Space Engineering and Operations Placement (12 months)

Space Engineering and Operations Placement (12 months) Corsham, England

Full Time Corsham, England 20.59 GBP HOURLY Today
Job description

Job Description:

Start date: 22nd July 2024

Location: Hawthorn

Duration: 12 Months

Application closing date: We encourage you to apply early to avoid missing out on this opportunity! Please note we will close adverts as soon as we receive sufficient applications.


Salary: £20.590

37 hours per week // Flexible working hours // Half day Fridays! // 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

*subject to completing full hours prior to this

About us!

This is an opportunity for an intern placement in the Secure Comms organisation within the Airbus Defence Space Communications, Intelligence Security (CIS) business line.

The Space Directorate is involved in a wide range of activities offering opportunities for an intern to gain experience within engineering based departments. In particular:

  • Space Engineering;
  • Payload Engineering;
  • Ground Engineering;
  • Spacecraft Operations;
  • Flight Dynamics differentiate.

What you will be doing:

Based at the Hawthorn site, the Space Directorate intern will have the opportunity to rotate through up to 5 assignments over a period of one year. The benefits of this approach for you are that you will:

  • Gain experience in a variety of technical areas in the Space Directorate;
  • Be exposed to different types of task in a given area (e.g., analysis of spacecraft/ground sub-systems, report writing, anomaly investigation);
  • Gain an appreciation of the range of technical activities conducted in the company;
  • Develop insight into where their future interests lie;
  • Work in a quality company that promotes best practice and supports their professional development.

The assignments that will actually be offered will depend on the projects that are in progress at the time (and potentially the specific qualifications of the individual). The following are representative examples:

  • Ultra High Frequency (UHF) sub-system analysis and future operation;
  • Telemetry analysis and software development;
  • Routine operations assessment and improvement;
  • Recovery procedure writing and validation.


Our placements are open to Undergraduates only . Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement. Please inform your graduation date on your application.

*Please ensure you include your CV and a cover letter for your application to be considered*

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Studying towards a Science, Maths or Engineering degree.

  • Experience using software coding skills;

  • Ability to work in a team;

  • Keen interest in Aerospace.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Eligibility to gain UK SC Security Clearance OR You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).


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. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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.


AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

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Job Family:

Customer Flight/Mission & Ops Support <JF-CS-OS>

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.

Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to [email protected] .

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

Space Engineering and Operations Placement (12 months)
Toulouse, France
Guillaume Faury
$10+ billion (USD)
10000+ Employees
Company - Public
Aerospace & Defence
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