Innovation Data Scientist Placement (12.5 Months)

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Start date: 12th August 2024

Location: Broughton - Secondary location Filton

Duration: 12.5 Months

Application closing date: We encourage you to apply early to avoid missing out on this opportunity! Please note we will close adverts as soon as we receive sufficient applications.


Salary: 20.590

35 hours per week // Flexible working hours // Hybrid working // Half day Fridays! // 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

About Us

Every year we look for university Interns from around the world to join Airbus. We need people with the aspiration, enthusiasm and the talent to help us move forward and to change the world and deliver our vision to pioneer sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world.

In the Digital Research and Innovation team all kind of different technologies like e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, or Metaverse are assessed and investigated for the use in the Airbus development chain. This starts from the generation of an idea solving a daily problem and ends with the full implementation with other departments.

The Digital Research and Innovation team is spread over five nations: UK, Germany, France, Spain and India. We work closely together to benefit from each other's concepts and solutions and spread them among the different entities. On a regular basis we provide a Technology report summarising the state of technology, ideation challenges and technology conferences. Finally we shape the innovation strategy for the future.

The specific role in this placement focuses on the UK manufacturing plant and the IT automation processes there. We need your support in implementation of the latest artificial intelligence processes to support our quality inspections.

If you are ready to join and be part of this journey please apply below.

By the end of your internship, you can progress, having already demonstrated your value. You will have developed your skills in an area that is strategically important for Airbus, you will know about the Airbus business, the opportunities, challenges and needs, and you will have learned more about yourself, and what makes you great. Above all you will have the opportunity to do your best work in an industry that is literally reshaping how we live in our world.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Based on data modelling provided by IT, with a focus on business needs, extract and integrate both structured and unstructured data from various databases/data-stores;
  • Develop, test and implement the most suitable analytical models to identify meaningful patterns or trends from complex data sets and types;
  • Implement the analytics pipeline against the business needs;
  • Analyse and improve regularly the accuracy of models against business needs;
  • Communicate findings through effective and easy-to-understand data visualisations adapted to the audience;
  • Be the interface between their functions, the data ecosystem and the requested solution;
  • Coach the function in the data-driven mind-set
  • Actively contribute and share best practices, findings, and techniques with the wider data community.


Our placements are open to Undergraduates only. Therefore it is mandatory for candidates to be an undergraduate for the whole duration of the placement. Please inform your graduation date on your application.

  • Please ensure you include your CV and a cover letter for your application to be considered*

Successful Candidate Will Be Able To Demonstrate The Following

  • Currently enrolled in a Bachelor's degree programme, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering;
  • Knowledge in programming skills;
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Enthusiasm to solve complex challenges, eagerness to learn and an open mindset go a long way.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Eligibility to gain UK SC Security Clearance OR You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).


Please let us know if you need us to make any adjustments. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; additional time for written exercises; auxiliary aids; room layout; dietary requirements etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence.

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company’s success, reputation and sustainable growth.


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Airbus is committed to achieving workforce diversity and creating an inclusive working environment. We welcome all applications irrespective of social and cultural background, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation or religious belief.

Airbus is, and always has been, committed to equal opportunities for all. As such, we will never ask for any type of monetary exchange in the frame of a recruitment process. Any impersonation of Airbus to do so should be reported to

At Airbus, we support you to work, connect and collaborate more easily and flexibly. Wherever possible, we foster flexible working arrangements to stimulate innovative thinking.

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