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Engineering Summer Intern

  • GE Aviation
  • Co-op/Intern
  • Posted 2/6/2018 10:51:59 AM
  • 3054416
  • Job Function: Engineering/Technology
  • Business Segment: Aviation Avionics & Digital Systems
Location(s): United Kingdom; Cheltenham

About Us:
At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
GE Aviation System’s Summer Internship Programme is a short term placement opportunity for people with passion for technology, dedication to technical excellence and feel a connection to GE's core values.
The programme is designed to give you experience of a live Avionics project, with responsibility for business-critical priorities, and also to create a pipeline of talented future candidates for our Edison Engineering Development Programme.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Summer Internship provides experience of the engineering lifecycle within a safety critical environment. Exposing participants to a world leading global organization, participants have the opportunity to see first-hand how ideas come to life. Summer Interns benefit from GE’s global breadth by working alongside experienced project teams. The Summer internship is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself in an encouraging, harmonious environment, while gaining hands on experience of some of the most advanced engineering challenges in the world today.

The Key elements of a Summer Placement include:

  • Placement on a live Engineering programme, which may involve Systems, Software or Hardware Engineering, within Avionics or Power Distribution engineering projects, motivated by real GE business priorities
  • Development of Engineering Competencies towards Professional Registration (EngTech, IEng and CEng)
  • Volunteering Opportunities: Summer Interns are strongly encouraged to lead the way in championing GE’s core values. You will be provided with opportunities to be part of our STEM-based Educational Programmes, where you can also develop relationships with the wider GE Community, such as the GE Women’s Network.
  • A genuinely collaborative environment with a committed team ethos, and a highly supportive professional and social community.

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  • Studying for a Bachelors or Masters Accredited Engineering Degree in one of the following subjects (or similar) or equivalent knowledge and experience:

    • Avionics, Systems/Aerospace Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Electronic/Electrical Engineering
    • Computer Systems Engineering, Robotics, Mechatronics, Computer/Software Engineering
    • Mathematics, Physics (with a keen interest in engineering)

  • An analytic, collaborative approach to problem solving
  • Dedication to a career in technology and a real passion for engineering
  • An understanding of our business and products
  • An interest in joining our Edison Engineering Development Programme
  • Commitment to Personal Development and Community Volunteering

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:
Additional consideration will be given if you have:

  • Previous GE Aviation Systems Internship or Work Experience

Strong candidate identified; qualified candidates are still encouraged to apply.

Locations: United Kingdom; Cheltenham

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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