Business Operations Industrial Placement

by Collins Aerospace


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Deadline: 4th February 2022
Salary: £20,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Logistics and Operations
Location: West Midlands
City: Wolverhampton

Business Operations Industrial Placement

Job Overview

Incumbent’s responsibilities will generally focus on the following:

The Military Aftermarket Spares organisation is a multi-functional team that source, manufacture and supply primary and secondary flight controls, to Aircraft manufacturers, Operators and Air forces around the world.

Although a small team, the Spares team are responsible for a significant element of the Military value stream financial performance.
A key factor in realising the operational and financial targets of the department is the ability to leverage shared resources both on the Wolverhampton site but also external suppliers and subcontract services.

It is the role of the Operations Programme Industrial Placement to establish or develop these relationships, leveraging all resources to assist the operations team in achieving the department targets.

Example of activities and tasks:

  • Building effective relationships within and beyond the Aftermarket department
  • Expediting both internal and external sub-con operations
  • Operational management / support –
  • Operational Execution – support the Operations and Shift Managers
  • Logistics - In build kitting issues resolution
  • Rework – support decision making for people, machine and equipment priority
  • Final view & Product shipment support
  • FAIR – First Article Inspection Review support in data collection and FAIR pack population
  • Support raising quality notifications – support the Quality clinic triage
  • Escalating risks and opportunities
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities


  • Current undergraduate achieving a minimum of a 2:1
  • MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • An interest in Engineering, Aerospace & business management
  • Personal Characteristics/ Qualifications
  • Strong communication skills, with and ability to effectively engage at all levels within the organisation.
  • Self-motivated with an ability to work on own initiative but also operate within a team.
  • Ability to challenge the norm, escalate issues and present new ideas.

This is a great opportunity to broaden your personal development and experience exciting challenges. If you’re interested in a Digital Technology Placement with Collins Aerospace, we would love to hear from you.

IMPORTANT: Candidates must be able to commit to the full 12 month placement (apart from the 25 days annual holiday).

About Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Every 12 seconds a flight around the world takes off – and our work is on it. We propel aerospace, defence and the other industries we support far beyond imagination, but there is more work to be done. We need your ideas, inspiration and solutions to continue to help us redefine aerospace.

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