering state-of-the-art aircrafts, refuelling helicopters in flight and investigating network breaches, to developing the mars rover and using virtual reality to test new designs, we create and pioneer world-altering innovations. And we're looking for talented students to join our exciting business, and help us continue our work as we protect and connect people around the world.

Across our entire business, we've got amazing graduate and intern opportunities in a huge number of different technical and business areas. With career opportunities in Marketing, Engineering, Digital, Finance and more, there's something for every ambitious student. Joining us will not only give you a chance to work in an international environment, but you'll also have the opportunity to develop your career – and make it fly.

Our people

129,000 employees. 135 nationalities. 4 generations. 20 languages.

Our team is truly diverse because we think the breadth of knowledge and skills a diverse team provides is crucial to our success as an international business. Each and every one of our incredible minds brings their different experiences and perspectives to help us come up with the most complex solutions. One thing they do have in common, however, is our support.

Meet Andy, for example, an incredible Airbus employee who has achieved European and World Athlete status as a Paratriathlete, as well as Paralympics Gold Medallist status. Throughout his incredible journey, he had our backing and support because, whatever challenge they may face, we do everything in our power to help our people achieve their potential.

Where you could go

Together we create great results – we're driven by passion and we take pride in our work. Join our team and propel your career forward in a truly fascinating work environment. You'll be part of something huge and your work will help connect, move and protect people globally.



We currently have graduate roles across a range of disciplines and for all kinds of talent, although what functions you can join varies from country to country. To find out more about opportunities in Spain or on our International programme, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for a programme in the UK, please click on the link below for detailed information about where you could join us.

UK BUSINESS FUNCTIONS

Our Programmes

Our graduate programmes are designed to provide you with outstanding training and development. They will equip you with everything you need to make your career fly at Airbus.

We have got programmes based in UK, Spain and International. They are structured to give you a unique chance to experience different areas of the business and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how Airbus works to help you develop your future career with us.

Explore opportunities

Next steps

It takes all kinds of people to keep us at the forefront of innovation. Analysts. Strategists. Creatives. Problem solvers. People with team spirit and a drive to achieve brilliant results.



Think you might have what we're looking for? Our graduate application process varies from country to country. To find out more about applying for a programme in Spain or for our International programme, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for a UK graduate programme, please click on the link below for detailed information on our hiring process, including when and how to apply.

UK APPLICATION PROCESS

The future of flight

In the world of innovation and discovery, we're leaders in our field. Whether we're meeting up with exciting startups or capturing data in new ways to transform the way we fly, there's always something going on here at Airbus. Want to keep up-to-date with our innovative projects that are shaping the way we live, travel, and interact? Now you can.

Airbus XO

Meet Richard

Fuel Systems Graduate

I was attracted to Airbus as it's one of the biggest aerospace companies in the world and also has the biggest presence in the UK.

Since I joined the graduate programme I'm proud to say I've completed seven placements or rotations. My current role is in the Fuel Gauging Research and Technology team, where I'm helping to design the system that holds and releases the fuel on the aircraft. I'm currently looking at more efficient ways to measure fuel on-board.

The culture at Airbus is very inspiring. Everyone is so passionate, interested and invested in what they do. And because it's such a big company there's always lots of interesting events happening, which you can get involved with.

I've received lots of training, mostly to build my learning, leadership and teamwork skills, but we're also given specific training for roles, so I've attended a lot of sessions about aerospace. I've also travelled to France for Awareness training and the Lake District for Outward Bounds training.

If I had to pick a highlight I'd say that during one of my placements in France (which is where we do the assembly for the aircraft), I was supporting the assembly line, and felt confident and skilled enough to go on my own to the cockpit and push buttons to rectify the issues

If you're thinking of joining us, I'd say the main thing is to keep an open mind and be willing to learn and engage in new things. Be willing to get involved, there are so many innovations always happening it's easy to forget about everything else when you focus on your role only – so get a new perspective, put yourself out there and always look for new opportunities.

Meet Lloyd

Marketing Graduate

Before I joined Airbus I studied Business Management at the University of Portsmouth. I was attracted to the company, first of all, by the scale of the company and the variety of different projects in different sectors. I've always had an interest in outer space, so I was also hugely attracted by Airbus' involvement in the Space industry.

I'm a Marketing Graduate from the CIS function based in Portsmouth but I'm currently in my fourth week of a six-month placement within the SpaceDataHighway team in Munich. This innovative, world leading project is the world's first and only operational laser communication platform and I'm the Marketing Lead.

