Tuesday, September 19, 2023 at 3:00:52 AM Coordinated Universal Time
United Kingdom England UK, Birmingham UK, Portsmouth


10,001+ employees

About the job

Job Description

Start date: Summer 2023

Location: Portsmouth

Duration: 13 Months


Salary: £20,590

37 hours per week // Flexible working hours // Hybrid working // Half days on Fridays!* // 25 days holiday plus bank holidays //

  • subject to completing full hours prior to this

About Us

Airbus offers the unique opportunity that enables you to learn and work alongside satellites as well as allowing you to test your programming skills and refine them to reach an industry standard. The office is a welcoming environment, in which everyone is knowledgeable and more than happy to assist. You will have the chance to see the environments that the payloads are being built in, and see how the software you will be contributing towards has an impact and is used within this process.

Hosted within the Engineering organization, the Data Engineering department spans two of the major UK sites and experience satellite projects from Earth Navigation & Science missions as well as cutting edge Telecommunications Payloads.

We design, build and deploy a range of software solutions to enhance our stakeholder’s data and digitalize their working environment.

For this internship we have chance to work on software for our latest Telecom Satellite design -OneSat, as well as larger complex Eurostar NEOs.

What You Will Be Doing

Within this Internship, we’ll provide training and the latest tools for you to experience the full-stack of software development in an Agile environment. Those theories you’ve learnt in University shall come to life in real world requirements. You’ll have opportunities to work on websites, applications, servers, databases as well put into practice your communication skills, design patterns and your own stamp onto our products.

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

  • Given documentation to learn and understand the code base which you will be working on
  • Designing, developing, documenting and testing code which you have written
  • Involvement within a multi-developer agile team
  • Researching and utilizing cutting-edge technologies
  • Pair programming with an experienced developer
  • Experiencing the full-stack of software development opportunities as a valued team member

About you!

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.

A successful candidate shall see themselves working as part of a team, collaborating and communicating with stakeholders and multi-disciplined individuals within the Space industry to help create and maintain websites, applications and databases in accordance with Agile methodology.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Studying towards a degree in Computer Science / Software Engineering.
  • An understanding of Object Oriented Principles.
  • Good problem solving skills.
  • A solid foundation in C# or Java.
  • An interest in programming and technology.
  • Knowledge of software architecture and design patterns.

Please ensure that a covering letter detailing motivations and suitability for this position is included in your application.


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.


AIRBUS Defence and Space Limited

Contract Type

Internship / Stage / Praktikum / Beca

Experience Level

Student / Etudiant / Student / Estudiante

Job Family

Software Engineering

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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.

Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.