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Aerospace work experience with Airbus

Aerospace work experience with Airbus including live events with real employees and experts!

Aerospace work experience with Airbus

Airbus is an international reference in the aerospace sector. They design, manufacture and deliver industry-leading commercial aircraft, helicopters, military transports, satellites and launch vehicles, as well as providing data services, navigation, secure communications, urban mobility and other solutions for customers on a global scale.

During this free 2-week virtual work experience programme students will meet (virtually) members from some of the key teams within Airbus from space to civil aviation. They'll learn about key elements of Airbus’ business including sustainability and manufacturing. Finally, they'll complete work and assignments to get an understanding of what life at Airbus is like.

These are the topic areas that will be covered during the programme:

  • Space: Meet a member of Airbus’ space team
  • Wing Manufacturing: Take a look at manufacturing at the Airbus Broughton base
  • Sustainability: Explore the work of Airbus’ sustainability team
  • Apprenticeships at Airbus: Learn about entry routes into Airbus
  • Getting hired at Airbus:Everything you need to know from interviews to applications.

The programme involves around 10 hours of activity. Students can complete the work over 2 weeks meaning they can fit it around their schedule whether that be school or college. There are live workshops but if students are unable to attend these a recording will be added.


Minimum of 1 participant, no maximum.



Dates and location

The programme will take place online from 15 November for 2 weeks. Students do not need to be available full time during those dates but they do need to be able to complete 10 hours worth of activity over the 2 weeks.


10 hours work across 2 weeks.

Deadline to apply

9 November 2021

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Chemistry
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Chemical engineering
    • Electronics, robotics and programming
    • Energy and environment
    • General engineering
    • Materials, products and manufacturing
    • Mechanical engineering, systems and processes
    • Space and aerospace engineering
    • Structures, construction and civil engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Learning from career and labour market information
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

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