I'm not sure where exactly my future placements will take me but I'm excited to explore the wider Airbus world. I've also completed a course for CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and hopefully I can complete a larger module in the future.

It's the people that make Airbus successful and we all respect one another in the workplace. Even though I'm a graduate, people still accept my ideas and I'm able to express my opinions and we all share ideas. I'm one of the few graduates who's not an engineer, which is unusual, but I've gained lots of technical knowledge from the people around me.

No week is the same here and I'm always working on different projects and different tasks. Whether that's planning an event or working in digital planning, the weeks can vary. Recently, the creation of a Virtual Reality (VR) world has been something I've really enjoyed ¬– it's been challenging and rewarding.

To prospective graduates I'd say be really open to opportunity, the company is so broad and there are fantastic opportunities.

Meet Zoe

Engineering Graduate

Engineering Graduate, UK

I've wanted to work in the space industry since I was 17 years old and tailored my studies to achieve that goal. I've a master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from my native France and an MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University, UK. I've always dreamed of being part of an industry that designs incredible technologies to achieve impossible goals and makes us look at the stars.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to complete an internship with Airbus in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It introduced me to the possibilities they offer and convinced me, that Airbus was the place to fulfil my career ambitions.

I was initially assigned a 6-month placement within the Antenna Feeds and Filters group in Ottobrunn, Germany. This opened up a completely different technical field to me. And the chance to learn a new language. Everyone in my department was very passionate about what they did and were always happy to help me. At the same time, I've also received graduate training in Personal Development, Finance, Commercial, and Project Management – plus two technical training sessions in Propulsion and Mechanical Systems.

I'll be finishing the graduate programme in a few days, so I'm currently back in Advanced Projects as a Mission & Systems Engineer. I've recently been given the chance to lead a robotics R&D project, as well as responsibility for the technical work – which is very exciting. It involves managing architects and subcontractors, interacting with the client as well as doing my everyday technical job.

To new recruits, I just have one thing to say – don't be afraid to ask questions.

Meet Peter

Graduate

Electrical Systems Engineer

I always knew I wanted to do engineering but wasn't sure about which industry until a few years ago. I did my year in industry at university with one of Airbus' subsidiaries, SSTL, which made me realise I wanted a career in the Space industry.

After studying Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, I chose to join Airbus. My reasoning was that its one of the biggest space companies in Europe and it offered the opportunity to work on some really interesting projects, such as the Exomars Rover.

I'm currently working on an extended placement, as an Electrical Systems Engineer, within Exomars Electrical AIT (Assembly, Integration and Test). We're starting to build the flight rover now, so it will be exciting to see it begin to take shape in the coming months and to do some of the electrical integrations on it. The highlight of my career, so far, at Airbus has definitely been developing and using an EMC analysis tool for the Exomars Rover. It's a technically challenging project that allowed me to genuinely contribute. I learnt about a whole new technical field.

I'd say the culture at Airbus is pretty relaxed. Everyone is really friendly and willing to answer any questions. The training has been great too. I received some workplace training which focused on adjusting to work-life and good practices for helping personal development, as well as interacting with different people.

If you're considering an early careers programme at Airbus, I'd say just try and make the most of the training and development opportunities on offer at Airbus.

A330neo

We take our vision to the sky and we revolutionise what it means to fly.

Continuing the success of the ever-popular wide-body A330 family, we've launched the new A330neo (new engine option) aircraft. This truly modern jetliner doesn't just offer a more efficient way to fly; it also provides our flyers with premium comfort.

As the latest edition to its product line – the A300neo incorporates innovative aerodynamic improvements, including new Sharklet wingtip devices that provide an incredible 3.7 metres of increased wingspan – as well as increased lift and reduced drag. Upgrades such as these are part of the reason the NEO delivers impressive fuel savings of 14% per seat.

The A330neo also features our new aircraft interior – Airspace – and is the vehicle for this new cabin experience. Airspace was designed with our passengers in mind and will maximise their flying experience, well-being and comfort thanks to thoughtful design, our larger cabin and wider seat standard.

Why not see for yourself, take a look at our video to discover true innovation.

Skywise

Skywise – the beating heart of aviation – is transforming the industry by harnessing the power of deep, in-service data to support our business' digital transformation. Powered by Airbus and our talented Digital Engineers, who are the people behind the platform, it brings data together from multiple sources to improve airline efficiency, fleet reliability, routes, and more.

