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• Starts Jul 21

Production Planning and Control Placement (12 months)

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Nov 14

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £20.6K
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Placement Program

Logistics, EngineeringPortsmouth


  • The Production Planning and Control department has a helicopter view of operations with end to end visibility and control of Airbus Space Systems Production within the UK.
  • In Portsmouth, we plan, schedule and control the Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) of spacecraft payloads. We maintain optimised production plans and schedules to drive On Quality, On Time and On Cost deliveries while ensuring full end to end control and traceability of purchased and allocated materials.
  • Production Planning and Control deal with uncertainty and complex problems on a daily basis. We challenge ourselves and others to continuously improve and proactively manage risk and opportunity of our production system to enhance our performance (On Quality, On Time and On Cost delivery).


  • 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 typically be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Studying towards a degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics), Supply Chain Management, Operations Management or Business Management;
  • Good organizational skills (time management, planning, prioritsation, etc.);
  • IT and numerical skills;
  • Good communication with stakeholders from different levels and the ability to influence;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Team working.
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE: Eligibility to gain UK SC Security Clearance OR You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities



  • During this placement in Production Planning and Control, the activities you may undertake include:
  • Create, maintain and optimise the production schedule (using Oracle Primavera P6) according to our industrial capacity and capabilities;
  • Create or load demand in Material Requirements/Resource Planning (MRP I and MRP II) software (SAP P11) ensuring accurate material cost allocations;
  • Identify, manage and control material risks and shortages for your allocated project or product;
  • Confirm suitable supplier quotations (lead time and cost) and release purchase requisitions in accordance with the project schedule requirements;
  • Manage work orders (release, expedite and closure) for internal make parts or assemblies, providing authorisation to AIT operations and ensuring full traceability of materials throughout the project or product lifecycle;
  • Raise Delivery Request Notes (DRN), coordinating inputs from internal stakeholders to ensure deliveries and completed and fulfilled on time while satisfying the applicable export, compliance and customs controls;
  • Analyse the status of production (progress, impacts, blockers and issues) and iterate the production plan;
  • Prepare and participate or lead the Weekly Master Production meetings involving all the stakeholders;
  • Build, update and analyse KPIs measuring production plan execution and deliveries with a view to defining improvement plans and associated actions.


Work type

Full time

Work mode


Start date

Jul 21, 2024




20590 GBP