2020 R&T Business Development Internship - Filton

Airbus · Up to £20k · South West England

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To stay on top, Airbus recognises the importance of supporting high-achieving and talented undergraduates. We do this by 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.

The recent announcement of a £3.9bn joint investment by industry and the government for aerospace research requires a significant level of planning and management to meet all the stakeholders' expectations. Airbus has recently launched its 'Wing of the Future' programme which is the overarching research programme for Airbus in the UK for the next 10 years, making this an extraordinarily exciting time.

The Research & Technology business development and partnership team has the responsibility to manage the external relationships with Government, funding authorities, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) and strategic partners. The successful Intern will be a key member of this team during a high workload period.


  • Project support for the Research Contract Managers and Engineering Teams on Aerospace Technology Institute projects, covering a wide range of topics from research proposal preparation through legal agreements (including Intellectual Property), to managing the running contracts.
  • Interfacing with partners / Research Funding bodies/customers both via telephone and face to face.
  • Support liaison with the Government Affairs team to ensure consistent messages, and evidence of successes, are provided to the various Government departments.
  • Working together with Finance to ensure clear financial metrics are maintained for the funded projects.
  • Participation in the formulation of the 'Wing of the Future' program.


  • You must be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement, studying towards a degree in Business, Engineering, Psychology or Project Management.
  • Business acumen
  • An interest in understanding the complexities of the Aerospace Industry and how technology makes a difference
  • Strong communication skills, including presentations
  • Understanding of Finance (advantageous)

Please note: You can only submit one application per recruitment period and we recruit on a rolling basis. 

Applications will close as soon as we fill the positions. 

If you have what we’re looking for, apply today!

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