A400M

Take a look at our video to discover the A400M: our state-of-the-art airlifter that holds the most critical armed forces equipment. The airlifter is much more efficient than its predecessors. Not only can it fly higher and cruise above poor weather, but it can also to 37 tonnes as it delivers game-changing solutions to its point of need.

Plus, with its state-of-the-art technology including damage tolerant flight controls, armoured cockpit and bullet-resistant windscreens – the airlifter has been designed for high survivability. Watch to find out more about the airlifter of the 21st century.

Rosetta

Rosetta, our comet explorer, went on a 10-year space trek through the solar system. Launched March 2004, the space probe went on a mission to explore and study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. From deep space hibernation to comet rendezvousing, our spacecraft's historic mission terminated September 2016. Mission completed.

Virtual reality

We're always looking out for ways to utilise the latest and greatest technologies. And that's exactly what our Photo Space department helps us to achieve. At the moment, our team is exploring the endless opportunities of virtual reality. Whether we use it to make flight routes more efficient, refine cabin comfort or stimulate environments to test new products – we're really taking advantage of this cutting-edge platform. What's even more exciting, our own employees will able to use a VR headset to view any of our aircrafts at any angle.

Interested in how we make it fly, virtually? Read below to discover more.

Discover more

ZEPHYR S

Introducing Zephyr, Airbus' series of lightweight high altitude satellites. Running exclusively on solar power they soar above the weather and commercial air traffic to deliver numerous payload capabilities, and provide accurate images of the earth with their state-of-the-art cameras.

Zephyr S is a variant of Zephyr – one of its many responsibilities is border security. But this eco-friendly innovative satellite doesn't just patrol borders, it also detects illegal border crossing – protecting our planet effectively and efficiently.

Check out the model that flies above the skies to keep our world safe.

We make it fly

We're Airbus – the multinational leader in helicopter and aircraft manufacture, and the world's number one defence and space enterprise. From pioneering state-of-the-art aircrafts, refuelling helicopters in flight and investigating network breaches, to developing the mars rover and using virtual reality to test new designs, we create and pioneer world-altering innovations. And we're looking for talented students to join our exciting business, and help us continue our work as we protect and connect people around the world.

Across our entire business, we've got amazing graduate and intern opportunities in a huge number of different technical and business areas. With career opportunities in Marketing, Engineering, Digital, Finance and more, there's something for every ambitious student. Joining us will not only give you a chance to work in an international environment, but you'll also have the opportunity to develop your career – and make it fly.

Our people

129,000 employees. 135 nationalities. 4 generations. 20 languages.

Our team is truly diverse because we think the breadth of knowledge and skills a diverse team provides is crucial to our success as an international business. Each and every one of our incredible minds brings their different experiences and perspectives to help us come up with the most complex solutions. One thing they do have in common, however, is our support.

Meet Andy, for example, an incredible Airbus employee who has achieved European and World Athlete status as a Paratriathlete, as well as Paralympics Gold Medallist status. Throughout his incredible journey, he had our backing and support because, whatever challenge they may face, we do everything in our power to help our people achieve their potential.

Where you could go

Together we create great results – we're driven by passion and we take pride in our work. Join our team and propel your career forward in a truly fascinating work environment. You'll be part of something huge and your work will help connect, move and protect people globally.



We currently have graduate roles across a range of disciplines and for all kinds of talent, although what functions you can join varies from country to country. To find out more about opportunities in Spain or on our International programme, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for a programme in the UK, please click on the link below for detailed information about where you could join us.

UK BUSINESS FUNCTIONS

Our Programmes

Our graduate programmes are designed to provide you with outstanding training and development. They will equip you with everything you need to make your career fly at Airbus.

We have got programmes based in UK, Spain and International. They are structured to give you a unique chance to experience different areas of the business and provide you with a comprehensive understanding of how Airbus works to help you develop your future career with us.

Explore opportunities

Next steps

It takes all kinds of people to keep us at the forefront of innovation. Analysts. Strategists. Creatives. Problem solvers. People with team spirit and a drive to achieve brilliant results.



Think you might have what we're looking for? Our graduate application process varies from country to country. To find out more about applying for a programme in Spain or for our International programme, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for a UK graduate programme, please click on the link below for detailed information on our hiring process, including when and how to apply.

