7.7 /10 44 reviews
Engineering Aerospace/Aviation Aeronautical Engineering

About AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland is a world leader in helicopter manufacture, based in Yeovil, Somerset. We design, develop and manufacture an unrivalled range of the most advanced helicopters, rotary wing technology, and mission systems for both civil and military customers.

Part of the world-class Finmeccanica group of companies, our operations are based across sites in the UK, Italy, Poland and the USA, providing our placement students with a truly international working environment.

Each year, we seek a number of talented Engineering and Business undergraduates to join our highly regarded 12-month placement programmes, which allow students to experience a wide variety of departments through a series of placements that are tailored to meet individual interests.

The complex and fascinating engineering involved in the design and development of rotorcraft represents the ideal platform for engineering undergraduates to develop wide-ranging skills with placements spanning Rotor Systems, Material Testing, Structural Design, Test & Evaluation and Aerodynamics. Watching aircraft fly from our airfield provides immense satisfaction to everyone involved in their development.

Business undergraduates will experience a variety of placements within the cutting edge international business environment, with routes covering Finance, Procurement and Supply Chain Management and Human Resources.

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AgustaWestland Latest Reviews

  • Business Undergraduate

    I was able to get involved in a large number of activities outside of my placement which are all on offer. It really is a placement where if you work hard and want to get involved in as much as possible, it is there for you...


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  • Undergraduate Engineer

    The work placement was very good and I feel that I have massively benefited by developing my skills and showing that I can apply my academic learning to a working environment. The bonus of being able ...


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  • Undergraduate Engineer

    The flexibility of the placement allowed me to undertake various job roles across different departments within the company. As a result, I was presented with fresh challenges which were geared towards...


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AgustaWestland Latest Case Study

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Engineering Undergraduate

Placement Year (10 Months+)

MEng in Aerospace Engineering

This has been excellent for my professional development and, when combined with the opportunities in the workplace, the year has been both extremely enjoyable and worthwhile.

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Number of Placements Available This Year

2:1 (Two One)

Predicted Degree Class Required To Apply

Awards and Commendations

[2015] RateMyPlacement Top 30