Test analyst Intern at Airbus

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Filton, Bristol South West
Review Date
£18,000 - £19,999
Aerospace/Aviation Aeronautical Engineering Computer and Systems Engineering Aerospace/Aviation Aeronautical Engineering Computer and Systems Engineering


The Role



The Role

Role Description

I worked on the inert gas distribution system on the A350XWB. Writing, performing and analyzing tests, both independently and trans nationally.

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

I really enjoyed my internship as it was varied and challenging.


2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Everyone treated you like a permanent employee and even asked and valued your opinions.


3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

If I needed support then it was readily given upon request.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Some days were really busy where I even stayed after hours with no pay to finish work. But then there were some quiet days also.


5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

I was given a great deal of responsibility as I was working in a small but close knit team.


6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

I have developed many skills during my placement, most of all my personal skills in communication, leadership, initiative and pro activeness.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone worked hard but then also had a good laugh every so often.


8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

The organisation was good, with monthly intern communications which interns from other departments gave presentations on what they were doing.


9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

Most of my development was through on the job training with my team in procedures and softwares. I had no need for any formal training.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised/Company Gym

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

If you do impress, you can get fast tracked to an assessment centre. No jobs are guaranteed, as far as I am aware of, as there are many interns every year.



12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

There was a great social scene, though there is no formal society set up. You get to meet other interns through various situations, e.g. intern comms, lunch at the canteen, etc.


13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

It was quite expensive but it was definitely worth it!


14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

Great variety of bars and clubs. Student nights also popular as two universities are located in Bristol.


15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

There were many opportunities, though they would have to be organised by yourself or friends. Bristol has activities for anyone.