Procurement Placement Portsmouth 2022
Airbus pioneers sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. The Company constantly innovates to provide efficient and technologically-advanced solutions in aerospace, defence, and connected services. In commercial aircraft, Airbus offers modern and fuel-efficient airliners and associated services. Airbus is also a European leader in defence and security and one of the world's leading space businesses. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions and services worldwide.
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 Commodity group is responsible for the complete sourcing of Satellite Communication equipment, products and services used across all the business lines of Airbus Defence and Space; this includes Telecommunications, Earth Observation and Navigation Satellites (GEO/MEO/LEO orbits), High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) and Satellites constellations as well as supporting Secure Communications for a wider variety of Air, Land and Naval Platforms. The group is fully transnational and supports internal customers located all over Europe, Australia and the UK with a supply base that is truly worldwide.
What will you be doing?
During this internship, the activities you may undertake will be varied and will require you to use many different skills (technical, project management, communication etc.) in order to complete them successfully; as a diverse and inclusive team there will always be other team-members available to advise and support. We value different ways of thinking and working to get to a solution.
Part of our job is to distill the huge amount of available data from the market down into “bitesize” easily digestible summaries to whet the internal client’s appetites. As the client needs more information on specific topics, we continue to act as the Airbus “voice” to the Supply Chain through various activities: setting up NDAs, managing Teaming Agreements, supporting the negotiations of any Procurement Contracts and helping to resolve any issues with Through Life Support.
This role 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.
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 placements are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement.
Educational requirement: Ideally you will currently be studying a Business-related or an Engineering-related degree.
As the successful candidate, you must be able to demonstrate the following
- The ability to listen, understand and communicate information effectively and efficiently
- Desire to work in an open and trusting environment, both independently as well as within a larger team
- Pro-active attitude and positive engagement towards learning in a technical environment with a strong interest in developing yourself
- Interest in finding, developing and implementing creative solutions to complex problems
- Professional attitude that will be reflected towards external suppliers and internal stakeholders.
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.
- £18,000 salary
- 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
- Flexible working hours
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.
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.