UK APPLICATION PROCESS

The future of flight

In the world of innovation and discovery, we're leaders in our field. Whether we're meeting up with exciting startups or capturing data in new ways to transform the way we fly, there's always something going on here at Airbus. Want to keep up-to-date with our innovative projects that are shaping the way we live, travel, and interact? Now you can.

Airbus XO

Meet Richard

Fuel Systems Graduate

I was attracted to Airbus as it's one of the biggest aerospace companies in the world and also has the biggest presence in the UK.

Since I joined the graduate programme I'm proud to say I've completed seven placements or rotations. My current role is in the Fuel Gauging Research and Technology team, where I'm helping to design the system that holds and releases the fuel on the aircraft. I'm currently looking at more efficient ways to measure fuel on-board.

The culture at Airbus is very inspiring. Everyone is so passionate, interested and invested in what they do. And because it's such a big company there's always lots of interesting events happening, which you can get involved with.

I've received lots of training, mostly to build my learning, leadership and teamwork skills, but we're also given specific training for roles, so I've attended a lot of sessions about aerospace. I've also travelled to France for Awareness training and the Lake District for Outward Bounds training.

If I had to pick a highlight I'd say that during one of my placements in France (which is where we do the assembly for the aircraft), I was supporting the assembly line, and felt confident and skilled enough to go on my own to the cockpit and push buttons to rectify the issues

If you're thinking of joining us, I'd say the main thing is to keep an open mind and be willing to learn and engage in new things. Be willing to get involved, there are so many innovations always happening it's easy to forget about everything else when you focus on your role only – so get a new perspective, put yourself out there and always look for new opportunities.

Meet Lloyd

Marketing Graduate

Before I joined Airbus I studied Business Management at the University of Portsmouth. I was attracted to the company, first of all, by the scale of the company and the variety of different projects in different sectors. I've always had an interest in outer space, so I was also hugely attracted by Airbus' involvement in the Space industry.

I'm a Marketing Graduate from the CIS function based in Portsmouth but I'm currently in my fourth week of a six-month placement within the SpaceDataHighway team in Munich. This innovative, world leading project is the world's first and only operational laser communication platform and I'm the Marketing Lead.

I'm not sure where exactly my future placements will take me but I'm excited to explore the wider Airbus world. I've also completed a course for CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and hopefully I can complete a larger module in the future.

It's the people that make Airbus successful and we all respect one another in the workplace. Even though I'm a graduate, people still accept my ideas and I'm able to express my opinions and we all share ideas. I'm one of the few graduates who's not an engineer, which is unusual, but I've gained lots of technical knowledge from the people around me.

No week is the same here and I'm always working on different projects and different tasks. Whether that's planning an event or working in digital planning, the weeks can vary. Recently, the creation of a Virtual Reality (VR) world has been something I've really enjoyed ¬– it's been challenging and rewarding.

To prospective graduates I'd say be really open to opportunity, the company is so broad and there are fantastic opportunities.

Meet Zoe

Engineering Graduate

Engineering Graduate, UK

I've wanted to work in the space industry since I was 17 years old and tailored my studies to achieve that goal. I've a master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from my native France and an MSc in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University, UK. I've always dreamed of being part of an industry that designs incredible technologies to achieve impossible goals and makes us look at the stars.

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to complete an internship with Airbus in Friedrichshafen, Germany. It introduced me to the possibilities they offer and convinced me, that Airbus was the place to fulfil my career ambitions.

I was initially assigned a 6-month placement within the Antenna Feeds and Filters group in Ottobrunn, Germany. This opened up a completely different technical field to me. And the chance to learn a new language. Everyone in my department was very passionate about what they did and were always happy to help me. At the same time, I've also received graduate training in Personal Development, Finance, Commercial, and Project Management – plus two technical training sessions in Propulsion and Mechanical Systems.

I'll be finishing the graduate programme in a few days, so I'm currently back in Advanced Projects as a Mission & Systems Engineer. I've recently been given the chance to lead a robotics R&D project, as well as responsibility for the technical work – which is very exciting. It involves managing architects and subcontractors, interacting with the client as well as doing my everyday technical job.

To new recruits, I just have one thing to say – don't be afraid to ask questions.

Meet Peter

Graduate

Electrical Systems Engineer

I always knew I wanted to do engineering but wasn't sure about which industry until a few years ago. I did my year in industry at university with one of Airbus' subsidiaries, SSTL, which made me realise I wanted a career in the Space industry.

After studying Integrated Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at the University of Bath, I chose to join Airbus. My reasoning was that its one of the biggest space companies in Europe and it offered the opportunity to work on some really interesting projects, such as the Exomars Rover.

