Apply To Join The Airbus International Graduate Programme


The Airbus International Graduate Programme “IGP” is a two-year programme (28 months) which includes work experience in different divisions (Commercial Aircraft, Defence & Space and Helicopters) and countries where Airbus is based. This programme intends to foster transversal skills: several development modules to build on self-awareness, communication skills and knowledge of key drivers of change in business such as digitalization, innovation, and inclusion. Participants will receive and give continuous feedback throughout the programme.

This is a unique opportunity to broaden participant’s horizons and ideal preparation for moving into positions – in either a managerial or specialist capacity – with a significant degree of responsibility.


  • 1 YEAR: first job assignment in-home function, division, and country.
  • 8 MONTHS: second job assignment in a different business area.
  • 8 MONTHS: third job assignment in a different business area.
  • FINAL: return to home function and country at the end of the progamme.

Tasks & Accountabilities

AIRBUS IGP 2020 includes positions in different departments. By applying to join the IGP you are first applying to the programme as a whole. You will be asked to give your preferences alongside the video interview stage of the selection process.

During the 2 years of the programme participants will be placed depending on the business needs, based on your profile. Your first job assignment will last for one year and the two following assignments will last about 8 months each, which will provide a great overview of Airbus. Roles with real accountability in challenging job assignments will be given and participants will get to know what it is like to work on the ‘shop floor’.  All the positions are challenging and with real accountability, this will allow participants to acquire a deep understanding of the business, gain exposure to people at all levels including senior management and build a network of contacts across the group.

Participants will also experience new ways of learning through Airbus Leadership University, where we create opportunities for all leaders and aspiring leaders to develop, connect and share, reflect and learn, innovate, and support a culture of collaboration and autonomy within the group and in our extended enterprise.

A personal mentor who is at a senior level within the company and will be on hand to give regular guidance, feedback, and support for job assignments will be assigned to participants.

Required Skills

Airbus IGP is looking for +5 degree graduates or applicants with initial professional work experience between 1 year and a maximum of 3 years with a strong academic background in the following disciplines:

  • Engineering: Mechanical, Aerospace, Structural, Electrical, Electronic, Software, Systems, Control, Power and Thermal Engineering or related categories;
  • Manufacturing: Manufacturing Engineering, Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering and/or related subjects;
  • Computer science / IT
  • Business Related Subjects such as finance, law, HR, etc.

The ideal candidate must have studied and/or worked for a minimum of 5 years in a country outside of EuropeFluency in English is essential whilst fluency in one additional language is an advantage.

Flexibility to move throughout the duration of the 2-year programme is a must. If you are to go abroad for your rotation, you will be individually supported with mobility conditions to support you during your assignment.

Please apply online for this vacancy and follow the instructions to create your candidate account and proceed to the application process.

Deadline: Applications for the International Graduate Programme must be received by 13th March 2020.

For successful applications, participants will first be asked to undertake an online test followed by an initial video interview. After this, successful applicants will be invited to Toulouse for a two-day assessment event in the second half of July 2020.

The third generation of IGPs is then planned to start in early 2021.

Travel costs for the event in Toulouse will be reimbursed. However, participants personally will have to ensure that they have required travel visa(s) in place to attend the event in Toulouse, France.

Visit the Airbus IGP website for further information

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