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23 days agoAirbus

Advanced Concepts and Robotics Placement (12 months)

  • Placement
  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)
  • Teaching

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: Stevenage

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 Advanced Concept and Robotics Team department is responsible for early phase studies and projects supporting a range of future planetary and in-space robotic missions from conceptual studies to hardware development. These diverse projects are led by a multi-disciplinary team supported by relevant specialists.

The current vacancy for a placement student offers opportunities to interact with experienced engineers from various disciplines to design and build spacecraft and robotics systems (including rovers and manipulators, for planetary applications).

The candidate will have the opportunity to work both at conceptual and system level, as well as supporting more hands-on development and testing of robotic systems.

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

Main activities of the role:

·  Robotics Systems engineering – Analyse mission requirements and support the sizing of robotics systems. Develop a broader experience and understanding of all the domains involved in the development of robotics systems including mechanisms, control, software, etc
·  Support robotic-focussed studies and development activities – Support the technical lead or the project manager to deliver studies and hardware and present results to the customers from concept to implementation. Participate in focused research and development activities.
·  Support hardware development – including planning, procurement, and integration. Perform hands-on activities in the Lab including 3D printing for the Advanced Project group and beyond.


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;

-          Experience/knowledge of Mechatronics /Robotics Engineering

-          Computer science

-          Electronics engineering

-          Hands-on experience through projects and hobbies

-          Demonstrate problem-solving skills

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.


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.

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