I'm currently working on an extended placement, as an Electrical Systems Engineer, within Exomars Electrical AIT (Assembly, Integration and Test). We're starting to build the flight rover now, so it will be exciting to see it begin to take shape in the coming months and to do some of the electrical integrations on it. The highlight of my career, so far, at Airbus has definitely been developing and using an EMC analysis tool for the Exomars Rover. It's a technically challenging project that allowed me to genuinely contribute. I learnt about a whole new technical field.

I'd say the culture at Airbus is pretty relaxed. Everyone is really friendly and willing to answer any questions. The training has been great too. I received some workplace training which focused on adjusting to work-life and good practices for helping personal development, as well as interacting with different people.

If you're considering an early careers programme at Airbus, I'd say just try and make the most of the training and development opportunities on offer at Airbus.

A330neo

We take our vision to the sky and we revolutionise what it means to fly.

Continuing the success of the ever-popular wide-body A330 family, we've launched the new A330neo (new engine option) aircraft. This truly modern jetliner doesn't just offer a more efficient way to fly; it also provides our flyers with premium comfort.

As the latest edition to its product line – the A300neo incorporates innovative aerodynamic improvements, including new Sharklet wingtip devices that provide an incredible 3.7 metres of increased wingspan – as well as increased lift and reduced drag. Upgrades such as these are part of the reason the NEO delivers impressive fuel savings of 14% per seat.

The A330neo also features our new aircraft interior – Airspace – and is the vehicle for this new cabin experience. Airspace was designed with our passengers in mind and will maximise their flying experience, well-being and comfort thanks to thoughtful design, our larger cabin and wider seat standard.

Why not see for yourself, take a look at our video to discover true innovation.

Skywise

Skywise – the beating heart of aviation – is transforming the industry by harnessing the power of deep, in-service data to support our business' digital transformation. Powered by Airbus and our talented Digital Engineers, who are the people behind the platform, it brings data together from multiple sources to improve airline efficiency, fleet reliability, routes, and more.

A400M

Take a look at our video to discover the A400M: our state-of-the-art airlifter that holds the most critical armed forces equipment. The airlifter is much more efficient than its predecessors. Not only can it fly higher and cruise above poor weather, but it can also to 37 tonnes as it delivers game-changing solutions to its point of need.

Plus, with its state-of-the-art technology including damage tolerant flight controls, armoured cockpit and bullet-resistant windscreens – the airlifter has been designed for high survivability. Watch to find out more about the airlifter of the 21st century.

Rosetta

Rosetta, our comet explorer, went on a 10-year space trek through the solar system. Launched March 2004, the space probe went on a mission to explore and study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. From deep space hibernation to comet rendezvousing, our spacecraft's historic mission terminated September 2016. Mission completed.

Virtual reality

We're always looking out for ways to utilise the latest and greatest technologies. And that's exactly what our Photo Space department helps us to achieve. At the moment, our team is exploring the endless opportunities of virtual reality. Whether we use it to make flight routes more efficient, refine cabin comfort or stimulate environments to test new products – we're really taking advantage of this cutting-edge platform. What's even more exciting, our own employees will able to use a VR headset to view any of our aircrafts at any angle.

Interested in how we make it fly, virtually? Read below to discover more.

Discover more

ZEPHYR S

Introducing Zephyr, Airbus' series of lightweight high altitude satellites. Running exclusively on solar power they soar above the weather and commercial air traffic to deliver numerous payload capabilities, and provide accurate images of the earth with their state-of-the-art cameras.

Zephyr S is a variant of Zephyr – one of its many responsibilities is border security. But this eco-friendly innovative satellite doesn't just patrol borders, it also detects illegal border crossing – protecting our planet effectively and efficiently.

Check out the model that flies above the skies to keep our world safe.

We make it fly

We're Airbus – the multinational leader in helicopter and aircraft manufacture, and the world's number one defence and space enterprise. From pioneering state-of-the-art aircrafts, refuelling helicopters in flight and investigating network breaches, to developing the mars rover and using virtual reality to test new designs, we create and pioneer world-altering innovations. And we're looking for talented students to join our exciting business, and help us continue our work as we protect and connect people around the world.

Across our entire business, we've got amazing graduate and intern opportunities in a huge number of different technical and business areas. With career opportunities in Marketing, Engineering, Digital, Finance and more, there's something for every ambitious student. Joining us will not only give you a chance to work in an international environment, but you'll also have the opportunity to develop your career – and make it fly.

