Fuels & Landing Gear Systems Test Placement (12.5 Months)

Job Description:

Start date: 12th August  2024

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 // Half day Fridays! // 25 days holiday plus bank holidays

About us: 

Are you someone who enjoys detailed problem solving, interrogating data and rigorously assessing system performance? Are you someone who needs to see tangible results, excited by technical challenges, fault finding and collaborating to resolve technical problems with creative solutions and a digital mindset?

Then this could be the job for you!

The Fuel and Landing Gear Avionics and Flight Test Analysis team is part of the Flight and Integration Test Centre, where we test the integration of the complete aircraft. This is reflected in our ways of working, so you will be able to interact and build relationships with colleagues across Europe and across all aircraft systems. We are a product-focused community with a history of delivering innovation to our company. As a team we conduct development testing of new aircraft systems through agile test methods, help to resolve in-service problems and provide design feedback for future aircraft.

What you will be doing:

As an intern with us, you will contribute to the delivery of Fuel and Landing Gear Avionics, and Flight Test Analysis.

Test Team mission:

  • Support certification through integrated rig and flight testing and analysis;

  • Establish and improve the maturity of AC systems through the collaboration with other engineering teams;

  • React to and help resolve in-service system issues;

  • Aim for product safety beyond certification requirements;

  • Implement synergies and alignment between rig and flight test.

Every day will present a new challenge, you will test and improve your skills on a variety of activities including Lab testing, Flight test analysis and data analytics.

Lab Testing:

  • Agreement on Lab Test Requirements, definition and validation of test benches;

  • System level testing of landing gear functionality;

  • In-service investigation by reproducing events on avionics benches;

  • Preparing Lab Test Results Analysis.

Flight Test Analysis:

  • Agreement on Flight Test Requirements, Definition and validation of Flight Test Instrumentation;

  • Support development and flight testing by following flights live through telemetry facilities;

  • Preparing Flight Test Results Analysis and certification documentation.

Data Analytics:

  • Use of big data techniques to achieve cross-correlation between design, test rig and flight behaviour;

  • Algorithm development using flight test data for monitoring, design feedback and support to in-service investigations, possibly in collaboration with other areas of engineering;

  • Development of tools to support data analysis activities.


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 candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Studying towards a degree in Engineering/Computer Science;

  • Data analysis, report writing and presentation skills;

  • Knowledge or experience of Programming and Programming languages (e.g. C, Python, TCL, Matlab, Google Apps Script);

  • Excited by technical challenges and solving problems;

  • Good interpersonal skills and capable of working as a team;

  • English – Negotiation level.

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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