Expires soon Airbus

Project Controller Intern- Finance (12 Months)

  • Stevenage (Hertfordshire)
  • IT development

Job description



AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2018 it generated revenues of € 64 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 2020
Location: Portsmouth & Stevenage
Number of positions: 2 (1 in STV, 1 in PTH)


To stay on top, Airbus 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. 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.

This internship will take place in Stevenage for the Telecoms area of Airbus Defence & Space. The nature of the role will allow the individual to be part of a fast paced organisation which designs and builds state of the art Telecommunication Satellites.

The key mission of the project control role is to understand and communicate the financial health of several projects. The controller will work closely with the operational team advising on budget and forecast responsibilities, as well as acting as the financial interface between senior management and project managers. It is our role to be able to interpret financial figures into an operational view which steers the projects.

As well as working autonomously, the controller will be part of a strong, experienced finance team, sharing best practice and using all available technology to find fast efficient solutions to various operational issues.

Task & accountabilities :

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

·  Monthly financial reporting on numerous multi million GBP projects
·  Monthly cost reviews with key stakeholders to ensure project EACs are robust
·  Ad hoc meeting attendance to advise and steer key project decisions
·  Monthly presentation to Senior management of sales / cash & performance KPIs
·  Regular risk & opportunity reviews
·  Identify areas of weakness / operational failings and devise an appropriate solution to role out.
·  Update & creation of operational tools to enhance the ‘value added’ provided by the department.
·  Act as a key team player within finance – both nationally and trans-nationally to promote and encourage to the operation teams the mind set of ‘right first time’ and the reduction of ‘Non Quality’.

Skills :

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.

One application: Make It Possible, Make It Happen, Make It ... Count!

Please note our Internships are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.

·  Ideally the individual will have a degree focusing on Business Finance or accountancy
·  The individual should have a high level of IT knowledge with advanced excel skills preferred. High levels of numeracy and attention to detail is required to present key financial information to a variety of stakeholders.
·  Behaviourally the individual will need to work individually as well as be a strong member of a project and departmental team. The intern would ideally be a confident communicator and strong listener.
·  Knowledge of operational finance within a large organisation would be an advantage.
·  Past experience of working alongside non-financiers and having the ability to accurately communicate financial detail.
·  An interest in the Space industry would be an advantage.

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.

Contact :

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 interns@airbus.com. 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.