Our people

129,000 employees. 135 nationalities. 4 generations. 20 languages.

Our team is truly diverse because we think the breadth of knowledge and skills a diverse team provides is crucial to our success as an international business. Each and every one of our incredible minds brings their different experiences and perspectives to help us come up with the most complex solutions. One thing they do have in common, however, is our support.

Meet Andy, for example, an incredible Airbus employee who has achieved European and World Athlete status as a Paratriathlete, as well as Paralympics Gold Medallist status. Throughout his incredible journey, he had our backing and support because, whatever challenge they may face, we do everything in our power to help our people achieve their potential.

Where you could go

Together we create great results – we're driven by passion and we take pride in our work. Join our team and propel your career forward in a truly fascinating work environment. You'll be part of something huge and your work will help connect, move and protect people globally.

We currently have apprentice opportunities across a range of disciplines and for all kinds of talent, although what functions you can join varies from country to country. To find out more about apprenticeships in France, Germany or Spain, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for an apprenticeship in the UK, please click on the link below for detailed information about where you could join us.

UK BUSINESS FUNCTIONS

Next steps

It takes all kinds of people to keep us at the forefront of innovation. Analysts. Strategists. Creatives. Problem solvers. People with team spirit and a drive to achieve brilliant results.



Think you might have what we're looking for? Our apprentice application process varies from country to country. To find out more about applying for an apprenticeship in France, Germany or Spain, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for a UK apprenticeship, please click on the link below for detailed information on our hiring process, including when and how to apply.

UK APPLICATION PROCESS

The future of flight

In the world of innovation and discovery, we're leaders in our field. Whether we're meeting up with exciting startups or capturing data in new ways to transform the way we fly, there's always something going on here at Airbus. Want to keep up-to-date with our innovative projects that are shaping the way we live, travel, and interact? Now you can.

Airbus XO

Meet Jonas

Apprentice

Apprentice, Germany

I decided that I'd really like to start an apprenticeship during my last year at high school. What immediately impressed me about Airbus was the opportunity to work for such a prestigious company with over 14,000 employees. Of course, getting the chance to work on the aircrafts was very attractive as well, as I've always wanted to gain an in-depth understanding of how these giant and complex systems work.

So far, I've got to experience five different placements within Aircraft Production. My latest one has been working as an aircraft mechanic within Structure Assembly for the A320. When I finish my apprenticeship shortly, I'll be joining the team in a permanent role as a Crafter. All my placements have taught me that you can never say ‘I can't' if you haven't tried.

As well as all the placements, the training has been great. I've learned how to work with metals, understanding aircraft systems, including the hydraulics, ventilation, avionics, compound materials, quality management and more.

The highlight of my time at Airbus was definitely when we were given lessons and got to fly a light airplane over the North Sea.

I'd say that if you're thinking about getting an apprenticeship at Airbus, I'd recommend attending a career fair, so you can talk to people who already work here. Finally, remember that as an employee in the ‘World of Airbus', they are lots of opportunities for further education and possibilities for doing many different roles.

Meet Vivika

Engineering Apprentice

I didn't go to university and instead chose to get straight into work by searching for an apprenticeship scheme. Airbus appealed to me as I've always been interested in space exploration and so was excited by the prospect of working on a big space-related project.

I spent my first year at Airbus learning theory and was given day release to go to college once a week. I'm currently in my second year of the scheme, and now doing radio frequency testing. The assigned placements are 16 weeks each from the first year and everyone moves around different teams to get a broad range of skills. My future placements will be in Measuring department and then the Mechanical Design office.

My initial placement was computer-based and included learning how Airbus write their official instruction documents that are used in the manufacturing process. I also got to understand how Airbus do their testing, how they read results and how they build their products.

The culture here is hardworking, friendly and diverse. Everyone says “hello” when you go into their department. Teamwork is very important. When I heard that great emphasis was put on teamwork I thought that everywhere said that, but when I started I saw just how closely everyone works together, and how each member plays a vital role in their teams.

My personal highlight so far has been spending time in the Antenna department. I worked with Design Engineers on instruction documents and the Lead Design Engineer asked me if he could put my name on one of them when it was published. Everyone inside and outside the company gets to see it, so I was very proud of that.

If you're looking for close-knit friendships like you have at university, plus the social life that goes with it, you can have that at Airbus.

