🚀 Internship

• Starts Aug 13

Systems Engineering Placement - Lightning Direct Effects (12 months)


20d ago

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £20.6k
Rolling basis


 Who YOU are

  • Are YOU interested in Electro-Magnetic Hazards (EMH) and how we protect aircrafts against these threats?
  • Are YOU excited when you think about the next generation of electrified and green aircrafts and their system designs?
  • Do YOU want to be part of the Airbus design teams creating such systems to develop your technical expertise?
  • Are YOU keen to work in a multicultural, dynamic, continuous learning environment and is your style of working autonomous, proactive and solution-oriented?

If your answers are YES to all of the above, WE are definitely looking for YOU.

About us:

The EMH Lightning Direct Effects (LDE) group is a highly specialised and transnational team of engineers working within the Airbus Systems Engineering Design Office. 

WE are responsible for providing all aspects of aircraft protection against the direct effects of lightning strike and Electrostatic discharge (ESD) .

WE contribute to all phases of development, from R&T and concept, through development and certification, to inservice support of the growing fleet, and are also involved in preparing technology for the array of Zero Emission aircraft to be introduced in the near future

WE operate across all Airbus sites, all Airbus aircraft programmes and all aircraft components (wing, fuselage, empennage) and new interns will be fully integrated into a transnational way of working, encouraged to work with colleagues on all Airbus sites and functions, on a daily basis.

About the Internship Placement

We are passionate about developing placement students to prepare our future, and so whilst you will be given challenging objectives, you will also be fully supported in your mission to fully exploit the state of the art knowledge and techniques in aircraft lightning protection and in doing so develop your technical and behavioural competencies

Our Interns operate in a very challenging environment, where they will be given a real and valued role within the LDE team. During the Internship, you will get the opportunity to have multiple placements working with experienced teams across the Airbus Aircraft Family, from new developments through to in-service Aircraft, as well as working alongside customers, suppliers and manufacturing assembly where necessary..

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Area of Responsibilities



As an Intern in our team:You will contribute to our work as a System Engineer in the field of EMH Lightning Direct Effects and Electrostatic Discharge within the Airbus Systems Engineering domain.You will be involved in a variety of topics like electro-magnetic hazards, standardisation, electrical architectures, certification, environmental qualification.You may design and define commissioning or investigative tests, with the opportunity to interact with the test laboratories and witness LDE and ESD testing (so cool), concluding such activities with the delivery of analysis of test results and conclusions.You will contribute to development of optimised lightning protection solutions for the design & development of aircraft fuel tank & fuel system protection using latest analytical & test techniques.You will contribute to harmonised design solutions and policies that have aircraft level benefits across multi-programme and multi-components where possible.You will work closely with the fuel systems and structures departments, as one of our main missions is to provide protection to the fuel system. 
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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.The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:Studying towards an Engineering or Technical degree, ideally Electrical, Aeronautical, Mechanical or Physics based.A natural curiosity and excitement to explore engineering principles and creating solutions based on technical intuition and evidence.An ability to communicate clearly and concisely - collaboration skills within our team are essential.Excellent organisation skills - to plan the use of resources to complete goals and objectives to a high standard.A keen interest in the Aerospace industry and profession.*Please ensure you include a cover letter*
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