Engineering Intern at Airbus

Internship (1-4 Months)
Bristol South West
Review Date
£14,000 - £15,999
Aeronautical Engineering Engineering


The Role



The Role

Role Description

I was working at Airbus UK as a summer placement assisting in writing technical documents in the systems department.

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

Opportunities for movement within the company were limited as an intern, though the department I was working for was excellent. Limited opportunities to see the actual product you were working on. A method of securing a graduate position would be much appreciated.


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

Very valued, looked after and they supported my education as well as work queries.


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

Manager was a sub contractor so was rarely there, also had a high workload so was oftern unavailable and was not in a position to manage an intern, a position which requires a fair amount of guidance


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Work was self directed and not motivating, setting a broad and unspecific project, led to boredom through self direction of work.


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

Limited responsibility with research work- has no ultimatum if successful or not


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

Developed knowledge of the company and for working in the industry only. My skills however were not challenged (degree specifically), however will have developed my dissertation writing skills from compiling a 25k word report as my 3 month project


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Great atmosphere, team was excellent. Would have preferred it not to be in a porta-cabin but can't have everything!!


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

Very well set up and initiated. Regular communication with line manager and placement co-ordinator. Regular meetings with other interns, organised events etc.


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

I feel more investment could have been made in particular for training. The development side was great with involvement across intern and graduate groups, taking part in assisting younger school children to read etc.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Sports and Social Club

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

I had a great experience with the company and feel like I would want to work there in the future. But, no commitment given from the company that there is any preference given to previous interns! Feels a little bit disappointing, considering the management team seemed extremely happy with my contributions!



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

Between interns and graduates there has been plenty going on! Enough time to do what you want, when you want to. Different experiences and lots of fun!


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

Average and affordable if you're careful!


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

Bristol has an excellent night life!


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

Within the intern group activities took place on a regular basis. Not many opportunities through the company themselves.