A330neo

We take our vision to the sky and we revolutionise what it means to fly.

Continuing the success of the ever-popular wide-body A330 family, we've launched the new A330neo (new engine option) aircraft. This truly modern jetliner doesn't just offer a more efficient way to fly; it also provides our flyers with premium comfort.

As the latest edition to its product line – the A300neo incorporates innovative aerodynamic improvements, including new Sharklet wingtip devices that provide an incredible 3.7 metres of increased wingspan – as well as increased lift and reduced drag. Upgrades such as these are part of the reason the NEO delivers impressive fuel savings of 14% per seat.

The A330neo also features our new aircraft interior – Airspace – and is the vehicle for this new cabin experience. Airspace was designed with our passengers in mind and will maximise their flying experience, well-being and comfort thanks to thoughtful design, our larger cabin and wider seat standard.

Why not see for yourself, take a look at our video to discover true innovation.

Skywise

Skywise – the beating heart of aviation – is transforming the industry by harnessing the power of deep, in-service data to support our business' digital transformation. Powered by Airbus and our talented Digital Engineers, who are the people behind the platform, it brings data together from multiple sources to improve airline efficiency, fleet reliability, routes, and more.

A400M

Take a look at our video to discover the A400M: our state-of-the-art airlifter that holds the most critical armed forces equipment. The airlifter is much more efficient than its predecessors. Not only can it fly higher and cruise above poor weather, but it can also to 37 tonnes as it delivers game-changing solutions to its point of need.

Plus, with its state-of-the-art technology including damage tolerant flight controls, armoured cockpit and bullet-resistant windscreens – the airlifter has been designed for high survivability. Watch to find out more about the airlifter of the 21st century.

Rosetta

Rosetta, our comet explorer, went on a 10-year space trek through the solar system. Launched March 2004, the space probe went on a mission to explore and study the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. From deep space hibernation to comet rendezvousing, our spacecraft's historic mission terminated September 2016. Mission completed.

Virtual reality

We're always looking out for ways to utilise the latest and greatest technologies. And that's exactly what our Photo Space department helps us to achieve. At the moment, our team is exploring the endless opportunities of virtual reality. Whether we use it to make flight routes more efficient, refine cabin comfort or stimulate environments to test new products – we're really taking advantage of this cutting-edge platform. What's even more exciting, our own employees will able to use a VR headset to view any of our aircrafts at any angle.

Interested in how we make it fly, virtually? Read below to discover more.

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ZEPHYR S

Introducing Zephyr, Airbus' series of lightweight high altitude satellites. Running exclusively on solar power they soar above the weather and commercial air traffic to deliver numerous payload capabilities, and provide accurate images of the earth with their state-of-the-art cameras.

Zephyr S is a variant of Zephyr – one of its many responsibilities is border security. But this eco-friendly innovative satellite doesn't just patrol borders, it also detects illegal border crossing – protecting our planet effectively and efficiently.

Check out the model that flies above the skies to keep our world safe.

We make it fly

We're Airbus – the multinational leader in helicopter and aircraft manufacture, and the world's number one defence and space enterprise. From pioneering state-of-the-art aircrafts, refuelling helicopters in flight and investigating network breaches, to developing the mars rover and using virtual reality to test new designs, we create and pioneer world-altering innovations. And we're looking for talented students to join our exciting business, and help us continue our work as we protect and connect people around the world.

Across our entire business, we've got amazing graduate and intern opportunities in a huge number of different technical and business areas. With career opportunities in Marketing, Engineering, Digital, Finance and more, there's something for every ambitious student. Joining us will not only give you a chance to work in an international environment, but you'll also have the opportunity to develop your career – and make it fly.

Our people

129,000 employees. 135 nationalities. 4 generations. 20 languages.

Our team is truly diverse because we think the breadth of knowledge and skills a diverse team provides is crucial to our success as an international business. Each and every one of our incredible minds brings their different experiences and perspectives to help us come up with the most complex solutions. One thing they do have in common, however, is our support.

Meet Andy, for example, an incredible Airbus employee who has achieved European and World Athlete status as a Paratriathlete, as well as Paralympics Gold Medallist status. Throughout his incredible journey, he had our backing and support because, whatever challenge they may face, we do everything in our power to help our people achieve their potential.

Where you could go

Together we create great results – we're driven by passion and we take pride in our work. Join our team and propel your career forward in a truly fascinating work environment. You'll be part of something huge and your work will help connect, move and protect people globally.

