Project Management Industrial Placement, Wolverhampton, UK

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Wolverhampton, UK

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United Kingdom


Goodrich Actuation Systems Limited, Stafford Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 7EH

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Job Title:                                           Project Management Industrial Placement

Time Commitment:                         37 hours per week

Salary:                                               £20,000 per annum

Location:                                           Wolverhampton with the opportunity to travel

Contract Length:                              1 Year

Start Date:                                         July 2023

Application Closing Date:              February 2023

Collins Aerospace is a leader in technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defence industry. Created in 2018 by bringing together Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems, Collins Aerospace has the capabilities, comprehensive portfolio, and expertise to solve customers’ toughest challenges and to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving global market.

Every 12 seconds a flight around the world takes off – and our work is on it. We propel aerospace, defence, and the other industries we support far beyond imagination, but there is more work to be done. We need your ideas, inspiration, and solutions to continue to help us redefine aerospace.

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What does taking part in the Collins Aerospace Project Management Industrial Placement involve?

Aimed at highly motivated and ambitious individuals eager to be a part of a world leader within the aerospace and defence industry, this scheme is geared towards supporting the accelerated career development of industrial placements who wish to play an instrumental role in project management of the next generation of civil and military aircraft.

The role is based at Wolverhampton, and this is the home of Actuation Systems at Collins Aerospace. Actuation Systems are the leading experts in fly-by-wire, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic actuation design, Collins Aerospace offers a complete line of actuation products that enhance aircraft performance and reduce pilot workload.

We are looking to recruit a small number of high calibre students who can support Actuation Systems with the effective planning and execution of Project Management right across the lifecycle. We believe in the power of intelligence and partnership to guide us into the next era of flight making the skies and spaces we touch smarter and safer than ever.

Why Choose Collins Aerospace for Project Management?

The scheme will provide you with opportunities to progress your career in Project/Program Management.

You will be part of our Project Management Community and be assigned a Mentor, who will support and guide you throughout your career with us. All of this is designed to complement your career development, fuel your ambition, and give depth to your training and career.

You will start your career working in the Project Management Office (PMO), which is the beating heart of project and program management at Actuation Systems. During this time, you will be given initial training and an encyclopaedic knowledge of how a project/program is ran before deploying the knowledge you have been given to change the business and become more profitable every day.

To give you the exposure within different life cycles of products within Actuation Systems there will be opportunity to be involved in the following lifecycle phases:  

Strategic & Financial Planning – Guides the development of long-term business objectives, goals, strategies, and actions.

Pursuit to Capture – Guides the identification and pursuit of market opportunities, winning profitable business, and growing the overall business.

Design & Development – Guides turning opportunities into desirable, reliable, producible, and profitable solutions that meet customer requirements

Produce to Deliver – Guides operations activities culminating in delivery that meets customer quality and on-time needs as well as cost targets.

Service & Support – Guides planning and efforts to provide after-sale support to our end customers throughout the life cycle.

A PM within the Collins, leads from the front, living and driving our core values of Engaged, Empowered and Accountable – always. The PM is accountable for all aspects of project performance ensuring that the needs of the business and our diverse customer base are met across key facets such as Schedule, Cost, Quality & Scope to name but a few.

A successful Collins PM is highly emotionally intelligent, an expert communicator and can solve the toughest of challenges all while placing the customer at the centre of everything they do.

Our PM community is a diverse group of self-starters with a passion to succeed, do you have what it takes to join them?

What are we looking for?

We are looking for the best undergraduates who have the following attributes:

Students with an interest in Aerospace and Project Management.
Hold English and Maths GCSE to a minimum grade C or above  
Natural leaders
Brilliant communicators
Motivated and professional
Super organised with excellent attention to detail
Great team players!
Passion to work in aerospace and a real desire to make a difference to our customers and our business
Strong business acumen, leadership potential and change management capabilities
The confidence and vision to look at, and challenge, existing ways of working
Fluency in English.   


Starting salary of £20,000
Opportunity for travel
Flexible working with the opportunity to work from home (rotation dependent)
Employee Assistance Programme
Private Healthcare and Dental Cover
Competitive pension scheme
185 hours holiday per annum (not including Bank Holidays)

Equal Opportunities

Collins Aerospace is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at Collins Aerospace including females, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic candidates, and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Application Process

Your application will go through a variety of selection methods and is likely to conclude at an assessment centre. Please note that as we find suitable candidates to fill our opportunities, we will no longer accept applications for that opportunity so suggest you apply as early as possible to have the best chance of success.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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