We currently have apprentice opportunities across a range of disciplines and for all kinds of talent, although what functions you can join varies from country to country. To find out more about apprenticeships in France, Germany or Spain, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for an apprenticeship in the UK, please click on the link below for detailed information about where you could join us.

UK BUSINESS FUNCTIONS

Next steps

It takes all kinds of people to keep us at the forefront of innovation. Analysts. Strategists. Creatives. Problem solvers. People with team spirit and a drive to achieve brilliant results.



Think you might have what we're looking for? Our apprentice application process varies from country to country. To find out more about applying for an apprenticeship in France, Germany or Spain, please visit the Airbus careers site. If you're interested in applying for a UK apprenticeship, please click on the link below for detailed information on our hiring process, including when and how to apply.

UK APPLICATION PROCESS

The future of flight

In the world of innovation and discovery, we're leaders in our field. Whether we're meeting up with exciting startups or capturing data in new ways to transform the way we fly, there's always something going on here at Airbus. Want to keep up-to-date with our innovative projects that are shaping the way we live, travel, and interact? Now you can.

Airbus XO

Meet Jonas

Apprentice

Apprentice, Germany

I decided that I'd really like to start an apprenticeship during my last year at high school. What immediately impressed me about Airbus was the opportunity to work for such a prestigious company with over 14,000 employees. Of course, getting the chance to work on the aircrafts was very attractive as well, as I've always wanted to gain an in-depth understanding of how these giant and complex systems work.

So far, I've got to experience five different placements within Aircraft Production. My latest one has been working as an aircraft mechanic within Structure Assembly for the A320. When I finish my apprenticeship shortly, I'll be joining the team in a permanent role as a Crafter. All my placements have taught me that you can never say ‘I can't' if you haven't tried.

As well as all the placements, the training has been great. I've learned how to work with metals, understanding aircraft systems, including the hydraulics, ventilation, avionics, compound materials, quality management and more.

The highlight of my time at Airbus was definitely when we were given lessons and got to fly a light airplane over the North Sea.

I'd say that if you're thinking about getting an apprenticeship at Airbus, I'd recommend attending a career fair, so you can talk to people who already work here. Finally, remember that as an employee in the ‘World of Airbus', they are lots of opportunities for further education and possibilities for doing many different roles.

Meet Vivika

Engineering Apprentice

I didn't go to university and instead chose to get straight into work by searching for an apprenticeship scheme. Airbus appealed to me as I've always been interested in space exploration and so was excited by the prospect of working on a big space-related project.

I spent my first year at Airbus learning theory and was given day release to go to college once a week. I'm currently in my second year of the scheme, and now doing radio frequency testing. The assigned placements are 16 weeks each from the first year and everyone moves around different teams to get a broad range of skills. My future placements will be in Measuring department and then the Mechanical Design office.

My initial placement was computer-based and included learning how Airbus write their official instruction documents that are used in the manufacturing process. I also got to understand how Airbus do their testing, how they read results and how they build their products.

The culture here is hardworking, friendly and diverse. Everyone says “hello” when you go into their department. Teamwork is very important. When I heard that great emphasis was put on teamwork I thought that everywhere said that, but when I started I saw just how closely everyone works together, and how each member plays a vital role in their teams.

My personal highlight so far has been spending time in the Antenna department. I worked with Design Engineers on instruction documents and the Lead Design Engineer asked me if he could put my name on one of them when it was published. Everyone inside and outside the company gets to see it, so I was very proud of that.

If you're looking for close-knit friendships like you have at university, plus the social life that goes with it, you can have that at Airbus.

A330neo

We take our vision to the sky and we revolutionise what it means to fly.

Continuing the success of the ever-popular wide-body A330 family, we've launched the new A330neo (new engine option) aircraft. This truly modern jetliner doesn't just offer a more efficient way to fly; it also provides our flyers with premium comfort.

As the latest edition to its product line – the A300neo incorporates innovative aerodynamic improvements, including new Sharklet wingtip devices that provide an incredible 3.7 metres of increased wingspan – as well as increased lift and reduced drag. Upgrades such as these are part of the reason the NEO delivers impressive fuel savings of 14% per seat.

The A330neo also features our new aircraft interior – Airspace – and is the vehicle for this new cabin experience. Airspace was designed with our passengers in mind and will maximise their flying experience, well-being and comfort thanks to thoughtful design, our larger cabin and wider seat standard.

Why not see for yourself, take a look at our video to discover true innovation.